Monday, January 26, 2015

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

Series: The Aracana Chronicles #3
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Dystopia 
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Synopsis: 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 frozen and perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland to meet up with her allies and launch an attack on The Lovers and the vast army they command. Such formidable enemies require a battle plan, and the only way to kill them once and for all 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?

My Rating: 4/5 stars

My Review: Dead of Winter is a very surprising book. While the plot and characters were as fantastic as always! The book leaves off with a huge cliffhanger that makes you curl up in a ball and cry.

As Evie races to save Jack, Death races after his wife in order to stop her, but Evie is determined to save Jack from the hands of The Lovers. But when The Lovers capture another member of the alliance, it is up to Jack, Evie, and Death to race through the land covered with baggers and militia in order to save the people she loves. As things heat up between Death and Jack, Evie has to finally make a choice of which on owns her heart.

Honestly I don't have that much to say about this book, if you've read the first two books in the series and you loved them, then you will love this one as well. There are no major changes in the characters, and if there are, its for the better. This book is action packed, and has a romance that tears your heart apart. 

While I thought this book to be absolutely flawless, my opinion was soon changed after reading the ending. Thinking that this was the last book in the series, I was really surprised when I finished the book. It leaves of with one of the biggest cliffhangers I've ever seen, and it honestly set me into a panic thinking that pages were missing out of my book. 

My advice for reading this book would be to wait till the last book is released or close to being released because the cliffhanger will drive you mad for months if you read it as soon as the book came out (like I did). 

Either way, I still highly recommend this series, This author does a fantastic job writing. I couldn't be more impressed with the series. Just a slight warning for this book.

Happy Reading,

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