Monday, May 5, 2014

Fighting for Infinity

Fighting for Infinity
by Karen Amanda Hooper

For months, Maryah has been trying to figure out what made her previous incarnation, Mary, decide that all of her memories of all of her previous lives must be erased.  What was so horrible that erasing her history and torturing the love of her existence was her only option?

She's about to find out.

Unfortunately, the only way to solve the mystery is to be the prisoner of the one person she hates the most.  Dedrick's been obsessed with Mary and all of her incarnations for centuries.  He also thinks he has almost everything he needs to become a literal god among men.  

He just needs one more thing.

And only Mary knew where it was.

Can Maryah figure it all out before it's too late?

Final thoughts:  FINALLY!  A satisfying end to a trilogy.  The final book has everything it needs and almost nothing that it doesn't.  While there are moments that felt out of place, the overall story was well-paced and exciting.  My only real issue comes with the last chapter, but it's too spoilerish to put here.

Rating: 4/5

ARC provided by NetGalley 

Update:  I just had a moment of true giddiness!  A hidden gem I just found during my re-read of the book (having started from the first one and gone straight through) about 39% in:
   Nathan stared up at the sky.  "My old friend Wil used to say, 'It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.'"
   I grabbed Nathan's knee.  "I'm having déjà vu. Maybe I'm remembering Wil from a previous life. No, wait, maybe not. I think that's a Shakespeare quote."
   "Right. He was famous for his writing in that life."
   My eyes bugged.  "You knew William Shakespeare?"
   He smugly winked. "Still do."
   I gaped at him and tugged his shirt. "Who is he now?"
   "I'm not at liberty to say, but he's been in a few movies and on television. One of his series even had a star in the name. Funny how our origins stay connected with us no matter how different each lifetime is.  He's still sharing stories with the world, just in a different way than when he was Shakespeare.  You'd be surprised how many gifted souls there are roaming this world."
   William Shakespeare reincarnated. My father would have been beside himself. "Does he have a soul mate?"
   "He and Anne have been together through thick and thin."
   "That's so cool.  In a way Shakespeare is still alive."
   Nathan leaned back on his elbows. "Yes, older and wiser."

So... Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Stand By Me is the reincarnation of William Shakespeare?  COOL!

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