Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Release Date: May 25th, 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Age Group: Young Adult
Series or Stand Alone: Series-Book 1 of the Chronicles of Nick
Other Titles in the Series: Invincible (due out in store March 22nd)
Summary (goodreads.com): 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?
When I think of Chronicles of Nick I think “Oh man, so freakin’ funny” which is closely followed by “Gah, I can’t wait for the second one!” I’ve thought this about twenty times since I finished and that was approximately about an hour ago. Even with all the flame throwers and the zombies trying to eat people, there’s actually a very good lesson buried deep within Infinity; “Don’t pick on people…seriously, they may take out revenge and it may be apocalyptic.” I don’t know if that’s exactly the lesson if any the author was trying to convey, but I think its good anyway (if it takes a zombie apocalypse to stop kids from bullying one another so be it!). I also learned that guys named Bubba are particularly funny and are even more so when they’re brandishing weapons! After Nick, his friend Bubba is my favorite character because between him and Nick’s amazing sarcasm this book is great! This book really needed those funny parts or it would have been way to serious, the humor fits in nicely. I recommend all zombie lovers (which I’m actually not…I think they're a dumb foe) to read this as well as anyone who wants a laugh.