Also by this author: House Immortal, Crucible Zero
Published by Penguin on March 3rd 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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 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....
I was vastly impressed from the start of this book because we start off right where we left off before and I love when the story just keeps going. I thought that this time around the world was much easier to understand because we already spent time in the first book learning about the different houses and what they were in control of. In this book that allows us to just jump right into the action of what is really going on. I loved seeing all of the characters again. I feel that Matilda was more mature in this book and that she was ready to stand up and defend her family. She always had a kind heart but in the first book I feel she was a little out of touch with her world and the politics in it. I feel that this time around she had a slightly harder shell and was ready to stand up and be badass. She took hits and gave them right back. I also enjoyed her caring side shining through at the right moments. You can see the love she has for her brother and the developing love she has for Abraham.
Aside from Matilda’s tough attitude I felt the story was fascinating this time. I never really love when they throw time travel and time happenings in books because it is usually very complex science and can be very confusing the way most authors explain it in a book. I give Monk huge props here because her ideas on time travel and the experiment that gave Matilda and Abraham extended life was easy to understand yet scientific feeling. The only problem I have with this time travel idea is that with all things when you mess with time you never know what you are going to get. I won’t say what happens but I am a little worried for where Monk is going to go with this from here because she could make it brilliant or completely destroy the foundation that was already so beautifully laid out.
Overall, this was a great book and I’m attached to the characters and the world around them so I can’t wait to see what happens from here but like I said I am a little worried.
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