The Saturday Reading List: Infinity Lost (The Infinity Trilogy)

Infinity Lost by S. Harrison 

The Stats:

  • Publication Date: November 1, 2015
  • Upcoming Book: Infinity Rises (January 2016)
  • Science-fiction, thriller, young adult
  • 3.8/5
  • Warnings: Don’t fall. There be cliffhangers here. And crazy former nannies. Watch out for those. Also, kind of graphic violence towards the end.

From Amazon:

“In the near future, one corporation, Blackstone Technologies, has changed the world: no disasters, no poverty, and life-altering technology. Blackstone has the impunity to destroy—or create—as it sees fit.

Infinity “Finn” Blackstone is the seventeen-year-old daughter of Blackstone’s reclusive CEO—but she’s never even met him. When disturbing dreams about a past she doesn’t remember begin to torment her, Finn knows there’s only one person who can provide answers: her father.

After Finn and an elite group of peers are invited to Blackstone’s top-secret HQ, Finn realizes she may have a chance to confront her father. But when a highly sophisticated company AI morphs into a killing machine, the trip descends into chaos. Trapped inside shape-shifting walls, Finn and her friends are at the mercy of an all-seeing intelligence that will destroy everything to get to her.

With no hope of help, Finn’s dream-memories may be the only chance of survival. But will she remember in time to save her own life and the lives of those around her?”

Zo’s Review:

I originally got this book through Amazon’s Kindle First which basically allows Kindle users a monthly free book out of six selections. I wasn’t really expecting too much of this book to be perfectly honest. I like when a book pleasantly proves me wrong.

What I really liked about this book is that even though it has all the classic elements of the science fiction genre, S.Harrison manages to weave the beginning part of a tale that still manages to keep you interested. Though from the very beginning of the story I knew Infinity “Finn” Blackstone was not normal – daughter of the richest guy in the world who she has never met, her identity kept a secret from everyone but a select few, and weird dreams – there were still so many well written twists and turns in the plot that didn’t make the entire story feel so predictable. Like for example, usually in science-fiction/fantasy books when a character has dreams about themselves it’s usually an indicator of something that has or will happen so it was very clear from the beginning that important parts of Finn’s life had been hidden from her. That was predictable however, it was the subject matters of those dreams that really drew me in.

The one thing I didn’t like about this book is that it was too short. I know, all book lovers say that but seriously, it’s true. Just as the plot rose and a big part of Finn’s many secrets was revealed the book ended. I mean, the book is under the “thriller” genre as well but still! Darn cliffhangers! Thankfully, the next book, Infinity Rises will be coming out in January 2016 so it’s not the worst period of hanging off a book but still! This book could have definitely gone been 200 pages longer than what it was.

I honestly feel like I can’t write too much more about Infinity Lost, especially about the characters since that would definitely be giving a lot of spoilers away. However, I really look forward to learning more about each of the characters but specifically about Finn as she learns more about herself. Until the series is over, though, I’ll just take note of all of my predictions and maybe if I do a review on the last book I’ll go into detail into whether or not my predictions were right.

What do you guys think? Have you read Infinity Lost already? Have any other book suggestions that I should add to my Saturday Reading List? Leave your thoughts behind in the comments. Just be respectful please.


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