Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review ~ The Infinite by Lori M. Lee

Series: Gates of Thread and Stone #2
Genre: YA fantasy/dystopia
Pages: 378
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015
Publisher: Skyscape
Goodreads Description (contains spoilers of book one): 
The walls of Ninurta keep its citizens safe.

Kai always believed the only danger to the city came from within. Now, with a rebel force threatening the fragile government, the walls have become more of a prison than ever.

To make matters worse, as Avan explores his new identity as an Infinite, Kai struggles to remind him what it means to be human. And she fears her brother, Reev, is involved with the rebels. With the two people she cares about most on opposite sides of a brewing war, Kai will do whatever it takes to bring peace. But she’s lost her power to manipulate the threads of time, and she learns that a civil war might be the beginning of something far worse that will crumble not only Ninurta’s walls but also the entire city.

In this thrilling sequel to Gates of Thread and Stone, Kai must decide how much of her humanity she’s willing to lose to protect the only family she’s ever known. 
Source: I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Infinite was an okay sequel. I wasn't as into it as I was intoGates of Thread of Stone. I had to force myself through most of it for some reason. It didn't seem as interesting to me, even though I liked many of the newer developments.

I liked the conflict of this one. A new area of the world was introduced. There were some new characters as well. There was a lot more magic--cooler magic, too. Kai's ability showed up more and we were introduced to new aspects of the threads of time. I liked what was IN the book. It didn't make me enjoy reading it more, but it did make me like the world and plot even more.

I still really like the world. The concept of the Infinite is really cool and world building in both this book and the first was solid enough for me to picture it and understand what’s going on. 

Kai continued to be a great heroine. I love her fierce loyalty and her personality. She never gave up, and I admired that. Reev was in this one a little more than the first, but I still don't feel like I know him enough. I want to see more of him! Mason was sweet! As for Avan . . . I'm conflicted with him. I like his character, but I'm not sure if I like his and Kai's relationship anymore. Or maybe I do. I don’t know! See? I’m conflicted. 

There were some shocking twists that I didn't see coming. There was a huge one around 65 percent that piqued my interest and made me start getting more into what was happening. That moment and afterward were my favorite parts of this book. 

Overall, The Infinite wasn’t as great as Gates of Thread and Stone, but it did bring in a lot of new developments that make me eager to read the third book. I’m excited to see what happens next!

2015 challenges this book counts towards:
105 Challenge
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Dive into Diversity
Flights of Fantasy

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