Infinity (Chronicles of Nick #1)
Genre: YA Paranormal -- Publication date: May 2010 -- Source: Library
I'm really not sure what to say about this book, so I'll start with the cover. I admit, I'm kind of a cover freak and I do indeed judge books based upon the covers. I've always loved Infinity's cover. I remember the first time I saw it, I almost bought it, but then decided against it only because I was getting Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead. Every time I would walk by the book, my eyes were drawn to it and when I finally found it in my library I was like, "HECK YES!" However, the content on the pages is by no means as beautiful as the artwork on the cover. I'm not saying that the book is bad, because it wasn't horrible, it just didn't hold that spark for me.
- The voice. Nick has a really strong voice that just screamed at me! He is tough and dry and stubborn as all get-out!
- The secondary characters. They each had fun personalities and I loved them all.
- Zee breaking of zee stereotypes. Nick's mom is a stripper, but she isn't strung out on drugs or always bringing men home. She hates what she does because it's the only way that she can support her son. And Nick may be kind of idiotic, but he's surprisingly smart and well-behaved for someone who was raised in the ghetto. He's got a pretty good moral compass going for him.