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Monday, April 11, 2011

52) Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Blurb -

Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...

My Review -

Invincible is the second installment to the Dark-Hunter spin off young adult series, The Chronicles of Nick. I was extremely impressed with the first book, Infinity, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. Unfortunately the Kindle version was unavailable to me in Europe. Boo! And the hardback version is pretty heavy to carry around and also expensive. Double Boo! So I ended up listening to this one via Audible. Have credits...will use!

So listening to this was a little weird at first. I am so used to reading Sherrilyn's work and even though the narrator did an amazing job it did take me a while to get used to things. However once I got into the story it was hard not to stop listening. I found myself taking the long route home from work just so I could listen to a little bit more.

The story picks up from exactly where we left Nick in the first book and the adventure, mayhem and action doesn't stop till the end. With a great storyline and a nice mix of characters this is another winning series. Powerful, fun and with a little mystery thrown in this story grabs you and won't let go. Finding out so much about Nick is a pleasure and honour and I am pretty sure I will have to read the whole Dark Hunter series again from beginning to end to put things into perspective. I have to admit some of the events are a little confusing in the whole DK timeline/ongoing story of things.

Another superb book from a great author, Invincible wasn't, in my opinion, as good as Infinity but it was a fantastic and special read that all fans will enjoy. If you haven't read anything about the Dark-Hunters yet then I have to recommend starting with these chronicles. The writer has done things a little backwards but I am sure it will all come together in the end. If you have the chance to start at the beginning, then you should!

Technically Young Adult I don't believe this is actually aimed at Young Adult readers. This is a series for Dark-Hunter fans and a basic background story to one of the favourite characters from Sherrilyn's famous series. So don't be put off by the 'teenagers'. There is enough adult going on and coming up.


Aurian said...

The Dark Hunters and Were Hunters are one of my favourite series. I have not read any of the spin off yet.
I have a question: all those things Nick goes through, doesn't that clash with his history in the DH books? I though he was just a squire since 16 or so?

Unknown said...

Actually it doesn't clash with the history. What the books do is explore the beginnings of what brought Nick to be what he is now in the present DK novels.