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Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters— another day in the life of Nick Gautier– and those are just his friends. But now that he’s accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that’s hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters— another day in the life of Nick Gautier– and those are just his friends. But now that he’s accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that’s hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on a platter. And no one wants him more than the dark gods who created his race. Now that they know where he is, they will stop at nothing to reclaim him. And without knowing it, Nick has just embraced the one person he should never have trusted. The one person who will hand him over to his enemies to get back the life they lost. Nick has finally accepted his fate, now he must learn to defy his destiny, and the dark, deadly forces that will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves so that they can again return to the world of man and own it.


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Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters— another day in the life of Nick Gautier– and those are just his friends. But now that he’s accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that’s hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters— another day in the life of Nick Gautier– and those are just his friends. But now that he’s accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that’s hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on a platter. And no one wants him more than the dark gods who created his race. Now that they know where he is, they will stop at nothing to reclaim him. And without knowing it, Nick has just embraced the one person he should never have trusted. The one person who will hand him over to his enemies to get back the life they lost. Nick has finally accepted his fate, now he must learn to defy his destiny, and the dark, deadly forces that will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves so that they can again return to the world of man and own it.

30 review for Instinct

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rachel W

    My favorite thing about The Chronicles of Nick series– (and all of Sheri’s books actually) has always been the amazing character development. The people in the story, no matter how minor, always make a good book into a better book (maybe even a great one). Instinct, much like the first 5 in the series, was plum full of character developments and twists, which is what makes the book. (It’s especially fun if you’ve read the DH series and are trying to piece together the whole world in you head and My favorite thing about The Chronicles of Nick series– (and all of Sheri’s books actually) has always been the amazing character development. The people in the story, no matter how minor, always make a good book into a better book (maybe even a great one). Instinct, much like the first 5 in the series, was plum full of character developments and twists, which is what makes the book. (It’s especially fun if you’ve read the DH series and are trying to piece together the whole world in you head and end up going WHOAH!!) (view spoiler)[ I especially loved the truth about Menyara, who turned out to actually be Cam, something that I did not expect AT ALL. Plus, it turns out that she’s involved in instigating the birth of Cherise and the ruination of her life. Her complicated relationship with Nick and Kody and Cherise just made everything seem crazier. Of course, speaking of complicated relationships, we still have the mess that is Caleb and Xev. I honestly don’t even want to touch that with a ten-foot pole. Clearly, there was some huge miscommunication in their pasts for them to feel such animosity towards each other (though Xev is warming up to Cay a bit) and have such different points of view on what happened. As always, I loved our sweet little Nicky. I’m not sure what I would do without my annual dose of his brilliant wit and sarcasm. Watching him develop as a character though out the story is also really great, he’s a very complex character, and watching how he becomes who he will be in the DH world is always interesting. I was a little disappointed on some fronts though. There was DEFINITELY not enough of Ash, Kyrian or Caleb in this one. They are some of my favorite character in the entire DH world, and I feel like I missed out on them. We also didn’t see much of Cherise and Nick interacting, and while she isn’t my favorite character, she plays a pivotal role in Nick’s future and the fate of the world. Instinct was also not long enough. I’m not all that sure how the others compare (I have them on ebook, not paper), but I feel like it was short. I read it in one sitting, and that is never a good sing when it comes to length. Worst of all, Clifflies! Every time, we are always left with a horrible cliffhanger. By now, I know it’s definitely intentional, which is torturous for the readers, but hey, they keep us coming back for more each spring. This one was not half as bad as the first 4 (which were plain awful) but it’s worse that the ending to Illusion. WHY!!??!!? More questions! Who really is Aeron? Any connection to Talon? What the heck is going to happen now that Noir is free??? (Because, face it, that’s a BIG problem). Why do people keep calling Kody Nyria? How the heck did Adarian have another kid?(this one has been bothering me ever since it was mentioned in one of the DH books). Who is Nicks real grandmother and how did she meet Jared? What about Nick’s future? Why does Ambrose say to reset everything, after he went though all that trouble in the first place? What could be so horrible that his mother’s death is preferable? And most of all SINCE WHEN WAS IT BECOMNIG A MOVIE?!?! IS THIS FOR REAL??? OH HELL YES!!! (hide spoiler)] This is me happy dance Once again, thank you a ton Sheri, for making my day (and probably my month) by writing this. Instinct was amazing, and I can only hope Invision and Intensity are just as good! You haven’t let us down yet!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    Before Reading: After Reading: waiting for the next book... Before Reading: After Reading: waiting for the next book...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Elizabeth

