Infinity: Chronicles of Nick - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Before Nick Gautier was a Squire for Kyrian Hunter and way before he ran into trouble with Ash, he was a ninth grader on a scholarship at prestigious private school. He is willing to put up with the constant harassment from his classmates because of the ridiculous clothes his mother buys for him and the fact that they don't have two nickels to rub together, but he draws the line at cracks at his mother. Nick is willing to do anything for his mother. The fact that she is willing to dance at an exotic club every night just so they can have a roof over their heads and food on their table drives him to try to be a good person - even though it takes everything he has to maintain his control.Nick is special. The amount of power he is capable of is unknown - especially to him. It isn't until he meets Kyrian Hunter that he is even aware of a world other than the one he knows.New Orleans is full mysterious people and traditions, but zombies are new for Nick. Students at his high school have started attacking and attempting to eat one another. It started with only one, but quickly spread across town. It is up to Nick and a group of friends (some new and some old) to find out how it started and make New Orleans safe once again.INFINITY is an entertaining read, but not what I would call quality literature. There was one thing in particular about Kenyon's writing style that got on my nerves with this book that I didn't notice so much in the Dark Hunter novels. I may have noticed it more because I listened to INFINITY on audio book, but it seemed like Nick talked to himself too much - asked himself internal questions all the time.Kenyon introduced a couple of the important characters from the Dark Hunter series like Kyrian, Ash, Simi, Tabitha, and a couple of the Peltiers from Sanctuary. They didn't play a major role, but Kenyon definitely set it up for people who aren't familiar with her Dark Hunter/Were Hunter/Dream Hunter series.Something I thought was really funny was Kenyon created a character named Bubba, a self proclaimed zombie hunter, who closely resembled Tallahassee from the movie Zombieland. Kenyon even incorporated Columbus' #2 rule (reworded a little of course) - Double Tap. All in all INFINITY was fun and I will read the next one in the series. I do wonder why Kenyon chose to write for young adults though. There are about a million books out in the adult series that I can't imagine she needs any more money.What about everyone else? Have you read this one? If so, have you read any of Kenyon's adult novels? How do you think this one compares?Be on the look out for INVINCIBLE: Book 2 on February 1st, 2011.