Review: ‘Endless Knight’ by Kresley Cole
Endless Knightby Kresley Cole
Series: The Arcana Chronicles #2
on September 2nd 2014
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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.
I finished listening to Endless Knight at work on Friday (February 16, 2018). It only took about 2 1/2 days to complete listening to the story, and I immediately started the third book in the series, but onto my quick review of the second book.
Kresley Cole has built up this fantastic dark, twisted dystopian world even more in Endless Knight. She also throws even more drama and a crazy twist at the end that I wasn’t even expecting. This is just of many reasons why I can dive into anything that Kresley writes and know I’m going to have a hard time getting back to reality.
It also didn’t help that the narrator, Emma Galvin, of Endless Knight made it hard to get back to reality as well. She made the story and characters come to life in my head. I’ve wanted to listen to the third book, but I have to take it slowly otherwise I’ll finish these books too fast and want more afterward. Nope. Taken it slowly and I have 40 hours in a week at work. The perfect time to listen to Emma Galvin narrate the Arcana Chronicles.
Evie is not the scared little girl in Endless Knight. She’s matured quite a bit since the first book because now she’s grown into the Empress. She’s afraid though that she’ll turn into the ‘Red Witch,’ she’s learning to deal with it. She doesn’t want to be a part of the dark game to kill off other card characters, but she’s had to, to save others from the craziness of the cards. I’m enjoyed reading her character in the second book.
Jackson Deveaux grew on me in this one too, but at the end, I was aching for Death (or otherwise known as Arik). Fair warning there’s a cliffhanger at the end of the story that will leave you wanting to read the next book immediately, especially learning why Death has it out for Evie. Poor Evie. She goes through a lot in this story because Kresley doesn’t ever make it easy for the characters. Arik is one sexy character though who fits the Death character very well.
I also thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the other cards in the story, and I can’t wait to see who has an alliance with Evie and her gang even more in the next story. Nope, not giving anything away.
This was a great sequel to the first book, and I’m anxious to find out what happens next with Evie, Jack, Arik, Matthew, etc. I give this book 4.5 stars and highly recommend it to readers of the Young Adult Dystopian genre of the mature audience because there is a sex scene in the story. These characters are very sophisticated, but they have to be in the setting they are in, unfortunately.