Series: The Arcana Chronicles #2
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on October 1st 2013
Genres: Dystopia, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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.
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.
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...
First Impression: Cole is a master at delivering a dark and interesting dystopian world and I can’t get enough of it.
“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!
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).