Some of you may know that I originally had my own blog, Beauty but a Funny Girl, prior to joining Bookish (now Bookish Lifestyle). I was thinking the other day about all those reviews I left behind when I transferred and thought they should get some love too - no matter how badly written and newbie they come off! So I present to you: Throwback Thursday Reviews! Every once in a while I'll post an old review from Beauty but a Funny Girl, unedited in terms of content, with the exception of any spelling or grammatical mistakes. It's definitely going to be fun and interesting to see how my tastes and writing style have changed over the years!
Series: The Chronicles of Nick #4 Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Zombies, Retelling Publication.Date: April 9, 2013 Pages: 440 (Kindle) Published By: St. Martin's Giffin Website: Sherrilyn Kenyon Inferno on Goodreads My review copy: Borrowed from the library
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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?
I'm very into the way that Kenyon is adding the underlying tone of anti-bulling in her Young Adult series. From what I've read about her she is very passionate about people treating others with kindness and respect and the fact that she is imparting this upon her readers is absolutely amazing. If you haven't read this book yet, you at the very least need to read this letter that was incorporated into the plot.
This book does a lot to progress the plot of Nick and him attempting to change his future. As a character, he really starts to go to war with his Malachai self, which adds a lot of depth and realism. Okay, so maybe we not all of us are trying to avoid becoming one of the most evil demons known to man, but you know what I mean.
We also see a few glimpses into the future and I like the implication of will happen between Nick and Kody. Or what a possibility is anyway. As Ambrose drives into Nick's head that anything he does can change his future, which we know happens throughout the series and will happen a few times in this book.
Artemis and Adarian both really redeem their characters in this novel and I'm really curious to see how Artemis is going to handle this situation. It's very out of character for her and definitely a new situation and she never imagined she would be in. Adarian, well... he's still evil, but we know that he truly loves Cherise and would do anything to keep her safe. He also really hates Nick.
Kenyon definitely left us hanging with the epilogue. While it's definitely not my favorite of Kenyon's series, I'm very intrigued to see how everything is going to play out. Will Nick become the Malachai and destroy the world? Or will he be able to control that part of him and change his destiny? Bum, bum, bum.