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?
Hmm, I'm a little torn about this book. It was a fun read for the most part, but seeing as how it is the prequels to a much larger series that I know nothing about, it made a lot of it rather murky for me. Still, it was fast-paced and entertaining for the most part. I got lost with such a myriad of characters a few times (especially with all the 'A' names!), and regularly found myself thinking that my nephews would probably enjoy this book. It doesn't have a whole lot of things that would attract a girl reader--which is totally fine, I'm just saying. Anyhow, mixed feelings about the book. The second one in the series is out and I will probably see if I can snag it from the library :)