Thursday, May 24, 2012

Invincible (Chronicles of Nick #2)

Invincible (Chronicles of Nick #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Genre: Young Adult – Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: March 22nd 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages: 420
Book Source: Audiobook from Library
Synopsis (via Goodreads): 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...

Scoot’s Review:
If you enjoyed Infinity then you will enjoy Invincible.   Invincible was another fun read!  This time there were no zombies; but there was a creepy bad guy willing to kill anyone to get what he wanted.  Nick continues to be a great lead.  Nick is witty and an all around good guy who defends his mother; and is just learning to deal with life as a 14 year-old with recently discovered magical abilities.  In this novel Nick learns more about his future and his destiny (what everyone is trying to avoid).  He also develops some new magical talents that throw his life for a loop.  The plot has a lot of layers; there seem to be entire worlds of new characters and abilities that we will slowly be introduced to throughout the series.  I have not ever read Kenyon’s corresponding adult series, but I still find these novels enjoyable and easy to read.  The pace of the novel is good – with plenty of action and quick plot-lines to keep the story fast paced and interesting.   Nick is only 14, but there is still a smidgen of romance in the novel – which I always enjoy. Also, I just wanted to say that I listened to the book on audio and the narrator Holter Graham does a fabulous job.  He has a great way of making the story come to life.  Invincible is an entertaining addition to the Chronicles of Nick series. The story arc for this novel was complete, but the overall story arc of the series has plenty left to offer so I am looking forward to the next book! Lucky for me Infamous is already released so I won’t even have to wait. 

Notable Quotable:
“I'm too young, too smart and too good-looking to die.”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Invincible 



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