    (Source: I received a finished paperback copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks Little Brown Book Group.) “My powers are gone, Nick. I’m human.” This was another crazy instalment in this series, and things were once again a little complicated. Nick was back in his own dimension in this book! Yay! He was once again trying to protect his mother, as well as trying to stop hell on earth, and even had to look after Caleb in this book. The storyline in this was about an illness w (Source: I received a finished paperback copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks Little Brown Book Group.) “My powers are gone, Nick. I’m human.” This was another crazy instalment in this series, and things were once again a little complicated. Nick was back in his own dimension in this book! Yay! He was once again trying to protect his mother, as well as trying to stop hell on earth, and even had to look after Caleb in this book. The storyline in this was about an illness which had managed to afflict Caleb, and then Nick’s mother. Nick then had to go off to try and find a cure. I found the pace to be quite slow in this one, the same as the previous books, and the storyline was also a bit hard to follow in places. The ending to this was okay, the cliff-hanger wasn’t quite a bad as they usually are though! 6 out of 10

  4. 4 out of 5

    Clinton

    Once again, not a lot actually happened In the book but it was a fun ride like usual. Not as great as the last one and definitely a lot more light on the content, but you learn some value info about the characters and their history. Honestly the last 70 pages or so had more important info that the first 300

  5. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Well those were some big reveals on Nick’s mom and half-brother…did not see these two gems coming but makes sense now. There were some crazy stuff to happen in this one, including a sick Caleb, reveals on many characters, and some good battles. I love when some of the Gods and Goddess’s get mentioned in this series. It’s a newish and fun take on some of the most famous players in mythology. Simi is still my favorite character in this series…she cracks me and comes off so adorable and dark. On to Well those were some big reveals on Nick’s mom and half-brother…did not see these two gems coming but makes sense now. There were some crazy stuff to happen in this one, including a sick Caleb, reveals on many characters, and some good battles. I love when some of the Gods and Goddess’s get mentioned in this series. It’s a newish and fun take on some of the most famous players in mythology. Simi is still my favorite character in this series…she cracks me and comes off so adorable and dark. On to book seven! My quick and simple overall: let’s see where this story goes….

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amy Softa

    Ms. Kenyon. I love you. I love the worlds you create and the characters you fill them with. But. I did not love your latest release in the Chronicles of Nick series. I wanted to, especially after the last one which was AMAZING. However, I struggled with Instinct and it took me four days to read, when I usually devour them in a day. I know I’m not the only one, which makes me feel a tad better, because after checking some of the other reviews I find others bringing up the same points I’m about to Ms. Kenyon. I love you. I love the worlds you create and the characters you fill them with. But. I did not love your latest release in the Chronicles of Nick series. I wanted to, especially after the last one which was AMAZING. However, I struggled with Instinct and it took me four days to read, when I usually devour them in a day. I know I’m not the only one, which makes me feel a tad better, because after checking some of the other reviews I find others bringing up the same points I’m about to make. This book takes place over the span of one day after the last one left off. The biggest problem I had with this book is that nothing happen. Well, practically nothing. 75% of the book was the main characters standing around and talking about what needed to be done and waiting for the next aggressor to come knocking on the door and fill in back story. The book could have been condensed to the last 50-75 pages that held most of the action with some filling in of the important information that we did receive in the book, specifically about Nick’s mother. So many of the main characters were missing. Caleb, Nick’s mom, Ash, Kyrian, Ambrose all absent or only mentioned for a few brief pages. This seriously hurt the story. That and Nick’s smart mouth is starting to get annoying. A little is funny, but there was just way too much in this book and the humor felt forced, or that it had the wrong tone to it. We did meet a couple of new characters that I am looking forward to getting to know in future books though. The obstacles that Nick needed to overcome in this book also felt too easily resolved and his reaction to them didn’t feel authentic to the character either. He took everything just a bit more laid back than he normally would. Granted that could be the character evolving or growing, but it felt a little abrupt for a change of character. While I’m glad I read it, and didn’t DNF it like I was oh so tempted to, this book just felt like filler between two bigger books. I’m glad Nick is starting to get a handle on his demon side, but most of this book was spent in filling in back ground information on supporting characters. Almost as if Kenyon is preparing everyone for when this spin-off world and the current Dark Hunter world will collide and join up in Nick’s DH book. There are a ton more CON books to go though, and if half of them that remain are like this one I kinda hope she reconsiders the number of book and condenses them. Still a huge fan, all hail Kenyon, but this book was not one of my favs and if I re-read I’m going to skip it. If you are following the series though, I would go ahead and read Instinct even if it is a struggle.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Connor

