by Susan the Surgeon, guest reviewer
Title: Infinity (Chronicles of Nick: Book One)
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Page Count: 464 Pages
Grade Reading Level: Ages 15+
Summary: Nicholas Ambrosius Gautier (Nick) is a 14 yr. old high schooler who doesn’t quite fit in with the others. Other boys ridicule him. So he fights back. He tries to do the right thing. Yet despite his good intentions, things go wrong. Nick’s life is about to take an unexpectedly sharp U-turn. His new employer, Kyrian, is really a vampire slayer. His friends are were-hunters, and zombies are taking over New Orleans. Can Nick unlock his hidden powers before the zombies eat everyone’s brains? New Orleans sure hopes so!
Why I Started This Book:
Nick is a character in Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series (Ages 18+). The Chronicles of Nick young-adult books tell his story. And I wanted to read about his past.
- I love Nick’s spellbook; it’s got some serious attitude!
- The character Simi is so funny. She’s a demon that never leaves home without it. Bar-b-que sauce, that is. Goes great with zombies!
- Nicholas is 100% pure sarcasm. Like it!
- I thought the ending was kinda funny.
- The main character’s negative self-talk is a tad much. He’s very pessimistic.
Last Minute Thoughts: Because this book has a lot of violence, fighting sequences, and centers around a boy’s thoughts about girls, school, etc. I consider it a boy read. Not sure girls want to read about brain eating zombies. Or do they? For boys and girls who do, book 2 titled Invincible has already been released.
Recommendations: Young-adult books are generally for 13-18 yr. old readers, but I find some content is inappropriate for the 13/14 year olds.
Book Rating: 4 Treasure Chests
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