Sunday, September 4, 2011


by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Chronicles of Nick, book one

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? (description from

I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's books. Her writing is fluid, engaging, and highly entertaining. Most characters drop sarcastic quips like they are going out of style and I can rip through one in a couple quick hours. Love it.

All those things that I love about the adult Dark Hunters series are still found in the new(ish - I know, I know. I got this book soooo long ago, and just never got around to reading it!) Chronicles of Nick series. I love getting to see Nick as a teenager.

My only problem was that as such a devotee of the adult series, I had a hard time adjusting to the new world view in this book. I was confused for a short time before I realized that the whole point of this series is to change the events of the adult series! (trying not to be spoilery...sorry if it's vague...) Having finally figured that out, I was able to look at things from another angle and just enjoy the story without trying to place it into the timeline of the adult series.

All in all, though I still love the adult Dark Hunters books a hair more, this is definitely a series I will also be keeping up with....

2011 Zombie Reading Challenge

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