Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Invincible: By Sherrilyn Kenyon



Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...


What I loved about Infinity, the first book in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s new young adult series, is the action. Infinity contained non-stop action and intricate plot twists and mysteries. This, in my opinion, is what made Infinity such a fantastic read.

Of course Invincible, the second book in the series, does not contain even a tenth of the action Infinity held. Instead Invincible slows down the Chronicles of Nick story and focuses on the mysteries and motives behind each of the warring parties over Nick’s future. To me this was interesting and certainly grabbed my attention, but I would have liked to have gotten just a little bit more action, instead of just the final sequence at the end.

Also while I found the scenes from Nick’s possible future interesting, I found myself wanted to know more about the other characters. Kenyon threw so many characters with different motives into the first book that she has to sort them out at some point in time, she only barely begins the process in Invincible. Really besides the lack of action what I felt Invincible lacked were the comical and enticing side characters (Bubba, Simi, Acheron, Kyrian) that really made Infinity more robust.

All in all Invincible was not as good as it’s predecessor but it is far from bad. Instead it had the unfortunate task of being written after a fantastic action packed installment in a great series. And while I was disappointed with certain aspects I would easily recommend this book to fellow readers and personally plan to read the next installment in the series, Infamous, next year.

8 out of 10


Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Published: March 22, 2011

Price: $17.99

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