Thursday, July 16, 2015

Review: "Endless Knight" (The Arcana Chronicles, #2) by Kresley Cole

Endless Knight by Kresley Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

In this seductive follow-up to Poison Princess, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole takes us deeper into the dark world of the Arcana Chronicles.

Shocking secrets
Evie has fully come into her powers as the Tarot Empress, and Jack was there to see it all. She now knows that the teens who've been reincarnated as the Tarot are in the throes of an epic battle. It's kill or be killed, and the future of mankind hangs in the balance.

Unexpected allies
With threats lurking around every corner, Evie is forced to trust her newfound alliance. Together they must fight not only other Arcana, but also Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals.

Gut-wrenching treachery
When Evie meets Death, things get even more complicated. Though falling for Jack, she's drawn to the dangerous Endless Knight as well. Somehow the Empress and Death share a history, one that Evie can't remember--but Death can't forget...

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Book Series


What can I say about the sequel of "Poison Princess"? That there's is unstoppable action? That romance blooms between Evie and Jack in the most romantic way? Well, I did enjoy the book mostly in its first part since later it becomes a little...awkward for me.

Evie, Jack and gang continue to travel across apocalyptic America in search for Evie's grandmother. But many obstacles stand in their way: bagmen, cannibals, other Arcana and the worst of them all: Death.
When a series of events causes Evie to be caught by Death, imprisoned in his estate, she will try to free herself in order to go back to Jack.

Without wanting to spoiler you, I will mention some issues in this book. Despite its amazing world-building, character develpoment and romance, this book felt like it was the beginning of a love triangle, which I don't like.

Evie gets to know Death and although he did kidnap her and tortured her, she STILL grew feelings for him. (Stockholm Syndrome maybe???) Ew
Jack is absent in the second part of the book and only through Mathew we get some glimpses. And although the author tries to explain the reasons behins Death's attitude, I still didn't like how Evie grew fond of Death.
The book ends in yet another cliffhanger and I seriously want a better ending on book three (since I am reading it now).

About the author:

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.
Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” You can learn more about Kresley at