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Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles #3)

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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.

Heartbreaking decisions
Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her—until Jack was threatened by two of
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Jennifer I'm completely team Death on this, it's just so perfect. But i don't think they'll end up together he'll probably go down as a hero, to protect Evie…moreI'm completely team Death on this, it's just so perfect. But i don't think they'll end up together he'll probably go down as a hero, to protect Evie or save Jack because he know Evie loves him blah blah, i guess in the end i don't mind Jack but Evie better miss Death if his dies (less)
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Serena (The Book Comedian)
Feb 26, 2014 Serena (The Book Comedian) marked it as to-read
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Is it horrible that I want Evie to choose Death?

and if it doesn't work out then she can die via pleasure right??



*follow for more reviews :)
Heather Dorff
Jan 12, 2015 Heather Dorff rated it really liked it

Ok. Alrighty. Well. There was the 3rd book! And not much fing happened! Right? I mean really. A whole year waited to be basically at the same place we ended last time. We learned a *bit* more about Aric... and saw all of Jack's potential finally shine through (He's an *cough* Arcana, *cough* otherwise he'd be so dead by now with his stunts) which is nice.. little about Evie or her powers and even less about the other Arcana and the games beyond how they came about initially which could
Wanna know what my Arcana call is Evie?


I mean, who gives a flying fuck about 'Teams'??? Just have's no less than what you deserve. Remember, you're a freaking EMPRESS for Christ's sake!

But, make sure you get them to wrestle in loincloths and oil first.

Just so they can at least attempt to prove their love.

As a side note, I suspect Kresley Cole must have, like, the best sex life ever. That woman sure knows what she's writing about.
These books are just so great!!
I really love all of the characters, and Evie is a great main character. The plot in this book is so crazy, especially the ending! It left me speechless and I don't know how I'm going to wait for the next book. I was literally on edge for the whole book. There is some freaky and messed up stuff in this story, but it was such an entertaining read.
My heart was really torn in 2 throughout the whole thing, but I had a feeling who Evie would pick. However, the very end
Shannon (Once Upon a Twilight)

Dead of Winter: book 3 in the epic Arcana Chronicles.

In Poison Princess and Endless Knight we’ve been exposed to a lot of things. Jackson (swoons), the apocalypse, drastic changes of life after the end, Evie’s Arcana powers and Death. But that was only the beginning.

Dead of Winter doesn’t waste a single minute before it’s diving into the deep end. Then again, why would it wait? Jackson was captured and was in the hands of potentially the two most sadistic people left in the world. If Evie
Nov 05, 2013 Sarah marked it as to-read
Evie had better choose Death. Or I will slaughter her. And Jackson. I can really only think of a couple good reasons for her to choose Jack, but I can't stop thinking of excellent reasons for her to choose Aric, aka her husband!!! I eagerly await the release of this book, so I can finally put my anxiety to rest. >.<
Shit. It's not over?!


Ugh. Don't you just hate that? Here I was, hoping that there would be some sort of conclusion, and it turns out there's not one but two MORE least!
And after the second book, I was pretty over the romance, so all I was hanging in for was to find out how all this stuff with the Arcana turns out. I mean, Cole has really come up with an interesting world here!
And I wanna know what happens so badly!


So if it's so awesome, why the low rating?
Several reasons.
First, nothin
Jan 07, 2015 Stormy rated it it was amazing
I wish this series didn't make me so crazy. There's the never ending cloud of mystery that just chokes you and befuddles your brain, the deliriously sexy sweet charms of both guys that makes you swoon beyond all reason, and the always present possibility of death that stops your heart until the current threat passes. But there's always an undercurrent, always the danger watching and preying. And it drives you mad.
I'm surprised I haven't cracked and started spouting Matthew's lines of crazed cra
May 15, 2014 Roline marked it as to-read
It really isn't fair when Kresley Cole created two representations of guys that I like. Now I can't choose who I ship with Evie. Is it just me?
I guess I'm just gonna go with Kresley's decision... I think.
But seriously.... 2014? And it's bare! No cover or title yet. I don't think I can handle the feels.

I cry because I can't even....
Death... or Jack?

Okay, it has been updated. Well, at least the title was.

MAY 2014
OKAY! I just saw the c
Mar 19, 2015 Rach rated it really liked it
Even if Death has his moments, I will always be team Jack!! You can't erase the last two books that have shown Evie and Jack's love.

The book was so good, but the ending leaves me wanting to cry because I have to wait another year for the next book to come out :((. Kresley, don't do this to me!!

Ugh, this was meant to be a bloody trilogy but apparently there's more of the fuckers. On top of that this ended on a cheap fucker of a cliffhanger, I'm so sick of all the rubbish cliffhangers and series that never end in YA.

-Most of the book consisted of Evie umming and ahhing about who she should be with - rapey murderous Death or rapey hypocritical Jack? Oh, whoever will she choose?! The entire world was fucked up, filled with sickos and psychos, and everyone's lives were in danger,
Like a moth drawn to flame, of course I'm going to read this book. Dreading it too. I don't know how the author is going to resolve this vicious love triangle.
I still want Evie and Jackson together.
Emilly The Book Scamp
Nov 21, 2015 Emilly The Book Scamp rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who doesn't mind a love triangle
Recommended to Emilly by: my spirit animal



Apparently, I no longer possess a soul. How?, you may ask. Well.

