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(Chronicles of Nick #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  38,970 ratings  ·  3,082 reviews
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk e ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Jan 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
The writing is stilted, the story is dull, it doesn't make sense. The main character is a complete waste of space - I didn't like him at all, and was glad when bad things happened to him. There is no explanation for anything, and things happen for no reason at all; nothing is ever explained, or acknowledged. Things just happen, and are put across in this terrible attempt-funny style of writing that's just disjointed and lazy. Not to mention that the protag's condi
Sarah Elizabeth
This was okay, but I did have some issues with it.

Firstly it was ridiculously long! It seemed to go on forever, and the slow pace just made it really drag.

Secondly, it was pretty unbelievable in places – like a strange would pay a 14-year-old boy $1000 a week to run a few errands, and give him a mobile phone and credit card? I don’t buy it.

Thirdly, the whole zombie thing was just thrown in there, and it seemed really unbelievable. Not to mention that the way Nick just accepted that there were z
Jul 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: To YA/Action/Zombie/Vampire lovers
Recommended to Sita by: Not really anyone...
This was the first Sherrilyn Kennyon book I read, I actually read this before I read the Dark Hunter series and I loved it. I was in Dymocks one day with my Mum and two little sisters and she said I could pick a book. I contemplated and contemplated it was either this or something else. In the end I decided on Infinity. I am glad I did. I flew through it and despite it’s size I managed to read it in one afternoon and I read it again and again.

Plot in a sentence and a half: Nick is 14 and is bul
Mike (the Paladin)
I skimmed quite a bit through this one...and still feel I wasted a LOT of time. Yes...these are hours of my life I'll never get back.

The book dragged on trying to get started as we went to school with Nick and watched him persecuted more thoroughly than Bilbo at an Orc convention. We suffered through him having to live on powdered eggs...with maybe a little bacon, sometimes not even out of date (Nick's mom is poor but noble....not real understanding at times, but noble. Oh and also very importan
Whitley Birks
Feb 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
There is absolutely nothing in this book to recommend it. The writing is crap. The author doesn't know how to identify with teens and constantly talks down to her readers. There is nothing even resembling logic. The plot is all over the place. The characters are flat and dull, when they aren't being needlessly dramatic. every single aspect possible, this book fails.
Laurie Garrison
May 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
This is totally a young adult book. If your looking for something like the dark hunters series, its not here, so you don’t get the romance and hardcore action. I would recommend this book to people who read YA books, but if YA is not your cup of tea like me, well you may want to read more than a couple of reviews before buying. There is action, and humor and teens that turns into zombies, yep, picture it, some of the football team as zombies coming after to kill Nick.

Nick starts out as a loser.
Emily (emilykatereads)
This is the first book I've ever decided to stop reading because I disliked it so much. It was taking me forever to get through it, and I just got to a point where I didn't feel like wasting my time with it anymore. There are so many other books I'd rather read than this.
Feb 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Apr 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: got-board
“Couldn’t finish the book” Review – I couldn’t stop rolling my eyes, How contrived a narrative can you force onto people to try to make them sympathise and like a character? I found Nick so badly written and all the people who he talks too so stereotyped into a box I couldn’t even get into the real plot.

He’s poor,
Smart but nerdy,
Doesn’t have any friends,
He’s really really poor,
He’s from a broken dysfunctional home, so he doesn’t have a dad or any connection to his grandparents,
He’s bullied,
Neil (or bleed)
Dec 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Infinity is the first book of Sherrilyn Kenyon that I've read and probably will be the last because heck, there's a lot of books in this series (and it's still on-going) and a lot more books in the same universe. I'm #shookt. I would probably read another book of her if it's not included in this so-called Dark Hunter universe. Or whatsoever.

Anyway, I still enjoyed reading this book. There is no denying that fact. Infinity has a decent story line, a set of interesting characters and every page fu
Nov 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone, fans of fantasy
I enjoyed this first installment of CON. Sherrilyn Kenyon has convinced me with her talent. She was able to keep me wrapped up in the world she created for Nick. Be it adult romance or young adult fantasy, she's built a solid foundation with intriguing creatures.

