Saturday, August 7, 2010
Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Published May 2010
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'm going to divide this review into two paragraphs. One paragraph will be the negative aspects of this book and the other paragraph will be the positive things. We'll start with the negative.
First of all, I didn't really fully understand what the plot of the book was. I think that Sherrilyn wrote another series about Dark-Hunters so maybe I should have read that series before reading this book. There were too many characters to follow and too many different types of supernatural creatures in this novel for my taste. I didn't know who or what half the characters were and some of them just completely disappeared for the rest of the book! I felt like there were so many loose ends in the book and the character development was poor so I couldn't really connect with any of them. I was also confused about which storyline to focus on and there were too many different things going on in the book.
Now for the positive :) I like Nick as the main character. He's funny, polite, brave, charming and an all around likable character. I thought that the plot, though at times confusing, had a lot of potential and the action in the book was great. I really enjoyed the ending of the book, I love big explosive endings and Infinity finished with a bang. The book also had a hint of humor and romance included, which is always good.
To finish, I thought Infinity was a good book but it wasn't amazing. Read it when you have time
but I wouldn't put it at the top of the to-read pile.