House Immortal, Book 2
Synopsis: Matilda Case isn’t normal. Normal people aren’t stitched together, inhumanly strong, and ageless, as she and the other galvanized are. Normal people’s bodies don’t hold the secret to immortality—something the powerful Houses will kill to possess. And normal people don’t know that they’re going to die in a few days.
Matilda’s fight to protect the people she loves triggered a chaotic war between the Houses and shattered the world’s peace. On the run, she must find a way to stop the repeat of the ancient time experiment that gifted her and the other galvanized with immortality. Because this time, it will destroy her and everything she holds dear.
Caught in a cat-and-mouse game of lies, betrayal, and unseen foes, Matilda must fight to save the world from utter destruction. But time itself is her enemy, and every second brings her one step closer to disaster….
Review: The first volume was for me a real jewel, so I was curious to immerse myself in the following novel. I was a little anxious, afraid of being disappointed, but I should not have, because as always Devon Monk blew me away with her ideas! Oh yes, because once again, the series clashes with her originality and her characters and it remains amazing throughout the story.
We thus find our characters immediately after the end of the first volume. Abraham was seriously injured but Matilda is determined to save him. Accompanied by her brother Quentin and Neds, they will try to pass through the Houses radar to resolve the problems of time that could kill them all soon. Thus, an old friend of the brother is added to the small group, forced to flee with them for fear of being killed herself. I enjoyed the contribution of this doctor, to see Quentin and she together, to understand that if the events had been different, there could have been more for them. The group wishes to come back together at the farm of their childhood to change the time and arrange the experience that might cause again many deaths.
I loved to follow Matilda once afain and those with her. As I said, Devon Monk has a lot of fascinating ideas for her story and we’re carried through the chapters without being able to put the novel down. While following Matilda, we also have the chance to discover some chapters from the point of view of Slater, our villain of the first volume and I admit that I was really curious to see what his plans were now. He seems that he had a plan for everything, but unfortunately for him, everything is constantly changing and his forecasts should always be reviewed.
Despite the problems, we discover the evolution of the relationship between Matilda and Abraham and it’s true that I found everything really touching. Two different souls who manage to support one another and to advance through the trials. However, their plan is not easy to achieve, especially because of the Houses looking for them. Everyone wants something our heroes… Slater wants Quentin, others want Abraham or Matilda because of the previous events. Hopefully they will manage to resolve all that but we suspect that it will not be that simple. I was surprised to finally see some allegiances forming, some of which I would not have expected elsewhere. We have many revelations in the history, many very surprising indeed. But I confess that I did not expect to have such an end! Oh no! It opens many new opportunities, the world changes and I admit that I’m really curious to see what will happen now. Many problems may be resolved, but are the new one appearing better? I do not know yet but I’m really excited to be able to discover what the author has in store for us for the future.
As you can see, I was once again captivated. Matilda evolves gradually, realizing that she can not trust everyone as she did before and she is desperate to save the people she loves. If you do not know the series yet, I can only advise you to discover it. I know it is complicated to find an original story, but I can assure you that this is not a problem with this one. But in addition to that, it presents a mix of conspiracies, alliances, love but also an explosion of ideas that delights us completely. A story to discover without delay!
Love that this series has some much originality to it! Wonderful review!
Yes it’s really different and interesting! Devon Monk rocks!
Ooohlala! Quatre et demi étoiles!! (Haha, just attempting my rather rusty French) I love how enthusiastic you are in this review, Melliane. And the partnershp and relationship between the MC and her partner sounds fascinating and fantastic. I love it when a bond between two people touches the reader, too… only goes to show that we have connected so much with them that their emotions carry out from the words to the reader’s heart!
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wonderful French! It was really well done; that’s true.
It does sound original, which is a nice change of pace.
yes you should try it!
Oh, wow, I hadn’t even heard of this one, even though it sounds really good! Your review is very persuasive too 🙂 I will add the first book to my pile right now. With many thanks to you… (Where do you keep popping up these great unknown books?!? Awesome!)
Thank you, I’m happy if I’m able to make you discover some new books! I hope you’ll like it, I’m curious to hear your thoughts about it.
Love the growth in the MC, very important. Glad you loved it! 😀
yes I agree! thanks!
I’m always really nervous to pick up the second book in a series too Melliane, especially when I loved the first book. I can’t help but fear it won’t live up to the bar set by its predecessor. Clearly that was not the case here, so yay for a brilliant sequel!
Yes I was anxious because of that so I was so happy to be hooked once again
FRANKENSTEIN! BUT A GIRL VERSION! Wow…such an interesting premise!!
Yes but it’s really made in a different way. So interesting!
Sequels are always either makers or breakers. I hate that anxouis feeling you had before you start a new book and just wonder if it’s going to be as good as the one before it. SEQUELS HAVE SO MUCH TO LIVE UP TO SOMETIMES. That being said, it sounds like you had a fantastic time with this one and you didn’t fret 🙂
true. Yes I was happy that it was that good in the end too.
I still have not read book 2 of the other series, sighs
ah yes many series.
Whatever hesitations you have started this series has been blown to bits, I see. That’s great! Sometimes series starters are encumbered by world building and introductions is gets in the way of things. It’s great that all is well in this universe now. Someday I will try DMonk!
yes I was so happy! I really love all her books.
I still haven’t read a DMonk book yet! I need to asap, your review just reminds me my TBR list needs to be shorter lol 😛
I hope you’ll like her books as much as I do.
Oh awesome. It’s always great when the follow up rocks. I’ve got one of hers on my tbr pile I think. I remember the name at least. Being original is so dang impressive these days.
yes it’s quite rare.
Yay, glad you got to see their relationship evolve in this one.
Oh! Nice to see you enjoyed this one as well! 😀 I do need to get to trying her books. Thank you!
they’re really good!
Wow, another strong novel. I need to add the series and I am glad you are enjoying Matilda and Abraham
Thanks, they’re both so interesting!
Wow, I’m glad to hear this one was even better than the first! I didn’t like her Broken Magic duology, but I think it’s only because it was a spinoff. I should have given the first book of this one a shot since it was the beginning of a new series.
I think it was difficult to read the duology without the real series…
I have not heard of this series yet but the blurb sounds unique and adventurous, as well as your review! I always like an entertaining villain, they make the book more upbeat for me. Great review! 🙂
I’ve heard good things about this series. I’m glad I’m not the only one who worries that the sequel won’t be as good. At least this one was!