Series: Chronicles of Nick #1
Publisher: St. Martin's GriffinRelease Date: May 25, 2010
Hardcover: 448 pages
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'm not exactly sure how to word this because I felt confused after I read this. I haven't read the Dark-Hunter series before this and I'm starting to wonder if I should have. While walking into this blind I did enjoy it. I originally picked this up because of the cover and blurb on the back sounded interesting so I gave it a shot.
Nick, like me, walked into the Dark Hunters world knowing nothing about it. He was just a freshman going to school at a stuck up boarding school when things started getting weird. Everyone he thought he knew is actually someone...well some-thing else. Now he isn't even sure what HE is.
Sherrilyn Kenyon created interesting characters with fun personalities. I felt overwhelmed with the amount of characters though. Nick seemed like an arrogant person with a sharp tongue but underneath all of that smart talk he's a sweet guy. He's only 14 years old and is already stepping into the "man of the house" role. Nick shows great respect and would do anything for the people he cared for.
Overall this was an enjoyable read with a developing plot. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel, Invincible to get a better feel of the series.
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5