Pub. Date: May 25, 2010
Pages: 480 pages
Source: Copy from publisher
From goodreads.com:I had heard so much buzz about this book. I don't think I read one bad review either. So, I was so excited when I got my hands on a copy.
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legend...more 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.
As if 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?
Nick is an easy character to love and following him on his crazy adventure was exciting. There are a lot of characters though and sometimes it was hard to keep up. After awhile I started to remember most of them though.
The book is very fast paced and an easy read. It is really long though, almost too long in my opinion. Even so, the story was interesting and kept my attention. Although it was a fun read, it wasn't my favorite and some things did seem really odd to me. I'm not completely sold on the idea of zombies, but I'm sure this series will change my mind on that.
Overall this was a good book and I'm interested to see where this series goes.
Rating: 4 stars / 5 stars