Infinity is different than the books I normally read. For one thing, the main character is a young man. Despite being a guy myself, a vast majority of the books I read are narrated or focused on a teenage girl. I was a little weary about the story focusing on Nick, but I really enjoyed his character. His sarcasm is great and I couldn’t help but laugh at the things he says. Ms. Kenyon certainly knows how to write funny comments. I love his devotion towards his mother and I’m glad Ms. Kenyon included a strong mother-son relationship. Many YA novels nowadays ignore the parents.
The plot was also surprising. This is the first novel I’ve read about zombies, so I didn’t know what to expect. What I found, however, was an engaging plot with multiple storylines. Having never read Ms. Kenyon’s other novels, I found the world of Dark-Hunters new and exciting. Since the story is told in the third person, the focus shifts between a few characters. Overall, this was fine for me because I was never bored. However, the shifting focus started to get distracting towards the end, resulting in a slower pace.
The writing is really good, too. In my opinion, Infinity isn’t a story that requires a lot of descriptions, so I found the descriptions to be short. Not bad, just short. Ms. Kenyon seems to have the amazing ability to create fully developed and likeable characters, ones that jump off the pages. So, I often felt the story would have benefited from being told from Nick’s point of view.
In the end, I really enjoyed Infinity! I kind of want to read Sherrilyn Kenyon’s other novels now! I’m curious to see how the series unfolds and I’m eagerly waiting for another installment. I know a lot of people haven’t enjoyed Infinity because they love the grown-up Nick, but I would suggest trying this novel out and giving it a chance! For more information on Sherrilyn Kenyon and her books, you can visit her OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
(cover image taken from Barnes and Nobles’ website)