Split Infinity (Lifespan of Starlight #2) by Thalia Kalkipsakis
Published May 1, 2016 by Hardie Grant Egmont
Source: the publisher
Rating: 3 stars
From the blurb: A split-second decision, a single time-skip. The world that you know, gone in a blink.Now a sharp and adept time-skipper, Scout jumps years ahead to find the world transformed. Technology has accelerated and the people she knows have grown up, or disappeared. Most pressing, the government that she was trying to escape has used the time to prepare for the return of the time skippers.Caught between finding the mother she left behind and time-skipping ahead with Mason, a series of events lead Scout deeper into the tunnel than ever before.The only way out is by the strength of her love and the power of her mind. The illusion of time has one more surprise, one with the power to change everything.
Split Infinity picks up where Lifespan of Starlight left off: Scout has time-skipped to the future, but instead of ten years, she's only made it five, it's 2089. To make matters worse, the government has not forgotten about her ability and they've set up measures to trap her when she returns.
I'm not sure how to start this review, I keep going to share information and then reconsidering because it might spoil things for future readers, so I will proceed with caution.
I thought this sequel managed to overcome typical second book issues by keeping the level of action high and offering more depth to the time travel aspect of the series. Scout essentially gets a second chance and this highlights just what a good person she is. She's loyal, protective, and brave, and she shows us via her actions. She's determined to look after her family and friends, and always has their well being in mind.
The stakes are raised and the events, as well as the world, have grown more serious. The pace is fast with the end racing towards a cliffhanger, it'll be a perfect starting point for the third book.
Thank you to Hardie Grant Egmont for my copy.
Cover design: Josh Durham, Design by Committee
I like the covers for this series a lot and decided to do nails for this one. I started with a gradient using Orly Purple Pleather, Ulta3 Sour Grape, and Ulta3 Party Shoes. I used acrylic paint for the details.