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Endless Knight

(The Arcana Chronicles #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  22,602 ratings  ·  2,282 reviews
In this second book thrilling book of The Arcana Chronicles from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole, Evie struggles to accept her place in the prophecy that will either save the world—or destroy it.

Evie has fully come into her powers as the tarot Empress, and Jack was there to see it all. As one of twenty-two teens given powers following the apocalypse, she
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published October 1st 2013)
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Dec 02, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wish-list
October 2013? With that cliffhanger? Are you trying to kill me?
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I can't take it anymore. I need to know what happens with Evie and Jack.
I need it sooner. Pleeease.
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Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult

Endless Knight picks up directly where Poison Princess left off—Evie completing her first kill by taking out Arthur, the Alchemist, with Jack, Selena, Finn, and Matthew there to witness her in all her Red Witch glory. But Arthur is only one foe down, there are many, many more of them. And getting the heck out of Requiem, Tennessee and getting to her grandmother has become priority number one. But, as most things in Evie's life are, it won't be easy. Militia, cannibals, slavers, bagmen—not to men

Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Re-read and updated review.

So I'm not sure where I want to start..........ummm...... Alright so I guess I'll just start by saying I have no idea how I feel about this book. First of all, I was shocked to the core, I always guessed there was more to the death and empress charade but what was revealed was way beyond what I had hoped for.
It's so nice to think you can sorta predict what will happen, then you are way way way off. I mean this is probably the only area in life where being absolutely w
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOULD YOU LOOK AT THE smexy drop-dead gorgeous COVER.
I can't. Is that Death there holding Evie? I'm sorry but I've had a thing for him since Poison Princess okay? Okay. I have a feeling that Jack is the Judgement card. Because when Jack rescued Evie from the redneck militia, he looked very angry and she said something like "his face promised pain and judgement." Anyhoo, Please excusez-moi while I go on a hiatus. Wake me up when september ends.
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk

“Or maybe I was learning that nothing was black and white.”

Story ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Finally embracing her own powers Evie goes on a hunt for allies to kill Death.
But sometimes the bad guys are not your enemy and your friends keep secrets from you.
In the sequel Evie is finally a likable character, her powers are awesome and the way she tries to save so many makes her in some way a “good” character.
The book wasn’t the best book I’ve read, but it was good in some way. The whole idea with the tarot cards wa
(Below is my initial reaction to cover)

So I am done with Endless Knight, sequel to Poison Princess. What do I think of it?

I don't know what happened. Poison Princess was amazing. Absolutely awesome in every single way. Incredible to the point where I actually compared Kresely Cole to the Pope on my blog ( And for a homegrown Irish Catholic girl, that's a big deal yo. So this book's epic fail is just a knife twisting deeper and deeper into my soul.

I really liked it, but I also didn't. It was all so nonsensical yet somehow it managed to be rather entertaining.

-The plot was essentially just a bunch of good-looking-angsty-teenagers-with-powers running around, fighting, and hiding from: 1. Other good-looking-angsty-teenagers-with-powers 2. Weird-zombie-like-creatures-called-Bagmen 3. Creepy-hypnotized-cannibals and 4. Rapey-militia-men-whose-leaders-consisted-of-two-teenage-perverts. Yea… so it was all a load of teenage angsting and n
Sophia Triad
“Evie’s with me now.”
Matthew had tilted his head. “Not Arcana.”

Seriously....who cares if Jack is Arcana or not...

And maybe in the end, it will be proved that he is also a tarot card.

So, Jack learns that Evie is not that innocent sweet cheerleader that he thought that she was. And now he has to accept that Evie is also a very efficient killer. Still he is full on obsessed with her.

On the other hand, Evie keeps learning new things about herself. And she finally meets Death!!!
Wendy Higgins
GAH! GAH! GAH!!!!!!!!

Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Evie's finally come into her powers and used them against Arthur to destroy him and the evil he was causing. Jackson was taken back the change in Evie and unsure about exactly what is going on. The problem is that the game has only just begun and when Evie uses her powers she only wants to win.

I was a little shocked at Jackson's reaction to Evie. I knew he would be taken back by the Arcana'a powers but not that it would keep him from Evie. It did help that Finn's duplicity was revealed but it s
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok. No. It is NOT okay for a book to end like that. I FEEL SO TORN AND CONFUSED. You guys this series is so, so good. SO good.
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a need. And this need will only be satisfied once I have this book in my grubby clutches.
October 2013.... /proceeds to tear hair out


Edit 2: COVER. COVER. COVER. GUYS, THERE IS A COVER AND IT IS GLORIOUS. And the release date is October 1st, I'm going to go mark my calendar now.