Nick is a 14 years old and dirt poor. His Mom is a stripper and they eat substituted food like powdered eggs. I am not sure if Nick feels bad about his home situation because his his attitude is so acidic at times. I'll sting you, befor
Disappointing addition to young adult paranormal genre

Having never read any of the Dark-Hunter books, I came into Kenyon's INFINITY: CHRONICLES OF NICK without expectations. Unfortunately, Kenyon's foray into the young adult genre left me extremely disappointed. As the book opens, we meet Nick, a scrappy but sullen fourteen-year-old boy who lives with his mother in the slums of New Orleans. After being shot during an attempted mugging one night, Nick is saved by a mysterious man who takes him un
Jun 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya-fiction, read-2010
Never read Kenyon before because her books just never sounded interesting to me. For some reason this new journey of hers into the YA fantasy field caught my attention. Should have stuck with my impression of her adult books as this was mostly a waste of time. The best character was Nick's mom, the single mom stripper with a heart of gold. The whole book was full of this type of cliche' and I've discovered that zombies, whether live or dead zombies, bore the shit out of me! Wouldn't recommend th ...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
I didn’t start this with positive thoughts. My reasons were:
• I didn’t depart the Dark Hunter series with the best feelings;
• Never really liked Nick;
• Wasn’t sure of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s ability to write a good YA novel.

Did I make a good choice with Infinity? Will the Chronicles of Nick rock your world? Well no and no. Sorry Nicky boy, you’re just not cool enough. Yet.

The book lacks a proper story. All I got was Nick being bullied, Nick lacking food and Nick being chased by stupid jock zombies (c
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am completely addicted to this series! I finished this one last night but instead of taking the time to write a review right away, I started book two. I am almost done book two but will be moving on to book three tonight right away before writing that review. This series is amusing from characters to funny dialogue with entertaining action. I was thoroughly taken right away with this world! I love it!

My quick and simple overall: this series is addictive and the interactions between the charac
Jan 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
It started off as a relatively inocuous fun YA read. The characters are clever and silly and it was entertaining.. at first.
Then it jumps the shark as the author begins introducing so many different creatures people and empty hinted at story lines that never come to fruition. She makes a HUGE sloppy mess of it. A fun read devolves into a convoluted non-nonsensical almost indecipherable mess.

Its like the horror section at the video store threw up and the author expects me to clean it. ADHD much?
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: dnf, 3-star

This has to be one of the STUPIDEST books I've ever read, BUT it's also pretty entertaining. Unfortunately I hate books where the mortal world mixes with the other world/powers. So all the demon characters were interesting, but the parts of the book with Nick's interactions with mortals were torture to read. A lot of this book felt like set up for future books instead of a cohesive plot line f
FREE WILL, the first two words that struck me, the first two words that hold me to the point of knowing the unknown, the two words that will lead to significant events through good or bad, a decision made by the heart...that will change one's FATE...Forever.
Sofia Generali
NOPE, NOPE, NOPE. NEVER AGAIN. This was..... so bad... I just.... I can't

I've only ever given a book 1 star ONCE before now. That alone should tell you how much I disliked this book!!

1/5 stars
(just a warning, there may be slight spoilers in this. This review mainly a rant though so there shouldn't be many spoilers, if any)

