Name of the book: Chronicles of Nick: infinity book 1
Genre: supernatural/demons YA
Book publish year:May 25, 2010
Rating (out of 5): 4
Brief intro (optional): this is the blurb for it on the site ;
At 14, Nick Gautier is an average kid who runs with the wrong crowd. But on the night he decides to go straight and refuses to mug an innocent tourist, his crew turns on him and just as he thinks his life is over… a new one begins.
Kyrian of Thrace isn’t just a vampire slayer, he’s a Dark-Hunter and he introduces Nick to a world that he never imagined.
With new enemies who make his old ones look like wimps, Nick must either measure up or get sized for a body bag. It’s kill or be killed and this kid who was born on the wrong side finds a strength inside him that he never knew existed.
Now if he can only find someone to help battle the demons that don’t reside inside...
Your review: I got this book on a whim, it's wasn't something I sought out to read but was pleasantly surprised. It kept me up till 4am reading it to find out what happened. It's been awhile since a book has done that. It's not your typical "oh that's a demon, it's evil we kill that" type of book. It goes into some depth on who the characters are and who the demons are, and not all are the black and white evil we think of. There's enough mystery wrapped up in it to keep you wondering well into the second book just what is what, but not too much that it gets tedious.
Nick: the main character, and a witty one at that. Born poor and to a stripper for a mom, is a relatively relate able character. Some of his character traits are a bit wonky at first but i felt reasonably explained. His relationship with his mother borders a bit on the creepy side, but never really oversteps that.
Bubba and Mark: Fantastic characters. Think that crazy guy down the street who believes in aliens. Kinda like the comedy relief. I get a bit confused on what they know and what they don't know though. I think that's an error in writing, but we'll see.
There's other side characters, like Kyrian and Archeron, but they aren't really developed here. We get tidbits on who they are, and their general alignments, they are very much side characters. Same with Nekoda, barely developed and shrouded in much half told background scenes on her. I've read the second one in this series and more is explained, so don't let this deter you from reading this. I think this is very much a series, with long term developing characters versus contained books.
It's just nice to have a paranormal/fantasy like book that isn't drenched in romance. There is some romance but its very minor and believable.
I highly recommend this for anyone