Title: Endless Knight
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: The Arcana Chronicles, #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date Published: October 1st, 2013
Evie has her full powers as the Tarot Empress, and Jack was there to see it all. Teens reincarnated as the Tarot are in the throes of an epic battle for mankind. She must trust new allies against other Arcana, Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals. But she’s also drawn to Death, the Endless Knight, who shares history with the Empress. She can’t remember; he can’t forget.
Endless Knight continues to follow Evie as she gets deeper into this Arcana war that she doesn’t even want to be apart off. The story surrounds Evie with old friends, new allies, and some unlikely relationships that develop along the way.
Right off the bat the only thing I didn’t like about this book was the first fifty pages or so, which were a little slow paced. After getting past the hump at the beginning of the book though it was really good. As you can tell from the cover and title, in this book we meet the famous Death card. My favorite part of the book was definitely after we meet him.
Sometimes I really despise love triangles. I can understand their purpose in some cases and in this particular series I can see why one was introduced for the purposes of giving Evie a fork in the road. But, I hate it because right now I really love both guys and I’m not seeing how this is going to end happily for everyone. Well, I guess that’d be kind of impossible anyways given the nature of the war going on.
But even with my love-triangle woes, Endless Knight was a great follow up to Poison Princess. The story was captivating, Evie is a wonderful protagonist, and the characters and plot are great all-around. Plus, it’s written by Kresley Cole. In my mind, you really can’t go wrong with Kresley Cole. I have yet to read a book by her I didn’t like.
So definitely check this series out whether you’re a fan of Young Adult books or not. I really think it’s one that most people will like. Of course, in this book a love triangle is introduced, which I know is a big turn-off for a lot of people. I tend to have a love/hate relationship with using love-triangles as a plot device. It really depends on if it works for the story or if it’s just thrown in to create drama. In this case I think it works, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating! So if you can deal with a bit of a love-triangle, check out this series. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
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