Title: Endless Knight (Arcana Chronicles #2)
Author: Kresley Cole
Publication Date: September 2nd 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Part of a Series?: Yes, Book 2/5 of the Arcana Chronicles
I Got A Copy Through: Sullivan and Partners! (THANK YOU!)
Blurb Description: 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.
Evie has fully come into her powers as the tarot Empress. And Jack was there to see it all. In the aftermath of killing Arthur, Evie realizes that there is a war brewing between the teens who’ve been given powers following the apocalypse, and it’s kill or be killed. When Evie meets Death, the gorgeous and dangerous Endless Knight, things get even more complicated. Somehow the Empress and Death share a romantic history. One that Evie can’t remember, but Death can’t forget. Evie is drawn to Death, but in love with Jack. She is determined to discover why she’s been granted these powers, and in the process, struggles to accept her place in the prophecy that will either save the world, or destroy it.
Let me put this in the simplest words possible:
THIS IS BRILLIANT.
GIVE ME MORE.
I surprisingly hadn’t heard of the Arcana Chronicles until about a month ago when the lovely folks over at Sullivan and Partners contacted me, offering me the first book, Poison Princess. While I struggled to get answers for half the book, it was brutal and fascinating and SO UNLIKE any fantasy world I’d read about, with SWOONY BOYS and POWERS and MURDER, and I might’ve fallen head over heels.
As soon book two downloaded onto my Kindle (thanks to Sullivan and Partners) I dropped everything else and opened them with my Empress Claws.
Picking up a few minutes after Poison Princess, (dear folks that waited a year – HOW?) Endless Knight takes you further into the world after the Flash (the apocalypse) and introduces to you more and more complicated, powerful Arcana.
Every few centuries, twenty two reincarnated teenagers are chosen to play a game with life or death stakes. They are versions of the Arcana Tarot Cards, hand touched by the Gods to be powerful, and ruthless. The Game can only have one winner. The Prize? Immortality, at the cost of killing everybody else.
“How could I dream of kissing him, when he dreamed of killing me?”
After shocking revelation of who she REALLY is, Evangeline Greene – Empress and Poison Princess - continues on to find her grandmother, and survive this new harsh world. Death torments her inside her head, the other players she is travelling with can decide to kill her at any moment and steal her powers and there are cannibals and bagmen on their trails.
The only boy she has ever really been attracted to, Jack, hasn’t spoken to her since he saw her turn into The Empress and murder another player, and her only friend, Matthew is spying on her for death.
The Arcana Game was never harder.
I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK, And here is a list for you:
1. The WORLD (GAH. BRUTAL. AND BEAUTIFUL.)
2. The Complex Characters (I have fallen in love with ALL of them)
4. THE SHIPS!
5. THE POWERS.
6. THE FACT THAT THIS IS BASED ON TAROT CARDS
7. EVERYTHING, OKAY? EVERYTHING.
The only thing I don’t do is ship Death and Evie. I LOVE MY INTOXICATED, COMPLICATED, CAJUN JACK WITH EMPRESS EVIE AND NOTHING CAN EVER SINK THIS SHIP OF MINE.
All in all, a series I would DEFINITELY THROW IN YOUR FACE (as a part of my recommendation process)
GO READ IT. #AllTheStars
What is your opinion on love triangles? Are they ever okay? DO YOU CRAVE THEM?
Also, HAVE YOU READ THIS SERIES? Because you SHOULD HAVE. YESTERDAY!
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