Book Reviews, Young Adult

Review: The Impossibility of Tomorrow by Avery Williams

The immortal Seraphina is forced to face the darkness of her past—and risk losing the love of her life—in this second novel in the Incarnation series.

Seraphina has been living for centuries, thanks to a special method of alchemy, but only recently has she really felt alive. She’s finally broken free from her controlling boyfriend, Cyrus, and after years of swapping bodies to preserve her immortality, is happily settled into a life worth sticking with. Because in this life, she has Noah.

But Noah might not be as trustworthy as he seems. After he delivers an ominous message that could only come from Cyrus, Sera is worried that her new friends and family will find out her secret. And as her suspicions extend beyond Noah, Sera is forced to wonder about her new friends as well: Could her old coven be disguising themselves right under her nose?

Will Sera have to move to another body—and take another life—or can she find a way to keep what she’s got, forever?

–back cover of The Impossibility of Tomorrow by Avery Williams

With sequels, it feels like it is hit or miss. This sequel was wonderful, and the only complaint that I really have is that there currently isn’t another book out. I need this story to continue!

The first book ended on a cliffhanger and the second picks up later in that scene. The book started out so intense that I didn’t want to put it down from the very start. I devoured the first few chapters. This book had some seriously creepy parts. I was so attached to Sera and Noah that not knowing who Cyrus was driving me crazy, but in the type of way where I could not put the book down.

I just fell more in love with the characters. Sera becomes even more developed, and in this book I really began to relate to Noah. He seemed so similar to me, and I loved learning some more of his backstory. My only complaint with the characters is that I was not a fan of Reed and Rebecca. I think that they weren’t meant to be all that likable, but I found them annoying most of the time. This was such a small set back though, and I really think that this was a matter of opinion above anything else.

This fast-paced and suspenseful book made a great sequel. If this book sounds interesting to you, make sure to check out The Alchemy of Forever first. Both are great reads.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.