    [4.5 Stars] This book was just so much YES for me! Is it perfect? No. Is it the best thing ever? No. Does it have flaws? Yes. But I just can't help but love it. I just love it so much. Nick is the best guy, and young men should take notes. His thought process about the women in his life and world in general is how all guys should think. Every time I pick up the next book in this series, I always think I'm over the story and it's been dragged on too long, but nope. I'll definitely continue to rea [4.5 Stars] This book was just so much YES for me! Is it perfect? No. Is it the best thing ever? No. Does it have flaws? Yes. But I just can't help but love it. I just love it so much. Nick is the best guy, and young men should take notes. His thought process about the women in his life and world in general is how all guys should think. Every time I pick up the next book in this series, I always think I'm over the story and it's been dragged on too long, but nope. I'll definitely continue to read this series for a long, long time.

  8. 5 out of 5

    ★MC's Corner★

    *MC’s Corner* Too many explanations and characters… It makes it more unreadable. It’s like if I did not read Sherrilyn Kenyon’s other series… I can’t read this. It makes me sad because I really love the first books of this series. And the explanations?! It’s like an encyclopedia of something… grrr…. And who the hell is ‘the elder child who bears Malachai blood’? @gleekidMC

  9. 5 out of 5

    Yodamom

    Nick is growing up and finally has excepted his fate and learn some very valuable lessons. He learns one very hard one, from a traitor that will cost him a life. He is a stand up guy raised right and holds on to his morals even when it would be easier not to. Nick really changes in this chapter of his life. I can't wait for the next book. His family and loved ones are threatened. Their lives depend on him passing a very dangerous and deal test. This test is of the mind body and heart and he must Nick is growing up and finally has excepted his fate and learn some very valuable lessons. He learns one very hard one, from a traitor that will cost him a life. He is a stand up guy raised right and holds on to his morals even when it would be easier not to. Nick really changes in this chapter of his life. I can't wait for the next book. His family and loved ones are threatened. Their lives depend on him passing a very dangerous and deal test. This test is of the mind body and heart and he must choose right of everything he has fought for will be lost. He is shocked when he learns some new knowledge that will help, kill and force him to face some ugly truths. He will bleed.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Breann

    Now I'm all caught up in the series... OH NO! What am I going to do now? Wait until 2016 for the next book O________O

  11. 4 out of 5

    Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    Apparently, not even saving the world from apocalypse has earned our Nick a bit of rest and relaxation. On the contrary, just days after sealing the portal with Caleb, Nick faces yet another danger of the supernatural variety and as always, he is the last one to catch up and see it coming. Chronicles of Nick has been my go-to series when I want something well written, light and ridiculously entertaining. Sherrilyn Kenyon’s wonderful sense of humor remains this series’ strong point, but as the st Apparently, not even saving the world from apocalypse has earned our Nick a bit of rest and relaxation. On the contrary, just days after sealing the portal with Caleb, Nick faces yet another danger of the supernatural variety and as always, he is the last one to catch up and see it coming. Chronicles of Nick has been my go-to series when I want something well written, light and ridiculously entertaining. Sherrilyn Kenyon’s wonderful sense of humor remains this series’ strong point, but as the story progresses, more and more good things are piling up. The characters are becoming incredibly well defined, even minor ones, and Nick is still honest and kind, but seeing him experience disappointment and betrayal without becoming bitter or cynical is a true delight. The most fascinating thing, however, is the progression of Nick’s relationship with Kody, from tentative friendship and half-truths to something steady, mature and completely reliable. Nick was really just a boy when the series started, but now he is an admirable young man, which is evident from all his relationship and especially his loyalty to Kody. His trust has even more weight when we take into account the simple fact that everyone lied to him at some point. No one, not a single person around him was completely honest and he just keeps uncovering more lies as he goes. But Nick always trusts, always loves, and his inherent goodness somehow brings out the best in everyone else. The plot showed significant improvement over the last book. Kenyon brings in more mythology in each book, but things were pretty straightforward this time and I didn’t struggle to keep up like I did with alternate dimensions. The secondary characters were absolutely delightful as well, especially Simi with her barbecue sauce and threats to eat anyone who’s a danger to Nick. Even with six books behind us, I haven’t once regretted jumping into this series. It’s not to be taken too seriously, but the humor is amazing and the characters are my old friends by now. I hope Sherrilyn has a lot more books planned. As long as she keeps writing, I’ll keep reading.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Andie K.

