Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles #02) by Kresley Cole Review

phpEwV599ENDLESSKNIGHT_wrapEndless Knight was better than The Poison Princess but sadly, not by much. Some spoilers below.

This book was very eventful and there was plenty of action so there was a never dull moment. For the most part, the narrative flow was consistent and progressed well. It hit a bit of a snag after Evie reached Death’s stronghold, though it didn’t last too long. But there are also very few surprises, the plot was pretty predictable.

Evie has improved in certain aspects. At least, she was starting to stand up for herself and protecting herself instead of depending upon a male chauvinist (and budding alcoholic) pig. I was relieved to see this improvement. She was gaining more control of her powers which was nice. But for once I’d like to have a heroine who owns her powers instead of being scared/ashamed of them. The Empress’ powers are kick-ass but what does Evie do? She moans and complains about them. All that potential to kick major ass squandered!

In other aspects, she was still a glorious doormat. She spent most of this book pining for Jack. She was still in love with him even when he continued to treat her like crap and invaded her privacy multiple times and while she was outraged, this outrage, sadly did not last. She was more than happy to forgive him for whatever it is that he had done. It was nice to see her with Death though, their interaction was a lot more fun.

She finally found out that it was Jack who killed her mother and yes, she was devastated but again, by the end of the book, her resolve to stay away from Jack was waning. Mark my words, in the third book, once she and Death rescue Jack, he will only need to abuse her once and she will fling herself in his arms and all will be right in the world. I hate Jack so much and I’m fairly certain it’s unhealthy but I can’t help it, he’s one of the worst love interests I have ever come across (most of his rivals are the other male characters from Kresley’s Immortals After Dark series) And, he’s an alcoholic. I’m sorry, how is this a healthy relationship? All that’s left for him to do is to hit her and I’m sure in the next book, he’ll do just that and of course somehow it’ll be ok because he’s so in love with her and ‘she’s it for him’ (yaaay for you asshole!)

And then there was Death. He’s the reining champion (third time in a row) and in the beginning, it seemed that all he wanted to do was to kill Evie. We gradually realise that things are not as they initially appeared. We find out more about his shared history with Evie and what made him hate her so much. Don’t me wrong he was an still ass but a more interesting one. His character was more layered and had more depth. You might argue that since Death wanted to kill Evie, how could he possibly be better than Jack, yeah well, he was much much much better than pervy Jack. His character was more engaging, not to mention smarter and not an alcoholic.

The other characters were fine. Finn was fun though not as much as he was in the first book. I liked Selena and Lark, they were strong and had spirit. I found Matthew quite annoying this time around.

Endless Knight is fairly entertaining book if you’re willing to not look too deep. It will definitely grab hold of your attention and it’s a quick read so won’t take up a lot of time either. So if you’re looking for a quick read with an action-packed plot, this is just the thing for you.


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