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Nick lives with his single mom, a dancer in New Orleans. He's smart and smart-mouthed, but he's always been the odd kid out, a scholarship student at a prep school. Nick's friends turn on him when he refuses to mug some tourists, and a mysterious man named Kyrian rescues him and offers to give Nick a job; meanwhile, at the school, something seriously messed up is going on when the kids start attacking each other.

The story is a bit more complicated than that, but it unfolds carefully enough that I don't want to spoil the fun. This is basically the teen introduction to Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series, and I probably wouldn't have bothered to try it if a friend hadn't recommended it as good escapist fun when I was feeling particularly stressed out. Nick and some of the other characters are quick with quips and banter and made me laugh. Sometimes I found the writing awkward and a bit grating on the ear when something was particularly ungrammatical, but the truth is its main purpose is to move the story along and the more conversational sound of it keeps you reading fast. Once it got going it was hard to put the book down. ( )
  bell7 | Feb 3, 2014 |
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I was expecting another vampire romance, and got something completely different. Hold on for a ride! Demons, zombies, were-creatures, and a redneck gun/computer shop. It is set in New Orleans, and has its wonderful paranormal elements. You never know what is going to come at Nick next. ( )
  Ahnya | Jan 25, 2014 |
Young Nick Gautier, a high schooler in New Orleans, gets involved in strange goings on among his school mates. Anger and tension rage inside him when bullies take advantage of his short stature and mock the clothes his mother buys for him at the thrift shop. The job she holds to make ends meet adds fuel to the fire, but he’s not as alone as he thinks. Allies crop up, hinting to Nick that he possesses supernatural powers. They’re proven true when his school friends turn into zombies and try to eat people. A dark force is at play in town, and Nick has to decide who’s on his team if he can trust anyone. The safety of his loved ones is at stake. Fantasy turns into reality as he realizes werewolves, shapeshifters, and vampires are real. He just couldn’t see them before. But now with his developing power, it’s as though a veil is lifted from his eyes. He must resist the evil that tempts his soul in order to prevail.

If you like zombies, you’ll love this book. If they’re not your favorite paranormal element, look elsewhere for a lighter read. ( )
  NancyJCohen | Jan 2, 2014 |
There is a teenager named Nick Gautier. He is a smart alec to almost any one exept his mom.
Then one night a mysterios stranger saved him fom getting shot in the head. then Nick gets draged into a problem with the dark hunters. dark hunters are immortall vampire hunters. They bassicaly try to save humanity. Hes also a demon hunter

I really enjoyed this book. I liked it because sherrilyn,kenyon is one of my favorite authers. I also liked it because i like fantisy novels. I think this book would be good with yung adults and teenagers. mostly because it takes place in highschool. Theres stuff that littler kids should not know about.
Nick is about fourteen years old.
  jaredc.b4 | Oct 21, 2013 |
At age 14, Nick Gautier is an average kid who is living in a small town in Louisiana. All he has is is mother and Menyara. But on the night he decides to and refuse and mug some innocent tourists, his friends turn on him. Kyrian Hunter saves Nick from getting shot from his so called "friends.' He introduces him to a world you can never imagine. Nick suddenly finds out Kyrian is not only a vampire slayer but a Dark Hunter. When he finds out that one of his football team members tries to eat a students arm off he realizes that something strange is happening. Zombies. Nick and his whole crew have to discover a plan to stop this and find out that this whole problem is the cause of zombies. Someone is making them. And it starts all in a Zombie Game. Whoever plays the game creates more and more zombies. Nick learns that his friend Maudaug (the nerdiest kid in school) has created the game and cant find it. His crew set out on a mission to destroy and the zombies. ( )
  ElizavetaC.B3 | Oct 7, 2013 |
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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?
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Streetwise, tough, and savvy, Nick and his quick sarcasm are the stuff of legend... until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity. With his fellow students turning into flesh-eating zombies, how can he stop them... without getting grounded by his mom?… (more)

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