Review: Fighting for Infinity by Karen Amanda Hooper

May 7, 2014 Book, Joint Review, Recommendations 8

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal,
Series: The Kindrily Series, #3
Publisher:  Starry Sky Publishing
Publication Date: April 30th, 2014
Source: Provided by Author

FFIfinal coverGoodreads Summary: Every moment, every lifetime, every decision—including her choice to erase—has led Maryah to this.

Two outcomes are possible: an infinite happy-ever-after with her kindrily or the final severing of her relationship with Nathan.

Closer to the enemy than ever before, Maryah unravels the diabolical plan that Dedrick has been manipulating into place for centuries. Revelations, secrets, and lies surface faster than Maryah can process. She doesn’t know who to trust, what to believe, or how to save her loved ones from the desolate future Dedrick is so close to executing.

Guided by an enigmatic raven-haired prisoner, Maryah fights body and soul to save Nathan, her kindrily, and countless others. But is her love strong enough to alter a prophecy written in the stars?

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People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now
‘Cause we are all made of stars.

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Have you ever been to Disney World? The first time I went there I was 5 years old. I was so excited so see all the sights and ride all the rides and I just wanted to take it all in at once. The waiting line for every average ride was about 2 hours, and yet I made those lines happily because when I finally was able to ride Splash Mountain, it was the best moment of my 5-year-old self’s life. Immediately after finishing the 3-minute ride, I wanted to do it all over again. That’s how I felt with this book. Fighting for Infinity was an amazing thrill ride that seemed to last so very short, but one that I’d happily ride all over again.

In this installment, all our questions are finally getting answers, and we’re just about to discover if our favorite characters are truly destined to have their happily ever after.

With this series, Karen Amanda Hooper has become a great friend of mine, and a person I really look up to. This series has made me believe in the cosmic power of love, and that the universe has a bigger plan for us than what we imagine.

I honestly cannot tell you much about this book without spoiling, except that it was amazing. It took me a while to get through it at first because I was so desperate to get to the “good parts”. However the story takes off fairly quickly and soon enough I couldn’t let go of the pages until I was done.

You should really check my Goodreads status updates if you want to see how badly my emotions were all over the place.

This story has a main villain called Dedrick. Dedrick is seriously evil. There’s no denying it. However, I think the real villain here is Karen. Karen seriously toyed with my emotions and pulled at my heartstrings like no one else could. She was so evil!

<3 You, Karen!

Nathan once again made me swoon like no other, and I loved seeing the Kindrily family once again being their awesome Kindrily self. (Take that, Cullen family!)

There were also so many surprising plot twists throughout the whole book, and the last 100 pages were so seriously action-packed my heart was pounding even after I had finished the story.

I’ve got to say that in this book the character development was really nice to see. I feel like I’ve been with Maryah through everything, and as if she were one of my best friends finally facing her fears and sticking up for what she wants.

This book makes me feel so conflicted because whenever someone asks me for a book recommendation, I feel like yelling “GRASPING AT ETERNITY” from the top of my lungs. Then I try to downplay it because whenever you read a series that is one of your all-time favorites, you feel like it should only belong to you. This series has sneaked its way into my heart, and even if I feel wildly possessive over it (and would love to keep it in a glass case where no one can hurt it), I would feel really sad for all those who miss out on these wonderful books.

This conclusion to the Kindrily series is heartbreaking, action packed, and answers all the questions you had once asked yourself. You will not be prepared for what happens!

Rating: Do I really need to say it? 5 action-packed, heartbreaking, mindblowingly amazing stars!

 

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This is the fifth time I review one of Karen’s books, and I’m always baffled by what to write. I even read my past reviews to see how to make this but I’ve no idea. This book, all of her books, are just something beyond words.

This book, gosh this book really leaves something in you, a bittersweet mixture between pounding at a wall with fury, cry like a baby in your pillow, or jump and scream of happiness. 

I wrote that on my review of Grasping at Eternity. This book, Fighting for Infinity, takes every little question or doubt you had in the two previous books and answers them. This book was one heck of a ride I am sad to have ended, but will gladly take again and again and again. The Kindrily has become such a big part of my life as a reader and blogger. It was one of the first books I read of Indie Authors, I became great friends with the author, and meet so many more people through it.

