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.

Staked: Iron Druid Chronicles #8 by Kevin Hearne

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This is book 8 of a series involving a Druid that always is involved in some sort of trouble. In this case, he is fighting a war against the vampires.

Every time I read one of these books I realize how awesome druids can be, although I unfortunately tend to forget after awhile.

These books are amusing and easy to read. The dramatic scenes are also entertaining.

4/5 stars

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