"Infinity" by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Chronicles of Nick #1
Realeased Date: May 25, 2010
Genre: YA Paranormal
Rating: 4 stars
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legend ...more 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?
I haven't read the series that this is based on, but I am now intrigued by it and will move it up my list to read sooner rather than later.
While some of the dialogue did drive me nuts, there were things that I really liked. One of the best aspects of this book is the relationship between Nick and him mother, it is hard not to love her. She is a very young mother of a teen boy, she manages to support them both on her stripper job and is not ashamed of it. I also love how Nick's friends know how she is and they try to help him avoid her anger.
Nick's friends are very much the odd balls, which makes for interesting things that go on, but more often than not things just get crazy and out of control.
I was surprised that with everything that Nick learned he accepted and just went on with his life. I also liked that Nick had the potential to go down the wrong road and made a choice to not do it, his mother's voice seemed to be the voice of reason for him.
I do look forward to the next book.
Review by Darcy at GoodReads
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