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?
This is also the first book I ready from Mrs Kenyon, yeah I know – shame on me. But I think I’m glad I started with her YA series before digging into the mature stuff. 😉
The cover always crabbed me but somehow I never picked it up, I guess I was afraid when I read Nick is supposed to be 14 and this sounds more MG than YA to me – but..duhh! I’m glad I did now, I truly enjoyed myself and I will most definitely go and buy the next one right away.
This is the very rich story about Nick and his struggle against evil and his true self, although he has no clue yet what that means. He’s a poor kid that lives with his mum, his dad is an evil psychopath who is in jail. He has a scholarship to go to a school full of rick kids. And yeah, they are not very nice to him.
Nick’s voice is awesome and super funny. His sarcasm and snarkiness totally got me and I found myself smiling at this smart ass 🙂 He definitely doesn’t take crap from anyone and is too smart for his own good. But, the way he deeply cares about his mom is simply wonderful!
Nick finds himself suddenly in a world full of paranormal creatures and it is happening all way too fast for him to grab. Also, he is something special too although he doesn’t want to believe it. Many creatures want to get a hold of him and according to a some sources if he turns evil he will doom the world. So, the good people want to do anything to prevent this and the bad people want him for other reasons.. Still, Nick has no clue about all of this!