by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Holter Graham (Reading)
Published May 25th 2010 by Macmillan Audio
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Source: Public Library
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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 everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one. A world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.
Like starting high school isn't hard enough. Now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended! How in the world is he supposed to do that?
Favorite Line: ...doomed to die a virgin and a pedestrian.
If you think high school is bad thank your lucky stars you name isn't Nick.
His mom is a stripper whose family disowned her because of Nick's birth, his father is in jail for multiple murders. He's a scholarship teen attending a snobbish prestigious high school with privileged children who tease him daily. One day his so called hoodlum friends turn on him and after almost losing his life his world turns into a freak show. This book is packed with zombie and forces of good and evil with Nick in the middle. This is one thrill ride you do not want to miss.
Nick was a sarcastic, intelligent, and strong willed leading male. He was very liable. The junior romance was adorable and not over the top. The action was nonstop. The supporting characters were just as charismatic and kept me wanting to see more of them. Anyone of them could easily support spin offs solo.
In spite of this being a middle grade book, I enjoyed it. The reader's Louisiana accent was believable. I was looking for any opportunity to stall in my vehicle to hear more minutes of this audio book!