    It was too fucking short!! And definitely not enough Caleb in this one. What am I going to do now, waiting for the next? It was too fucking short!! And definitely not enough Caleb in this one. What am I going to do now, waiting for the next?

  13. 4 out of 5

    Assaf Tal

    Instinct, listen to me. If you don't come out within the next five seconds I will destroy every last copy of you in existence. Nah I'm just kidding. I could never hurt you. BUT PLEASE COME OUT ALREADY. *sobs frantically in corner*

  14. 4 out of 5

    ♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡

    rating: 4.25/5 review to come.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tangled N Books

    Book 6: Be careful who you trust "Be careful of arrogance" Caleb says at Nick's good natured happiness. In this story, Nick is losing time. Even though he's thankful he's back in his realm, there are still many enemies who are playing for his powers. Grim and Laguerre joins forces and calls other Sarras to ally against the Malachai for a new Malachai, Nick's older half-brother. Nick is also fighting for truths. With Caleb ill and unable to cover his back, he is finding for the first time who to r Book 6: Be careful who you trust "Be careful of arrogance" Caleb says at Nick's good natured happiness. In this story, Nick is losing time. Even though he's thankful he's back in his realm, there are still many enemies who are playing for his powers. Grim and Laguerre joins forces and calls other Sarras to ally against the Malachai for a new Malachai, Nick's older half-brother. Nick is also fighting for truths. With Caleb ill and unable to cover his back, he is finding for the first time who to really trust. The birth of Cherise and fateful meeting of Adarian was revealed. More of Caleb and Xev's history are uncovered as well as his past life. Someone close to Nick is betraying him and Liv is planting ideas of betrayal of all those close to him. Zavid goes missing. Ambrose appears and tells him to urgently find the Eye of Ananke. Interesting discovery of Menara's origin. To be a force for good means Nick is actually a product of Darkness and Light. The story led us to believe because he's human he has goodness in him but it's much more. So many lies behind lies. It's funny whenever someone talks about history and Nick doesn't have a clue, they make fun of him. Yet when he reveals for the first time that Ambrose has been visiting him and time-traveling, they don't bat an eye. The gang accepts the truth wholeheartedly. Plus, the real person Nick can trust is Ambrose. So Caleb is out in this entire book. His enemies, Chronos, Tiamet, Grim, Laguerre, tricks him to enter in the Malachai competition. He's thrown into Xev's realm and befriends the puca Aeron. He successfully returns and chooses his six generals: Nishara, Aeron, Dagon, Xev, Kody, Caleb. The look on Grim and Laguerre's eyes is priceless. Thus, establishing Nick's birthright as the true Malachai. Noir gets a glimpse of him when he stole Zavid's body to snatch Cherise. Nick completing the competition, his enemies return home, and he goes to Hades to retrieve the Eye of Ananke. Read by Tina

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    A new threat to Nick has materialized in New Orleans in apocalyptic style. This time they are focusing on Nick's friends and loved ones instead of directly on Nick. He must face a test to determine if he is worthy of his powers in order to save those he cares about. I think this one might be the best one so far. I definitely feel better here at the end of this one and I like how we finally know more about how all the pieces and characters fit together. I think Nick has grown a lot, yet kept the p A new threat to Nick has materialized in New Orleans in apocalyptic style. This time they are focusing on Nick's friends and loved ones instead of directly on Nick. He must face a test to determine if he is worthy of his powers in order to save those he cares about. I think this one might be the best one so far. I definitely feel better here at the end of this one and I like how we finally know more about how all the pieces and characters fit together. I think Nick has grown a lot, yet kept the parts that make him quirky and fun. I'm also glad that he has mastered his powers to some extent. I think it will be interesting to see what happens next. I'm am glad that I didn't give the series up.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Walker Skog