Hmmmm how exactly do I say this?
Oh, I know! This book was a mess

SERIOUSLY. The writing style was, frankly, terrible. This is probably the worst writing I've ever experienced in
Jul 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book is terrible! I might have been more interested if the writing wouldn't have been as bad. This book is written in the 3rd person, but it seemed as if she was confused as to who the main character was. All of the characters are written together and "thinking" and "saying" things at the same time and you have no idea who is thinking or saying what. After getting past that, the possible main character, Nick, is not even close to relatable. It's as if she was trying to make him a comedian b ...more
Chance Lee
Mar 04, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shmoop, ya-no
Reading this book is like looking into a shoebox filled with colorless shrinky dinks. (
There are many characters, and all of them are one-dimensional. Despite being set in New Orleans, Kenyon grossly misuses her setting, never once describing it. In her book, the city is dull, featureless, and empty.
In "Infinity," Nick Gautier is your stereotypical chosen one. He has powers, maybe? And powerful beings watch over him, or something? And zombie type creatur
Sep 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: library-copy
Nick is supposed to be 14 in these stories. This would be taking place in the 1990's. Nick is so poor his stripper mother is buying spoiled meat (how is pretty stripper in a party city this poor?). If he is this poor in the 90's why would he have a cell phone? Hence the one star rating.
Nick already has plenty of struggles in his life - he's poor, constantly has to defend his exotic dancer of a mother, and he is smart enough to want to stay out of trouble despite society's pressures to keep him in the gutter. It seems that he is destined to feel more struggles as supernatural begin to influence him as well when he is rescued from a beating by a Dark Hunter and exposed to the supernatural world.

This story is pretty action-packed. I was surprised when there was a zombie outbreak
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this, I did. I am a huge zombie fan - so I thought I'd love this one

but the mix of...different genres and zombies just didn't work for me. The layers of Mythology mixed with all the other surprises just muddied the storyline and made it drag for me.

And I did not like Nick. He was sarcastic and rude. I never found him funny, I never though his little quips were cute. Even his devotion for his mom and his wanting to watch over and protect others just could not endear him t
Mar 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-2011
Oh that was entertaining!!! This is also the first book I ready from Mrs Kenyon, yeah I know - shame on me. But I think I'm glad I started with her YA series before digging into the mature stuff. ;)

The cover always crabbed me but somehow I never picked it up, I guess I was afraid when I read Nick is supposed to be 14 and this sounds more MG than YA to me - but..duhh! I'm glad I did now, I truly enjoyed myself and I will most definitely go and buy the next one right away.

This is the very rich s
Katie O'Sullivan
Jul 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
There was much to like about this book's premise and some of the characters, but I was left uncomfortable in reading it by the many inconsistencies of both language and characters. For example... The main characters mother is a stripper who dropped out of school to have a baby, yet she always speaks very properly. The main character himself speaks properly (almost adult-like in his syntax in thought and word) for the first 80 pages and then seems to remember he's one step up from a street kid an ...more
Nov 01, 2015 rated it liked it
The characters in this were alright, and they came out with a few funny lines that made me laugh. There was a few times where they annoyed me though.

The stroyline in this was okay, but I started to feel a bit bored around halfway because of how long the book felt. It probably wouldn't have been so bad if I had been reading something else alongside it though.

Overall, An okay read.
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reread-in-2018
Infinity ⭐️
I read this when it first came out along with the rest of the series and I still really like it.
Nick is poor, not popular and pretty much basic by anyone’s standpoint until Kyrain a mysterious man finds him (beaten almost to death and brings him to the hospital, saving him) and offers him a job. Nick will soon discover all the magic and amazement of this world he once knew.
Its a quick read and the writing flows wonderfully.
Surprisingly, I liked Infinity. I think I’m gonna have to re-think my YA phobia- and there is no doubt this is a YA.

Nick Gautier, introduced in Kenyon’s popular Dark Hunter series, is- or was- and now is- a squire (aka errand boy) for Dark Hunter Kryian Thrace. (FYI: Dark Hunters, among other things, are vampiric-type demon hunters whom only come out at night. Sorta. But not really.)

In Infinity, we get the beginning of the story- when Kyrian (Night Pleasures) saves Nick from a pack of hoodlums
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for

Sometimes, Nick wishes life was easier. He hates his mother's job that lets them barely survive, and he hates the boys at school for mocking him and his mom. He can't stop himself from fighting. When he's suspended, he's in hot water with his overprotective mother. She makes him promise to go straight home, but he runs into his crowd. They give him an offer to make money that he just can't refuse.

Nick can't go through with the plan and ends up sav
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