Matilda Case isn’t normal. Normal people aren’t stitched together, inhumanly strong, and ageless, as she and th ...more
A buddy read with my MacHalo Freaks and weirdness enthusiasts!!!
I keep being surprised by how good and innovative this series is... I guess I should not be, but we all tend to fall into patterns of genre expectations and when something comes outside the color-in lines, it smacks our brains with a brick and makes us think:):):) At least, that is what seems to make me wake up and think... the brick... smacking me that is... Yeeeaaaa, none too eager to move that muscle, I guess:)
This is book two in the new House Immortal series by Devon Monk that follows Matilda Case, a stitched galvanized, as she tries to help her friends and family and escape the powerful Houses who control the world and people in it.
She's like a Frankenstein girl with Hulk-like strength and super-healing abilities.
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life
This book is absolutely amazing. Once I started reading, I simply could not put it down. It is just that good. The premise of the world within this book is so original and interesting that I found I was quickly hooked. The first book in the series, House Immortal, was good but this book far surpassed it. I would suggest that readers start with the first book in the series because this book doesn't spend a lot of t ...more
If you've known me for five minutes you know my love for Devon Monk runs deep, and it's hard for me to not five star this just out of loyalty, but, it happened... Devon Monk has written a book I wasn't head over heels with.
This is a sad day in my life.
This is the second book in Matilda's series, and it's not that it's bad, because it's really not, but the book doesn't feel like it was as complete as it could have been I guess. It's like there was just a tiny bit of magic missing - I don ...more
It sure is going to be hard to wait for the next book but on the other hand the shake up is a b ...more
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 Mati ...more
Here is my review now that I've had time to calm down and process this:
I’ve got a book hangover because Infinity Bell was that fucking great! I got to the last page and went to flip to the next to realize it was over. I was left hanging with the mother of all cliffhangers.
So back to the beginning. It picked up right where House Immortal left off. These books are really a continuation of one sto ...more
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
"No matter how tomorrow ends, we won't be there to see it."
Infinity Bell (House Immortal # 2) picks up right where House Immortal sent us all over the cliff. Get it? Cliffhanger? Well then...after the events of the Gathering of the Galvanized and their Houses in Hong Kong where one ...more
SO once again, my overfilled mind, only had a little recollections on this one! But I was quick t ...more
I was uncomfortable through most of this book and I realized that the reason I was is because I was waiting to be toyed with at the end. The book seemed as if it was meant to be the end of book 1, if perhaps slightly longer than most of the genre. But instead of making it a slightly longer, really exceptional single book they picked a spot to cliff-hanger an ending and called it the first book ...more
After the events of the previous book in the series, House Immortal, Matilda Case's newly discovered world off the farm is left in a state of upheaval with the galvanized being thought of as the new enemy. On the run wit ...more
Mon avis en Français
My English review
The first volume was for me a real jewel, so I was curious to immerse myself in the following novel. I was a little anxious, afraid of being disappointed, but I should not have, because as always Devon Monk blew me away with her ideas! Oh yes, because once again, the series clashes with her originality and her characters and it remains amazing throughout the story.
We thus find our characters immediately after the end of the first volume. Abraham was seri ...more
Infinity Bell is the second novel in Devon Monk’s House Immortal trilogy. Immediately, the story opens from where we left off — as Matilda Case, her brother Quentin, another galvanized Abraham (who is badly wounded), and Neds are running from killer assassins sent by the leader of Houses. Not only are they running for their lives, they are also running out of time. As readers learned from the first book, an experiment called the Wings of Mercury that was set-off by Case’s great-gr ...more
Note: I will try my best, but there will probably be some spoilers from the first book. If you are new to the series, check out my review of House Immortal HERE.
Infinity Bell is the second book in the Urban Fantasy Series, House Immortal. The First book, House Immortal, was one of my favorite books of 2014, so I beyond excited to get my hands on the second book. And even more excited when I opened up to the first pag
Devon Monk's skill to keep a world fresh and interesting never ceases to amaze me. And her ability to shake things up? Surpurb. Of course that has a bit of downside as well, as the ending of this one has left me desperate to get my hands on the next installment to see how those wonderful twists play out. But perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself here skipping to already wanting the next one before even telling you why you want this one. Simply ...more
I finished the first book of the House Immortal series last week, the week before Christmas 2014, and I wrote a rave review in which I stated that the only problem was that I couldn't get the second book immediately. Two days later, Devon Monk had made sure that I received an Advanced Reading Copy of Infinity Bell, the second book. The novel won't appear on shelves until March, but I was lucky enough to read it on the plane from Oregon to New Jersey just before Christmas. I wa ...more
Tilly, Abraham, Quinten, and Ned are on the run after the events in the first book. They have also just found out from Quinten that time is going to mend soon and when it does all the galvanized will die. They are in a race against time to try and travel back in time to tr ...more
5 heart pounding stars
Review at The Book Nympho:
I still love these characters. I still care about what happens to them and I’m STILL worried. Thank everything the next book is out this fall instead of next March. The ending is another cliffhanger with my heart in a vice.
Infinity Bell is packed ...more
I'm not sure what to say about the ending. I'm glad that I don't have to wait a whole year for the next one to find out WTF is going on.
Full review from Goldilox and the Three Weres:
This is definitely a stay-up-late-because-you-can't-put-it-down kind of book! Fortunately it's also a fast read with tons of action. The fast pace really emphasizes the sense of urgency as Matilda and her friends are both on the run from the Houses who want to imprison Abraham a ...more
I didn't like this near as much as the first book in this series. I felt like nothing really happened until the last few pages, and then a bunch of things happened way too fast to have much impact. New characters were introduced and not really given much at all to do...which may be rectified in the final book, but if you're going to bring a character in, you shouldn't completely ignore them which is what I felt happened here. Like my problem with the first book, I felt tha ...more
This book takes the series in an entirely different time travelling direction. Don’t get me wrong, it still features stitched up Frankenstein’s monsters. However, this story picks right up where the last one left off with the group trying to evade capture. That’s pretty much the whole ...more
"Love clouds our eyes and fills our ears," Abraham said. "There is no cure for it."Thankfully, Infinity Bell picks up where House Immortal's painful cliffhanger left us dangling. Without sharing, well, much of anything, I will tell you this ... There is love, loss, and betrayal. There aren't many the gang can trust. Matilda's life and the lives of those she loves is at stake. In an effort to fix what's broken, she must take a huge leap of faith. They've only got one shot at this or ...more