Title: Infinity: The Chronicles of Nick
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffon
Buy Link: Buy Infinity Here!
Rating: You Want to Read
Reviewed By: Janelle
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 am a long time fan of Mrs. Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series, so when I heard my favorite character was getting his own spin-off series, I was notably excited. It took me a while, but this book finally made it to the top of the teetering stack of books on my night stand. And honestly, it left me kind of cold.
Sherrilyn is undoubtedly a good writer, the world is vivid and the characters complex. Sadly, the plot is all over the place. In taking a romance series with a rich base of mythology and paranormal and trying to filter it through the lens of young adult fiction, something got lost. Characters that I have known and loved for years, that took many books to even begin to understand, are stripped bare of their closely guarded secrets in the opening of this series. Already the mystery is erased, especially around characters as utterly complex as Acheron.
I truly believe that romance is Mrs. Kenyon’s calling in the literary world. Her young adult writing, however, still needs polish. It simply felt as if she were trying to fill in the lack of romantic side plot, with a dozen unfocused subplots.