House Immortal by Devon Monk

House Immortal, Book 1

Synopsis: One hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized….

Matilda Case isn’t like most folk. In fact, she’s unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her father’s experiments, a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all.

Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings immortal and unfathomably strong. For a century, each House has fought for control over the galvanized. Now the Houses are also tangled in a deadly struggle for dominion over death—and Tilly and her kind hold the key to unlocking eternity

The secrets that Tilly must fight to protect are hidden within the very seams of her being. And to get the secrets, her enemies are willing to tear her apart piece by piece.…

Review: This is a brand new series by Devon Monk and it’s true that I could not wait to be able to discover it. I must say that I had a great time with the Allie Beckstrom series and I was curious to see something different, even if it is true that I was also anxious not to appreciate it as much. What a mistake! This novel was a wonderful discovery, full of ideas!

First, I’ll tell you a bit of the world. Several Houses reign supreme on this place while sharing the existing resources: humans, technology, agriculture … A color corresponding to each and every person has to wear the color of the House he belongs to. In this context, we can find some galvanized persons, once humans and who were then stitched with parts. they are now immortal, impervious to anything, more powerful than a lambda individual. But because of this, they must be claimed by a house and do not have their own status as a normal person. Nobody knows how they appeared, what they are exactly but everyone wants their immortality.

Thus we discover Matilda, a galvanized girl that no one knows about and overnight she will end up in front of the stage without any choice. To protect her grandmother and to save her brother, she will face the Houses, something she has always managed to avoid so far. But everyone seems determined to have her and to possess her, especially knowing that this woman is unique and that unlike the others of her kind, she can make feel the galvanized by casual contact. She soon meets with Abraham, one of the twelve galvanized that forces her to confront her destiny and to make a choice. And I confess that their duo was really explosive.

I loved Tilly, she is a girl who does not hesitate to do everything possible to save those she loves and who expects nothing from others. She is strong and yet nothing is easy for her. She will be launched in a new world where she will have to take a lot of decisions quickly. Abraham himself is someone mysterious and intriguing and I confess that I loved this character, to see him evolve with Matilda. He does everything to protect her and help her, and even though we have a hard time knowing if we can trust him, everything is really touching. I must say that our heroine is pretty naive and yes she believe on what people tells her as well as their proposals. But they form a nice duo together and I’m curious to see what will happen afterwards.

Conspiracies, betrayals, secrets and revelations are masters of works in this novel and I can tell you that we can only be driven by the ideas of Devon Monk. Everything is beautifully done and I enjoyed seeing this world so rich and different. You will be surprised more than once, either to the characters, revelations, or to the actions realized in the shadows. So yes I had a great time with this new story that I recommend!



34 thoughts on “House Immortal by Devon Monk

  1. Ooooh, this sounds like a really, really, really interesting Urban Fantasy! I’m definitely going to keep a close eye on this one. The world-building is enough to reel me in with the Houses and whatnot 🙂 And who wouldn’t love a heroine like Tilly and Matilda? Strong heroines rock.

    Faye at The Social Potato

  2. The first paragraph in the synopsis almost reminds me of Lord of the Rings 😛 Anyways, I’m glad you liked this one, it sounds really unique and I love a strong main character.

  3. I read her Broken Magic duology and thought it was okay, but didn’t fall in love with it so I didn’t take on this one. Maybe I should have. The other one was a spinoff after all, and I was a bit lost. I probably would have liked this one because it’s a brand new series with new characters and world.

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