Invincible (Chronicles of Nick Series #2)

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Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

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Overview

Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

                                   

But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—This installment rejoins increasingly irritatingly sarcastic Nick Gautier, 14, in the aftermath of the last book's zombie battle, amid the shape-shifters, daimons, and other immortals he now has burgeoning abilities to see among the residents of New Orleans. It turns out that he has tremendous dark powers that he's destined to use for great evil, and as he wrestles with his own identity and new abilities (as well as teen issues like crushes and an odd relationship with his naive young mother) he's faced with a tangle of complex, confusing, or meandering plot threads and too many one-dimensional characters (often with their own angsty backstories and superficial struggles) with competing agendas. Nearly incomprehensible as a stand-alone novel, there is little in the way of writing, character, plot, or originality to recommend in this one, though fans of Infinity (St. Martin's, 2010) will undoubtedly clamor for it.—Riva Pollard, Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, CA
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“I absolutely could not stop listening to this story. The sarcasm that Nick exhibits is brilliantly displayed. The situations Nick finds himself in leave you laughing out loud as you listen to [Holter Graham] tell the story. He is the perfect narrator for this series, and I am already anxiously waiting for any future novels.” – Teens Read Too

“Narrator Holter Graham embraces Nick Gauthier in Invincible…Graham reveals the real Nick, that teen mix of awkwardness, angst and smart-aleck camouflaging an underlying river of deep feeling…This is truly a YA book but adult readers will flock to it because of the Dark Hunter connection” – Sound Commentary

“Graham switches accents, tone, and pitch to bring to life Nick’s mother, a new love interest, and the many new demons that invade his life.” – School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312599065
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Series: Chronicles of Nick Series , #2
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 161,651
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sherrilyn Kenyon

In the past two years, New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has claimed the #1 spot twelve times. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. With more than 23 million copies of her books in print in over 30 countries, her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency, Chronicles of Nick and the forthcoming Nevermore.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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    Sherrilyn Kenyon's fans of all ages will enjoy Nick's efforts to survive high school and a world turned paranormally upside down.

    New Orleans high school student Nick Gautier has not had an easy laid-back life as he and his mom live in abject poverty while his father resides in prison convicted of murder. He attends a private school, but has no friends as he fails to fit in with the affluent social scene.

    Until yesterday Nick assumed he was a normal disenchanted teenage outcast. His perspective was devastated when he learned that the supernatural exist. His boss is a Dark Hunter and near the place where his mom strips, shapeshifters surrounded him. Nick has powers though in the embryonic stage, but two sides want him, dead or alive. The Meloch, his Uncle Ambrose guides him to make the right choice. Nick fears what his Uncle Ambrose teaches him in the use of his powers. The demon Caleb and the Chthonian Xenon are Nick's guardians who try to steer him to make the right choices. Xenon, known as Kody helps Nick try to stop a demon from slaughtering people. Now if they somehow survive he hopes she will be his girlfriend, but then again he hopes not.

    The latest Chronicles of Nick in his teenage urban fantasy (see Infinity) is a creative intriguing off shoot of the Dark Hunter Saga similar in concept to the F, Paul Wilson's Young repairman Jack series. Nick is a good soul, but the dark powers want to turn him to manipulate him to assault humanity. While unanswered questions remain, fans will want to know how his destiny plays out especially if this freshman finally gets a girl who is not trying to kill him? With an action-packed story line, Sherrilyn Kenyon's fans of all ages will enjoy Nick's efforts to survive high school and a world turned paranormally upside down.

    Harriet Klausner

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    I love the author but this was not the best.

    I have read the entire Dark Hunter series and the entire Chronicles of Nick series. I have to say that first off this book seems short to me. I wanted much more. I also thought that this book has two purposes. One purposes is to progress the overall Dark Hunter story and introduce new characters. The other purpose is to tell the story of Nick as a child. These two purposes do not come together in a cohesive way. Part of the book is spent discussing what Nick is and why things happened they way they did. The other part of the book is this football coach story. The second part only serves to push the characters into confessions they didn't seem to want to make. I would appreciate if she could tie in the current experiences with how they shape Nick's future a little better.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Remember...it's for YOUNG readers!

    I've devoured SK's Dark/Dream/Were Hunter novels and was thrilled to see her planning to delve into Nick's past. I have a 14 year old son, myself, and I love introducing him to characters I love (Harry Potter, anyone?). I knew that all the steamy stuff in the DH books wouldn't go over well with him (or with ME thinking about HIM reading sex scenes) but...

    I'm just not sure how much he's gonna "get" by reading this 'cold'. *I* had no problem picking right up on Nicky's story. I knew right away who Ambrose was, curious what Nekoda might be up to, picked up on the name-dropping as related to squire families, etc... I just don't know how a(n) SK 'virgin' won't be pretty confused for most of the first book and half of the second.

    All that said-- I did like both of them so far... and look forward to #3! Go Nicky, we're rootin' for ya!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    yay....

    yay....

