In this seductive follow-up to Poison Princess, New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole takes us deeper into the dark world of the Arcana Chronicles.
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.
©2013 Kresley Cole (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I loved Poison Princess, and Endless Knight had a lot to live up to. For me it almost hit a home run with new characters, more action, and suspense, but I did feel the romance aspect of it lacking.
Endless Knight picks up right where the last book left off, our main character Evie has just made her first kill in a deadly game where 22 kids, each representing a tarot card, must fight to the death. So without spoiling anything the first half of the book reminded me why I feel in love with the series. Evie and her allies fight to stay alive in the twisted post apocalypse world while being hunt by the other assassins in the game. Evie and Jack romance hit a snag, now that Jack has seen Evie all Carrie-like.
The second half was slightly less enjoyable. Death romance is what i didn't enjoy. It creates a pointless love triangle. I mean a horrible secret sort of make Jack less likable, but the grudge death have against Evie is sort of childish. Let just say you can't stab someone, decide you in love with them, then be surprise when they stab you in the back.
Overall, I still loved it. The ending wasn't as strong a Poison Princess, but it set the third book up nicely. I will defiantly read this one again, maybe I'm judging death to harshly, but I can't wait for the next installment.
I love how Emma brings the passion and accents of the characters to life. I've never heard Cajun spoken before Poison Princess so hearing PP and EK read helped make that more real for me.
Jack, forever and always Jack. He is character is so rich and complex, his history is so perfect and mysterious. Kresley Cole did an outstanding job creating his character and bringing him to life in print. She's setting the stage for something that I believe will wow her readers over the next book or two. He's got a story that is twisted and in depth and it breaks my heart where she leaves him at the end of this book!
These books beg to be made into film! They have every element needed to be a huge hit! Romance triangle, action, adventure, angst, loss, passion, tension, not to mention that the apocalypse genre plus the supernatural genres are hot right now.
Twenty two people come into their powers and a new game begins, but one girl is about to turn the game on it's head, because she's not playing by the rules this time.
The end is about to begin; are YOU ready?
If the story was any good at all; I thought it was going to be a Kresley Cole masterpiece, this time she let me down
I don't think that she should be delving into children's books; this is what that felt like
She was ok, It took me some time to adjust to her way of telling a story
HOW DEATH REALLY JUST WANTED TO BE LOVED
WHEN DEATH TOLD HER THEY WERE MARRIED IN PREVIOUS LIFE
I LISTEN TO ALL THE BOOKS SHE READS
This book was a wild, bumpy, tense, romantic, angst-y ride. I took one star away because I really get annoyed when all the characters are so full of pride that they can't be real with each other. It was in book 1 as well, but the tension and romance made it worth it. But now, with Death and Evie (and everyone else for that matter), the pride thing is getting old. It seems like writers are just lacking imagination when they create characters that thrive on their stubborn pride. I think there are ways you can still create tension without doing that or with keeping it to a minimum.
In this book I liked the way the story unfolded with the other Arcana characters and how you learn more about their past lives. I can't wait for book 3 and can't believe I have to wait so long for it! Ahh!
I like how the author reveals bits of past history with the characters in previous games. I have come to love Death's character very much in book 2, but somehow feel that maybe our hot cajun love interest has just an interesting a story that is yet to be revealed.
The problem I had with the performance is my own. Emma Galvin is usually really good, but I just couldn't forget her as Tris (Divergent;) and therefore she didn't really step into the role of Evie for me. This is not usually a problem I have with good narrators. In fact, sometimes I even seek out other books done by the same narrator, when they are awesome performers, but Emma just didn't pull it off this time. I did quit listening by the 4th chapter and went to the library and rented the book.
My extreme reaction was that I actually liked both love interests even though I usually detest the "love triangle" ploy. Shame on me!
I would not consider this YA book appropriate for younger teens. I am not a prude, but there is sex and oral sex that seem to fit into the storyline but I personally would not want my 13 year old son to read it or listen to it.
In my opinion, a good story evokes emotion. It'll make me laugh, angry, or cry. But it can't just be words on a page. It has to do something
I had no ideal I would be lost, if I didn't buy the first book. So I have to get it before I can honestly decide whether this is good or not. The narrator's voice is so squeaky, I'm not sure I can stand it. At first I thought I was listening to a teenage boy whose voice was changing, but no I think that a girl, just a really, really nasal and squeaky voice. This one may be going back . . .
I think Poison Princess help my attention a bit more but I am still very curious to see what book 3 brings. I am still very much so interested in this series. I think book 2 took a very different turn than I expected so that is a great thing.
Listening the book brought moments of irritation (when I thought: "why I'm listening this book?"), anda moments wjere I really pay attetion..
In some moments the book is too slow.
Annoying, boring, tjresome
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
Like the first book, Poison Princess, I went looking for the 3rd book as soon as I finished this 2ed one. Ugh, it's not out yet!
If you enjoyed the first book you will really get into this 2ed one. Everything picks up, things start to come together and the cliff hanger is unbelievable!!!! A must read if your into the 1st one.
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