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Infinite Repeat

(The Art of Lainey #0.5)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Micah Foster is looking forward to the return of his girlfriend, Amber, who's been away in Los Angeles recording an EP with her band. But when Amber returns home on the anniversary of Micah's dad's death, something feels different and Micah pushes her away.

Over the next week, as Micah tries to repair his relationship with Amber, he relives the events of
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Published August 5th 2014 by HarperTeen
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Fafa's Book Corner
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner !

Beware spoilers ahead!

I heard about this book through GR. After finishing The Art of Lainey I decided to read Infinite Repeat so that I could get to know Micah more. I am happy to say that I enjoyed this!

The book begins with Micah noticing that Amber has come back. Micah feels odd because today is when his dad was killed. He greets Amber but continues to feel off. They spend some time together but after Micah realizes that he still feels weird he sends Amber
Paula Stokes
Feb 07, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is actually a prequel novella from Micah Foster's point of view that involves events occurring in the weeks leading up to THE ART OF LAINEY. It's a bit darker in tone, but if you're clamoring for more Micah or more Trinity, with just a touch of Lainey, this will hopefully satisfy :-)
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun fact: Micah is one of my favorite love interests in YAs. I enjoyed the chance to see what he was up to before he and Lainey started being friendly. Mrs. Stokes gave Micah's character more dept with this novella, and I really enjoyed experiencing it.
I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for this novella. Even though I have every right to be biased because Micah is mine [I have proof] and I won a character named after me, it really is a fun read.

I've always liked boy POV better and being in Micah's head is exactly what I wanted while reading The Art of Lainey. We get a lot of Micah's backstory, which actually explains some things. Plus there's more scenes with Micah and Trinity and who wouldn't want that?

Just do yourself a favor and read i
Tiffany (About to Read)
"Infinite Repeat" was a cute read! Not too surprising if you've read The Art of Lainey , which was just adorable. In this novella we see Micah's life before The Art of Lainey takes place and get to know all of those secrets he had in the book. Well, they weren't necessarily secrets, but he wasn't entirely open about them either.

"Infinite Repeat" doesn't have the same falling-in-love factor that The Art of Lainey did, which was a bit of bummer since it wasn't my favorite part of the novel. It
C.P. Cabaniss
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thechase
This was such a good novella. I have not read the novel that this accompanies, but I really want to now. Micah was a great character. I found his struggles easy to relate to and so heartwrenching. It's easy to blame yourself for things that you didn't cause and couldn't have controlled and this was beautifully presented here.

Micah and Trinity's relationship was so sweet. I love that they care about each other so much. So often there are messed up sibling relationships in novels, but this one was
Mar 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: mar15-the-chaser
About 20% in I was skeptical that this novella would contain much content but surprisingly it had a lot going on. I especially loved the sibling relationship between Micah and Trinity. It was a bit unclear how Micah got through this April and recovered from his mourning because (view spoiler) ...more
Feb 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
So, first things first (and trust me, this is the at the very beginning).

infinite repeat book dedication

This is shot from my kindle of the dedication of INFINITE REPEAT. And yes, if you look closely, that Eli is me.

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A while back, while #TeamLainey was up and running, the amazing Paula Stokes ran a publicity contest--the prize being able to design characters in her next book. Stacee @ Adventures of a Book Junkee and I were both winners of the contest and so we got to design characters (both under our own names) in INFINITE
Maryam Dinzly
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you read The Art of Lainey? If you haven't, it's alright. You could still read this novella first. But if you had read The Art of Lainey, it'd be better actually because Infinite Repeat is about Micah, who was the male lead character in The Art of Lainey. Micah has well, a MOHAWK, which is by my definition, quite awesome HAHA. But before he met Lainey, Micah had a girlfriend named Amber, who went away to Los Angeles to record an EP with her band. Unfortunately though, Amber came home during ...more
Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
This review can also be seen on Cristina's Book Reviews.

I love loved loved loved loved loved (you get it, right?) loved Micah in The Art of Lainey. I thought his personality was amazing and he was a totally swoon-worthy guy.

I was afraid I would dislike this story, as it’s a novella and I paid $1.99 for it. I thought that my one-click decision would've been in vain. But once I read the first few pages, I realized that I could not have made a better decision!

This novella is not short; it has 128
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
It's always hard to review a novella. And I think had I read this first I would not have enjoyed it so much. But I didn't, I read it after the first book in the series. And I think this was why I liked it even more. The book is from Lainey's POV. But this little star is from Micah's POV and it was so great to be in his head. He's broody and loyal and loving. He has so much to give and this just shows it. I loved seeing the events that lead up to the first book. How his relationship with Amber be ...more
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Alright but way to short
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.

