INFINITY – 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.
Prior to reading this novel I had not read any of Sherrilyn’s other books and I am particularly sad about this now. However, I am glad that I finally know about Sherrilyn and will be keeping an eye out for her other works from now on. With that being said, it must by now be obvious that I rather enjoyed reading Infinity, the first novel in her Chronicles of Nick series. It was an interesting and entertaining read that kept me gripped from the first few pages, right until the very end. Not to mention, the ending left me wanting more with a fairly decent cliff-hanger that left this reader wide-eyed and intrigued!
What I liked about this novel was how easy it was to read. There was no complicated jargon that went over my head, no frustrating scenes that made me want to pull my hair out and while there were many, many different creatures and beings that were introduced, I was never left feeling like I had missed a major plot point. In fact, the way that Sherrilyn dealt with the descriptions was absolutely terrific and really pulled the reader. She gave enough detail to make it interesting but didn’t paint the picture completely, leaving the reader to fill in the missing pieces which I loved doing. She also left a lot of information on the creatures out which, while could seem infuriating to some, I found I actually really enjoyed. That note of mysteriousness that surrounded them all just pulled me in and made me want to know more, which, obviously, just makes me want to read the next book to find out more! So, in my opinion, it was a perfectly clever and well executed writing style.
One thing I feel I should note is that this is definitely a book that caters towards younger audiences. Probably from between twelve to sixteen (I know, I know, I’m twenty one and I liked it) but the reason I liked it so much is because I didn’t have to think too much when reading it. It was the exact read I needed when I was reading it but I feel that if I read too many books like it altogether I’d probably pull my hair out. The problem I found with this book was my impossibility to relate to the main character; Nick. He was a fourteen year-old boy that I just couldn’t get to grips with. I liked him, sure, but at times I just didn’t understand him. His humour was cheesy but not overdone which was nice and some of the humour in the entire novel was actually quite entertaining but I do feel that someone younger would definitely enjoy this book more than I did.
The concept of the zombies in this novel I actually really enjoyed. It was a refreshing take and I found myself really intrigued by it all. I am one hundred percent certain that it could never happen in real life, but that didn’t make the fictionalisation of them any less entertaining to read. I am really intrigued to find out what happens with Nick and where his journey will take him. I also like the angle with Nekoda and am incredibly curious about how that will turn out! I liked all the different demons and vampires and shapeshifters… it was all just really compelling and made me want to continue reading. It is just a tad disappointing that at times it felt a little too young for me to be enjoying, like this book should be a total guilty pleasure for me but then, I like guilty pleasures! 😀
Overall, this book did its job in pulling me into the story and I had a damn good time while it did it too! It was brilliantly written and hopefully a good example of what Sherrilyn Kenyon’s writing is always like. It is left on a nice ending that makes you want to carry on reading, and for that I am glad that I have the next one to read! Preferably this is a book more aimed at younger teen audiences, as opposed to those on the higher spectrum (like me!) but, if you’re looking for an easy, not-complicated or confusing but still highly compelling and mysterious, then this is the book for you! I have also seen that this is supposedly in connection with Sherillyn’s Dark Hunter series so now I must go and read those too!
A charming book with a surprising ending that leaves you wanting more.
Faye is twenty one years old and is currently studying Film and Television at university and is in her third and final year. She has been blogging about books and films for six months and is thoroughly enjoying herself while she does it! She’s not sure where she wants to end up in her future but knows that if it involves writing, books or films then she will be happy and that is all that really matters! She updates her blog almost daily with reviews, interviews, giveaways, articles and memes. She can be contacted by email via twitter; @daydreamin_star