Thursday, May 05, 2011

Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nick is a poor fourteen year old boy who has incredible powers that he can not yet control. He survived the zombies and getting shot by a gun, apparently in the previous book. Oh yeah, it appears he also played a big role in getting his mom fired from her job! However, soon enough, his mom got a new job working at a hang-out place named The Sanctuary, where we soon find out a bunch of shape-shifters work there, also.

Nick wakes to find out that he's been surrounded by demons and many more than he thought at first. Not to mention, he has a job helping his boss, who is a super-rich-shadow-hunter-in disguise, named Kyrian. Now, it ain't any better at school, either, with a newly hired football coach. About the same time this coach arrives, a series of thefts at school happen and even murders of some fourteen year old boys in New Orleans. Could the coach have to do any thing with this? The coach is willing to let Nick back on the team only if he helps him with some not-so-pleasant work that he has to have done.

Then there s the football star, Caleb. He also turns out to be a demon, but not quite such an evil one. Nick has demons hunting him because he's part of a prophesy that says he's a Malachai. So now every demon is out to hunt and kill him except his friends, Caleb and Kody, who are demons. Caleb is supposed to be Nick's physical protector. Kody is supposed to be his mental protector. However, when Nick starts to see visions of Caleb choking him, one wonders, is he really his protector, or just a fraud?

When I started this book, I didn't realize it was not the first book in the series of books by this author. This is the first book I have read by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I was a bit confused about the characters near the beginning, but I seem to have gotten it straightened out in the first half of the book. This helped me better figure out the main theme of the story. I love how the author put this book together. It's a fast read. I hope it will keep you on the seat of your pants the whole time you're reading this book, like it did me. I feel this book is just AMAZING! I really look forward to reading more of this series.

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Memphis, TN USA