Series: The Arcana Chronicles
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on January 6th 2015
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy & Magic, Romance, Young Adult
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Also in this series: Endless Knight, Day Zero
Also by this author: Poison Princess, The Warlord Wants Forever
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.
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.
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...?
It’s no secret that I love this series. It’s fascinating, dark, and pretty much just awesome. In this book Evie has to convince Death to help Jack, and then she may have to choose who she wants to be with. Both have hurt her and helped her. The decision is hard. So I’m going to do something a little different with this post. We’ll highlight the pros and cons of both Jack and Death.
Jack vs. Death
- He’s loyal when it comes down to it.
- He’s a fierce, but likeable, leader.
- He’ll do anything for his friends.
- He takes care of Matthew when he didn’t really care for him before.
- He’s a smooth-talker, and Evie means everything to him.
- Even though he doubts Evie’s choices, he usually stands behind her 100%.
- He’s got a temper.
- He’s not so great at showing his emotions.
- He takes a dig at Death any chance he gets.
- He doubts some of Evie’s decisions.
- He no longer hates Evie.
- He helps her even when he knows he shouldn’t.
- He has a pretty intense past with Evie.
- He is a better person because of Evie.
- He doesn’t do anything without thinking it through, and knowing all the angles.
- He’s very manipulative.
- He doesn’t do anything that doesn’t benefit him.
- He sometimes doesn’t treat Evie like she’s capable of making her own decisions.
- He’s not honest with everything he tells Evie.
I’m not sure who I would choose. They both have their own faults and things that make them amazing. I lean toward Jack, but that’s mostly because I fell for this guy from the first book. But the more we learn about Death the easier it is to be swayed by him.
I will say the ending of this book almost killed me, and I NEED the next book as soon as it comes out.
Who would you pick? Jack….. or Death?
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: