Release Date: January 28th, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy
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This is an amazing trilogy set in one of the most unique, fantastical world that I, an avid fantasy reader, have ever encountered. A blend of past, present, and future, in an alternate universe, the world building is the first thing that pulled me into this beautiful series. Right from the start, there are so many questions that you’re dying to have answered. The thing is, at the end of both Incarnate and Asunder, readers had even larger lists of questions than when they started. Finally, in Infinite, we’re given answers to every. single. question!
Beyond all the answers that add to the world-building, there’s also a lot more world-exploring! Ana is no longer in the city, but venturing out in search of all these answers. Thus far we’ve learned a lot about the world, but being immersed in this world made it so much more interesting and exciting. Dragons in theory are terrifying enough, but being face to face with one is another entirely.
I especially loved the romance in this book, because it build so well on the previous books. Ana and Sam’s relationship is slow and steady, something rarely found in YA. And more than that, I love the fact that there’s a sort of authenticity to their relationship. It doesn’t feel shallow like most romances I encounter. It’s realistic and complicated and sweet. They have amazing chemistry and they are completely devoted, but they still have problems which they work through.
I love the symbolism in this series. First butterflies, then roses, and now phoenix feathers. Phoenixes are symbolic of rebirth, which is a large part of this series. Phoenixes also play a super important (secret!) role in the entire series, which is explained finally in this book. Music also has an important place in these books, and as a musician, I love how beautifully it is woven into the actual plot, as well as the role it plays thematically.
An epic conclusion to a fantastical series, Infinite delivers on every front and leaves readers satisfied.