At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn't hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?
Whether you read fiction, fantasy, or even romance you’ve most likely heard of Sherrilyn Kenyon. She’s held the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller list ten times over the past two years, has over 20 million books in print, and has written over 50 different New York Times bestselling novels. She is both prolific as well as talented, a potent combination.
And yet until a few days ago I had never read one of her novels.
Kenyon’s previous series included The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, and BAD Agency; all series centered on paranormal romance that I didn’t feel would be written well or interesting.
Now I’m disappointed I waited this long to dive into them.
Kenyon is a talented writer who utterly dominates whatever she puts her mind to writing. Her books may look like they have over muscled men on the cover but beneath that cover lay the words of an extremely talented writer.
Chronicles of Nick: Infinity was Kenyon’s first attempt at the young adult genre, and I have to say, I wish she had entered this genre sooner. Chronicles of Nick: Infinity is a fantastic book that will have teens and adults of all ages clamoring to buy it. It is action packed, filled to the brim with excitement and mystery, and perfect for the current fad of paranormal novels. But beyond all that it’s written well, it is not some cheap knock off of some other series, instead it holds its own as the beginning of a great series, and I personally can’t wait to read more.
The only thing I was disappointed in was that I didn’t know the characters better. I feel like if you were already a fan of Kenyon’s other works, most specifically, The Dark-Hunters series, you as the reader would understand a lot more of the undertone and what makes these characters tick. Not only that but since I had no previous experience with Kenyon’s other books I constantly feel like I’m out of the loop.
As mentioned I plan to rectify that very soon, and plan to start with Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter’s series. I would recommend Chronicles of Nick: Infinity to anyone looking for a good paranormal novel and would expect both teens and adults to be in line the day it comes out.
8.5 out of 10
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: May 25, 2010