This was a long journey, but a very satisfying one. This was the final installment in The Kindrily series by Karen Amanda Hooper, and it was fantastic. I love these characters, and that ending was so sweet.
Rating: 4.5 stars!
There is always a healthy dose of fear involving the final book in a beloved series. Will you be disappointed? Will the author totally screw up the characters and how much they mean to you? There is always a little wariness when I start a final book. I've been burned before, and I hate it when that happens. It's why I put off finishing series.
Fighting for Infinity did not give me reason to doubt final books! I loved the journey that these characters go through, and I loved where the author took the story.
There were two MCs in this story, and they were Nathan and Maryah. I was kind of hoping for a third, but it wasn't needed. I've loved Nathan's and Maryah's journey from the beginning. They've been through a lot, and they both are still trying to find their footing around each other. I loved how their relationship developed, how they dealt with the heartbreak and anguish together, how much stronger they are because of it all. These two are soulmates, and it's definitely apparent. They're both very passionate souls who just want to love and protect their own. And with the revelations in this story, they needed each other more than ever. I loved how it never tore apart their relationship, and I loved how much stronger their love is because of it.
But I was a little disappointed with the secondary characterizations. There are 16 Kindrily members, aside from Nathan and Maryah. They are important to the story-line and to the relationship between the MCs. And the only reason this is getting 4.5 stars from me is because I felt that they were underdeveloped. They were too overshadowed in this book. Aside from their abilities, them helping Nathan and Maryah, and trying to defeat Dedrick, they aren't very focused on. And that's okay, because this series was more about Nathan and Maryah. But I was missing those interactions between all of the characters, and I just wanted more of them.
The plot was very slow-paced, but I was never bored. I enjoyed where the author took the story-line, and I was constantly aware of what was happening because I was always trying to guess the mysteries. In the first two books, there are many secrets and parts of their pasts that we know nothing about. Luckily, the author answered all of my questions and brought her characters to where they needed to go. There were also secrets that hinted at other story-lines that I'm hoping the author will explore in other books. And I wouldn't say no to more of the Kindrily members. :)
Fighting for Infinity was a fantastic final installment in the beloved Kindrily series. I remember that I really didn't like Maryah in the first couple books, but by the end of this, she was one of my favorite characters. Still sometimes naive, but her character development was beautiful. I loved her and Nathan's passionate love story, and I loved the other members of the Kindrily. I'm going to miss these characters.