Thursday, July 11, 2013

Review: Inferno

Title:  Inferno
Series:  The Chronicles of Nick #4
Author:  Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher:  St. Martin's Griffin
Pages:  451
Format:  Hardcover
Source:  Bought
The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen…

Nick has his driver’s license and he’s not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn’t what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.

But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows nothing of mercy, and if Nick is to survive this latest round, he will have to sacrifice a part of himself. However, the best sacrifice is seldom the sanest move. Sometimes it’s the one that leaves your enemies confused, and you even more so.

And sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you?
My Review:  My gosh, I adore these books.  Every single time I pick one up, I am immediately pulled into the story, unable to put it down.  Inferno was no exception.  We start up right where we left off in the last book with the action and conflicts!  I loved being thrown right back into everything!

 It was fun seeing Nick learning more and more about this world that he's been thrown into, as well as more about the people who he surrounds himself with.  It's so interesting to me that all of the people he considers friends right now can switch to being enemies if he makes any wrong moves.  However, I feel like the longer they stay around him, the more they begin to feel their loyalty outweigh any fear or distrust they may have for him.  It's fun seeing how much they have grown from the first book both individually and as a group.  They're more solid and supportive of each other and not so much I'm-going-to-rip-your-head-off.  

The plot was fast paced and interesting, which I loved.  There were never any lulls in the action so I was flipping through the pages without stop!  I couldn't get enough of everything that was happening.  Nick's voice also really helped the plot along.  He's wit and sarcasm is a constant form of entertainment for me when I'm reading these books.  

The only problem I really have with these book is some of the background of the characters and the flash forwards we see with Nick's future self.  It might just be me but I have trouble grasping exactly what is going on with him.  And I remember in the first book the prologue seemed to be in Nick's future self's POV and said that if he could change anything, this would be how he would do it.  I don't know, that just really confused me.  If anyone could explain it to me, I would really appreciate it!

Despite some confusions I still have about this series, I once again fell in love with Nick's story!  It kept my heart racing, the pages flipping, and me up into the late hours of the night!  I'm so excited to find out what will happen next with the next installment!

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1 comment:

  1. I love these books as well :) Nick is hilarious! But this book wasn't as good to me as the others. The ending confused the heck out of me!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading


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