Nick is sixteen and has his drivers license. Life should be good right? Only for Nick nothing is ever as simple as he would like it. Life kicks him in the gut and keeps him down.
After finding out that the girl he loves is out to kill him, he breaks up with her and is suddenly thrown into the world where girls are suddenly throwing themselves at him. He thinks the world is ending because no girl in their right mind would ever throw them self at him. Out of the fire and into the frying pan he finds himself in a unexpected relationship with one of the cheerleaders. Only she isn't who she appears to be.
Nick goes from being low and hating himself to suddenly being in a band, having nice clothes, and a popular girlfriend. But it all crashes down on him when his old buddies show up and try to mug him and Casey. After nearly killing one of them he continues to spiral down. His father ends up being weak and near death and he is the pawn that everyone wants.
He gets kidnapped, returned home after seeing himself at the mercy of the Malachi, and has to save his parents from certain death. Right before his father dies, he gains his powers.
As the book comes to a close he finds that his reality is drastically altered. Will Nick ever be able to figure out his life now?