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Instinct by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the sixth book in the Chronicles of Nick series. It is a really good book about Nick Gautier, who is the Malachai, a demon of pure evil. Even though Nick is a weapon of evil, he refuses to surrender to that side, because if he did he would end the world. One day while at school a storm appears above New Orleans. This storm marked the beginning of Armageddon, the end of the world. Then Nick's demon friend, Caleb, became ill. This wouldn't be a problem except for th Instinct by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the sixth book in the Chronicles of Nick series. It is a really good book about Nick Gautier, who is the Malachai, a demon of pure evil. Even though Nick is a weapon of evil, he refuses to surrender to that side, because if he did he would end the world. One day while at school a storm appears above New Orleans. This storm marked the beginning of Armageddon, the end of the world. Then Nick's demon friend, Caleb, became ill. This wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that demons aren't supposed to get sick ever. Later that day Chronus, the keeper of time and order, and Tiamat, the bringer of death and destruction, appear at Nick's home. Chronus froze time and everyone except Nick. He told Nick that he has a half-brother that is trying to take his place as Malachai. In order for Nick to save everyone he knows he must choose two of his generals to help him. One will stay and protect his friends and family. The other with help him find a cure for Caleb and his mother. He chooses for Xevikan to stay and watch his family, and he chooses Livia to help him find the cure. When he goes to find the cure he meets Aeron, a spirit who was damned to stay in that realm for eternity. Aeron helped Nick find the cure, and he taught Nick how to control his demon form. Then when Livia betrayed Nick and slit his throat Aeron and Nashira, the spirit that was trapped in his book, helped to save his life. Nick, Aeron, and Nashira then returned to New Orleans. When they got there they found Livia telling everyone that she killed the Malachai and therefore she will become the Malachai. But Nick proves that he is alive and takes his place as sole Malachai. He then chooses his generals; Nashira, Xev, Dagon, Aeron, Kody, and Caleb, and ends Armageddon and saves the world. This is a quote by Nick in instinct, "I will trust your honor until you give me a reason not to." Although this is a very positive personality trait is can be a deadly flaw. This was proved when Livia, who Nick trusted because he had no reason not to, slit Nicks throat. He allowed her to get behind his back and under his guard and once his guard was down she tried to kill him. I would recommend this book to anyone who is reading anything in the fantasy genre, and everyone reading any of Sherrilyn Kenyon's other series. If you are going to read this book I would recommend you read all of the other ones first.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Gianna

    *So happy I work for the publisher, and got to read this early!* As with every Kenyon book...I LOVED IT, and cannot wait for the next one. Our favorite teenage demon who will be either the world's greatest hero, or reign absolute destruction is back. As with every book Nick is in, his sarcasm, and bad jokes made me either smirk, or laugh out loud. The rest of the gang are back too. I will not give away any detailed spoilers or plot details even though I'm dying to talk about it. I will speak gener *So happy I work for the publisher, and got to read this early!* As with every Kenyon book...I LOVED IT, and cannot wait for the next one. Our favorite teenage demon who will be either the world's greatest hero, or reign absolute destruction is back. As with every book Nick is in, his sarcasm, and bad jokes made me either smirk, or laugh out loud. The rest of the gang are back too. I will not give away any detailed spoilers or plot details even though I'm dying to talk about it. I will speak generally though...In this book Nick must stand and face a challenge alone. He is also forced to make decisions regarding the demon army the Malachi leads. We learn more about his mother's background, which had my jaw dropping to the floor forced me to read the passage multiple times until the revelations sunk in. Overall it was a quick read, and I wished it was longer. It seemed to be a set up for future events in the series as opposed to the height of a story arc. This Dark Hunter/CON universe has become so vast, I need to do a re-read of it all...

