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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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

House Immortal (House Immortal #1)
by Devon Monk

Paperback, 368 pages
September 2nd 2014 by Roc
One 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.…


One Hundred years ago the world was divided by houses. Each house represented major resources from the world. House Brown however did not fall under the scrutiny or demand of the other houses or the laws they followed; it stayed under the radar. They were free and made up of people who refused to pick a house; however freedom came with great consequences. They were not considered a real house and were shunned, left to fend for themselves. 

House Brown was founded by the Galvanized, but they were forced to join another house in order to save House Brown. The Galvanized are people who were created by stitching them together from bits. They are immortal and only 12 of them existed, or so they thought, until Matilda was found. Matilda tried to hide under the radar and thought she was doing a great job until Abraham Seventh showed up at her door, another stitch, to warn her that enemies are coming to kill them all.

House Immortal was not a book I would have normally 
picked up. In fact I never even heard of the author. I am so glad I decided to read it. This story was captivating from the get go. The author had me at chapter one, well she probably had me by page 2. Her writing sucked me into her world, making me feel like I was really there. I needed to know what was going to happen every step of the way and Monk also took me through the emotions as we got there. It was action packed with just enough romance. I highly recommend this book/series.

5 "Immortal Stitched" Sheep


About the Author:
Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She writes the Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series and the Age of Steam steampunk series, knits silly things, and lives in Oregon.


  1. So glad you reviewed and liked it. I have been seeing this book and like you haven't read anything from the author so was up and down about buying, Will definitely have to now.

    1. I have added it to my list too! I love catching a series at the beginning.

  2. Oh yes so looking forward to this one :) Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I am so glad it turned out to be as good as I wished for!

  3. How exciting!! I got this audiobook today! Now I'm really looking forward to listening :)
    Great job!