Sara's Review: Arcana Rising (The Arcana Chronicles #4) by Kresley Cole
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Valkyrie Press
narrator: Emma Galvin RELEASED: September 29, 2016 GENRE: ya, paranormal romance LENGTH: 8 hours and 42 minutes FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
When the battle is done . . . The Emperor unleashes hell and annihilates an army, jeopardizing the future of mankind--but Circe strikes back. The epic clash between them devastates the Arcana world and nearly kills Evie, separating her from her allies.
And all hope is lost . . . With Aric missing and no sign that Jack and Selena escaped Richter's reach, Evie turns more and more to the darkness lurking inside her. Two Arcana emerge as game changers: one who could be her salvation, the other her worst nightmare.
Vengeance becomes everything.To take on Richter, Evie must reunite with Death and mend their broken bond. But as she learns more about her role in the future--and her chilling past--will she become a monster like the Emperor? Or can Evie and her allies rise up from Richter's ashes, stronger than ever before? FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS The Plot Thickens! The 4th book in the series finds Evie dealing with so much grief and loss that she has compressed her own emotions to deal with it. (Minor spoiler here). I think in away Death is her bandage to deal with that pain and sex is her crutch. There is so much going on, and Evie isn’t sure who to trust. Are her allies, really allies? or will they turn on her? Down is up and up is down. I don’t think anything is as it appears. There are too many gaps in Evie’s memory, and she doesn’t know why.
The ending is a doozy that left me reeling. I did not see that coming. I have read other reviews, and people think they know where Kresley is taking this story and world. Personally, I’ve read her IMD series, and she is never predictable, so I say hang on for a wild ride because Kresley is just getting things started.
As for the Team Jack or Team Death, I am still going to stick with my original stand I am for Team Evie. It’s the end of the world, why does a modern woman need to choose one man? With that thought, I am giving Arcana Rising 5 Boundless stars, bring on the next battle.