Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: The End of Infinity

The End of Infinity
by Matt Myklusch
Jack Blank Adventures, book three
Book Description:
Ever since Jack Blank learned that he came from the amazing country of the Imagine Nation, he’s known that his fate could go down two very different paths—he could either be the greatest hero the world has ever known, or its greatest villain.
Now the final battle is here, and it’s time for Jack to discover the direction of his destiny.
*This is the final book in the Jack Blank trilogy, so beware of spoilers!*

I have really enjoyed this series and I am actually sad that it has come to a close. I'm sort of hoping that Matt Myklusch will dive into this world again to tell the stories of some of its other characters... we'll have to wait and see.

What made this series so great? It is a fabulous blend of realistic fiction and comic-book style heroes and villans. There are elements of science fiction, full-on fantasy, and there is no end to the action-packed adventures! Jack is a great character because he has a destiny that he must decide whether to embrace as inevitable, or to try to shape along the way... though he has no idea who he truly is, he has a fantastic moral compass that leads him... he has a strong sense of loyalty and friendship that he will not let fall the way side. He is a hero that I can truly get behind... oh, and did I mention that he can mentally manipulate machines? Awesome.

Not only does Jack fight his way into embracing and then changing his destiny, but he learns the truth about himself (finally!!) and decides exactly what type of hero he wants to be for the rest of his life. I loved how Jack's friends stood by him, even when they had their niggling doubts, and how Jack refused to lose any of them in the biggest, most important battle he'd ever seen. Reading this book was like watching an epic superhero movie, in the best possible way. As I said before, I look forward to hearing more from this author and hopefully in this same world!! 

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