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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Infinit" by Mariia Nova.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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It's 2050; humans have evolved beyond planet Earth, and life is now possible on other Infinits. Residents of one Infinit can travel to another through ever-moving waves that look just like picture frames. However, the unity the galaxies have enjoyed over the years is about to be upset by one man. The onus is on Sam to live up to her purpose and save the last bridge from obliteration. But first, she has to retrieve her medallion and rescue the woman that raised her.

Infinit is an intergalactic sci-fi novel by Mariia Nova. Its futuristic plot is relayed in the third person and peppered with colourful and engaging illustrations that fuel the imagination and feed the eyes.

As a nature lover, I appreciate that Nova incorporated lots of nature into the book's plot. The trees and wondrous creatures she described evoked a sense of wonder and serenity in me. In addition, her lucid narration made me feel like a part of the characters and not many writers can do that.

I have a few complaints about this work, though. The ending is a cliffhanger. So I didn't quite get the climax I expected from the pent-up suspense, and there isn't any indication that there is a sequel in the works. Also, the main plot has some holes. The connection between Sam's mom's demise and Sam ending up in another Infinit wasn't clarified. Again, I wonder why Skull didn't seem concerned about his daughter's whereabouts all the while.

Overall, I rate it 3 out of 4 stars. It was a decent read. It's well laid out, and the editing reeks of mastery. The illustrations are clear and engaging as well. Still, I knocked off a star partly because of the issues I mentioned above. Secondly, I think the author sacrificed depth for bulk. When I read fiction, I'm all about the characters. How strong are they? How realistic are they? So I need background information to become emotionally invested in them. Sadly, the backstories of most characters in this book are too vague for me, and I need them solid to feel connected. I tried, but one can't force chemistry. A glint here and a flashback there just aren't enough.

That being said, intergalactic science fiction buffs will adore this book. It is a coming-of-age story and will appeal to young adults, but mature readers will enjoy it too. Besides a few violent scenes, the content and language are clean.

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What an interesting read, sure the illustrations makes it easy in comprehension, good review
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Not interested if the characters aren’t well developed. I need clarity! Thanks for the review.
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Wow, I didn't expect there to be illustrations in the book, that's interesting. The plot and elements of nature are intriguing as well, but I can't read a book with underdeveloped characters. Thank you for the great review!
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Miriam nkere wrote: 15 Jul 2021, 05:16 What an interesting read, sure the illustrations makes it easy in comprehension, good review
Thanks for stopping by, Miriam.
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amrinzaeda wrote: 15 Jul 2021, 21:30 Wow, I didn't expect there to be illustrations in the book, that's interesting. The plot and elements of nature are intriguing as well, but I can't read a book with underdeveloped characters. Thank you for the great review!
Thanks for your comment, amrinzaeda.
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Amy Luman wrote: 15 Jul 2021, 13:32 Not interested if the characters aren’t well developed. I need clarity! Thanks for the review.
Thanks for your comment.
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With the plot holes, cliffhanger, and undeveloped characters, I think I'll pass on this book. Thanks for the great, thorough review!
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Futuristic fiction with a cliffhanger ending, sounds right up my alley. 😂 Should make for a fun read. Great review by the way
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I think the characters needed to be better developed, for the book to reach its full potential.
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This novel has some interesting concepts but it's a shame that the characters are underdeveloped. I hope the author writes a sequel to improve the characters and clarify the problems you mentions with the plot. Thank you for your great review!
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It sounds like the story could be quite interesting but also like there's a fair amount of background information readers need to get caught up on upfront. For example, what's an infinit? That's true in most, if not all, sci fi, but your comment that the author failed at providing enough background information makes me wonder if it would be difficult to get oriented to the book's world.
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