At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he's next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn't hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?
More fighting skills than Chuck Norris? Well, now I just had to read that!
I started this book thinking that it was going to be just another paranormal whatever and in a way, it was and then... it was so much more. It wasn't completely centered on one age group, there was something there for everyone. I do realize that this book is only the first in a series, and that it will get better, which is part of the reason that I'm being completely honest while typng this review.
Some things in this book just didn't make much sense to me, and maybe it's because I haven't read this book in a while, but somethig ns just didn't completely add up. Part of me is saying that I feel that way because it's just the mystery of the series, and I hope that's the case.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought that it was new and different and I liked learning about different cultures, though they weren't the main focus of this book, they were still interesting. Nick and his mother are both fantastic characters and I feel like I was connected to them in a way. That's the best part about reading, you know? When you can legitimately connect with a fictional characer and it's almost as though you've known each other forever.
If you haven't read this book and are looking for something new to read, you should definitely pick it up! I give it 4/5 stars. :)