Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review: Infinity Bell by Devon Monk

Infinity Bell
Author: Devon Monk
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Roc
ISBN:   045146737X
ISBN13: 9780451467379
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Return to national bestselling author Devon Monk's heartpounding House Immortal series, where eleven powerful Houses control the world and all its resources. But now, the treaty between them has been broken, and no one—not even the immortal galvanized—is safe....

Matilda Case isn’t normal. Normal people aren’t stitched together, inhumanly strong, and ageless, as she and the other galvanized are. Normal people’s bodies don’t hold the secret to immortality—something the powerful Houses will kill to possess. And normal people don’t know that they’re going to die in a few days.

Matilda’s fight to protect the people she loves triggered a chaotic war between the Houses and shattered the world’s peace. On the run, she must find a way to stop the repeat of the ancient time experiment that gifted her and the other galvanized with immortality. Because this time, it will destroy her and everything she holds dear.

Caught in a cat-and-mouse game of lies, betrayal, and unseen foes, Matilda must fight to save the world from utter destruction. But time itself is her enemy, and every second brings her one step closer to disaster....

Matilda, her brother Quinten, Abraham and Neds are on the run from the houses and trying to get home to save Matilda's Grandmother and fix the time break before it's too late. 

There is a lot of suspense and action in INFINITY BELL. Matilda's group is constantly looking over their shoulder and hoping not to put those helping them in danger. When danger comes, they work together to get everyone to safety. We heard a lot about Quinten in HOUSE IMMORTAL, but didn't really officially meet him until INFINITY BELL. The close relationship between him and Matilda was nice to witness and their sibling banter was entertaining.

The romance between Matlida and Abraham is in full force. They have always had an attraction and they now act on it. They fit well together, they compliment each other and they make each other happy in a time where happiness isn't a given.

I enjoyed the time travel aspect of INFINITY BELL. Matlida wasn't in the past for very long, but the bad guy followers her there and things don't go as she planned. I also enjoyed seeing Foster in his native time before he became a Galvanised. I have to admit I was a little thrown off by the ending. I am sad that Matilda seems to have lost so much because of the twist. I really hope book 3, CRUCIBLE ZERO, brings all of those things back to her.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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