Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 25th 2010
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
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?
This book was AWESOME! I looovvvee Nick! He is such a smart, witty, sarcastic boy. His smart remarks had me laughing the whole time.
Nick is a poor boy, forced to live in a society that treat him badly. He lives in a 1 bedroom small apartment with his mother. His mother who had him young drop out of school to take care of him. She works as a stripper, doing every thing she can to provide for him. School is no good either. The students there pick on him everyday, making him feel even more worthless then he already is. Trying to defend his mother one day, he gets into a fight and then gets expelled.
Things don’t go over well with his mother. I love how Nick doesn’t like to stress his mother or make her worry. He knows how hard she works and what she has to do to provide for them. He has such a strong love for his mom that is just touching. Nick ends up making a mistake one night that change his life forever. Wanting to making a little extra cash, he takes a job that takes a turn for the worst. He ends up getting shot. A Dark-Hunter named Kyrian comes by saves, then give him a job. Kyrian’s character is also touching. He saw something in Nick. Something he knew that with a little guidance, Nick could turn out to be a good kid.
A video game makes it way to the football team that who ever play it turns them into zombies. Now Nick, thrown into a world he never knew, trys to save friends.
Ms. Kenyon wrote a FANTASTIC book. Nick Gautier quick wittiness to anything he encountered was a hoot! Ms. Kenyon really knows how to bring characters to life. Each character in this book had such a life to it, I felt like I was in the story watching the characters in their prime. The writing was perfect.The plot and twists of the story were great. This book is one great summer read!