Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me a finished copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
Get in. Get Out. ⠀
Keep to the task.⠀
Leave no trace. ⠀
Ash Yang dreamed of being a starfighter pilot. But when she crashes out of her final test – literally – she somehow lands the most powerful job in the universe. As Guardian of the Infinity Files she must secretly planet-hop through the galaxies, stealing or returning treasures that have the power to stop wars…or start them.⠀
But when her home planet is the one at war, can she get the job done?⠀
It has been quite a while since I last read a sci-fi, even though it is one of my favourite genres. So, I was extremely excited to read The Infinity Files as soon as I had the chance. I was first intrigued by this story when there was mention of a library at the end of the world being involved in the premise. As a librarian, that was all I needed to be hooked on the story.
I adored the world building in this book. S. M. Wilson has done an incredible job of creating an in-depth and expansive world. I thought that I might get confused with all the planets and solar systems, but that did not happen once. We get unique descriptions for each area of the world and also a look into the history of each area. It is certainly easy to follow no matter how much experience of sci-fi books you have. I actually think that if you had never read a sci-fi book before, then this would be a great place to start.
I am a big fan of the characters in The Infinity Files. Ash in particular is confident and knows exactly what she wants and when she wants it. We get to see Ash grow as a person throughout the book and I loved seeing her character growth as the book progresses. Sci-fi books always manage to find a way to make the AI may favourite character and The Infinity Files is no different. Orius is sarcastic and even though he is a hologram he is much more than that and I loved him a lot. There are a whole host of characters in this book!
The plot and pacing of this book is quite a rollercoaster. The pacing starts out very very quickly and then it dips and slows down quite a lot. Then, towards the end of the book the pacing of the book picks back up very quickly and speeds towards the end. I did not mind this all too much and it did not stop my enjoyment of the book.
I could not write this review without mentioning the team-working aspect of the book. Ash’s role as the guardian is quite isolating and she works alone most of the time. Ash does discuss this and because of this we get to see her work with her original ‘team’ which I loved seeing. It has me excited to see what the team will do in the future books.
S. M. Wilson’s writing captivated me and it made me so excited for the next book in this series and you bet I will be reading that as soon as I can! I am also going to get reading The Extinction Trails as soon as I get the chance!
Overall, if you are looking for a sci-fi book with action, drama, ancient and secret artefacts and excellent characters, then this is the book for you! I will be recommending The Infinity Files to as many people as I can. Go and pick up this book, you will not regret it!