Here is the summary of the book:
The year is 2173. Humans are a near-extinct group herded together in protected sectors. Mira, a regular, self-absorbed, 16-year-old pimple buster, resident of Sector 51, has no clue how drastically her life is about to change when she accompanies her mother on a research project to a distant tropical jungle. There, Mira discovers a tall, super-intelligent and rather good-looking boy called Neel, who introduces her to a whole new world of mysterious possibilities. But before she can even begin to understand her feelings for him, things take a nightmarish turn . . . Carnivorous mutants are on the prowl. A deadly new breed of the forest, they have Mira trapped. Rescued by unlikely saviours, she finally learns the ugly truth of her world. Now, Mira must fight not only for her own life but also for humanity itself as she is pitted against a far stronger, smarter and more evolved enemy. Her only hope lies in Neel. But will he be able to overcome the overwhelming odds against them? Will this be the end of the human race? With electrifying action and forbidden love, Infinitude is the riveting story of two young lives caught in a deadly clash of civilizations.
Has got a beautiful abstract cover, a promising synopsis and even started so strong but somehow in the middle of it all, it looses vigor and ends in a mess. Ruchi Banerjee thought up a great concept for her story but it lacks finesse.
Set in the distant future 2173. 16 years old Mira is our protagonist. Humans are almost in the endangered category now and just like any normal teenager she only cares about her dues. And then reality comes crashing when she accompanies her mother to a remote research facility and meets gorgeous Neel and comes face to face with the bleak nature of their life and what was actually happening outside.
The author did great with the world building and bringing her story to life. Even providing it with such a strong start and a powerful motifs to bring on the action too but it stars to loose focus after that and even a lot of info-dump too in the middle which was very disorienting. I am all for shorter stories, the last one I checked, "All you need is Kill" (the book from which the movie 'Edge of Tomorrow' is adapted) was even shorter than this and it packed quite the punch but here it needed a balanced build-up which sadly I didn't find. And that epilogue was definitely not needed.
"A beautifully crafted dystopia but falling short on its execution"