Friday, January 28, 2011

Review: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Chronicles of Nick book 1
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

 St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780312599072
Release Date: May 25, 2010
(above info is for the hardcover)

from the author's site: 
At 14, Nick Gautier is an average kid who runs with the wrong crowd. But on the night he decides to go straight and refuses to mug an innocent tourist, his crew turns on him and just as he thinks his life is over... a new one begins.

Kyrian of Thrace isn't just a vampire slayer, he's a Dark-Hunter and he introduces Nick to a world that he never imagined.

With new enemies who make his old ones look like wimps, Nick must either measure up or get sized for a body bag. It's kill or be killed and this kid who was born on the wrong side finds a strength inside him that he never knew existed.

Now if he can only find someone to help battle the demons that don't reside inside him.

my thoughts: 

I've loved everything I've ever read from Sherrilyn Kenyon (or her alias Kinley MacGregor) and Infinity did not disappoint. It did, however, surprise me. As she, herself, says on her site, every time you think you know a character you're going to learn that not everything is as it seems. 

I read this one for the YA book club that I run, though I'd have read it anyway because I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's work. I had some familiarity with Nick because of reading the Dark Hunter books, but Infinity really gets inside his head. (I also learned I was mis-pronouncing his last name) I really felt for Nick throughout the story. I think to some extent everyone can relate to being bullied or having the people around you not listen to what you're trying to say. It's beyond frustrating and Nick's frustration comes through the page very clearly. 

I can't wait for Invincible to come out. It's going to pick up right where Infinity left off and I definitely want to know what's going to happen next. 

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