Saturday, October 12, 2013

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

Title: Endless Knight
Series: (The Arcana Chronicles, #2)
Author: Kresley Cole
Category: Young Adult (16+)
Genre: Paranormal/Dystopian/ Romance/ Fantasy 
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
In this second book thrilling book of The Arcana Chronicles from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole, Evie struggles to accept her place in the prophecy that will either save the world—or destroy it.

In the second book of the Arcana Chronicles Evie has now fully come into her powers as the tarot Empress. And Jackson was there to see it all. In the aftermath of killing Arthur, the tarot Alchemist, Evie realizes that a war is brewing between the other teens that, following the apocalypse, have been given powers and its kill or be killed.

Things get even more complicated when Evie meets Death, the mysterious, sexy Endless Knight. Somehow the Empress and Death share a romantic history - one that Evie can't remember, but Death can't forget. She is drawn to the Endless Knight, but is in love with Jack. Determined to discover why she's been granted these powers, Evie struggles to accept her place in a prophecy that will either save the world, or completely destroy it.


  

My Thoughts 

Holy mother of God! I loved this book! In my review of Poison Princess, I praised it! The story took me on one hell of ride; one I loved every second of. Well, I’m going to praise Endless Knight even more. Endless Knight is a total game changer for this series. It takes everything I thought I knew about this world and just throws it out the window! It has left me crazed! Book Crazed!

In my review of Poison Princess I gave three reasons why this book swept me away. Well, I’m going to re-list those reasons because, well, they still apply even more too why I love this series!

1. The world Kresley created! It's so captivating
2.  The Cajun-French language and the other dialects. My father's side of the family is Cajun. So, I grew up listening and being surrounding by this dialect. I love it. It is a part of me.
 3.  The role the tarot cards play in the book. They bring such a uniqueness to the story.

All those three things combined makes for an explosive mix for me! It has made this series wonderful, and one I just love! The book also picks up right where the first one left off, and I just loved that. Even though it had been awhile since I read Poison, I was instantly swept away.
His hands landed on my ass, giving it a possessive squeeze. "T'es pour moi, Evie. You're mind. Every part of you."
Now, there is some amazing character growth in this book. Evie really shows growth. I also feel she is much stronger than she was in the first book. She definitely had to grow and become stronger with everything that happens to her in the book. And, boy, does a lot happen to her. So many things are uncovered about her past lives, the meaning of her card, and of herself. Overall though, I do enjoy Evie’s character a lot. And I’m glad to see that she is a strong character, that she looks out for others, and even though she’s in a hellish world she tries to remind kind and nice.

In my first review, I just babbled and babbled about Jackson.  His character definitely goes through a lot in this book. And I saw some really strong aspects of him, some that made me happy. I still love his character. And OH! when he speaks Cajun-French, my heart gets all gooey! Things do happen that make me question some of the decisions he made in the past, and some things do come to light about him, but, overall, I still love me some Jackson. I also get a feeling he is more than he seems.

Okay, if you know me you know I dread the LOVE TRIANGLE! Unless if it’s done right, which it rarely is. But in Endless Knight, it is done amazingly! I am actually torn between the two love interests! Yes, just like Evie, my emotions for the two guys are over the place! Now, who is this second guy? Death! You heard me. The card Death makes an appearance. I now understand Death, and I even sympathize for him. I might even have a crush on this hot fictional character now. However, he kind of needs to pull his head out of his own butt. But I am very glad he is introduced into the book. His character and his role really changes the whole story-line of the series!
Between kisses, he murmured in Latvian. "What are you saying?" He drew back, curling his finger under my chin. "That you taste like life..."
The side characters are also well written and play their role expertly. I also got to know and understand their roles better in the book. They add a good dimension to the story.  The pacing is also done perfectly! And I didn't really feel that second book drag. Endless Knight captured my attention, was filled with action, magic, death, excitement, twists, and a lot of wow! The description was so vivid, I felt like I was in the world Kresley created!

Holy cliffhanger batman! Yeah, like the first book, it ends with a woozy cliffhanger! My Lord! I can’t even imagine where this story is going, and how it ended left me reeling!

All in all, Endless Knight was a great second book in the Arcana series. The world that Kresley created is breathtakingly haunting, dark, gruesome, and intriguing. The characters are brilliant and so vividly real. Endless Knight is a game changer for this series, and I cannot wait for the next book!! I highly recommend this series; especially if you love a dystopian book that is very unique!   




7 comments:

  1. So glad you loved this one so much!

    Great review!

    Andreea

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  2. Dang girl! I've been wanting to read Poison Princess for so long! I really want to read this series now! Great review!

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  3. Oh man you have me so excited to dive into this series. I remember being really excited for Poision Princess but then I never got around to i

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  4. So I accidentally submitted my comment before finishing lmao. So to continue. I was super excited for this and then I never got around to it and now you have me regretting that. I love when Love triangles are done right. Amazing review Magen

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  5. The world and character growth sounds amazing, I need to read the 1st

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  6. Ooooo weeee! I love how much you loved this one... and those quotes.. hubba hubba! And I definitely love a love triangle done right -- yummmm! This is so going on my reading list! Thanks for the awesome review :)

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  7. Love this review, definitely makes me want to pick up Poison Princess. Guess these are more than pretty covers ;) The world building and characters sound awesome-I love a love triangle that works. Awesome review.

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