Book Review: Endless Knight

Book Review: Endless KnightEndless Knight by Kresley Cole
Series: The Arcana Chronicles #2
Published by Simon and Schuster on October 1st 2013
Pages: 336
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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.

Shocking secrets

Evie has fully come into her powers as the Tarot Empress, and Jack was there to see it all. She now knows that the teens who’ve been reincarnated as the Tarot are in the throes of an epic battle. It’s kill or be killed, and the future of mankind hangs in the balance.

Unexpected allies

With threats lurking around every corner, Evie is forced to trust her newfound alliance. Together they must fight not only other Arcana, but also Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals.

Gut-wrenching treachery

When Evie meets Death, things get even more complicated. Though falling for Jack, she’s drawn to the dangerous Endless Knight as well. Somehow the Empress and Death share a history, one that Evie can’t remember—but Death can’t forget…

Endless Knight is the second book in a new series that mixes apocalypse with fantasy and a dangerous game that involves equally dangerous players. Evie is one of those players, one of the Tarot cards – the Empress. The first book ends bloodily and this one picks up right where it left off, but this time Death plays a larger role and boy am I glad he does. It really is quite nice to see a love triangle where there are two equally “bad” boys competing for Evie’s attention, and one for her life.

Not only is this amped up, but the sex… oh my. I read a lot of teen books and this was certainly more along the lines of a romance novel when it came to the sex scene in this book. I was actually at work, listening to this audiobook (after hours…) and was like wooo, I hope my janitor doesn’t walk in right now… seriously. It was hott, very very much so. So, if you don’t like sex in your books, you ought to put this series down. Endless Knight walks a fine line being a teen book with explicit content, but I was pleased with it.

So, sex aside, I was pleased with the action in this book, until towards the end, which things slow down quite a bit and we get to know Death quite a bit more. I am not usually one to swoon over fictional characters (I swear!) but Death has captured my attention as a reader. I can’t help but love bad boys and Jack looks like the “good” guy next to Death and if you’ve read the first book, Jack is quite the bad boy. Also, I loved learning about the history between Death and the Empress and why he is so set on being the one to kill her.

The audio of this book is outstanding, it’s narrated by Emma Galvan, who does an amazing job with telling the story. I’ll have to check out the other books she has narrated while I am waiting for the third book to come out. Endless Knight is a great follow up to Poison Princess, upping the drama, action and sex that we tasted in the first book. I’m looking forward to seeing where the next book takes this series.

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2 responses to “Book Review: Endless Knight

  1. Ohhhhh my gosh! I have to read this! I loved Poison Princess, and learning about death is exciting. :3
    Interesting to hear about the sex part, though. I don’t really mind it, but YA’s getting a little out of control, lately.
    Great review, Kristen!

  2. So Glad you liked it! Great review. I liked Poison Princess a lot, but I was blown away by Endless Knight. And you’re right It is very very hot! I recommend it to a lot of my friends who love romance books. I like Death AND Jack. I mean, why do we have to choose? I really liked Death’s motivations for his actions, which makes perfect sense given his history with the Empress. And oh, Jack, Jack, Jack. The whole book was awesome. I read it twice.

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