Series: House Immortal #2
Published by Roc on March 3, 2015
Genres: Adult, Dystopia, Historical, Post-Apocalyptic, Romantic, Science Fiction
Sexual Content: Kissing, non-explicit sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kate
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....
INFINITY BELL, the second book in the House Immortal series, shows that Devon Monk just doesn't know when to let up - in a good way! INFINITY BELL really takes the reader on a wild ride, throwing them from one conflict to the next, with smooth writing allowing for an excellent reading experience.
My main complaint about HOUSE IMMORTAL was the truncated romantic story line. This time around, we get to see much more growth in the relationship between Matilda and Abraham, which was enjoyable. Abraham is a fascinating character, as is Matilda, and watching their tentative movements around each other, each for different reasons, is sweet. The rest of the characters continue to delight, as well, as we get to know Matilda's brother better, and more about the Neds as the group takes their clandestine journey across the world.
Monk really excels at pacing, in my opinion, something that shines in INFINITY BELL. The book flows from one conflict to the next, with surprises around every corner. The main storyline progresses sufficiently, as well, ensuring that this second book in the House Immortal series doesn't feel like filler but instead has sufficient substance to move the story along.
HOUSE IMMORTAL is one you definitely need to set aside a block of time to read, since you won't want to put it down once you pick it up. A super fun read, HOUSE IMMORTAL went in directions I never would have imagined, and was an awesome adventure that I'm glad I got to take part in. Luckily, there's less than six months until CRUCIBLE ZERO, book three in the series, comes out!
- House Immortal - 4/5
- Infinity Bell
- Crucible Zero
- For another series by this author, try the Allie Beckstrom series by Devon Monk.
- For a book with similar world-building, try BURN FOR ME by Ilona Andrews.