Monday, 2 May 2011

Book Review-Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title: Invincible
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Chronicles of Nick #2
Published: 22 March 2011
Length: 309 pages
Warnings: demons, blood, mild rude joke x1  (the new principle: Richard Head- we can call him Dick Head and say its just his name) , what is basically vampires, shapeshifters, necromancy, a little dating which doesn’t go very far
Other info: My review of book 1, Infinity, is here and there will be a third book in the series. Sherrilyn Kenyon has also written for adults the League series and the Dark Hunter series, the latter which is also a manga for young adults. You can find Sherrilyn Kenyon on Youtube, Myspace, Twitter, Facebook and at her website.
Summary  from back of book: When teenager Nick Gautier was saved from almost certain death by a mysterious warrior, he had a feeling his life was set to change. Fighting the undead has taken the place of fighting with his teachers (well...almost!) and Nick is learning to rely on his powers to protect the world from evil he could never before have imagined.
then, just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse, he wakes up to find himself enslaved in a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul. But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...
Review: Its the second book in the chronicles of nick series, and its jvery good, just like the first. It begins with a large dose of Nick and Kyrian's sarcasm, when Kyrian has to explain to Nick that he really isn't a vampire, just something that only can come out at night, has ridiculously long fangs, is pretty near immortal and is not a vampire. Despite Nick's overly cautious attitude, Kyrian wins, probably because Nick realises that there are even weirder things going on in life. In the form of his new football coach, who is attempting to collect personal items of everyone in the class so he can control them. And the fact someone is on a murder spree of fourteen year old boys, which Nick is. The reasons for this will become clear as you read on.
We meet a few new characters, my favourite being Death, aka Morty, a chef for Sanctuary and volunteer for the suicide helplines. We also meet Aimee and the rest of the Peltier clan, a family of shapeshifter bears who own Sanctuary, a pub and sanctuary for other paranormal types, and a few more. Again we meet Acheron and Simi and Kody and Bubba and other familiar faces.
Sherrilyn Kenyon once again brings New Orleans to life with full description, and the plot is brilliant, full of mystery, paranormal stuff and a little bit of romance.
It also leaves us expecting more-the relationship between Nick and Uncle Ambrose needs to be explored (readers of the Dark Hunter series should have worked it out) and I generally want to see what else happens to Nick that makes him into the guy we know in the DH series.
Overall:  Strength 4 tea because its great fun with a good story and something for everyone.

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