Invincible is the second book in the Chronicles of Nick YA series written by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Like the first one, it is a wonderful romp into the Dark-Hunter world that Kenyon created, without the overtly detailed romance scenes that made her adult novels so popular. Nick Gautier survived the zombie attacks in the first novel and is slowly adapting to the idea that the world as he knew it is not all that it seems. While his fortunes may be turning around, the new football coach has a dark side that is far more sinister than anyone realizes and the powers of darkness are still intent on getting him to give in to an Evil destiny which could destroy the world. The future doesn’t have to be set in stone, but can the advice from “Cousin Ambrose” be trusted? Will those closest to him keep him from turning into a monster to rival his father or betray him in the end?
Sherrilyn Kenyon knows how to keep a reader on the edge of their seat and laughing out loud at the same time! The main character in this novel is so endearing and so full of teenage boy attitude that you don’t know whether to hug him or hit him at times. His ability to struggle with what is thrown at him and the strange powers that he is developing gives readers hope that they can face challenges in their own lives with half as much determination and tenacity. Despite incredible odds, Nick manages to find solutions that allow him to triumph in his own unique way, set against the rich, intricate backdrop of Kenyon’s Dark Hunter world. I found myself begrudging the times I had to put this book down for such mundane things as cooking supper and taking care of other household chores. I inhaled Invincible in a day and after reading the shocking last few sentences, I knew that there was NO WAY I could wait for the third book to come out in paperback… so it was added to the basket on my very next trip to the bookstore!
Paperback format, 420 pages, published in 2011 by St. Martin’s Griffin