Sara's Review: Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles #3) by Kresley Cole
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Audio
NARRATOR: Emma Galvin RELEASED: January 6, 2015 GENRE: YA, FANTASY LENGTH: 9 hours and 58 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
Can Evie convince her rival loves to work together? Their survival depends on it in this third book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop action tale of rescue, redemption, and a revenge most wicked.
Heartbreaking decisions Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her—until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, the Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death’s uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts…and stolen glances from a former love.
Uncertain victory Despite leaving a part of her heart behind with Death, Evie sets out into a perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland to meet up with her allies and launch an attack on the Lovers. Such formidable enemies require a battle plan, and the only way to kill them may mean Evie, Jack, and Death allying. Evie doesn’t know what will prove more impossible: surviving slavers, plague, Bagmen and other Arcana—or convincing Jack and Death to work together.
Two heroes returned There’s a thin line between love and hate, and Evie just doesn’t know where she stands with either Jack or Death. Will this unlikely trio be able to defeat The Lovers without killing one another first...? FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
I am still neither on team Jack or team Death. I am ON team Evie. I am all for the girl power, and honestly, Jack holds her back. Death encourages her to reach her full empress potential, yet with that, she may lose her humanity in the process. Each pushes her for their selfish gains. So I’m all about boo with the boy's and go, team, Evie. If this were an adult book, she would just choose both and not look back. But alas it is a YA, so that isn’t happening. Probably why I like adult books better LOL. Dead of Winter has Evie searching her heart for what she truly wants as the two men in her life work together to help battle the Lovers. She's torn by her love for both men, but she knows she can only choose one. Dead of Winter is loaded with so much teen melodrama you would think I would hate it, but alas I loved it. It sucks you in, but Cole has a way of doing that with her fantastic writing. Do I want Evie to turn evil and kill all her allies and friends, no? But I am secretly rooting for the read witch to prevail and Evie to realize she is excellent without Jack or Death. We will see. The ending is such a cliffhanger, but I know Cole isn’t done by a long shot.