Sara's Review: Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles #2) by Kresley Cole
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Audio
narrator: Emma Galvin RELEASED: October 1, 2013 GENRE: ya, fantasy LENGTH: 10 hours and 55 minutes FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
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. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
I didn’t love Endless Knight as much as I did it predecessor, but the difference between how much I loved each is so minute it’s like comparing the love of Hershey Kisses vs. Hershey Chocolate Bars. Now call me crazy, and I am sure many will, but I don’t like either lead male characters. I find them both abusive and hold Evie back in some way. Jack was starting to redeem himself except he was still treating Evie like she was a fragile flower when she so isn’t. Not to mention he is an alcoholic, which yeah that’s a great guy to start a healthy relationship. Then there is Death who is centuries old pining over a little girl, and he can’t get over things done in past lives. Issues much! Don’t get me started on the torture cuff; WTF was that! Yeah, not a fan of either. But I am a massive fan of Evie. I love her strength of character and her ability to stay on the right side when everything is driving her to do the opposite. She has a lovely heart that is pushing her to do what is right, in a world that has gone drastically wrong. It's an excellent story, and I can’t wait to jump into the next one. Which lucky me I already own. The story is thrilling, full of passion (in a PG13 sense) and keeps you enthralled from the first world. I loved it.