  19. 5 out of 5

    Derrik Peterson

    This book is a subtle reminder to all of the lesser endowed gentlemen out there that size doesn't always matter. This book was short and that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Where a lot of authors take their time with scene building and describing surroundings Sherrilyn Kenyon lets our imaginations do the work for her. She doesn't waste ink (or KBs) telling us how she thinks her world should look but spends our time by describing Nick's ever expanding self deprecating and sarcastic humor. This b This book is a subtle reminder to all of the lesser endowed gentlemen out there that size doesn't always matter. This book was short and that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Where a lot of authors take their time with scene building and describing surroundings Sherrilyn Kenyon lets our imaginations do the work for her. She doesn't waste ink (or KBs) telling us how she thinks her world should look but spends our time by describing Nick's ever expanding self deprecating and sarcastic humor. This book was aptly named and repeatedly dealt with Nick trusting his gut and making tough decisions based on minimal knowledge. There were only 3 actual scenes in this installment of Chronicles of Nick (at the school, in his apartment and then the nether realm) but they were filled with importance (aside from maybe the opening scene at the school). Kenyon effectively took Nick's guardian Kaleb out of the picture so that Nick could experience some growth. That was the backbone to this book alongside with some heavy hitting revelations about Nick's mother and his true heritage. With the exception of some overly lengthy self deprecation this book was a home run for the series. My only complaint is that Kenyon wants to make this a YOUNG ADULT a 15 book series with only a single release each year. That means that even if she captured a reader at a young age (and a proper maturity level for this series would probably be 14-15) then by the time she finished writing the series that young reader will be in his/her late 20's or early 30s and more than likely moved on or disenchanted with the series or the genre. At my age now I can easily see myself not caring about this series in a couple years and only finishing out of obligation if I ever get around to it. Don't get me wrong I really like this series and I recommend it to most anybody that likes YA fiction (especially since this one is actually male oriented rather than sappy cliche vampire lovers). If you haven't started this series DO. The books are short and they are a quick fun read that is full of laughs and thrills.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    3.5 stars. I've read all six of the books; my primary reason being that I truly enjoy the wise cracks and witty banter between the main characters. And I was happy to Simi was involved again. Having said all this, I was disappointed in the fact that there was almost no story and I'm beginning to think I need a large chalkboard on which I can start diagraming all the relationships that are described - they are interesting, but the level of detail is starting to take away from the book. Also, if t 3.5 stars. I've read all six of the books; my primary reason being that I truly enjoy the wise cracks and witty banter between the main characters. And I was happy to Simi was involved again. Having said all this, I was disappointed in the fact that there was almost no story and I'm beginning to think I need a large chalkboard on which I can start diagraming all the relationships that are described - they are interesting, but the level of detail is starting to take away from the book. Also, if the book is going to only be an episode rather than an actual novel perhaps that should be reflected in the cost. I hope the author will go back to writing more of a story in future books.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms

    Instinct was different from the prior books in this series, both because the pace was slower, and also because fewer characters were involved in Nick's adventures. I also figured out way too early who was truly on his side, and who wasn't. Full review to come soon. This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews Instinct was different from the prior books in this series, both because the pace was slower, and also because fewer characters were involved in Nick's adventures. I also figured out way too early who was truly on his side, and who wasn't. Full review to come soon. This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    I JUST CHECKED KENYON'S PROFILE AND THERES GONNA BE UP TO 14 BOOKS WTF I HAVENT EVEN READ THE FOURTH ONE YET

  23. 4 out of 5

    Abbie

    Actual rating - 2.5 This was another slow read in the series, which dragged really badly for me. The characters annoyed me a lot of the time too, so there wasn't anything that saved it.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Hawraa Naqi

    Hours of my life... Wasted.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    actual rating 3.5 This book was fast paced and very quick to get through once I picked it up and read. This entire book took place in the span of a few hours but it felt like a lot happened. Family and friends in danger, new thing to find to fight the future, nick learning to control his newly unleashed powers, and new allies (hopefully). I'm sad we didn't get a lot of Kody and Nick time. I love them. Hopefully, everything we be set to right and we'll see them together in Kenyon's adult series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Vi (like the letter)

    I liked this better than, probably, the previous 3 books.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Carolina Carriço

