4.5 stars

Devon Monk – Infinity Bell (House Immortal #2)

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…
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After getting over the minor gross details in House Immortal I got sucked into the series, so it wasn’t even a question to read the second book. Especially after the cliffhanger. We get a wider picture of the original and quite complex world the story played in. There is a lot of new element in this book and is really exiting, too mainly because it doesn’t spend that much time explaining the world mechanics. However I still think that it wouldn’t be a functional world structure but that doesn’t important in case of the book.

The wonderful cast returned and there are a couple of new character, too. Matilda is still a really strong and badass heroine despite the fact that she lived a really sheltered life. Her character develops in some regard, but we get to know her more naive side too. Especially when it’s about his brother. She wants to protect the people and its good but her blind faith in Quinten is one of her stupidest mistake. However at the end she starts to think for herself and that is a positive improvement. Her relationship with Abraham blooms in this story, not in the space I expected and after the last chapter of the book I have serious doubts about their future. My heart broke for her, but still hope for a happy ending.
Abraham didn’t change a bit, but we get to know a bit more about his real personality. He proves time and time again that he is a true leader, but not a uppity. Dispite this he still stays a mystery, and don’t even start with his change in the end.
For me this book is not perfect because of Quinten, I absolutely hated him. He is one of the most megalomaniac and even egoistic character I ever read about. He was supposed to be so smart but didn’t think that if you change a monumental event in the past the present will completely change. Oh and he even blamed Matilda for a lot of things, he didn’t have a right. In Matilda place I would have leaved him behind.

The cliffhanger in the end simply killed me and broke my heart. I really looking forward the next book and hope for the best. I think the author built a fantastic world and impressed me with her unique idea, made me thinking of trying her other series again.


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