Inferno by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the fourth book in her Chronicles of Nick series. Kenyon, usually a paranormal romance author, changed gears a little with this series to write a young adult series. One of the things I love is that it is still in the same world as her Dark Hunter series. I also love the voices and characters she creates in this world.
Kenyon has taken one of her more loved characters in the Dark Hunters world and went back in time to tell his story starting as a freshman in high school. In this installment, Nick, her main character, is working hard not to become a monstrous demon that is his legacy. Rather challenging when Nick is also sixteen and learning to drive. He’s also doubting his ex-girlfriend, who is not entirely human and charged with killing Nick but swears she won’t, and questioning the intentions of his best friend who is another demon working for more than one boss.
There are several things, aside from what I’I've already mentioned, that I love about this series. It is a totally different tone, very appropriate for teenagers. The characters are still true to the Dark Hunter world that she originally created for adults. And, there is something difficult to define quality that keeps drawing me back to this world and the characters.
I would definitely recommend this series. It’s a great, easy read that has wit and humor that draws you in. And it has zombies, complete with flamethrower wielding zombie hunters.