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Infinity Bell

(House Immortal #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,486 ratings  ·  149 reviews
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 th
Paperback, 341 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Roc
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Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
*** 4.35 ***

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:)

Carole (Carole's Random Life)
3/3/15: Now Available!

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5 Stars!

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
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites

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
Jen Davis
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book ends in such a vastly different place than it began, I have to give credit to Devon Monk for the fearless way she takes things in an entirely new and unexpected direction. Infinity Bell is a bridge between the first book in this trilogy and the last –and it definitely feels like the transition it is. The pacing is a little uneven at times –and it felt like a lot of building to get us ready for the last book. But this journey kept me engaged and rooting for our heroine, all the way up t ...more
I liked this, but oh boy that ending... it really shakes things up and I am dying to know more of the details about the 'why' of it (trying to be vague and non spoilery). I'd have been a bit more flat footed at the end if there weren't some warning in the form of of an observation by one of the characters, because I was so wrapped up in the moment and the action that I wasn't thinking of consequences.

It sure is going to be hard to wait for the next book but on the other hand the shake up is a b
All Things Urban Fantasy
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-kate
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

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
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gahhhhh! I cannot believe it fucking ended like that! I need more immediately. This series is awesome!

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
**I received this book for free from (Penguin/ROC) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

"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
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Devon Monk returns to her newest House Immortal series with Infinity Bell! Things are pretty chaotic in Matilda's world! There's so much going on, so many people and villains with their own plans, it can be hard to keep thing straight! And with the impending threat of the world and galvanized and humanity on Matilda's shoulders, there's not going to be any down time for her and Abraham any time soon!

SO once again, my overfilled mind, only had a little recollections on this one! But I was quick t
I almost gave this two stars for "it was ok." Ultimately I felt like that would be a disservice, though.

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
Timothy Boyd
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very nice SiFi/Steampunk 2nd book in the trilogy. I enjoy the way the writer slowly twists the plot and keeps changing what we think we know is coming for the characters. Very interesting plot. Very recommended
Devon Monk's House Immortal series continues to delight me. I absolutely love the idea of her world and characters - her galvanized, scientist-created beings that give subtle nods to the classic Frankenstein tale, bringing a very new, very unique story to the Urban Fantasy genre.

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
4.5 stars!!

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
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** 

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

Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

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
Eric Witchey
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Pre-release Review:

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
Vanessa *the Pixie Princess*
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying this trilogy. The characters in these books are unique (people stitched together......a two headed man!?!), but done so well that they are believable. The (view spoiler) aspects and especially the ending of this book are a little confusing so I'm anxious to move onto book 3 to see how this all ends! ...more
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite one so far. 100% packed with awesomeness!
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
This series is. So. Good. A little slow through the first part, but excellent building of tension and the ending is right there on the edge, seat of your pants, fasten your seatbelts ladies and gentlemen. SO. GOOD.
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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
Marta Cox
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
My what an amazing imagination this author has! I am in awe at the world building and just had no idea what on earth I had stumbled across. Unfortunately I hadn't seen the release of the previous book so came to this story somewhat blind but as I started to read my eyes just could not believe the words I was readng. Was I really reading about a possible future with beings that Victor Frankenstein could have created? A world divided by greedy despots ruling political Houses who only seek more pow ...more
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is the second book in the House Immortal trilogy. The third book, Crucible Zero, is scheduled to come out this September. I have been absolutely loving this series. It’s action packed, creative, and full of fun characters.

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
Anne - Books of My Heart
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 7arcs, favorites, 2015
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.

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
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-won
Really fast paced and hard to put down.

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
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Probably more of a 2.5.

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
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Seriously, if you’re thinking about reading this series, don’t read it now! Let me rephrase. Wait until the entire series is finished!! Each book ends on a cliffhanger. Trust me. I’m saving you tons of frustration.

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
"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
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved the first book so much I had to start this one right away, now I wish there were more in the series available to read. Second books are rarely as good as the first because the world is already established and the wonder of discovery is no longer there. This began exactly how I thought it would, with plenty of running and pages of chase scenes. Those are my least favorite aspects of Urban Fantasy, but they are pretty much unavoidable. The sections that contained actual plot were worth rea ...more
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
4.5 stars. Wow what a ride! Amazingly inventive story with loads of twists and turns. Book one ended with a cliffhanger and book two ends with an even bigger one! Matilda is a brilliant heroine and I can't wait to see how they are all going to get out of this one. (view spoiler) ...more
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I love Devon Monk. Every book I've read of hers, which now totals 4 I have enjoyed.

The world building in this series is so compelling that I can't wait for the next book to be out later in the year.
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Devon Monk is a national best selling writer of urban fantasy. Her series include Ordinary Magic, House Immortal, Allie Beckstrom, Broken Magic and Shame and Terric. She also writes the Age of Steam steampunk series, and the occasional short story which can be found in her collection: A Cup of Normal, and in various anthologies. She has one husband, two sons, and lives in Oregon. When not writing, ...more

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