June 9, 2017 by elnadesbookchat
Inferno: Chronicles of Nick #4
by Sherrlyn Kenyon
Read by Holter Graham
Summary from Goodreads:
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?
It is getting harder to write these reviews without any spoilers. Especially with this book. Most of what happens to Nick and his friends is because of who he is and what he will become. It also has to do with the relationship with his father and Ambrose.
Nick goes through a lot of heartbreak and misery in this book. He is also having to fight for his life and for his mother’s. But he comes out stronger in the end, even saving lives when he can. Of course much of what he does and doesn’t do has to do with his human half. He continues to fight against the evil that is growing inside him and hang on to his humanity. It is a tough fight especially when he is angry, which he is through out much of this book. Anger is his enemy and will hurt him in the end.
There is a lot of action in this book. Not only fighting demons, but also some people who wish to harm him. He also breaks up with Kodie and struggles with the truth that he learns about her and why she is in his life to begin with. Kodie also struggle with this. Nick maintains his sense of humor thoughout, and his Cajun snarkiness which I just love. Ms. Kenyon does a great job of keeping the humor going in these books. The book ends with a foreshadowing of what happens in the next book. Can’t wait to see where the story goes from here.
I hope you are enjoying the videos, Sherrilyn makes them and I think they really capture the essence of these books.