Anything I say of this book is a spoiler. This book screams spoilers. It starts right on after Taking Back Forever with that horrible, horrible cliffhanger Karen left us with. Maryah has to find a way to end with Dedrick’s evil plans by remembering what was once erased by her in her previous life. And *BEEP* and *BEEP* and *BEEEEEEP*.

I had to stop several times because I couldn’t bring myself to keep reading. I wanted to know what would happen next but at the same time felt conflicted if I wanted to know.

There’s plenty of romantic moments and swoony ones, but this book centers more in the themes of sacrifice and to fight for what you believe. It takes the family concept deeper than before when the whole Kindrily unites as one to fight for, literally, infinity.  As my co-blogger Marianne mentioned in her review, Karen makes us believe in the true power of love with this book. It takes soul mates and the whole Universe concept in a new way I’ve never seen in other books.

Also, I don’t know if anyone here knows, but I detest when people say that Indie Authors don’t write good fiction compared to published ones. Both go through the same writing process, and the rest is different. And you know what? Books like the ones Karen writes are the ones you use in arguments in whether Indies are good or not. It frustrates me so much how there can be so many people in the world that don’t know of her amazing works! It makes me want to devise a plan where I contact a big publisher or producer so that they make a big campaign for more people globally can read Karen’s books. But then I have this jealousy hit me where I want to have the books all for myself…

And speaking of movies and cool stuff… I had a fangirl moment here when the other series Karen has collides with the Kindrily. I cried as if someone had died when I barely read a SINGLE NAME.

It was unexpected and took me by surprise, but it was warmly welcomed. It made complete sense to what was happening in the Kindrily and also arose new questions about the Sea Monster Memoirs world. Anyone who has read that series will greatly appreciate what Karen did here.

Like her previous books, all the characters have great dynamics between each other and support the plot greatly. I specially love how each of them has a personality that resonates through the pages and makes you feel like you’re reading something real and that’s happening in the real world. It probably does in a parallel universe I have the misfortune of not living in with the Kindrily. Lucky for Maryah though, because I’d steal her Nathan :}

The settings of the story were greatly described and easy to imagine. It gave it a mysterious and malevolent feel to it.

As always, everything here works in accord to even the tinniest detail. Karen is among one of my top favorite authors and a person I look up to very much. A year knowing her and I still can’t help fangirl whenever we talk. She’s such a nice person, kind-hearted, gifted with great power over words, friendly, generous, any positive word you find is her. She’s probably become bored of the times I’ve said this.

In overall, read this book. Read the series. Friend Karen. Fall in love with her very imaginative worlds full of love, action, tragedy, but mostly that very, very anticipated happily ever after we all ached for from page one.

Rating: All the stars in the whole universe.

Overall Rating:

it was amazing

As you must already know, we’re Karen crazy in this blog, so here we leave you with a few links to our reviews, interviews and such related to her!

Joint Review of Grasping at Eternity

Joint Review of Taking Back Forever

Author Interview with Karen Amanda Hooper!

Joint Review of Tangled Tides

Joint Review of Dangerous Depths+ Excerpts and Teasers!

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  • So…what you’re saying is, you really, really, really love this book? Lol. What happened to the cover? That’s pretty uninspiring. But, I always say it’s the inside that counts! 🙂

    • Yes, we really love it <3 haha I thought the cover didn't do much justice to the two previous ones that were simply stunning. But I liked the symbolism either way. And yes, can't always judge by the cover 😉 I'm starting to learn that nkw xD Thanks for reading! -Jen

  • I have been seeing this around and it sounds fantastic…great review 🙂 The cover is absolutely beautiful

  • Woah, if you both really love it that means I have to add it to my TBR too! I just love the covers of the series, they are really breath taking. Thank you for the raves girls, it sounds like this series is amazing.

    • Yes, we really love this series. It’s just so very different from what’s out there. Thanks for stopping by, Jeann 🙂

  • Zoe

    Wow! 5 stars from both of you? That’s pretty intense praise right there – haha! 😉 I’m so glad you enjoyed it though! It does sound quite appealing with the wonderful character dynamics, romance, and the well-developed setting. Definitely adding this to my TBR! Thanks so much for sharing, and, as always, BRILLIANT review girls! <3

  • Holy cannoli…5 stars??? A review filled with fantabulous gifs….I’m sold! I’m totally adding this to my TBR!!! Brilliant post!!!! ♥