Review: Infinite Risk by Ann Aguirre
Title: Infinite Risk (Immortal Game #3)
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publish Date: August 2, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Synopsis: In a world of infinite risk, the stakes have never been so high.
Beyond the pull of life and death lies the Immortal game. Edie Kramer has leaped back to put things right and save the boy she loves. Alone in the wrong timestream, she must reinvent herself and square off against dangerous Immortals determined to win this mortal match once and for all.
But righting past wrongs carries fresh dangers. As she navigates a new school and tries to put Kian on a different path, she also battles those will stop at nothing to keep her from derailing their deadly schemes. With few allies and her first love treating her like a stranger, Edie faces the most dangerous enemy of all―time itself. Yet she's come a long way from that dark night on the bridge, and when her back's to the wall, she'll go down fighting...
The conclusion of New York Times-bestselling author Ann Aguirre's Immortal Game trilogy is thrilling and unforgettable.
The Immortal Game trilogy is seriously one of my favorite series of all time. My love for it goes beyond words. It is literally one of the greatest pieces of writing I have ever read, and I’m sad to see it’s over.
It had been probably over a year since I’d read book two, so when I dived right into Infinite Risk I wasn’t too sure on what was going on. Yet, I managed to catch up fairly quickly. I got this gist of what happened; the only thing I struggled with was the names. I definitely remembered Edie and Kian, but I was iffy with a few others. But that didn’t really matter because this book mainly focuses on another group.
It’s book three so I’m just going to tell you what happens at the end of book two. If you’re interested in reading this trilogy, which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, go check out my review of Mortal Danger.
BEWARE! SPOILERS AHEAD! I REPEAT, SPOILERS FOR THIS SERIES ARE AHEAD!
At the end of Public Enemies, Kian dies so Edie makes the smart decision to travel back in time to save him from ever signing the contract and becoming part of The Game. There, that’s really all you need to go going into this book. Infinite Risk starts off when Kian is a freshman in high school so he’s not really the Kian you’re used to… yet.
Edie pretty much spends the entirety of Infinite Risk to create a better future for Kian where he doesn’t join The Game. She wants to make his life better. But a big part of this book is that Edie can’t change the future so Kian’s dead in her lifetime, but she can create an alternative timeline. It’s actually really interesting to read.
Kian transforms before your eyes from a kid that never talks to anyone to actually someone who becomes pretty confident in his own skin. Kian is one of my favorite characters, so it was pretty cool to see how he was before Edie met him. There’s a lot of extremely well written character development for him which was awesome!
Edie was an 18 year old in a 15 year old’s body, so it was uncomfortable for her. Plus watching Kian and only being friends was rough. I don’t think I would be able to do it. Again, this shows just how strong she is. Fighting off immortals while protecting her first love. Plus she deals with some backlash from the time travel. (Can I just say that I was on the edge of my seat because I did not think she was going to make it?!)
The Harbinger plays a bigger role in Infinite Risk, and I honestly love him. There are so many different layers to him; it was amazing being able to see them all. I liked him in Public Enemies, but I love him now. Edie’s good for him.
I have nothing bad to say about these characters. I love each and every one of them, and I’m incredibly sad to see them go.
When it started winding down, I had no clue what would happen. The falling action didn’t seem as if it was leading to an ending. Except for the inevitable thing to Edie, but I never really accepted that as an ending. It didn’t really go to the resolution until the point where there was a few pages left. Like I said, I had no idea how Aguirre was going to end.
The ending was probably my favorite moment throughout the entire series. I absolutely loved it. Aguirre could not have chosen a better ending. I almost cried because I loved it so much. It was perfect. I loved how they talked about what happened in the alternate timeline. I have tears in my eyes whilst writing this review because it’s beautiful. I am also completely in love with how Aguirre ended Edie’s actual timeline. Perfect. There’s no other way to describe it.
Read this series just so you can read this ending. Please.
I loved this book. I cannot wait to purchase it and add it to my shelves. Speaking of which, I just bought Mortal Danger and I will be purchasing Public Enemies soon from Book Outlet. If you’ve never heard of it, they have super cheap books and shipping is low too. Go check it out.
I feel like a happy, content sigh would describe this book really well. Don’t look at me like I’m crazy, just hear me out. This series is over yet it ended in the best possible way. You get answers and aren’t left hanging. This journey is over, but they are living such amazing lives.
I can’t even right now.
I loved Infinite Risk, and I will love it for a long time after this.
About the Author
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds of books, emo music, action movies and Doctor Who. She writes all kind of fiction in multiple genres, both YA and for adults.