Skip to main content

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.


Popular posts from this blog

Real Live Boyfriends

Real Live Boyfriends is a YA contemporary novel by E. Lockhart, and the fourth novel in the Ruby Oliver quartet.

Here we are on the last day of “Ruby Oliver Week” and if you aren’t already reading these books – well, why not?

But I’m more than sure most of you are – and hopefully you’re all caught up, and therefore not at risk of being spoiled by my review of Real Live Boyfriends. You’ve been warned!

Ruby Oliver is beginning her senior year of high school with a real live boyfriend: Noel.

At least she thought she was.

After having spent the rest of junior year and the beginning of summer being fully in love (okay, they never actually said the word, but the vibes were strongly in that direction), Ruby is now confused.


When Noel went to visit his brother in New York for a while, almost every day they talked on the phone and exchanged funny emails. She never once felt insecure.

Until all of a sudden – communication stopped. Ruby would call and he wouldn’t answer. She’d leave a voice mai…

Titanic: S.O.S.

S.O.S. is the third and final book in Gordon Korman's middle-grade Titanic trilogy.

This is the third book in a trilogy, book addicts! You must, I repeat, must read the first two books (Unsinkable and Collision Course) before you read this review. Otherwise you are just going to ruin all the twists! Sure, we know the Titanic sinks - but the surprises that are revealed about our characters, among other things, should not be spoiled!

But all of you that have read the first two books (which I hope are many of you, because this a great series), can rest assured that I won't spoil anything from S.O.S. itself - just a basic recap and my opinion.

Here goes:

The Titanic is sinking. No one wants to believe it, but the bow is almost imperceptibly starting to dip into the freezing Atlantic Ocean - and our four main characters are thrown into a race for survival.

Paddy is locked up below deck, having finally been caught as a stowaway. In one cell over are the very criminals that wish him dead…


Why hello there, loyal readers!

It's been a long, long time since I last wrote about a new novel - or wrote much of anything original. Life has definitely changed for me in many ways, changing how and where I devote my time.

But... whaddya know? I managed to finally finish a book!

Gardenia is a YA genre mash of murder mystery with a dash of sci-fi/fantasy, written by author Kelsey Sutton.

When Ivy's best friend died, it wasn't a surprise to her.

Because, ever since she was little, Ivy has seen the numbers over everyone's heads. Their countdown, if you will.

But she didn't know the cause of her best friend's death would be... murder.

Labled as a bit of an outcast, due to her odd behavior and reaction to Vanessa's death, Ivy finds herself more alone than ever as she is determined to find her friend's killer.

And she doesn't have much time, herself... as she's known her whole life.

Now, she realizes, it may be that she may give up her life to catch…