DNF Review: House Immortal (House Immortal #1) by Devon Monk


House ImmortalOne hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized….

Matilda Case isn’t like most folk. In fact, she’s unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her father’s experiments, a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all.

Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings immortal and unfathomably strong. For a century, each House has fought for control over the galvanized. Now the Houses are also tangled in a deadly struggle for dominion over death—and Tilly and her kind hold the key to unlocking eternity

The secrets that Tilly must fight to protect are hidden within the very seams of her being. And to get the secrets, her enemies are willing to tear her apart piece by piece.…



My Review:

I honestly didn’t make it very far in this book. I maybe made it like 5 chapters. Normally I wouldn’t write a review for a book that I DNF’d so soon, but I kind of want to explain my reasoning. This book was confusing. I mean, seriously, I was confused from the very first page. It kind of felt like the book had already been in progress for quite awhile and I was jumping into the middle of it. There really wasn’t any build up or background/plot information. It just jumped into.

I didn’t understand the “stitching” or the different Houses. It completely went over my head. It also seemed like a really extreme concept. Now, I know that this is urban fantasy, so I’m trying not to be too judgmental about extreme concepts, but I just couldn’t process it. Was she a zombie? Was she a human? Was she a sewed up doll? It didn’t make sense and I just couldn’t get on board with it. Maybe if there would have been a little more explanation I would have liked it better.

Honestly, there’s not much to say about this book other than that it was really confusing and awkward to read.


Pages: 368

Publication Date: 9/2/14

Publisher: ROC

Rating: DNF