Bel Reviews: Sherrilyn Kenyon's - "Inferno"

Turning sixteen isn’t what Nick Gautier 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. 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. If he is to survive this latest round, he will ultimately have to sacrifice a part of himself.”

Sherrilyn Kenyon is a seasoned professional when it comes to writing her multiple series and intertwined plots. Inferno is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Nick and she’s done it again. This one is a winner.

I have been pondering if hearing book 3, Infamous, on audio book has helped me get the voices straight in my head or if they muddy my opinion from books one and two. Whichever it is, the character voices are loud and clear. Nick has had to grow up really quickly and is making it work in his own disastrous way.

The story arc is peaking and I am beginning to wonder if the outcome of Nick’s books will end up rewriting some of the Dark Hunter series. And so as to not give spoilers, I won’t go into too much detail. Simi is the only thing I have to say on the matter. Hmm.

Every time I read another of Kenyon’s books, I ache to see if New Orleans is really as magnificent as she makes it feel to me. Stinking hot summers and cold winters. Crazy people and danger… and good food, she can not be telling lies about the food.

I found the pacing to be quick enough to keep me reading and I had it done and dusted within two days.

There was the signature self-deprecating humour we’ve gotten to know and love from Nick and his fellow cast mates. I think I actually managed to get this one read over a weekend so I didn’t snort-giggle on the bus and make anyone look at me weirdly.

If you haven’t read it yet, I’d put it on the TBR for somewhere a little later in the year to prevent you aching and yearning for the next instalment, Illusion, which isn’t due out until March 2014, and is looking to be gearing up to be pretty intense.

Can not wait!

Paperback, 441 pages

Published April 9th 2013 by Little, Brown Book Group

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