In the past two years, New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has claimed the #1 spot twelve times. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. With more than 23 million copies of her books in print in over 30 countries, her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency, Chronicles of Nick and the forthcoming Nevermore.
Gr 7-10-This installment rejoins increasingly irritatingly sarcastic Nick Gautier, 14, in the aftermath of the last book's zombie battle, amid the shape-shifters, daimons, and other immortals he now has burgeoning abilities to see among the residents of New Orleans. It turns out that he has tremendous dark powers that he's destined to use for great evil, and as he wrestles with his own identity and new abilities (as well as teen issues like crushes and an odd relationship with his naive young mother) he's faced with a tangle of complex, confusing, or meandering plot threads and too many one-dimensional characters (often with their own angsty backstories and superficial struggles) with competing agendas. Nearly incomprehensible as a stand-alone novel, there is little in the way of writing, character, plot, or originality to recommend in this one, though fans of Infinity (St. Martin's, 2010) will undoubtedly clamor for it.-Riva Pollard, Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, CA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Praise for the Chronicles of Nick
"The best book in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Chronicles of Nick so far." -Arched Doorway on Instinct
"It does not matter if you are male or female...anyone from the ages of teen to adult would love this story. ..Tales by Sherrilyn Kenyon are major awesomeness!" -Huntress Reviews on Instinct
"Kenyon writes for a mixed audience to great success, easily maintaining the excitement, intrigue, and humor of a series that appeals to guys and girls alike." - Booklist on Illusion
"A terrific action-packed fantasy." -Midwest Book Review on Illusion
"I don't know how many more ways I can gush over Nick but as long as the books keep coming, I'll keep thinking them up." - Paranormal Haven on Illusion
"Kenyon keeps the supernatural action careening along." - Booklist on Infinity