Audio Review: Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

Posted October 25, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 7 Comments

Audio Review: Endless Knight by Kresley ColeEndless Knight by Kresley Cole
Series: The Arcana Chronicles #2
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on October 1st 2013
Genres: Dystopia, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
Source: Gift
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five-stars

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...

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First Impression: Cole is a master at delivering a dark and interesting dystopian world and I can’t get enough of it.

Favorite Line/Quote(s):

“Cannibals need love too.”

“Death wants to gank me. Must be Tuesday.”

The Narration: Emma Galvin has the prefect voice for this series. She has a young and smokey voice that allows her to pull of both the female and male characters.

What I liked: I’m not a huge YA reader and one of the things I love about Endless Knight is that it doesn’t feel like YA.  Cole weaves a very compelling story of romance, action and mythology around the arcana to satisfy even non YA readers. Even though this world Cole has build is very dark she lightens it with great secondary characters and their snarky humor and she pulls off the YA romance without all the angst you get with some YA books. Sure there is a love triangle forming in Endless Knight but it’s a believable one that you would find in an adult novel.

Cole also does an amazing job with making me fall in love with the “evil” guy. And that’s hard to take a character that is seen as evil and turn him around to where you sympathize with him and want him to have a HEA.

The Arcana game is in full swing and Cole imagination is limitless and I’m in awe of the world and characters she has crafted.

What I didn’t like: Having to wait for the next book.

Lasting Impression:  I’ll still be thinking about this book for a few more weeks.

Will I continue this series: Yes. A thousand times yes!

Would I read this author again: YES! I love her adult PNR series, Immortals After Dark and now this series. I will read ANYTHING that has Cole’s name on it!

 

 Thanks to Lupdilup from Hot Listens for gifting this audio to me for my birthday!

 

About Emma Galvin

Emma Galvin has been acting professionally for two years, and non-professionally her whole life. She has been a part of community and regional theatre since the age of eight. She has had featured roles in the full length films My Suicidal Sweetheart, A Perfect Fit, and The Big Bad Swim. She has also starred in the NYU Graduate short film Twitch. She was also featured of IFC’s miniseries Film School.

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” .

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7 responses to “Audio Review: Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

    • TheBookNympho

      I LOVE this series!! I will do a re-listen at some point before the 3rd book comes out.

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed it!!! I loved it too, but just a little less than the first book, but it doesn’t take anything away from this one. I just missed having to narrators. I got spoiled.