    Another adventure, another book I fell in love with in the Dark Hunter world, Sherrilyn made me fall in love all over again for her characters, and also made me meet some more that left me very intrigued and I'm sure in time I'll love them as much as the old ones. I didn't love this one as much as Illusion, there was a part close to the middle that made me think I would give this book 4 stars instead of 5, but then Nick went in his journey where he met Aeron and I was right where I began, totally Another adventure, another book I fell in love with in the Dark Hunter world, Sherrilyn made me fall in love all over again for her characters, and also made me meet some more that left me very intrigued and I'm sure in time I'll love them as much as the old ones. I didn't love this one as much as Illusion, there was a part close to the middle that made me think I would give this book 4 stars instead of 5, but then Nick went in his journey where he met Aeron and I was right where I began, totally in love with everything. I wish this book had more Caleb, he's my favorite in here. I'm glad we had the chance to know more about Xev, the more I know the more I love him, there's still a lot more to him than he lets on. The new characters, Aeron and Dagon, have me hooked, I'm super curious to know more about them. I have a feeling that Nick made very good choices in this book. I loved seeing him dealing with his Malachai powers and how everything turned out in the end. I just hope he keeps his beast in control. That all part about Cherise blew me away! I wasn't seeing that one coming. I know the author was giving us hints throughout the book saying she had something special about her, but oh well, I had no idea what it could be. One thing about this books that I love and hate at the same time is the mythology. I totally love all kinds of mythology, but these books have some may different pantheons of Gods, and every one with their different legends and Gods that at some points I'm completely lost in all the names and I can't even remember who Zeus is anymore. One more year of waiting now. I'll be sitting her waiting. I hope I can catch up to the Dark Hunter series soon.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Vickie

    Sherrilyn Kenyon's books rarely disappoint and Instinct, Book 6 in the Chronicles of Nick, certainly did not disappoint me. Nick Gautier has now accepted the demon that lives inside of him, the Malachi. In this segment, he must learn to control his powers and not lose his temper; if he doesn't succeed, he could destroy the world or accidentally end up hurting his friends. Just like in normal life, it is difficult to tell friend from foe, add to that teenage angst, and Nick has his hands full. I r Sherrilyn Kenyon's books rarely disappoint and Instinct, Book 6 in the Chronicles of Nick, certainly did not disappoint me. Nick Gautier has now accepted the demon that lives inside of him, the Malachi. In this segment, he must learn to control his powers and not lose his temper; if he doesn't succeed, he could destroy the world or accidentally end up hurting his friends. Just like in normal life, it is difficult to tell friend from foe, add to that teenage angst, and Nick has his hands full. I really loved this installment of the series which is read by Holter Graham. He does a wonderful with all the characters and really setting the mood of the story. Nick's snarkiness is quite developed by now and there were many shifts in the plot. The back story of Cherise certainly took me by surprise. I look forward to more installments and following Nick up to when we met him in the Dark Hunters series. Go Cards! L1C4!!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jules Poet

    Nick is back in his own body, in his own timeline and things seem to be going pretty good. Murphy's Law was invoked and anything that could go wrong - did go wrong. One of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse shows up, Kaleb falls ill (how does a demon get sick?) and a bunch of other messed up stuff happens and Nick has to find the way to save the day - but how? If he needs to use his Malakai powers to fix things and make things right again - will he be able to handle the power or will it suck the h Nick is back in his own body, in his own timeline and things seem to be going pretty good. Murphy's Law was invoked and anything that could go wrong - did go wrong. One of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse shows up, Kaleb falls ill (how does a demon get sick?) and a bunch of other messed up stuff happens and Nick has to find the way to save the day - but how? If he needs to use his Malakai powers to fix things and make things right again - will he be able to handle the power or will it suck the humanity out of him? It's a great book. And for those who like trials placed upon poor unsuspecting man dorks.... there's one of those too :) Sherrilyn Kenyon has become a writer that I truly respect. And Holter Graham continues to be amazing!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Griz Girl

    I love Kenyon's Dark & Were-Hunter worlds. I liked goofy Nick Gautier from the early DH books. And the start of the CON series was fantastic. So what happened? Gone are the great high school moments. Gone are the great one-liners and visits with Acheron and other DH faves. Instead it's this convoluted storyline filled with more contradictory mythologies & demons/demigods/spirits whose names I can't pronounce or remember, than you can shake a stick at! All in all, I was mostly just bored reading I love Kenyon's Dark & Were-Hunter worlds. I liked goofy Nick Gautier from the early DH books. And the start of the CON series was fantastic. So what happened? Gone are the great high school moments. Gone are the great one-liners and visits with Acheron and other DH faves. Instead it's this convoluted storyline filled with more contradictory mythologies & demons/demigods/spirits whose names I can't pronounce or remember, than you can shake a stick at! All in all, I was mostly just bored reading this--couldn't wait for it to END. Wrap this series up SOON, Sherrilyn--it doesn't NEED 15 books!

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