Author Sherrilyn Kenyon
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 is totally a young adult book. If your looking for something like the dark hunters series, its not here, so you don’t get the romance and hardcore action. I would recommend this book to people who read YA books, but if YA is not your cup of tea like me, well you may want to read more than a couple of reviews before buying. There is action, and humor and teens that turns into zombies, yep, picture it, some of the football team as zombies coming after to kill Nick.
Nick starts out as a loser. With his mom being a striper he ends up getting bullied all the time. One time some teen starts teasing Nick, he gets kicked out of school because of fighting that teen. That night he ends up in with some kids that tries to rob an old couple, he starts thinking this is not a good idea and ends up with the Teens beating the crap out of him, until Kyrian steps in. From there you’ll find there is someone after him and sending Zombies to kill him.
You’ll see a few D-H in here, even Artemis makes an appearance. There is a few new characters you’ll meet one is Bubba. I really liked Bubba, he has two rules 1. "Shoot first then ask questions". 2. "Double tap just for good Measure". "Better safe than sorry". Bubba adds a lot of humor. He is the reason I had added a star to this rating.
You’ll find a few things about Nick from the D-H’s told in more detail and some loose ends taken care of. But as a D-H reader I found Nick’s life not the same as portrayed as in the D-H books. Other than that I found the book dragged and was too boring. I want to stress if I was a YA reader that had never read the D-H series, my rating would be a lot higer.