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Worth reading if you love Kenyon

    Better for the younger crowd. I love the series in which the character Nick was born. However this series is for the teens.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2011

    Synopsis

    Taken directly from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Website


    Just when he thought things couldn't get any worse...

    Nick Gautier's day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

    His new principal thinks he's even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can't even mention and the girl he's not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

    But more than that, he's being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn't learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    To the writer of this book...

    The spelling of Kody perioticly changed to Cody. Also you switch points of veiw without any indication that you are doing so. This book really confused me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

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    You have to read this!!

    I was unable to stop reading this!! This book has what ever you want: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Action, Romance, and much more! This book kept me up at night and I couldnt rest untill I finnished it. Nick is one of those characters that make you laugh so loud that people around you think "What is wrong with person!?" I have enjoyed and almost ate the book *wink*. As nick grows stronger and becomes more self aware he also gets closer to Nekoda (aka Kody). Lots of new characters are featured and Death himself comes to pay Nick a visit. Even Nick's mom gets another chance in life and begins to make something of herself. While Nick stuggles to learn to controle his powers we see a whole new side of Ambrose who reveals why he really came to the past and hints at some other events in the future. My favorite lines from this book were: "I know this clown," Grim said in an evil tone. "He keeps teasing me with these near death experiences. One day, I'm going to take his butt down even when I'm not supposed to. You can't keep knocking on my door and then slamming it im my face. It's just not right." Lol even Death has a sences of humor!!! Ayway I totally recomend this book to any fantasy fan and to the fans of all the other genres that I listed before. But before reading this book you have to read the first in the series Called: Infinity. You have to read this!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Awesome!!!

    I give this book a 5 star because of the never ending epicness, all the time life lessons, and the romance every other paragraph. Get This Book Right Away!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Number of pages

    The previous review complained of the false advertising concerning the number of pages. I have the first book in my hands right now and it has 464 pages. I'm not sure why that person thinks it is so short, but they are mistaken.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Amazing!!

    Its for young readers but when my mom said he didnt like the sex stuff in it i just laughed!
    I loved her book bad moom rising and love the chronicles of nick!
    Im 13 and love to read but my friend doesnt. When i gave him this book he didnt want to give it back! He read like he was playing a video game so that just tells how good it is!
    Love much,
    CAM

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    I give it an 7 out of 10.

    Ok, so for you who are familiar if Sherrilyn Kenyon's books you may be a little disappointed. Its Nick how Nick should have been but there are differences. There is still the odd sexual tension but on a teenage level which even though I just got out of that stage in my life, I still feel a little creepy reading about a girl wanting to do a 14 year old, but that's just me. The book isn't as informative as all her other books and of course just like the 1st book in this series, the end is pretty epic. You still hear from Acheron and Kyrian, but mostly it goes around Nick and all the forces trying to win him over. All around it is a good read and has some super funny/witty Nick humor in it, so over all its a 7.
    For those who are NOT familiar with Sherrilyn Kenyon's books this will probably be a good book. But seeing as your haven't read her other books how would you know?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    A must read even for Dark Hunter fans

    I have read all 5 (so far) and they are fast paced and fun. My daughter has also read them and is embarking on the Dark Hunter series and finding some discrepancies in "Nick's life". My son is also now ready this series and truly likes it, that is hard to do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

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    Loved it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Yay

    I just got done with the first book and let me just say loved it. Iloved they way how the zombies kept on coming and at the end that nick and cody kissed. And he found out how to defeat the zombies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Funnnnnny

    Best one yet i almost had to laugh evry page

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  • Posted January 22, 2014

    Nick's learning and adventures into the supernatural world conti

    Nick's learning and adventures into the supernatural world continue. The arrival of Coach Divas who singles Nick out as his lackey adds a new wrinkle to Nick's life as well.

    Richly described scenes and characters fill the story. Characters from previous episodes continue to develop and grow while new characters are introduced who also develop.

    The narrative has multiple focuses with the shorter resolving within this book and the overarching storyline continuing onward. Plenty of action is present throughout the book which adds to the intensity of the story. However, humor is interspersed enough to allow for greater enjoyment.

    Overall, a fun read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Okay I must correct hartan First off Xenon is not Kody Kody is s

    Okay I must correct hartan First off Xenon is not Kody Kody is short for Nekoda Xenon is a seperate character that helps Nick, Caleb, and Kody To stop the coach and to free a little girl's trapped heart. That is all I wanted to say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Great

    Cool

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  • Posted October 20, 2013

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    Nick learns some of the valuable information about what is to co

    Nick learns some of the valuable information about what is to come for him and his future as the Malachai. The most important lesson he learns is that he is not 'Invincible'. Young Nick can show us all a little something about growing, no matter our age

    REPEAT - This is most definitely not Dark Hunter status in the action/sex/romance, but it is important to the Dark Hunter Universe series. All the the Chronicles of Nick will lead to the unveiling of Nick's DH book. This is book 2 of the series and you can already see some important changes in young Nick.

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