Review: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Posted 11 April, 2011 by Danny in / 17 Comments

Infinity
by Sherrilyn Kenyon (website, Twitter)

Chronicles of Nick I
Published May 25th 2010 by St. Martin’s Griffin
amazon (Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback and there is a audio version too!)
synopsis from goodreads: 

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?

Oh that was entertaining!!! 

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.

Fight against evil and true self – poor Nick has lot’s to do 

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.

You’ll looooOOove Nick’s voice! 

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!

Bottom Line: 

This is one of those stories that move forward merciless and are thick with new developments fast. I love such rich stories, they keep you on edge all the time. Also, she created a world full of Demons, Shifters, Vampires and ancient gods. I love when an author is able to create a world that big.

But what I loved most is Nick! I loved his sense of humor, his braveness and his sarcasm! Now, excuse me, I go and read the next one!
Now, did you read this book? 
Did you like it and found it as entertaining as I did? 
Oh and… did you read the adult books from Mrs Kenyon? Where should I start? She has soo many!! 
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17 Responses to “Review: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon”

  1. hrose2931

    I haven't been able to finish this one. I'm used to Nick being older, still snarky, but he's in a much darker place now and things have seriously changed for him. Please read the adult novels in order. Number one is Fantasy Lover and I think it's my favorite! But, at some point, you must read Acheron. It is epic. An unbelievable story and it involves Greek Gods and Goddesses, on bitch in particular and some other Gods and Goddesses. It is huge, but it must be read after you have a few of the adult novels under your belt so you understand who he is. Nick is a fabulous character in the adult novels as well and they aren't smutty. There is an acutal story line. They really are great. I'll try to get the order down so you can read them in order.

    Heather

  2. I am looking forward to reading this series! I have put it off because it is YA but I love NICK so I broke down and bought both of them 🙂

  3. I knew that Acheron also appeared in her novels but I wasn't aware of the fact that Nick also appears!! I know his older self alreadysince he appears also in these books here. I think I get that you didn't like it then. But I was fresh and started fresh into that whole worldwhich made it easy for me to love them! I'd appreciate that list!!

  4. From what I hear it's a good idea starting with her YA series and move on from there. A few ppl were disappointed, but mostlythose that already read her adult ones. I do love male POV's too! So refreshing!

  5. So glad you enjoyed this one Danny! I adore her Dark Hunter series and have been wanting to pick up this one for a while but jut haven't gotten around to it yet. I love me a snarky boy, so I think Nick and I are going to hit it off:) Fabulous review!
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  6. hrose2931

    Here's the list-1)Fantasy Lover, 2) Night Pleasures, 3) Night Embrace, 4) Dance with the Devil, 5) Kiss of the Night, 6) Night Play, 7) Seize the Night, 8) Sins of the Night 9) Unleash the Night 10) I am not sure about this one but I think it is Dark Side of the Moon 11)Devil May Cry 12) Acheron 13) One Silent Night That's as far as I've gotten. That number 10 is a Dark Hunter book, but it's like one of only two that don't take place in New Orleans. And you can also read the Dream Warriors or Hunters along with these especially when you get to book 12. You should at least read the first Dream book. Acheron's story will make you cry. Bring tissues. And something to steady your nerves for what is done to him. You might want to throw a few plates.__Heather

  7. Simi

    I love everything Kenyon writes! The Dark Hunter universe is amazing. When you read the Dark Hunter series don't forget to read the _Dream_ Hunter series too (its a spin off but should be read in order with the Dark Hunter books)

    Here is a really good reading order list: http://www.maryse.net/reading-order-guide/sherril

    Kenyon also writes The League series, which is an adult sci-fi series about a league of assassins. Think, BSG meets Firefly. http://www.dark-hunter.com/series.php?id=10

    McKinley Gregor is Kenyon's pseudonym for her historical romance series which I have not checked out yet.

    Whether Kenyon is writing from a male or female POV (or a 14 year old boy's) she makes the characters distinct and with their own voice and at the same time I always empathize with them. Its fun to explore each universe with her characters; she has an infinite imagination.

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