Author: Devon Monk
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Series: House Immortal #2
Mass Market Paperback, 341 pages
Publication: March 3, 2015 by Roc
Source: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
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.Infinity Bell, is the second book in the House Immortal series and it picks up exactly where readers left off in House Immortal with Tilly, Quentin, Abraham and Neds fleeing the houses. There’s a bounty on Tilly and Abraham’s head and assassination attempts but all that doesn’t matter because time is counting down and once it reaches zero, not only are their lives at stake but also the millions of people living in the area.
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....
House Immortal was one of my favorite reads last year; I can easily say it was my top 3. House Immortal blew me away, so the sequel had a lot to live up to. I’m glad to say Infinity Bell not only exceeded my expectations but it obliterated it! Monk expands on her rich and unique world building and characters as readers learn a bit of the characters’ past and history and more about the Wings of Mercury machine. We are also introduced to a couple of new characters, and I must say the infamous SallyO’s persona definitely matches her description. I hope we see more of her; she is too interesting to only make a brief appearance. In the last book, Welton Yellow, Head of House Yellow had a small role in the book and I was sad that he didn’t have more page time. But now, we get more of Welton in Infinity Bell! He’s a load of fun and you can guarantee there will be mischief and mayhem when he’s around. Tilly and Abrham’s relationship is still in the early stages. There’s no doubt that they’ll do anything for one another but with everything going on around them (really an understatement), their relationship is taking the back seat. I hope they get a break in the next book, but with how things ended…it’s hard to make heads or tails of anything.
Man, I love this book and series! It always feels like a rush reading it. I love every moment of Infinity Bell! Infinity Bell is a heart-pounding, action-pack, emotional rollercoaster of a ride from start to finish. Monk is a masterful writer and I can’t get enough of her writing…hook, line, and sinker! And if you thought the ending of the first book was crazy…you haven’t seen anything yet! Let me just say the ending of Infinity Bell was awesomely shocking and devastating with a dash of crazy for good measure. This is a must read series for all UF and Sci-fi fans, and if you haven’t read this series yet, you seriously need to get on it, like last year. Infinity Bell is a knockout sequel and I can’t wait to see where Crucible Zero, book 3, takes Tilly and Co next!