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!