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.
Haha, I love this book. Nick's character is so sarcastic and funny, that he just lights up a room when he steps in it. I'm sure you've met someone like that, but did you ever stop to think that they might not be human? Because Nick isn't human. And it's not necessarily a bad thing. He's human enough.
Nick is completely one of my favorite characters of all time, besides Cas from 'Anna Dressed in Blood'. I might have a thing for sarcastic, cocky characters. I don't know, but I will find out. Eventually. When I have time to do something other than read, work, and fix my truck. Which I don't have time right now. But I will.
So, what do I think? I think that this novel was thought out a long time in advance, and that it was thought out well. Zombies, demons, and ghosts are all a big part of YA literature right now, but it's nice to see someone with a fresh take on it. You almost never get to read any books that have new ideas. Anna Dressed in Blood was actually the first book I read that broke the mold in YA literature, but I would kill for more writing like that.
This book was imaginative, funny, lighthearted, and most of all, it was 100% original. It made me laugh, but it didn't make me a cry (a good thing). It never let me take a breath, though. It was full of action, and I couldn't breathe, because everytime I did, something bad would happen, or I would lose my place (sucks, right?). But I still enjoyed it. It made my day.
Ambrose kind of shocked me, because I wasn't really expecting it, and it added a kind of sad note to the story. I love Archer though. I need more of him, because he was pretty much awesome. So, all in all, this book was a mix of good characters, plot, and a pinch of the supernatural.