Review: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Infinity
(Chronicles of Nick #1)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication date: May 25, 2010
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Rating:

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’ve read some of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s adult series that’s set in the same world, but I’ve never read Nick’s story before. I think I always just felt like a book revolving around a 14 year old wouldn’t hold the same intensity and grittiness that the Dark-Hunter world is so heavily saturated in. However, Nick’s story is just as dark and twisted as her adult series. There are zombies, demons, and death in this story. Even though it is a young adult story, it isn’t a fluff piece.

Not only did I really like that it was just as dark and mysterious as the adult series, but there was also humor in it too. I found myself smiling a lot while listening to this book. A huge part of that was the narrator’s ability to alter his voice and really capture the emotions of the scene. From Nick’s mom, to Ambrose, to his friends, to Nick himself, the narrator was able to keep each characters voice, mannerisms, and personalities completely separate.

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I wasn’t overly sure whether or not this story was for me at first. I was worried it would be too toned down for the younger readers, but the author managed to keep that same feel in this book. While her adult series has quite a bit of romance in them, which this one lacked, there was so much adventure and fighting going on that I didn’t even miss it.

 

Favorite quote…

“I learned a long time ago not to judge people by what they look like, sound like, or by the clothes they wear. Just because a house is nice and shiny out front doesn’t mean it’s not rotting on the inside.”

 

 

 

7 Thoughts on “Review: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

  1. I haven’t read hers in awhile >.<

  2. I used to read a lot of Sherrilyn Kenyon back in the day, and loved her work. I had no clue she wrote YA novels! Glad you enjoyed it! Hugs…RO

  3. Aside from vampires, I’m a sucker for zombies too. Definitely checking out this series <3

  4. Lauren Becker on 23 October, 2018 at 8:11 am said:

    Love that quote. I’ve never read this author, but I remember when this series came out. I like when YA books are dark and gritty! And some nice humor here and there is good too.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  5. I bought this book YEARS ago because I really wanted to read and of course never got to it lol One day….

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

  6. I remember reading the Dark Hunter series from this author back in the day. A friend and I devoured it together, and we loved the series so much. I really want to revisit it. I’m glad this one was able to capture the same intensity for you. I can see how it would be a concern.

    Great review! 🙂

  7. I haven’t read this one but I love her other books.

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