Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chronicles of Nick Infinity & Invincible; Sherrilynn Kenyon

Reading level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 480 pages

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (May 25, 2010)


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 Review

I have said before I am a huge fan of Kenyon. I have read almost the entire Dark-Hunter series. So when I heard about The Chronicles of Nick. It peaked my interest! I am not one to read a synopsis if I already enjoy the author's writing. I just assume I will enjoy the book. So about 50 pages into the book, I had to hit myself in the forehead with a *DUH*! Nick is the same Nick from the Dark-Hunter series but younger. I have always wondered why Nick was the way he was in those books. It was a nice surprise for me. 
    Infinity shines a lot of light about Nicks past. It's also extremely adventurous. I don't think there was a slow moment on single page. It's was also nice that I was already familiar with a few of the other characters in the book. Not that you would need to be familiar, Kenyon has a way of explaining things and making each book work without other additions. I have been on a look out for books that Boys would enjoy, I have found one! This is perfect. There is barely any romance...err whatever you want to call it. The action takes the lead in Infinity. I think anyone and everyone should read Infinity. It has a solid setting with fabulous characters. (Yeah, I love Acheron, don't tell Nick!)

Reading level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 432 pages

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (March 22, 2011)


Just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse...

Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...

My Review

How to phrase this....Invincible was good but not fabulous. Let me tell you what it was, Fast-paced, Action packed, Strong characters, fun and exciting plot. Even though it had, so it seemed everything, I felt it was lacking something. I was hoping to learn more about why Nick is the way he is in the future.... I guess the road is long. I do enjoy the idea behind Nick in the book and Ambrose/Nick coming into play. It will be interesting to see how things could or will have changed.  I am here for the long haul. I swear if you read any of the books Nick's character was in, in one of the Dark-Hunter series you'd want to read these as well. It was nice to see how Nicks snotty and snarky attitude really formed. Quite comical.

   I think this would be a bit confusing if you just jumped in and decided to read this. It did pick up exactly where Infinity left off. I would recommend reading Infinity before starting this. I'd also recommend reading the Dark-Hunter series to get a better understanding of the characters who were in other Dark-Hunter books. Though Kenyon has a way of making things easy for people to jump in I can see it being a bit much in Invincible. I try not to hold certain Authors with a higher standard but it's so hard when I know Kenyon has amazing talent. I do plan on reading the next in the series, I just hope Kenyon can enlighten us a bit more.

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Shannon O'Donnell said...

My son LOVES these books. I haven't read them yet, but I plan to. :-)

Zibilee said...

I recently have been trying to find more books for my son, and I think that these are just the ticket. He loves books that have a lot of action and supernatural elements to them, but gets annoyed by the romance. I think that's why he didn't like The Dark Divine series (which his sister loved). Thanks for sharing these books with us, now I know exactly what to put in his Easter basket!

Nina said...

I read and really adored the first book. I cannot wait to read the sequal. I just adored the crazy Bubba. ;)

Blodeuedd said...

I just can't see the Nick I met in the books as the Nick here. The story doesn't fit, oh well

Jenny N. said...

I have not read any books from this author but am interested in picking this YA series by her.

Tipsy - said...

Does anyone get the movie "Serenity" vibe? At least on the covers?

P.S. love the reviews!

BLHmistress said...

I haven't read her YA series yet been wanting to for awhile but I love her Adult series, SK is a must buy for me for years now. need to get on the ball and get these before the new DH book comes out before August.

Jamie Kline said...

I really love the Dark Hunters series so I'm definitely going to check these books out!

Jamie @ Bookerella

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

Great reviews! I cant wait to read both of these =D