Thursday, 5 May 2011

Invincible, Chronicles Of Nick Review


Publication Date: March 22, 2011
Published By: St.Martin's Griffin
Format: Hardcover, 420 pages

*purchased by me

Summary
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...


My Thoughts
I only gave Invincible 3 stars. Not because it wasn't a great book, it was, it just took to long to really get to the meat of the story. There was a lot of character building which is fun and important but there wasn't much else going on. It was like 200 pages of expanding new and already established characters. When the plot really started to pick up and get juicy, it ended. I guess thats a good set up for the next book in the series though because now i'm dying to know what happens next. Coolest thing about this book is it picked up exactly where it left off in Infinity. Like exactly, you could easily make this one huge book with no lag time. I enjoy that approach better then the next book being say six weeks or six months later. You feel more involved with the story because you were never outside of it. You are there when everything happens, theres no rehashing of details you missed between books. That being said it was an enjoyable read and i'm excited for Infamous the next title in the series. 3 out of 5




3 comments:

  1. It's interesting that you like the fact that it picks up where the last one left off. I felt just the opposite! I had hoped more time would have passed, so we can see Nick move closer to his age in the DH series.

    Jen at Red Hot Books

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  2. Hey jen, I haven't read the DH series yet, everyone keeps referencing them so i guess i should really get on that.

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  3. Great description, I will have to take a look at this one.

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