Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin’s
Pages: 480 (Hardcover)
Rating: 5/5 stars
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International bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, returns again to bring forward another spectacular novel that will captivate readers from beginning to end. Her audience of “Menyons” range from 2 week old infants to 102 years-olds. Ms. Kenyon has inspired thousands to pursue their dreams and follow their hearts. Her stupendous writing has brought fantasy to life where there is no limit to the world of imagination.
Infamous is the third young-adult paranormal fantasy book in Kenyon’s Chronicles of Nick series. Infinity, the first book in the series debuted on May 25th, 2010. The sharp witty humour was undeniably funny and caught the attention of many young readers along with her supporters of her adult romance series, Dark-Hunters.
Nicholas Gautier (pronounced Go-shay, not Gaut-tee-aa) is a proud 15 year old Cajun with a sharp attitude and a fierce loyalty to his mother, Cherise Gautier, an intimidating 29 year old woman who can make any grown man “wet himself”. Readers follow their favourite characters, Nick, Nekoda, Bubba, Duck Urine Mark, Caleb, Kyrian, and Acheron through fast-paced, breathtaking adventures from one world to another where danger never seems to be too far behind.
In her previous books, readers have learned and discovered more about the world of Dark-Hunters and other demons and creatures. Infamous breaks down the barriers that surround Nick and spin his world out of control. Time is altered with Ambrose, Nick’s future self being in the Present, and every second of his life is crucial to the survival of man, literally. It is vital that Nick retains his humanity as long as possible as the fate of the world is in his hands. However, Adarian Malachai, Nick’s father, is out for vengeance, and his ultimate prize? Nick himself. The stakes are higher than ever and the bounty that is placed on Nick’s head gets increasingly bigger with every moment he is walking the face of the Earth.
Meanwhile, chaos is breaking out at Nick’s high school. An unidentified creator has designed a website called, theothersideofStRichards.com. The website discriminates the whole student body and releases lies and secrets about one another that start to turn everyone against each other. Even though “violence is never the answer”, fights are quickly breaking out, and Nick is the victim of some of them. Computer geniuses, Mark, Bubba and Madaug can’t seem to infiltrate the user and matters are getting worse. Nick is accused of rape and even though he knows level 40 of “gorilla”, he will need much more to solve this case. Nick and crew start to believe that something “not human” is under all of this. Time is ticking and if someone can’t crack this case, someone or something is going to do something that they will regret.
Alliances between man, demon, and Dark-Hunter are put to the test. Nick starts to harness his true Malachai power and the past will begin to reveal the actions of others. With the help of this fellow friends and Death himself, can Nick survive the day?
When I first saw Infinity on the bookshelves in June 2010, I instantly knew it would be a great read. The exquisite colours on the cover contrasted beautifully with each other and immediately reeled me in. However, what really caught my attention was Ms. Kenyon’s name written elegantly at the bottom. Ms. Kenyon is and will forever be a well renowned author as I had seen her name on posters and frequently in the hands of readers, whether they were walking down the street or either taking the bus to work or school.
Sherrilyn Kenyon is a fabulous author who can only be described as a genius. Her magnificent story lines and intoxicating story plots will always keep you on the edge of your seat, gasping for more. Her riveting novels will appeal to everyone and anyone. If you’re looking for an extraordinary read that will satisfy your craving, definitely look for Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books.
Be sure to keep your eye open for the fourth book in the Chronicles of Nick series, Inferno in bookstores March 4th, 2013.
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