04 June 2011
New cover love from Sherrilyn Kenyon
expected publication: February 1st 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
primary language: English.
original title: Infamous.
series: Chronicles of Nick #3
The world has fallen in love with Nick Gautier and the Dark-Hunters. Now Nick’s saga continues in the next eagerly anticipated volume...
Go to school. Get good grades. Stay out of trouble. That’s the mandate for most kids. But Nick Gautier isn’t the average teenager. He’s a boy with a destiny not even he fully understands. And his first mandate is to stay alive while everyone, even his own father, tries to kill him.
He’s learned to annihilate zombies and raise the dead, divination and clairvoyance, so why is learning to drive such a difficulty? But that isn’t the primary skill he has to master. Survival is.
And in order to survive, his next lesson makes all the others pale in comparison. He is on the brink of becoming either the greatest hero mankind has ever known.
Or he’ll be the one who ends the world. With enemies new and old gathering forces, he will have to call on every part of himself to fight or he’ll lose everyone he cares about.
My view: At one hand I feel the symbols on many of Sherrilyn Kenyon's releases create a recognizable trademark for her various series but it holds very little appeal to me. Of course I'm an abs-obsessed, half-nekkid, sword-posing, ink-on-skin, beefcake cover ho and this is a YA cover for crying out loud. Still, the Born in trilogy, the Dark-Hunter series and I believe also her Dream-Hunter series has these symbols, while I love the tribal feel it unfortunately doesn't set my imagination in to overdrive. It probably serves a purpose but I miss the days where *RAWR* man-candy covers graced the cover of a DH or DH release! INFAMOUS however is nice but I never saw Nick as such a 'clean-looking' kid.