Friday, January 28, 2011

Review: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Chronicles of Nick book 1
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

 St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780312599072
Release Date: May 25, 2010
(above info is for the hardcover)

from the author's 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 him.

my thoughts: 

I've loved everything I've ever read from Sherrilyn Kenyon (or her alias Kinley MacGregor) and Infinity did not disappoint. It did, however, surprise me. As she, herself, says on her site, every time you think you know a character you're going to learn that not everything is as it seems. 

I read this one for the YA book club that I run, though I'd have read it anyway because I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's work. I had some familiarity with Nick because of reading the Dark Hunter books, but Infinity really gets inside his head. (I also learned I was mis-pronouncing his last name) I really felt for Nick throughout the story. I think to some extent everyone can relate to being bullied or having the people around you not listen to what you're trying to say. It's beyond frustrating and Nick's frustration comes through the page very clearly. 

I can't wait for Invincible to come out. It's going to pick up right where Infinity left off and I definitely want to know what's going to happen next. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Eyecatcher: The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

The Marbury Lens

by Andrew Smith

Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9780312613426

Release Date: November 2010

from the publisher's site:

Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury.

There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But he’s trying to kill them.

Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid he’s losing his mind.

Conner tells Jack it’s going to be okay.

But it’s not.

why it caught my eye:

This is another cover that caught my attention at work. It's currently displayed on a table, so I noticed it when I walked by. I'm intrigued by the premise and can't wait to take a look at it. So yes, I have yet another addition to my ever-growing wishlist. :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm back!!!

Hey there lovely readers! I'm sure you've all missed me. lol November and December were insane. Here's hoping January calms down so I can get back to our regularly scheduled blog. :)

If you sent me an email and haven't heard from me, I'll be working on responding to those in the next week here. Just bear with me while I get back into the swing of things.

Here's to a fabulous 2011!