I sold my soul to the devil so that Aric got with Evie. That's right. I am willing to go those lengths so that Aric ends up with his soulmate.

Latvian god? Sure, with a side of steamy sex on the side, yes please. Oh, would I like to supersize it? Of fucking course.

Goodbye world. Goodbye mother, father, sibling. I no longer exist on this plane any longer.

I have sold my soul to Death.

*drops mic*


Sorry, but am I the only perso
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 's

At the end of Endless Knight, Evie was being "kept" by Aric, aka Death. She thought Jack didn't want her and she was acclimating to her new life. But then she heard that Jack was taken and she had to figure out a way to escape from Aric...and rescue Jack!

I don't know what it is about this series but I just can't get enough! And it kills me that I have to wait a year for the next book(s).

I think it's...Jackson. There's just something about that sexy Cajun. And I love him and Evie togethe
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

This audiobook was #4 on my most anticipated reads of 2015 list, so it’s with a heavy heart that I give it 3-stars. The dystopian universe created by Kresley Cole in THE ARCANA CHRONICLES that I’ve come to adore was dwarfed by this series’ love triangle, and the plot whittled down to Evie’s boy toy choice. Now, perhaps I’m slightly bitter because she didn’t go with the team that I was rooting for, but in the end that really didn’t seem to matter because the author threw
May 04, 2014 Lucille marked it as to-read
Awww, is that the cover? Really? Frankly, I'm very disappointed right now. I want more Death in the cover. Or maybe Evie and Death and no Jack.

I NEED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO DEATH AND EVIE and to be honest I don't give two shits about Jack.

May 25, 2015 Wilka rated it it was amazing
Honestly, I want Evie with Jack but I think that she loves Death a little but more than what she loves Jack. I can't wait for the fourth book now. I hope that there is only the fourth book to it and that's it, I already want to know how the series ends.

Update: 1/11/15:
I can't even......
I went in this book knowing there was going to be a is Kresley's style. Yet despite this, the cliffhanger wasn't even in the usual magnitude of cliffhangers. This was the mother of all cliffhangers. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. I finished the book 10 minutes
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Mar 29, 2015 Alyssa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
Book Three of the Arcana Chronicles
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Rating: 2 stars
Source: Pre-ordered copy

Summary (from 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 mos
I have to say as much as I love Jacks...I'm team Aric/Death

There is no denying the earth sun and moon moving hugeness that is the love between Evie and Aric. Love like that can't be ignored, so I truly hope he gets his head on straight before he proceeds from where he left off at the end of book two. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...that is all I'm saying. especially one with pioson thorns as nails.

I cannot wait to see where Kresley goes with this! the way is going to kill me though I
Mar 05, 2014 Jenna marked it as to-read
Can't wait. Team Jack all the way!
Team Death. I love Jack and all but she needs to pick death.
Jan 06, 2015 Cookie rated it really liked it
I'm finished with this book, and I am enraged.
Evie, honey, you had the opportunity to pick the love of your life from two men you deem worthy, yet I have to say I am sorry for your final decision. Don't know if I'll pick up the next book in the series.

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Vilma's Book Blog
Dec 21, 2014 Vilma's Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Absolutely awesome!!! I loved it! Review to come.
Lynisha Smoot
Mar 13, 2014 Lynisha Smoot marked it as to-read
I'm sure a lot of you guys like Jackson but I just cannot get on board with his shit! (view spoiler) I'm team Aric all day
Kaley Rice
Jan 07, 2015 Kaley Rice rated it did not like it
OMFG. I'm not sure I've ever been SO ticked off by the time I've finished a book. I've waited for this, for what, a year? The release was delayed from fall 2014 to winter 2015 as it is. I was under the impression this was supposed to be the final installment of a trilogy. Well, It Is Most Definitely NOT.

The book ended on a freakin' CLIFFHANGER. Seriously? Another one? And it wasn't like what happened before the cliffhanger was all that great. It felt like filler as Evie kept trying to decide bet
❋ Sylvia ❋
O...oc....October!!!! noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a fan of both death and jack.....*sigh* stupid love triangle, just run away with the moon so I won't have to go there another broken hearted book breakup

I'm so tired of great characters dying over love triangles because really, there's no room for them in someone else's happily ever after....(Ren I miss youuuuuuu) I can see how this story might end though, and it makes me want to cry. Something like Death will finally bite
Apr 10, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing
I can not wait for this book! I want it right now!!!!! #teamAric
Carolina Carriço
Feb 19, 2015 Carolina Carriço rated it it was amazing
Can you believe that I still can't pick a guy?! I love both Jack and Aric. Both have hard heads, and a lot of flaws, but they still manage to be prefect in their own way. Everytime, I think, I made my mind, I love you more, or that one crews up or the other makes something that makes me doubt my choices again. How I agree with Evie on her indecisions.

In this book we had the love triangle more present, it's not that I completely dislike this one, but still love triangles aren't really my thing.
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Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.
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Other Books in the Series

The Arcana Chronicles (4 books)
  • Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)
  • Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles, #2)
  • Untitled (The Arcana Chronicles, #4)

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