Invision by Sherrilyn Kenyon : Review

But Nick is determined to thwart his destiny and get into a good college. To be more than his genetics and prophecy foretell. No one is ever going to tell this stubborn Cajun who and what he really is. Or how to live his life.

Not even the Fates of the Universe. But now that he and his team of ancient gods and demons have claimed the Eye of Ananke and he sees the missteps of the future, he has to battle the demons within that are far deadlier and more treacherous than any he’s battled before. All the while his arch nemesis is back and determined to reclaim his place as the harbinger for Armageddon. Even if it means killing Nick and barbecuing everyone he loves to do so.

I have really enjoyed all of the previous books in The Chronicles of Nick series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, each new book has been one of my favorite YA releases of the year. So I was pretty excited when I realized that I had somehow managed to miss the release of Invision (Chronicles of Nick #7) when it released earlier this month. I sat down and read the entire book in just a few hours, and I waited a few days to read it again before writing this review to make sure my opinion wasn’t from a rushed read. Sadly, I can’t say that I really enjoyed Invision all that much.

In the previous books, the only real complaints I ever really had was about how short they were, but as YA that short length is expected and it didn’t really take away from how good those books were. With Invision it feels like the author tried to cram way too much information into every chapter. The genealogy info dumps alone are enough to drive my rating of this book down. Apparently, this is the book where the genealogy of every demon is explained, and it’s all so convoluted and confusing that I found it pretty much impossible to follow. Even my second read through didn’t clear things up much. I swear that it seems like every god or demon in the book is related to Nick in some way.

I enjoyed the plot itself and I think it really opened up a lot of possibilities for the next book in the series. But to me, everything feels rushed to make space for all the family drama that takes place between all the characters. While I think this is the weakest book in the series, I really hope it’s only because it’s the very middle of the series. It has always been my hope and experience that the middle always suffers the most. I’ll probably listen to the audio book next to see if I can follow the story and characters a bit more easily that way, but I don’t have high hopes.

While I may not have enjoyed Invision, I’m still looking forward to the next book in the series. I’m interested to see where nick goes from here and how the events of the book impact the rest of the series. Especially the ending! If there is one thing Kenyon can do really well is to write an ending that leaves you having to know what happens next.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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