Sunday, 5 April 2015

Review - The Infinite (Gates of Thread and Stone, #2) by Lori M. Lee

Title: The Infinite (Gates of Thread and Stone, #2)
Author: Lori M. Lee
Pages: 380
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: 10th March 2015

Blurb from Goodreads:

The walls of Ninurta keep its citizens safe.
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.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Amazon Publishing/Skyscape and NetGalley*

2/5 stars

After the death of Kahl Ninu, the city of Ninurta is in turmoil with rebels unhappy at the choice of new Kahl. Kai is worried that her brother, Reev, is involved with them.
Avan is now an Infinite and has no memories of his life before which hurts Kai every time she sees him. She tries to make him see what it is to be human.
Kai's ability to stop time has disappeared.
Then a messenger comes from another surviving city, Lanathrill, asking for aid.
Is Lanathrill hiding something from them?
Will Kai get her powers back?

Firstly I want to say how gorgeous the cover is. I mean just look at it! Beautiful!
For me The Infinite was disappointing. The plot didn't hold my attention at all and I often found myself skim reading. It was only around 70% when things started getting interesting. There was betrayal and some things that I didn't see coming but some that I did (they seemed so obvious I was surprised Kai didn't see them earlier).  
Kai was more confident in this book and I felt sorry for her about Avan.
There was a love triangle in The Infinite but it wasn't a focal point and wasn't over the top. I actually think it was done quite well.
I did like learning a bit more about The Infinite and that the world was expanded into another city.

Overall I unfortunately found The Infinite disappointing.