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Dead of Winter

(The Arcana Chronicles #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  15,284 ratings  ·  1,765 reviews
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
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 o…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)
Nov 04, 2013 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
Nov 07, 2013 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
Nov 05, 2013 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. >.< ...more
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
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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,
Nov 29, 2013 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
Dec 14, 2013 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
Jan 03, 2014 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!!
Sophia Triad
“I’ll tell you right now: I got more secrets, me. A whole mess of ’em. And some are goan to the grave with me. You’re just goan to have to accept that.”

Who is Jack really??

The tent seemed so much smaller with him in it, because Jack was larger than life.

An unbelievable love triangle has been formed between Evie, Jack, and Death. Evie is totally in love with both of them. And although I normally dislike love triangles, I did not mind this one. Their connection and their understanding were fascina
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.
Emily is Milling Around
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who doesn't mind a love triangle
Recommended to Emily by: my spirit animal
Shelves: 5-stars



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
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
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 togeth

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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Apr 21, 2014 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.

Dec 09, 2013 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. ...more
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

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 most wi
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
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Team Death. I love Jack and all but she needs to pick death.
Jan 18, 2014 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.

(view spoiler)
Mar 05, 2014 marked it as to-read
Can't wait. Team Jack all the way! ...more
Dead of Winter is just one of those books that kind of mind fucks you and leaves you numb. So many things in this book frustrated me. It could've been me being at work too but I can't blame work for everything - I guess?

I love getting to know more about the Arcana cards and their powers. However, some things just creeped me out. Like the whole twin thing.. but they weren't really twins.. yeah, it made me cringe. Crazy people will always make me cringe. Then there was the sort of love triangle ha
Lynisha Smoot
Mar 13, 2014 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 ...more
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely awesome!!! I loved it! Review to come.
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 "I am so very torn!" Stars!

This one was slow, but good too. KC did a fantastic job of making me fall for two guys. I am so very torn by who I love most. And even though I'm torn, I got irritated with Evie for being torn. 😉

That cliffhanger was evil. If the next book wasn't already published, I would be so angry. But knowing it's already out there, I can stay calm and maybe wait until next month to BR with my TPAM ladies. Maybe...

Happy reading!
Originally posted on my blog, Dee's Reads @ With some GIF action ;)

This is one of my favorite series. I don't usually read post-apocalyptic books too much (ok, ever) but I love this series so much. It's kind of a guilty pleasure, in a way. I love Kresley Cole so much and I like how the Tarot cards are incorporated along with Death…I mean I am completely shipping this ship people. I'm not going to write detailed review because I don't want to spoil like ANYTHING, if you read this book at all you
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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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The Arcana Chronicles (6 books)
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