Book Review: Infinity Rises by S. Harrison

Infinity

2/5

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This is Book Two of the Infinity Trilogy

Book 1: Infinity Lost

According to Goodreads, I read this book in May of 2016 and rated it 4/5 stars. This means it was probably pretty good. It took me a few pages of book two to remember what was going on, but I believe I can describe it accurately enough here.

Finn Blackstone goes on a school field trip to Blackstone Technologies, a mega corporation that is owned by her mysterious and absent father. On this field trip she learns a few things about herself and her abnormal childhood. When a company AI goes crazy and starts attacking all the students, Finn and her classmates must work together to try and survive. (Find it on Amazon)

Book 2: Infinity Rises

Book two takes off more than one book after where book one ended. What? Well book two starts with Finn’s friends trying to drag her to safety, and then continues as one long flashback. Only you still don’t know how they got exactly where they were at the beginning of the book.

Was it good?

I did not like this book. I remember I really liked the first book, but book two is literally non-stop action. It was really hard to picture a lot of this action, and I am exhausted from reading about the million ways the crazy AI continues to try to kill Infinity and all the soldiers and students around her. She only gets to sit down long enough to mentally heal her broken bones before she gets up and continues running or fighting. There’s not a lot of character building aside from Infinity, and the only big change here is that she almost, kind of, begins to care about those students that she is trying to protect.

I’m sorry guys, but I was disappointed by this.

Book Review: Long Dark Dusk by J.P. Smythe

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What is it about?

This is book two in the Australia Trilogy. If you haven’t read the first book, then you should go read Way Down Dark now.

This book takes off a short while after the other ended. Chan is looking for a little girl named Mae, whom she promised she would protect. In her effort to do so, she seeks help from a shady person and ends up in over her head. Some characters from the first book reappear and help keep the story interesting.

Is it good?

It was excellent! It is packed with action and has lots of twists that keep you interested all throughout the book. I think that Chan tries to learn from her mistakes and I really want to find out what she will do next.

Happy Reading!