Published March 10th 2015
“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.”
I read the first book in this series a few months back and I loved it so I was super excited to start book two. I was hoping for more world building and some cool character development. I got half of that I wanted so it wasn’t a total loss.
I liked Kai fairly well in the first book but I felt she became really boring and mildly stupid in The Infinite. There was a few major things that didn’t seem to bother her but I thought should have. She spent a lot of the acting like a love sick puppy. This book didn’t show the best side of her and didn’t represent YA female characters all that well. I wish this series didn’t have any romance because I think it draws some much needed
attention away from how empowering and awesome Kai could be. I get that publishers think romance and love sells books but if this series were to stand out, it would have had to drop the romance.
I really liked how The Infinite expanded and added to the fantasy world that Lee created. There was a little info dumping but not a whole lot. I think this series has an insanely cool world and even though I’m not totally into the characters, I really like the world.
I was a tad bored at time but I did some speed reading though the slow parts so for me personally, it wasn’t a big deal.
Overall, I think this series is pretty cool. I really love the world and the writing. I’m not a massive fan of the characters but I’m extra picking with female characters and romance in YA. This is a fun series and I think for readers that aren’t really critical, this would be a great series to pick up. Or if you love romance in YA, this would be a good series to read.