Review: Infinity Bell by Devon Monk

Review: Infinity Bell by Devon MonkInfinity Bell by Devon Monk
Series: House Immortal #2
Published by Penguin Books on March 3rd 2015
ISBN: 9780451467379
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 341
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher

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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Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


drey’s thoughts:

In this second installment of Devon Monk’s House Immortal series, Matilda’s reunited with her brother Quentin, who’s spent the last three years working for various Houses in a quest to find the formula at the heart of the Wings of Mercury experiment. Now, after the disastrous ending to House Immortal, they’re on the run along with Matilda’s farm hand Neds and one of the galvanized, Abraham, who’s incapacitated from injuries sustained while escaping a crazed megalomaniac’s plans for world domination.

Oh, the drama! Oh, the tension! And that’s all before we find out about the countdown clock…

Infinity Bell augments all that was great in House Immortal with a fast-paced plot, deeper backstory, and an ending that will leave you wishing you could travel through time (to get your hands on Crucible Zero sooner). Fans of urban fantasy will love this refreshing take on the genre – there are no vampires, weres, witches, fae, or zombies; instead we get immortals made by a break in time, stitched together à la Frankenstein. How cool is that?

Devon Monk’s new series is impressive so far, and I’m excited to see where we go next! Is it September yet?

drey’s rating: Excellent!

Have you read Infinity Bell? What did you think?

About Devon Monk

Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She lives in Oregon and is surrounded by numerous family members who mostly live within dinner-calling distance of each other. She writes the Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series and the Age of Steam steampunk series. Her collection of short stories, A CUP OF NORMAL is a finalist for the Mythopoeic and Endeavour Awards. When not writing, Devon drinks coffee and knits strange things.