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Invincible (Chronicles of Nick #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

16 Apr

Invincible (Chronicles of Nick, #2)

Invincible (Chronicles of Nick #2)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Rating : 5/5 stars
Hardcover
432 pages
Published: March 22, 2011
Date Read: April 14th, 2012
 
 
Description:
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..
 
The Chronicles of Nick is Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s first young adult series and, personally, I think that Invincible is infinitely better than the first book of the series, Infinity. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Infinity. However, aside from the fact that there was no sex and minimal swearing, Invincible felt less like a young adult novel to me. I may be the only one who feels that way, but there it is.

That being said, I just want to say that I really like that Nick has different adventures and trials with each book. In the first book, he and his friends had to take down a pack of killer zombies. In this book, killer demons are after Nick because he is the Malachai and they want his powers and soul. Looks like Nicky’s got a full plate! I wonder what he will come across in the next book, Inevitable.

One of my problems with this series is Ambrose. I’m still not sure how I feel about him, especially about him messing with Nick’s past and, ultimately, his future. I know that Kenyon is changing Nick’s past for a reason, but I don’t know why and I’m worried about what it will change in “the present.” Is it going to change Nick’s life? Is it going to change how Nick can deal with his powers? Will Nick already have control over his powers? Will Nick and Acheron still be friends? Who’s to say. I just hope that it doesn’t change a lot of what we already know about Nick from the Dark-Hunter series. Another thing about Ambrose is…Nick figures out who he is at the end! *GASP!*

Nekoda and Caleb are two characters that I’m also still not sure about. I want to like Caleb, and I actually do, but I still don’t know what’s doing with him. He’s relatively more honest than Nekoda about her aims, but who knows what’s going on.

 
Review:
 
I absolutely loved seeing other familiar characters in this book once Cherise started working at Sanctuary and in other circumstances: Remi, Dev, Aimee, Wren, Colt, Tate, and lots of others. Seriously. I got really, really excited and start squealing my ass off, and I’m pretty sure I scared my dog. But yeah, I loved seeing them. However, my absolute favorite character to see was…Savitar! I want his little Savy babies. Good Lord, I love that man. He’s quite possibly my favorite male character of the series–Dark-Hunter that is.

Favorite Quotes:
“Let me give you free advice, kid. Whenever something is coming for you, snap its neck or double tap. Never, ever hesitate. It’s infinitely better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.”
(Grim, pages 63-64)

“Dude! Put a bell on. You don’t walk up on a brother like that and scare the crap out of him.”

“Sorry. Didn’t realize you scared like a little girl.”
(Nick and Acheron, page 138)

“Got it. You’re fourteen. I’m so proud you can count that high. It’s a testament to the modern American educational system. But I should probably point out that you’re not the only one. I’m told you go to a school with a whole class of–get this–kids who are fourteen.”
(Acheron, page 144)

“Acheron has a saying, and it’s so true. There are some things sorry can’t fix. Life is all about regrets. Don’t let those regrets be that you’ve hurt someone who really loves you. Keep those to a minimum. It’s bad enough when you have to carry them through a single lifetime. When you have to carry them through thousands, it’s brutal.”
(Kyrian, page 161)

“Be careful whom you give your heart to, Nick. Make sure when you hand yours off, you get hers in return.”
(Kyrian, page 217)

“People deceive and they lie. The more you have, the more they scheme to take and the more often they try. The world’s an ugly peace, and apparently many people think it’s easier and better to take from others than it is to earn it themselves.”
(Kyrian, page 217)

“It’s never the enemy without who brings you down. It’s always the enemy within.”

He nodded. “Guard your back, Nick. It’s the one you don’t see coming. The one you trust whose betrayal is most lethal. They know your weakness and they know how to hit the lowest. It’s when your back is turned and your guard it down that they move in for the kill.”
(Nick and Kyrian, page 219)

“All of us are a culmination of vital parts of our parents and their pasts. A vital part of the circumstances we were raised with. Everything that happens to us, good and bad, leaves a lasting impression in our souls. You take one part of that out, and you can completely rewrite something crucial about us. By and large, we’re not shaped by the bad things. It’s the little, day-to-day moments that make us who we are. Who we’re going to be.”
(Nekoda, page 301)

“No like, you matter what you think is insignificant. Everyone has a purpose. Even you.”
(Nick, page 310)

“In the end, the only things that matter are the people in your life. The one who make your life worth living and whose smiles light up your world. Don’t ever push them aside for fair-weather friends. Everything else is just cheap window dressing that you can replace.”
(Bubba, page 327)

“You can’t buy back time, Nick. Ever. It’s the only thing in life you can’t get more of, and it’s the one thing that will mercilessly tear you up when it’s gone.”
(Bubba, page 327

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