Monday, February 16, 2015

Book Review: The Infinite by Lori M. Lee

The Infinite (Gates of Thread and Stone #2)
Author:  Lori M. Lee
Publisher:  Skyscape, 378 pages
Expected Publication Date:  March 10, 2014
*ARC received from publisher via NetGalley

From Goodreads:
Kai always believed the only danger to the city came from within. Now, with a rebel force threatening the fragile government, the walls have become more of a prison than ever.

To make matters worse, as Avan explores his new identity as an Infinite, Kai struggles to remind him what it means to be human. And she fears her brother, Reev, is involved with the rebels. With the two people she cares about most on opposite sides of a brewing war, Kai will do whatever it takes to bring peace. But she’s lost her power to manipulate the threads of time, and she learns that a civil war might be the beginning of something far worse that will crumble not only Ninurta’s walls but also the entire city.

In this thrilling sequel to Gates of Thread and Stone, Kai must decide how much of her humanity she’s willing to lose to protect the only family she’s ever known.

The Infinite is an amazing sequel which is just as good, if not better, than the first book.  That doesn't happen often.  Kai is struggling in this book.  Struggling with figuring out her place in the city.  Struggling with why her brother is acting so distant.  Struggling with her powers and her future.  Struggling with her feelings for Avan and not wanting to give up on him (I missed the old Avan, by the way--I think my heart may be broken, but I have hope).  

There's a ton of action (very consistently paced), and the world-building expands as we learn more about life outside the city and more about the Infinites and their history.  Kai spends a decent amount of time in the book away from her brother and Avan while she goes on a diplomatic mission to visit potential allies.  Given that, there's not as much focus much on romance and instead the emphasis is on Kai and her character growth and politics.  The author has created a fascinating world and I can't wait to get my hands on the next one!

Posted by:  Pam

1 comment:

  1. I have every intention of starting this series so I am so glad you loved the sequel!