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....
Now imagine that in 1910 there was a crazy scientist who believed it might be possible to travel through time and he built a machine to do just that. Something wasn't quite right though and everyone close by dies except for thirteen people who fall into what I suppose could only be likened to a coma. Fast forward a few years and these thirteen souls are brought back to life but are no longer whole; stitched back together, their mutilated bodies are incredibly strong and immortal. Known as the Galvanized, each is assigned to a ruling House in this twisted society. All except one, Matilda, who has only recently been given life by her brother. It was Matilda's great, great, great grandfather who created the Wings of Mercury machine that broke time. Together with her genius brother, Quinton, and a few trusted friends, she's determined to help repair the damage that was done. The Galvanized are hunted like criminals following recent assignations and it looks like time might be quite literally running out. Time might have been stretched and messed up but if it resets, just what will happen? One thing is certain, Matilda is caught right in the crosshairs and the seconds are counting down!
Infinity Bell was without a doubt one crazy ride! I felt as if I was on a roller coaster as so much got thrown into the mixture. I wasn't instantly sure if I understood everything that was going on but the heroine Matilda leapt off the page right from the beginning. I loved her and found myself cheering her on. These characters go on a journey and for some it's a voyage of self discovery but the action is nail biting in its intensity. This is more urban fantasy than paranormal but there is a developing romance in this story but no sex.
I found Infinity Bell to be an engaging read with an almost steampunk vibe occasionally, although it is set in the future which helps explain the technology. There's great potential here and a cliffhanger of sorts, so clearly more to come. As I hadn't read the first book, it took me a while to work out everything particularly the House system.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.