Saturday, July 17, 2010
Infinity and Beyond
After a conversation that I had today about book's first sentences. Two popped into my head 1) The first is by Scott Westerfield in his book Uglies "The first in a Quartet" . It reads "The sky was the colour of cat's vomit". The 2nd is the first sentence of today's book review "Infinity" by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It reads "I am a socially awkward mandork". I always love it when authors go out of their way and capture you within that very first sentence. Whether you realise it or not -First sentences can make you remember the book and make it memorable. If I chucked a few first sentences at you would you be able to guess where they came from ?.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged" - Pride and Prejudice
"The Clocks all struck thirteen "- 1984 .
Today's review is a new book that follows the traditions of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter chronicles "Infinity- Sherrilyn Kenyon"-2010
"I am the power, they can't tear me down"
Author Sherrilyn Kenyon has drawn inspiration from her adult books "Dark Hunter" and written for teens and the younger adult audiences a new book "Infinity". The main character in this book is a teen boy that has many characteristics that we can all identify with making him believable from bullying, scholarship kid to streetwise , gangs and an outcast. After an accident that almost leaves him for dead, Nick is befriended by a strange man Kyrian and his partner Acheron. As the story develops it seems that these two friends and others in the story, do not have Nick's best interests at heart and he has been sucked into the realms of the Dark-Hunters -immortal vampire slayers. How is Nick involved and what has it got to do with his deadbeat dad ? Now in order to stay alive and help protect his mum, Nick has to compartmentalize and do everything in his power to stop him from getting A) Grounded , B)Suspended or C) Killed. Can Nick tune in his powers and his knowledge of street-savviness and save the ones he loves without being betrayed first?