Book Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

 

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Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

Series: The Arcana Chronicles (#3)

Published: January 6th 2015

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Playlist: Three Day Grace and Skillet

Goodreads: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 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…?”

Review:

I’m going to go straight to the point:

This book was AWESOME, EPIC and MIND-BLOWING.

If I hadn’t read City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare this year I would say that Dead of Winter was the best book so far… And we’re still in January!

I had this book on my bedside table for 2 weeks until I told myself that I had to read it, so I had the brilliant idea of reading the whole series straight. I did it, of course, and I broke my personal reading record, four books in a day *applause*

Yes guys, I’m just that good! I first read Kyland by Mia Sheridan, then Poison Princess, Endless Knight and at last Dead of Winter. I started at midnight and stopped at 8 am, in the middle of Dead of Winter, slept a little bit and continued at 1 pm to finish this masterpiece of a book at 3 pm.

I thank the holly God of Bookworms for making this day happen.

Dead of Winter continues from the part where Death coerces Evie into sleeping with him, in exchange he would save Jack, our hot Cajun boy who was kidnapped by the homicidal Violet and Vincent, aka The Lovers, Duke and Duchess Most Perverse. But our dear Evie decides to poison Aric (Death), and he falls asleep. She then runs away to save Jack, despite being mad at him.

I have to admit that I don’t really intend to fully review this book, as such I won’t go further with it.

One thing I will tell you, this book is so outright amazing, I really don’t have enough words to describe it, I just want the fourth book so much! I had told Ana that I wanted this series to end at Dead of Winter, but after I finished reading it… Dear Miss Kresley Cole, please go ahead and write your heart out *I’ll be dying over here, waiting*

So if you thought Endless Knight ended with a cliff-hanger, trust me, Dead of Winter will make you scream in frustration and want to build a time-traveling machine to go to the future and read the next book. Unfortunately wanting and doing are not the same, so I guess I’ll have to wait another year *cries*.

Thank you for reading, please comment, like or share 🙂

To read my review of Poison Princess click here  ; to read Ana’s review of Endless Knight click here

5 Chibis

Book Review: Have No Mercy by Shannon Dermott

 

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Have no Mercy by Shannon Dermott

Series: Cambion Series (#4)

Published: 11th December 2014

Publisher: Wicked Truth Publishing

Goodreads: “Mercy’s actions may have finally caught up with her and the consequences dire. The demon she freed with her dagger may prove to be more dangerous dead than alive.

With determination that has no bounds, Mercy sets out on a quest to make things right. No matter the price or at the cost of her own life, she will persevere and is determined to have no mercy for anyone who gets in her way.

Thrust into another realm on a promise that seems meaningless now, she will find her heart in an unexpected place. Love will conquer all, and the two will become one if they are all to survive.

But… one decision may derail her plans.”

 

Review:

YES YES YES, I’VE READ IT!  AND MY HEART, I CAN’T JUST…

I love this series, they are so different from every other YA Supernatural books, there’s no good guy, no stupid innocent, helpless girl and TOO MANY FEELS!

Luke, Mercy’s angel boyfriend is dead, Mercy is unable to try to move on and accept his death, to my annoyance. Most of the book was spent on Mercy hurting Flynn’s feelings for her, over and over again – no novelty here… I get it, her boyfriend had just died, we can’t expect for her to just move on with other guy, even if it is dreamy, hot, god-like Flynn. Still, it was totally unfair the fact that she just kept on pinning for Flynn, giving him false hope, even if at the end, she would ever choose him. I really want Mercy to end up with Flynn, but things shouldn’t just be rushed over as if Luke or Sebastian hadn’t ever existed.

First things first, Mercy should just accept the fact that her boyfriend is dead and she needs to move on with her life -WITHOUT anyone – after some time away from boys, she should grow some lady balls and realize that she LOVES Flynn (she really does) and be happily-ever-after with him.

So this was what I wanted to happen.

Instead we have Mercy travelling to the world of Fey beings to keep her end of the bargain with Queen Tatiana. She must find Queen Tatiana’s son and return him to her. Too bad that he is with the Fey Queen of cold, winter and Bitches, Madeleine.

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Some parts of this book I didn’t QUITE like, first one, like I’ve already explained, Was Mercy not being able let Luke be dead and leave it alone, second one was Mercy giving false hopes to Flynn, and third, I hated how confusing this whole book was!!!

(SPOILER ALERT)

– DID MERCY AND FLYNN SLEEP TOGETHER, ALTHOUGH SHE WAS IN A WEIRD DREAMY STATE? ISN’T THAT CALLED RAPED, SINCE SHE DIDN’T EVEN REALIZE THAT WAS HAPPENING?!!

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– And then Flynn, he is so confusing, not to mention a total douche to Mercy. Get a grip boy!

Anyway, the final chapters of this book can be described in the following words:

-MERCY! FLYNN! WHAT?

-SAY WHAT?

-NOW THAT GUY?

-WHAT?

-YEAH ICE HIM!

-OH NO! SEBASTIAN

-FUCK

-FUCK

-HOLLY SHIT

-WAIT WHAT?

-HUH?

-ASDFGHJKL HE’S OMG.. HE’S THERE!

-WHERE’S THE NEXT BOOK? I WANT IT NOW!

4.5 Chibis

Books – January 2015 – Happy New Year

Hi guys, just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year 2015, I hope this year will be as good or better than 2014 (mine mostly sucked, to be honest). Anyway, here’s what you’re going to want to read this month:

Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Published: 8th of January

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I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Publication: 27th January

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First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

Publication: 20th January

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Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Publication: 27th January

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Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire

Publication: 27th January

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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Publication: 13th January

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Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

Publication: 6th January

-just love the freaking color, I can’t wait to read this!

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Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Publication: 6th January

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Ensnared by A. G. Howard

Publication: 6th January

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The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Publication: 27th January

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Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

Publication: 6th January

-YES YES YES YES GIMME THAT!

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Kyland by Mia Sheridan

Publication: 25th January

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Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Publication: 27th January

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And that’s it for this month, until next post!

xoxo Sofia