Sometimes when you pay $1.99 for a novella, you end up with buyer's remorse: either it was too short to justify $2, it was a totally unnecessary addition to the story or series, or it just fell flat for whatever reason. Infinite Repeat was none of those things. It wasn't as happy-go-lucky as Paula's full-length The Art of Lainey, but that's the point. This is Micah's story pre-Lainey...and if you've read Lainey, you know that the mohawked ho
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 12/2/14:

I loved getting to know Micah when I read The Art of Lainey last April. I found myself drawn to him and his connection with his family. Micah isn't what I'd call an open book and I wanted to know more about him and his past - particularly the night his father dies. Paula Stokes in her awesomeness decided Micah needed the spotlight on his life (whether he liked it or not) and this little gem was born.

Infinite Repeat fo
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Paula has done it again! *sniffles* I was really looking forward to reading this story from Micah's POV but I wasn't really sure what to expect from it, but I'm very happy to say that she managed to make me wish it would have been way longer, to understand and love Micah even more and to love Trinity, Micah's little sister even more! Dammit, I'm even wishing she'd get her own book now!!

Infinite Repeat takes place before the events of The Art of Lainey, leads us through Micah's struggle to deal w
Hazel (Stay Bookish)
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hooray for Micah's story! This punk rock baker is one of my favourite book boys and I'm so happy to be able to read more about him. This prequel dates awhile back when Micah was still with her rising-to-music-fame girlfriend, Amber. Not only does Infinite Repeat explore Micah's past relationship and why it ended, it also explores Micah's past and present as he dealt with the guilt of his dad's death. Let's just say he didn't do so well before and got himself arrested multiple times.

Although I d
Sarah Anne
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2k15
After my many years of dissing the e-reader, I finally recognized their usefulness and was gifted one. Where I promptly purchased this book and read it (sorry my non-e-reader friends, this is e-book only). AND IT WAS FANTASTIC.

After reading The Art of Lainey, I was in a bit of a withdrawal state from this book, I wanted more. So when I found out about this book I was psyched. Mostly because it’s Micah the book is about and who doesn’t want to learn about the guy love interest in his own novell
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This novella takes place before the events of The Art of Lainey, and gives us insight into Micah's backstory. Micah was by far my favorite character, and I absolutely loved this glimpse into his life. I didn't like Lainey at all in this, but I didn't like her in the beginning of The Art of Lainey either, so that makes sense.

Novellas can sometimes be pointless, but this one was extremely worthwhile. This short little story made my heart ache, made me love Trinity even more, and made me sob. What
3 stars

I really loved The Art of Lainey and this is its prequel, telling Micah’s backstory. I recommend reading this after the first book. There are some mentions of Lainey and though the events between them have yet to happen, it is still interesting to see the connection between them. Nothing really happens here that the we don’t already know from the first book, but it explains a few things about Micah and reveals his family history.
Monica ४
Sep 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2014
The description's suggestion that Micah may have self-sabotaged his relationship with Amber had me worried that the image of my favorite punk rock baker would be tarnished. I mean to think he'd have purposely ruined a relationship only to try and get it back would just make him a lame character imo. Luckily, that was TOTALLY NOT case. If anything, I love Micah more now... So excuse me while I go back and re-read "The Art of Lainey"...
Sep 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, young-adult
I enjoyed learning more about Micah and Trinity in Infinite Repeate. The events take place a bit before The Art of Lainey, but this novella can be read afterwards because it did enrich the prior reading experience.
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh, this was a really awesome story, really enjoyed getting to know Micah, and I can't wait to read more about him, and Laniey!
Jun 02, 2014 marked it as to-read
Sarvenaz Tash
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A perfect companion novel that gave more insight into one of my fave characters of the year.
 Lori (Ficwishes)
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
It is always nice to get some added info on favorite characters. I liked being able to see Micah and Amber's relationship and see that things weren't as good as what Lainey had though.
Aug 07, 2014 added it
Poor Micah, I just want to hug him!
Dec 21, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Nice novella about Micah's backstory. I enjoyed the interaction between Trinity & Micah, it was really nice.
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, english, ebooks-read
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book
cute. and I definitely can't wait to read more about Micah in THE ART OF LAINEY.
Joyce Aguilar
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's a quick read through the mind of Micah, his struggles and fears, and some of his inner strength.
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Paula Stokes is half writer, half RN, and totally thrilled to be part of the world of YA literature. She started out writing historical fiction under a pen name and is now branching out into other YA genres.

When she's not working (rare), she's kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in farawa

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I don’t answer. All I can think about is how crappy it is that my fourteen-year-old sister already has regrets.”
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