Thursday, February 12, 2015

BOOK REVIEW - DEAD OF WINTER by KRESLEY COLE - THE ARCANA CHRONICLES # 3 - YA APOCALYPTIC PARANORMAL - SIMON & SCHUSTER

By: Kresley Cole
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from publisher for honest review, 303 Pages

RATING: 5 ARIC  & JACKSON STARS!

Can Evie convince her rival loves to work together? Their survival depends on it in this third book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop action tale of rescue, redemption, and a revenge most wicked.

Heartbreaking decisions
Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her—until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, the Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death’s uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts…and stolen glances from a former love.

Uncertain victory
Despite leaving a part of her heart behind with Death, Evie sets out into a perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland to meet up with her allies and launch an attack on the Lovers. Such formidable enemies require a battle plan, and the only way to kill them may mean Evie, Jack, and Death allying. Evie doesn’t know what will prove more impossible: surviving slavers, plague, Bagmen and other Arcana—or convincing Jack and Death to work together.

Two heroes returned
There’s a thin line between love and hate, and Evie just doesn’t know where she stands with either Jack or Death. Will this unlikely trio be able to defeat The Lovers without killing one another first...?



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:


For some bizzaro reason, I thought this was a trilogy. It wasn’t until I was getting to the last few pages of this book that I was thinking, dude, somethings going on here.

Bahaha.

I loved this instalment, it was a little gory. Oo yes the visuals I had, nasssty. Ms Kresley pulled out all the torture yummys.

Gahh!

It took off running from where Endless Knight finished, even though a year has passed since Evie has seen our Cajun boy.

I got reacquainted with the other cards pretty quickly. The Lovers are such a disgusting set of characters, love what they bring to this installment.

Now I can’t help thinking something with Jackson, he is being a little bit too Arcana...ish. Theories are bobbing about in my brain. I know other readers on Goodreads have this theory too.


Time will tell.

Aric is such a great character because we feel sorry for him. He has one filly in the whole messed up apocalyptic world that he can do the horizontal Lambada with and she is umming and ahhing about her love life.

Frustrating much for Death, he must be feeling a bit frisky by now.

Jackson aka Jack, my Cajun boy, who is turning into quite the man and all things masculine in this instalment, he wants Evie.

Heart feels sad, who will Evie choose?

Who do I want her to choose?

Well, Kresley has made me feel a bit of sympathy for Aric as his wifie, who really isn’t his wifie now because she is not THE Empress he married, she is a reincarnated version, so the fine print is a bit sticky there, she is pining also for Jackson.

I want Jackson, but dang it, my heart hurts for Aric.

Gabriel has the hots for Selena, Selena has the hots for Jackson and both Jackson and Aric want the girl.

“If all I wanted was a bedmate, then why do I feel such jealousy? Why was I racked with misery to be parted from you? For one like me, a week is a blink of an eye, yet it felt interminable.”

...”By all the gods, I desire you, but you must know that you have my love. It’s given, sieve. Wholly entrusted to you. Have a care with it.”

... "Tell me you’ll be mine. Tell me I’ll never have to know this desolution again.”




Lordy, Kresley, you are killing me.



Matthew, you pop up to give us words of riddles as per usual.



“All is not as it seems. What would you sacrifice? What would you endure?”

“To end the game?”

His voice grew thick as he said, “Things will happen beyond your wildest imaginings.”

“Good things?”

His eyes watered. “Good, bad, good, bad, good, good, bad, bad, good-bye. You are my friend.”




So there you go. All is not as it seems. We have been fair warned.

There are seeds that have been dropped so if you are paying attention you can start to make some pretty good theories about what might be going on further down the track.


The game is changing. The cards are becoming more sympathetic and dare I say becoming a group of friends.

Now that blasted ending.

Crikey!!! Mind you I don’t have any worries there. Just hurry up and bring on # 4!!!

This series would make a pretty cool set of movies. The costumes and characters like the Bagmen would be very cool to see up on the big screen.

I sit now and wait for 2016 to roll on by.

I'm getting older, people!!!

Michelle


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