Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Published/Publisher: May 25th 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
At 14, Nick Gautier (GO-SHAY) 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 him.
I LOVED THIS BOOK.
That statement just needed to be on it's own. I had my eye on this book for some time and then I saw my friend from school reading so I decided it was time to buy it. It is NOTHING like what I usually read. I actually try to stay away from books with zombies and such. But this book was HI-LARIOUS! I don't know how many times Sherrilyn Kenyon had me laughing out loud because of something Nick said. He is the most sassy, sarcastic, witty (I don't care which one you choose seeing how they all mean the same thing) child I have ever read about. A lot of YA books are written from a girl's perspective now-a-days and I just loved hearing this story from Nick.
It's only the first book so he doesn't exactly know why all these weird things are happening to him, but I know Nick is going to swallow his fear, toss out a few smart-aleck remarks a long the way, and kick some B-U-T-T. His father...well lets just say he's spoiler content, but he hasn't been around and nick's mom has had too...ah erm..."dance".. to help support them. Nick goes to a fancy school that he had to pass an entrance exam for and is on a scholarship. This is something else that I love because by the way he talks (he lives in New Orleans) and his living conditions, you'd think he'd be uneducated but he is actually smarter than most of the kids at his school. Of course there is also a bit of forbidden love going on here but I don't think the author plans to develop it until the second book. Now I'm sure some of you went "Uhhhh...zombies?? Yea...NO", but zombies aren't a part of the big plot. They were actually what helps Nick realize he is so different. As in "he has powers" different. Now just like Nick, the reader isn't exactly sure what he can do, but this just makes me want to read the second book! I highly recommend this book for people who are interested in reading something different, funny, and well, just a really good read!