Thursday, April 2, 2015

Endless Knight by Kresley Cole Review

In this seductive follow-up to Poison Princess, #1 New York Timesbestselling 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...
Published: October 2013.
Page count: 336
Series: second book in The Arcana Chronicles. 
Rating: 5 stars

This is my second time reading Endless Knight and I think I might have enjoyed it even more than I did the first time. I got drawn into the Arcana series when I decided to try the first book, The Poison Princess, I ended up loving it and since them I've been waiting for the next book's release. This series is really unique, it's a dystopian/apocalyptic style book but it's got incredible world-building and the characters are very unique. Basically they're characters from the tarot cards and have all sorts of amazing powers and are pitting against each other with a sole winner. This happens every few hundred years or so. Basically, it's a type of story I'd never seen before and it's written very well.

There's Evie, our main character. I found her slightly annoying in the first book at times, but in this book I think she's better. The thing that's most interesting in this book (other than that they meet more and more arcana players and learn of their powers and such) is that Death comes to Evie. He's a card that has won the past few games and he's out to get her. And in this book he finally reaches her and a lot of stuff goes down. A lot. And it can really change a lot of the things you thought about the story and characters so far ;)

Overall, I think this is a great book. The world-building and plot are great, the vibe of the book is a great apocalyptic one and the world and history that the author has created about these tarot cards battling it's just amazing. I've never read anything quite like this book before. I love it. I finished this book very quickly because I couldn't put it down and I enjoyed Evie, her friends, and their adventure ^-^ I'd definitely recommend it if it sounds interesting to you and you don't mind some slight sexual content and language. And you know creepy kids who are out killing each other in almost Hunger Games style ;)

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