Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Release Day! Book Review and Giveaway: Invincible: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Book Two

Invincible is the second installment in Kenyon’s first foray into the young adult market. It follows the first book in the series, Infinity. This series follows Nick Gautier, a fourteen year-old boy. Kenyon has written this saga with a focus on one of her adult characters as he was as a youngster. It shows how he became the entity that he is in her adult books.
In the first book, Nick found himself the target of a number of supernatural creatures, zombies being foremost among them. This time, the story isn’t zombie intensive, but unnatural creatures like shapeshifters and demons still have Nick in their sights. He harbors a dark all-encompassing power, a power that will define him as an adult, but while he is still young and immature, powerful forces are anxious to capture him and suck up that dark energy for themselves.
Invincible takes up directly where Infinity left off, on the same day as a matter of fact. As Nick tries to understand and grasp the intentions of the supernatural guardians now placed in his life, he still has to negotiate school and a single, often overprotective mom. Let’s not leave out the new principal who thinks he’s a low-down hoodlum and the coach who threatens to have him put behind bars if he doesn’t go along with his unsavory plans.
Once again, Kenyon has done a great job of capturing the voice of a teen boy. Nick’s inner monologue and dialogue exemplify a well fleshed out character with a distinctive point of view. There were a number of laugh-out-loud moments as this teenager confronts all manner of supernatural episodes as only a teen boy could— a truckload of attitude and a take-no-prisoners bravado.

She weaved in enough pertinent information and backstory from book one to give the reader a good sense of the trajectory of the story, but without impeding the tale’s forward momentum with needless detail.
Kenyon utilizes a forthright style that is brash and to the point. You won’t find any flowery writing here. Her characters don’t hold back or indulge in self-analysis. They’re not angst-ridden, but are often blunt, handling their problems by taking immediate action—very likely of the physical kind, as in a good and vigorous fight.
As in the first installment, Invincible ends on an eye-opening note that leaves the reader with a big clue and scrambling to understand what it means. That can only be solved by continuing on with book number three, which if the first two books are an indication, will be sure to please.
I'm giving away my ARC of the story. If you'd like the chance to receive it, tell me if you've read any other Kenyon book and what it's called. Of course, if you haven't read any, that's fine too, just say so. Can't get easier than that. Please don't forget your email so I can contact you if you win. If you don't leave it, you'll disqualify yourself. I don't always have the time to hunt you down! Winner will be selected randomly. That is all.
Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only and ends Friday, March 25th.


  1. I unfortunately haven't read any other Kenyon books! D:


  2. I just got Infinity, but I havent read it or any of her other books yet.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  3. I've read Infinity and I love the Dark Hunter books. Thanks for the giveaway


  4. Never read a Kenyon Book, knew there was somethin missing from my shelf

    Samantha Jo @ YA Enthusiast


  5. This book sounds wonderful. I love the male teen voice. The fact the it's one of her adult characters set earlier in life is very interesting to me. I have not read anything of hers...yet. LOL

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I have not read any. This sounds interesting lisapeters at yahoo dot com thanks

  7. I am actually reading Infinity right now! So far I am really enjoying it and it makes me curious to read the Dark Hunter books too. Thanks for the chance to win!


  8. I have only read one Kenyon book, Dragonswan. This series sounds good. Please enter me.


  9. I have read almost all of her adult series!

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  10. Nope I haven't but I want to.


  11. The only other book I've read of hers is Infinity, but I did enjoy it.

    Lisa, bell198@aol.com

  12. Never read this author's books, but would love to. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  13. I own Inifinity on audio CD, but I have every one of the Dark-Hunter series and all but one of the Dream-Hunter series.. I'm a menyon addict! :D

    Nora @ The Bucket List
    nyelekli (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. Oh how I love Sherrilyn Kenyon and her Dark Hunter series! I'm a bad follower though.. This is the first I've heard of this book... Oh how I would love to win it!


  15. Sherrilyn Kenyon my daughter loves her.I myself have not read any of hers,but would love to start with this one. Sounds like a great story to read.


  16. Sadly I too am in the catigory of people that haven't read any, but I'm planning on changing that! Thanks for the giveaway!

    themgowl at gmail.com

  17. I've never actually read any of Kenyon's books but I do plan on it.


  18. I've had my eye on this series for a while! It kind of sounds like a more grown-up Percy Jackson, which I loved. I JUST bought Infinity, and can't wait to read it once school slows down a bit!

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

    thebookishtypereviews AT gmail DOT com

  19. I haven't had the chance to read any of her books yet but I keep hearing good things about her. I would love to win and see what all the fuss is about. lol thanks for the giveaway!


  20. I've read the entire adult series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and love them. Both CoN books are great and Nick is a totally relatable 14 year old with innate goodness, sarcasm & some maturity. Loved it!

    Slight Spoiler:
    Because I read the adult series first, I was a little confused reading Invincible until I realized Nick's story appears to not unfold as in the adult series - with good reason, of course.

  21. Thanks for stopping in and adding your perspective Maggie!


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