Today it is time for the review of Invincible, the second book in the Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon. As you've read last week, the first book, Infinity, consisted of pure awesomeness and that trend definitely continues.
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...
Do not read this if you haven't read the first book !
Review:Invincible starts of right where Infinity ended, pretty much up on the sentence. So zombies are defeated, Nick found out his destined for great evil, there are were-creatures all around him and his boss has fangs. Nick does what every fourteen-year-old would do and that is to freak out, majorly!
Just when he thinks everything is slowly going back to normal or as normal as his life can be these days, his new coach wants Nick to join his little gang of thieves. Ever since the coach's arrival things have gone missing from the students' lockers. Still nobody would suspect the coach and if Nick doesn't help him, the coach will kill him. Also it's not regular things that he has to steal, but rather things like a hairbrush or notes. If that doesn't scream weird, then your radar is off.
Besides the coach wanting to kill him, there are other beings after him. Somehow Nick has send out a signal into the cosmic screaming I am here, so come and get me. Which was not his intention obviously, since he already has enough problems going on. So while trying to uncover what is going on with the coach, staying alive, he also has to learn to control his new found powers. Easier said than done. They usually go into overdrive when he doesn't need them, like during class and when he's two inches of getting beheaded it's pretty much sheer luck and Caleb that keep him from dying.
The only thing positive in his life right know is Kody. She's pretty much the only one keeping him sane and possibly love struck. Which does not exclude Nick going off into five minute sarcastic rants and making everyone around him borderline insane.
Once again a very well written story. You just fly through these books. Once I finished one, I immediately grab the next one, they are so addicting. This time the emphasis lies more on the problems going on in Nick's life and within himself, which gives it a bit of a darker edge than the previous book. There is still so much action and crazy fights going on, you won't get bored. Nick keeps on surprising me and I love it!