At 14, 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. Like 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?
©2010 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2010 Macmillan Audio
Okay. So I'm seriously having a hard time rating this book. The author is a talented writer with a witty sense of humor and fun characters, but there is so much going on, and the book is so all over the place I just feel completely lost after reading it. After researching information about the author I think this is supposed to be based on another series? That's grand and all, but what about those of us who haven't read the other series? I just feel . . . lost. At the beginning I loved it, mid way I was scratching my head, the end there were so many characters I couldn't remember who was who.
Sigh . . . I was so into this at first and I feel disappointed. I might try to read the other books by Kenyon so I might be able to understand this series better because I liked the writing so much.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway
Alright, let me get this straight. THIS IS NOT A PARANORMAL ROMANCE, so if your looking for Twilish
type of book, you'd better off reading someother books. However this book is seriously funny and highly entertaining.
This story of Nick's early life and entree into the Dark Hunter world is more than any Dark Hunter fan could have dreamed of. It provides the details of Nick's earliest experiences with Kirian and so much more. It is only to be expected that a book featuring the wise-cracking Nick would be funny, but many times it was outright hilarious and I laughed out loud--so don't listen to this while in a crowd with your iPod unless you don't mind people thinking you're downright crazy. We get introduced to a slew of wacky and lovable, not to mention hysterically funny characters. Bubba and Mark are two standouts because you can't help loving guys who deal guns and computers while hunting zombies on the side and aren't afraid to go after them with a rocket launcher or baseball bat, whichever is closest at hand. There is so much action and so much to laugh about it's almost impossible to stop listenning. Dark Hunter fans should know that this story isn't really a prequel in the strictest sense because... well, the ending explains so I won't.
One drawback, though not enough to lose a star, is that the narrator departs from previous pronunciation of Acheron, saying it like Ackeron, which aggravated me to no end. This may be correct, who knows, but it seems weird that Acheron would have the nickname Ash if the new pronunciation is correct. A huge drawback is that while Nick is definitely a Cajun, the narrator doesn't manage even a hint of an accent. Still, it's better to do no accent than a bad one. Also, he doesn't even hint at a Greek accent for Kirian and gives Ash a deep growly voice that doesn't feel like our Ash. Ah well, nobody's perfect I guess.
Whether you want more Dark Hunters or just a really good story with some really great action and huge laughs, Infinity is well worth the read.
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
I read almost all of the books from the dark hunter series, when I found out about this series.
Dark hunter series is for mature audience, and this book is intended for teens.
The book is really good, one of the minor characters in DHUniverse is brought to us as the main hero, with the help of time travel, magic, and godhood powers of the author.
if you haven't read any of the of the DH books before , unfortunately you will miss about 15% of funny and interesting moments in the book, but without any doubt you will enjoy it.
New Star Trek movie and this book have something similar.
Just like ST universe DH universe had more than 20 books and everything was explained and going towards happy ending, but suddenly Vulcan was destroyed and they are no longer major power,so What will happen differently?
Something similar happened in DH universe, and in my opinion it made the universe more exciting.
Author of The Zochtil, Read by Nick Sullivan
I'm still unsure about this book, it was a fast read and by the time I got to the end I almost felt like something was missing.
This was a different take from what I've read recently from urban fantasy, a teenage monster hunter. This book is also filled with awesome and fun loving characters. And for that reason alone I'll probably read the next book just to see what happens to the characters.
Also the blurb has a little bit of false advertising. He doesn't get along with his principle, but he never keeps a chain saw in his locker or has to hide it from the principle. Also the majority of this book takes place over one night, which also contributes to the feeling that a lot is happening to fast.
This book would probably be enjoyed more by young adults, but I will warn you that Nick's mom is an exotic dancer so there are a few parts of the book that have some questionable parts for a young adult to read.
The narrator does an amazing job though! Perfect Narration!
EDIT: After reading the next two books in the series, I realized the series is amazing!!! It's just that this book is kind of a slow start to an amazing series!
It was a little different style than the rest of the Dark-Hunter books but I found myself really enjoying it. I didn't miss any of the extra scenes that are a fluent part of the others. It also explained a lot that was missing in the details from the rest of the books. Glad I waited until AFTER Dream Warrior (Dream-Hunter Series) to listen to this one otherwise it would have messed up a few things in the sequences.
I can't wait for the next in the series.
I am a huge Kenyon fan and so I was hesitant to about a book that was written for the younger generation. (The sensual Kenyon is hard to beat). I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this book. Nick is such a sarcastic little smart a@# but a nice kid with a dark side that you can't help but love him. The other characters were well written and incredibly entertaining. Infinity is a great lead in book to the series and Kenyon nails the younger Nicks "voice". Holter Graham is brillant.
I am a registered nurse and a father of four great kids. I live in a rural part of Oregon and love it. I enjoy books, but Sci-Fi Fantasy has allows been the ones I reach for more than others.
Enjoyable, fast, and wild
The fact the book was enjoyable not only to teens but adults. My 14 yr old boy keep asking if we could listen to this book on a long road trip. This was the first indication this book was a winner.
Bubba and his sidekick especially when the sidekick decked out in his swamp hunting suit. Just so freakin' funny.
Nick meeting Simi for the first time is hilarious. Anything to do with Simi in this series is hilarious.
This history of Nick is quite impressive. It certainly gave me a glimpse into his attitude, his wit and his fearlessness. I think my favorite aspect of this book is the gritty determination of Nick, not taking life in stride, but overcoming his obstacles with humor and an innate sense of what is right for him, his moral code. He may not follow any one else's rules, but he is true to his own.
Learning that Ambrose truly wishes he could help Nick escape the future that enslaved him.
When Nick discovers that his own code, his own sense of justice is what he must live for.
One catastrophe at a time......
I love this author. I learn something from her books, so not only is she entertaining, she is educational. She offers a sarcastic life view that is oddly refreshing!
I'm an instructor in the business college at a university in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy hard scifi and books about how the brain works.
I enjoy listening to young adult / teen books, though I'm well past my young adult years. In this book, good guys are sometimes bad, and bad guys sometimes do good. The ending left me interested to learn more in the next book. Sherilyn Kenyon has done a good job translating her series for adults into the YA market. Lots of action, though sometimes the main character seemed a lot "older" than 14 in his reasoning and abilities, which was jarring. Lots of fun characters, including Bubba the genius-IQ, MIT-degreed zombie killer and his sidekick Mark. I'm not a fan of "we can't explain it with science, so let's just say it's magic," which occurred a good bit in the book. The relationship between Nick and his mom is central to the book, and SK does a very good job with it.
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