March 26, 2013

Review ~ The Infinity Bridge by Ross M. Kitson

The Infinity Bridge
The Infinity Bridge
by Ross M. Kitson
Published November 7, 2012
Publisher ~ Myrddin Publishing Group
246 pages
Genre ~ YA, Steampunk, Science Fiction
Available Formats ~ Paperback or ebook
My Copy ~ Kindle edition for review
Average Rating ~ 4.31 / 5.00
My Rating ~ 5.00
An MG/YA science-fiction/ Steampunk adventure

Sam: likes loud music, wears black eye-liner... and sees monsters.

Nick: wears Che Guevera knit-wear, big specs, loves sci-fi... and designs computer viruses.

Annie: dresses like a Sunday evening period drama, lives with her granddad... and fights like a ninja.

When Sam helps out the mysterious Annie, he and his cousin, Nick, are drawn into a world of excitement and danger. Terrifying androids roam the streets of York seeking the awesome power of the Infinity Bridge, a device that could signal the end of our world as we know it. All who stand in their way are being eliminated.

The three teenagers are propelled into an action-packed race against time, involving alternate realities, airships, clockwork killers.... and Merlin.

Sometimes the monsters are real....
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the Goodreads group We ♥ YA Books.

I've always wanted to read a book where characters discover alternate realities - the idea has always intrigued me and freaked me out at the same time. I've thought about it on a personal scale - do I exist somewhere else where I've made choice B instead of choice A, completely changing the course of my life? From that life, is there yet another life where I went on to make yet a different decision and son on? See how complicated it can get, and that's just the tip of the iceberg! It absolutely blows my mind! After reading this book, I've realized that if alternate realities do exist, the implications would be much larger than just changes to my own reality - entire societies would be similar yet different at the same can be really fun to think about and yet kind of scary, too.

I stayed up so late at night reading - completely hooked by the story with my heart beating so fast from the suspense and action - that it took me a long time to wind down to sleep! It didn't help that I didn't want to have to stop reading in order to sleep. :) I appreciate a great solid storyline without a focus on romance. Don't get me wrong - I love romance in a book, but I was just fine with no triangle and no romantic entanglements. It was a nice change of pace for me.
When I began reading, I knew right away that I'd like Sam, one of the main characters. With his penchant for blasting Green Day, dressing punk complete with spiky dyed black hair, and a sarcastic sense of humor, he reminded me of me and my friends when we were that age. I love it when my favorite bands from the 90s are still mentioned in the books I read!
Nick, Ben, and Annie grew on me, and between these four characters - Sam, Ben, Nick, and Annie - each one had something different to offer and add to the story. I really felt a sense of injustice for Ben but gained more of an understanding of Ben's character right along with Sam as the story progressed.
I've only read one other book in the steampunk genre, and after reading this one, I definitely want to read more! Everything about this book was a surprise and made for a very entertaining and absorbing read. It's expanded my thinking in regards to alternate realities and the possibilities that could be out there waiting to be discovered.
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About the Author
Ross M. Kitson
Ross M. Kitson lives in the UK with his wife and three children. He writes science fiction and fantasy novels. George R.R. Martin, Scott Lynch, and Philip Pullman are a few of his influences. Besides The Infinity Bridge, he's also the author of the Prism series.  
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  1. Awesome review. I haven't read any steampunk, but this one sounds so good. I'm sold on the characters. And I love that heart pumping feeling when you're reading.

    1. One of my favorite things about writing a review is helping someone else decide if he or she wants to read the book or not. I love this book, and it's awesome when I have persuaded a friend to give a book I love a try. Hope you love it! :D


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