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Numbers #3: Infinity

Infinity is a YA dystopia/sci-fi book, and the third and final book in the Numbers series, by Rachel Ward.

If you haven’t read Numbers or The Chaos, books one and two, then you definitely shouldn’t read this review!

If you have, read on! :)

It’s been two years since the Chaos that tore the world apart and revealed Adam’s ability to see the day each person will die when he looks them in the eye.

For two years now he and Sarah, her two little brothers, and Sarah’s daughter Mia have been a makeshift family – moving around almost constantly to stay safe from those sure to pursue him.

But Sarah’s done running. She’s ready to pick a spot and stay. She’s tired of the numbers and the sadness and the loss. And she knows Adam is too. Her heart yearns for stability, privacy, and a chance to build a life together.

Yet people are after them – but is it Adam they are after, or Mia? After all – they’ve never truly understood the implications of that night when Mia’s number changed…

It’s a secret that some are ready to do anything to get - and the reason why is even more chilling…

My summary of the plot is definitely lacking in details – as always, when it’s a series that you’re already attached to, you don’t want to know too much – nor do you need to. Usually you’re already hooked. I know I was!

Infinity presents a darker, grim, almost hopeless world rife with destruction, illness, and fear – but the love in their unorthodox family gives them something to survive for, something to protect. Rachel Ward is, as she has been in each Numbers novel, more than proficient in expressing the emotions and impact of this.

Quite often this finale of a novel was upsetting, frustrating, and suspenseful as it’s realized just how dangerous general knowledge of special abilities are among the world building. There are horrifying, edge-of-your-seat twists and turns in Infinity that nearly exhausted me but kept me on my toes.

This is a fast-paced, well-written read that isn’t always happy – but is always affecting and gripping. Rachel Ward presents us with a terrifyingly inhuman villain and an array of nightmarish consequences, yet managed to sweep me away with a lovely, beautiful end to what will be a memorable trilogy.

Infinity was unexpected, unpredictable, and in many ways, astounding.

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