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- Publisher: Hachette India (February 5, 2014)
- Publication Date: February 5, 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I9GXOTQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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Top Customer Reviews
Character Rating ~ 4 Stars
Imagination ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 2 Stars
Heat Level ~ 1 Star
Ending ~ 2 Star
Overall Rating ~ 4 Stars
This was a very exciting and imaginative read, but I can’t say that it was a romance, because really it wasn't. This is the first book of this type I’ve ever read and I was not sure what to expect, however I can say I was pleasantly surprised.
The story was REALLY good; it captured me right from the start. I found myself trying to find time to continue reading. The story is set in 2173 and centers around a young woman, Mira, and her mom. All the humans live in the sectors that they are born in, never to leave them. Mira’s mom gets passes and they fly on an xeppels, which are future flying ships, and go to the jungle where Mira’s mom will pair up with a co-worker from her past. Everything that takes place in Mira’s new home is much different than anything she could have imagined. Once she's settled in, she meets a few people, not sure if you could call all of them friends, but one of them, Neel, takes a particular liking to Mira. These new friends take Mira on a particular adventurous journey. While reading this part of the book I swear I was in awe of a particular scene every bit as much as Mira was. The world building was spectacular and I could not turn the pages fast enough. But with the jungle comes many dangers which Mira faced time and time again. I don’t want to say too much and give the story away.
My favorite character of course was Mira. She was very bright and tried to stay brave even under the most horrific of situations. There was a different species that was introduced too, they were a super race called Erons. The Erons were faster, smarter and stronger than humans, but they were also very BAD and dangerous and posed a threat the humans.
This was an excellent book until the ending/epilogue, which I felt could have been done SO MUCH BETTER! I was a bit confused and I really did not feel a HEA ending here. There were just too many questions left unanswered, otherwise this could have been a 5 star rating.
My overall thoughts on Infinitude are that for a book that was WAY out of my normal read, I truly enjoyed it. After reading this Young Adult dystopian novel, I would not hesitate to read another, if it's as good as this was. For those of you who like a fantasy/futuristic read with lots of adventure and imagination I say give Infinitude a try, I’m sure it will surprise you too!
I wasn't sure what to except going into this book, I thought maybe aliens or some kind of experiment surrounding Neel and obviously I thought there would be some nice creepy beastly animals and I did get that in a way. I don't want to give away the whole plot but I will say it's definitely something I haven't seen before and once I got to the part where things about Neel and the sectors were explained I got really into this book and it was really unique and enjoyable. But the beginning was kinda slow, though still enjoyable and had me smiling quiet often, but the end, the epilogue as many epilogues do, kinda ruined it for me. I just don't understand the point of it, at first with the last chapter before the epilogue I thought maybe there would be a sequel to end things but now I'm thinking not because there would be no point after that and like I was really loving the book and then that. I get it from one perspective and I think it was kinda brave of the author to end it like that and I still really enjoyed the book and would recommend it but from a readers stand point as someone who just spent the last four hours or so very invested in this plot and these characters it irritated and disappointed me, but it's definitely an unique ending and if I'm honest for what the story was it was probably a realistic ending one that most writers would be to afraid to try.
-The plot - Seriously I can not tell you how excited and happy I was when I realized what this was actually about, what Neel was, because I haven't read anything like it before and it was just such an awesome concept.
-Mita + Jaggi + other secondary characters - I am a sucker for secondary characters and these did not disappoint. I love Mita the most I think though mainly because I wanted to see romance between Mira and Jaggi so that not happening I thought kinda made his character pointless even though I still liked him.
-Mira - She's not my favorite character, I admit, but once she finally figured out what was going on I enjoyed her as a character. I did not like her relationship with Neel.
-The writing it was very descriptive which I loved and the book was just all around well written.
Neel - I didn't like him at all. He's kinda a creepy stalker for one, and I'm not into the brooding bad boy type thing, he's always watching you with smoldering eyes that set you on fire? No thanks. And then you know we learn the truth of what he is. Also Insta love, I have to point out like i have a few times that I think Insta love is mainly considered a bad thing when you don't like the characters involved in it so I didn't count that against this book when rating it.
The ENDING - Just another reason to hate epilogues, I just wish the last chapter before the epilogue didn't end on a cliff hanger because then I could pretend said epilogue never existed.
Overall - It is a really enjoyable unique well written book with a bad ending, that I would recommend even having said that.
Would I Recommend This? Yes
Who To? People looking for a fast interesting unique read and honestly fans of Virals by Kathy Reichs
Will I read more from this author(or series)? Probably.
I found the book to be well written. When I first started reading the book, I was rather excited. I wanted to read about the year 2173, humans are near extinction. They are put in groups that are guarded. Enters a 16 year old, into herself, Mira. She resides in Sector 51. I thought to myself, how many sectors are there? How many people are in a sector? Her mother went on a research trip to the tropicals and took Mira with her. Mira had no idea how her life was about to change. Her life was about to enter into a lot of mysterious events. Little did she know that some carnivorous mutants were on the prowl. Will this be the end of Mira and her world or will she be able to find a way to fight for her life and win? It turned out to be better than I thought it would be. It has a good plot but I felt, as the story went on, my interest began to grow less and less. I felt that it was similar to a lot of the 'other worlds' sci fi books. I felt that the characters needed a little more description. I was looking for a lot different. Well written, fairly good plot, but just didn't leave me wanting more.
Grab a copy and read it for yourself. Gather your own conclusion. We all see the written word differently. Different stories appeal to different readers.
I was given a complimentary copy of INFINITUDE from the author, Ruchi Banerjee for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.