Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Review of Infinity (Chronicles of Nick #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
From Goodreads: 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.
This was a very interesting read. I haven't heard much about this book so I wasn't sure what to expect. There were a lot of different kinds of paranormal creatures in this book that I had a hard time understanding what each person was. This was one of the first books I've read that had Zombies in it. I'm not sure how I feel about Zombies. I like most paranormal creatures because I feel they can have this sexy kind of aura about them, but Zombies I don't really see as sexy.
I wish that Kenyon would have developed the characters more. I felt that I learned a lot about Nick, but no one else. As for Nick I loved him as a character. He was so witty that his side comments had me laughing through the entire novel. I loved that he wasn't rich and had everything he wanted like some main characters. He was down-to-earth and not only book smart, but also street smart.
One of the things that I though Kenyon did really well was the bullying at the beginning of the novel. I had a really hard time reading this because it felt so real. I felt the raw pain of the comments as if they were directed at me. I was crying, shouting, and cheering all within the first chapter of the book.
Overall I'd give this book ★★★ and 1/2.