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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 ev ...more
Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Georgia Smith
Jan 08, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didn-t-finish
THE WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ.
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
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Sarah
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
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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 We suffered through him having to live on powdered eggs...with maybe a little bacon, sometimes not even out of date (Nick's mom is poor but noble....not real understanding at times, but noble.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
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Sita
Jul 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Laurie Garrison
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.
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Whitley Birks
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. Just...in every single aspect possible, this book fails.
Emily
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.
Leah
Feb 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hitandmiss
Apr 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.

Nick;
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,
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Neil (or bleed)
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
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Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
Unbelievably dull...next.
Angela
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
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Unapologetic_Bookaholic
Nov 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Melodie
Jun 01, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010, ya-fiction
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
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
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Paula
Jan 25, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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?
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Alice Cai
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, 3-star
3* dnf: 50% (read online) HOMEBOY NEEDS JESUS AND THIS IS COMING FROM AN ATHEIST SO WHAT IN THE GOD DAMN

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
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Louise
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.
Lisa
Jul 27, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
P
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
ไมนาเชือวาเรืองนีจะเปน Young Adult คือ ตัวละครเยอะแยะมากมายกายกอง และพลอตเรืองเราวาหนักกวาชุดพรานราตรีเสียอีก ในดานการเลาเรืองของนิคเลมนีนีเหมือนการตัดบทโรมานซในนิยายเลมอืนๆของเชอรริลีนดีๆนีเอง แลวยัดรายละเอียดยิบยอยของโครงเรืองเขาไปชนิดทีเรียกไดวาจัดหนักกันเลยทีเดียว

เรามันใจวานองๆหนูๆทียังเปนวัยรุนอยูและหยิบนิยายเลมนีมาอานเลยโดยทีไมไดอานนิยายชุด Dark Hunter (พรานราตรี) มากอน คงไดงงกันเปนไกตาแตกแนๆวา ดารค-ฮันเตอร เวอร-ฮันเตอร ดีมอน แอชรอน อารทิมิส เปนใคร ? แตกไมไดหมายความวาจะอานนิยายเลมนีไมรูเรื
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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. (http://www.michaels.com/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
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Trisha
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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dania☀️
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, 2015, ya
Review en ESPAÑOL: (view spoiler) ...more
Yelania Nightwalker
No sé ustedes, pero yo AMO los libros de la Kenyon. Libro que publica, libro que leo. Y todos los libros de los Dark/Dream/Were Hunters me encantan.

Este libro en particular, narra la vida de Nick, en el poco tiempo antes de conocer a Kyrian y el tiempo un poco después de ese encuentro, que los llevará a esa amistad que se forma entre ellos y que ya hemos leído en los libros de la saga.

Si no han leído los demás libros, es probable que o no le hallen sentido a éste, o se pierdan muchos detalles re
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Danny
Mar 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Katie O'Sullivan
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
Duygu Pınar
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nick fakir olduğu için sürekli burslu olduğu okulda dalga geçilen bir çocuktur. Babası hapiste , annesi ise karın tokluğunda evi geçindirmektedir. Bir gün arkadaşları Nick ten turistleri soyarken etrafı gözetlemesini ister ve Nick işin içine silah ve bıçak girdiğini görünce , o insanların kaçşmasına yardımcı olur. Arkadaşları onu dövdükten sonra , en yakın arkadaşı onu öldürmek üzereyken gecenin karanlığında siyahlara bünmüş bir adam belirir. Ve Nick i kurtarır.Bu adamla ilgili garip olan bir şe ...more
Marta
Oct 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Yikes! There were a lot of bad reviews for this book. I didn’t think it was that bad. It won’t be a favorite but I enjoyed reading it. I guess I enjoyed it more because I miss the early Dark Hunter books. It was great to see Kyrian and Acheron and their first meeting with Nick. Even Simi showed up in this one with barbecue sauce!

I hated how Nick was bullied because he was poor, but he still maintained that Nick Gautier snarkiness. In this one he gets introduced to the paranormal beings we expec
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Yigit Davutoğlu
3,5

Kitap çok eğlenceli ve ilginç başlamıştı, bi sürede sonra tam anlamıyla içine etti. Nick'i sevdim ama bazen maldı. Karakterlerin çoğu silik ve salaktı.
Birden vampirler, hopp iblisler, aa durun şekil değiştirenleri de koyalım... yetmediii Karanlık Avcılar'ı koyalım, ay dur sistemi çözmek üzereler Yunan tanrılarını da ekleyelim, amannnn Avcımsılar da olsun... hiç birini de açıklamayalım.

Not: belki kadının diğer serisini okumuş olsaydım daha farklı bir görüşüm olurdu
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