Review: The Infinite by Lori M. Lee

Posted March 8, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

The InfiniteTitle:  The Infinite
Series:  Gates of Thread and Stone (book 2)
Author:  Lori M. Lee
Genre:  Fantasy
Published:  March 10, 2015
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley

Story Blurb:

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.

Read on for my thoughts on the sequel to Gates of Thread and StoneThe Infinite.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Infinite pick up pretty much where Gates of Thread and Stone left us.

The world building in this one is breathtakingly beautiful.  The descriptions paint such a word picture for me that I feel as though I’m standing on the streets of the city in the mountains.  Yes, we do go beyond the walls of the original city – there is life out there and alliances must be established.

Kai hasn’t touched the threads.  She has let her contact with her particular magic fade until the threads are gone.  Without them, she must find her place in this world and she must do that without Avan.  His body is here, but he remember little if anything of his former life.  Avan is not the man is was – what he will become is still unknown.

There is conflict.  There is certainly drama.  And there is also hope in this sequel.  But, in my opinion, this novel needs to be experienced by reading it – not by me or anyone else telling you about it.  So, this is going to be very short, because to fully understand the complexities, the changes to this world and the growth of the characters – you need to read it.

I enjoyed The Infinite.  I would definitely recommend it.  But I won’t give you details.  Give this one a chance and pick it up.  I think you’ll enjoy it.  I know I did.

*I received an e-ARC of The Infinite from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

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