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Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole

Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I am revisiting this one, in preparation for reading The Dark Calling, which was just released. It has been fun to listen to this on audio, since I read it in print the first time. The audio has characters with Cajun accents, which is appropriate to the story and appreciated.

I still love this confusing, mystical world (I should be clear here and say that this story isn’t confusing–just the complexity of the tarot card details and the 18 Major Arcana can sometimes overwhelm me. I am intrigued by all the minor details, which I really don’t have to remember to appreciate the story, yet I still wish I could keep them all straight.)

Kresley Cole writes stories that are unique, a bit dramatic, rather dangerous, often racy, full of characters with special powers, and occasionally funny. It’s a good combination, and the suspense always makes me want to turn the next page. Since this book is in the YA realm, it falls significantly harder towards the fantasy genre, and the thread of romance is just a fun side vacation on an extreme journey.

Book 75 read in 2018

Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles, #2)Endless Knight by Kresley Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Aric, Aric, Aric. Always keeping things interesting and intense.

This may be my favorite book in the series so far (have not read book 5 yet, and book 6 is not yet published).

Book 77 read in 2018

Pages: 337

Wo-ow-ow! I thought book one was intense, but book two brought things up to a whole new level of chaos, dysfunction, and emotional warfare. I don’t know whose team I’m on in this epic death battle between the 22 teenagers assigned to the lives of Taro Cards, but the characters don’t seem to have it all figured out either, which keeps things interesting and surprising.

According to ancient prophecy and past games, only one character will be standing in the end, but I’m quite attached to the majority of them at this point, which makes every second of reading nail-bitingly intense.

Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles, #3)Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Team Death. Forever. That is all.

Book 78 read in 2018

Arcana Rising (The Arcana Chronicles, #4)Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


My previous review still stands. This book is intense.

And chapter 35:


Book 80 read in 2018

Pages: 280

Whew! That ending! Next book, please, stat!

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