by Kresley Cole
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Published by Simon & Schuster on January 6, 2015
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal
Length: 9 hours and 58 minutes
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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...?
Dead of Winter is the third book of The Arcana Chronicles and I love this series!
You must read the other books in order to follow the story, so my review will be short and spoiler free. As much as I love this series Dead of Winter only gets 4.5 Stars because there was too much focus on the love triangle between Evie, Jack and Aric. The struggle that Evie is having of choosing between Jack and Aric was too much of a distraction from the main story. This really is a shame because Kresley Cole upped the level of action and creepiness that had me in awe of her writing. But just when I felt a “high” from the excitement it deflated with more mention of the love triangle. Evie really has a difficult choice because I love both guys! Jack and Aric are similar in that because of their painful past their love for Evie is their only reason for living. Both guys are swoon worthy and Kresley Cole made it difficult for me to choose.
Despite the love triangle this is a great book! This series has a unique story and characters, exciting action, and passionate romance (too steamy for young readers, considering this is supposed to be YA). With the shocking cliffhanger ending I can’t wait to read the next book!
Emma Galvin is amazing and is perfect for this series! Her performance for all the characters is unique and she expresses the emotions perfectly. As Jack and Aric she’ll make you swoon and you’ll understand why I can’t decide which guy I love more.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2015 New Release Challenge