BTW, here's the link to the vid of the "Making of the Endless Knight cover" if anyone is interested:

Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, I have so many things to talk about this that I will need much more than 2 hours to write this review D:

(Sorry for being away, I'm having exams Y_Y)
Andreea Pop
Dec 27, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Seriously, I NEED this book now!!!

UPDATE: May 24th 2013

Okay, I... I don't like that cover. AT ALL. The first one was beyond grand, magnificent and pure hotness! This?? This gives me the creeps. Plus: WHERE THE HECK IS MY JACKSON?!?!



Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
ENDLESS KNIGHT is dark and seductive. It’s intense. It’s riveting. It is action-packed from the very first sentence to the very last word on the very last page. It is beautiful and it’s gruesome. It’s tantalizing, it’s thrilling, it’s mind-blowing. It takes readers on an exhilarating, nerve-wracking, suspense-filled and positively electrifying ride. A ride that will leave them dangling precariously off the edge of a very steep cliff.

One player down. Twenty-one remain. The game has now officially
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first time winning a contest from and it was this book in a bound manuscript, plus the first, Poison Princess. You can imagine how excited I was.


I'm can't wait to give my first actual review and pray I can get this out without spoiling anything in this delightful novel. (Though there might be spoilers for people who haven't read the first book.)

Endless Knight was a wonder book to me, just like Poison Princess was. I'd always enjoyed post-apocalyptic scenarios, tarot car
The boys ruined it for me.

On plot and pacing alone this should have been an easy 4 star read. I started it yesterday afternoon, and finished it in time to tuck myself in bed fairly early.
The first book was cool, and had the catchy gimmick of Evie recounting her story to a guy who had drugged her tea. From his POV you got that he was a serial killer who had nasty plans for her in the future. So for the entire book, you were sitting on pins and needles waiting for the drugs to kick in, and for him
Krissy P (Kris)
Brilliant, Compelling, Exciting, Intense and Gruesome:

While I absolutely loved Poison Princess, I’m not sure if Endless Knight was just as good or even better, but it is definitely close and this book series is one of the best YA paranormal series I have read. The incredible characters and the story itself are so unique and extremely addictive. Kresley Cole has a gift for storytelling and kept me riveted and hanging by the edge of my seat. There is a lot of action in this and a good dose of roma
*1,5 stars*
*Spoiler free review*
* Buddy read with Den & Ella<3*

Although, YA and dystopia genres as well as "Hunger Game" kind of plot aren't my cup of tea I really loved Poison Princess, the first book in this series.

I have mixed feelings about this one.

Even though you can predict from the beginning of the book that there will be a cliffhanger and despite some roll eyes moments, I really liked the first half of the book but not so much the second one. And not because of the cliffy but becaus
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Carmel (Rabid Reads) by: Jennifer
Shelves: audio-2014, audio
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

Going into POISON PRINCESS I couldn’t help thinking Young Adult—this is going to suck, but Kresley Cole’s writing quickly won me over to Evie’s side, and then Emma Galvin sealed the deal with her mesmerizing narration. And now, here I am, completely committed to this series, and putting my stamp of approval on book 2. The characters show a level of maturity that I never expected from this genre, and there was even a sex scene in this installment. Yes folks, don’t let the
Glinda Izabel
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Dec 31, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned-series

What I liked:
Death (like, a lot, if he had been in the first book it would have been so much better)
The idea upon which the book is based

What I hated:

SPOILERS: you have been warned.

Evie: "Oh he has seen me go all crazy, he doesn't love meeeee" *cries like a baby* *cries more*
*and more*
Evie: "I'm such a bamf, I'm going to end you muahahah"
Me: "shit she is bipolar"
Jack: *drinks* *drinks some more*
Finn: "Yeah you were totally crazy, but you
Oct 04, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Especially since I LOVED the first book and was so eagerly anticipating for this one. *le sigh* Everything that I loved from the first book was missing in this one. Instead we get Evie (who I thought was such a badass on the the 1st book) become the ultimate pin-up poster girl for the "YA Female Cliche Foundation- Loving LUSTING Over Two Guys Since Time Immemorial". Excuse me while I go gag. Yuck.

Seriously!?! This series could have been amazi
4 1/2 "Life and Death" Stars!

Loved it! I don't know what team I'm on yet, but Death sure did make my heart go pitter patter. Jack still has my attention though as he obviously has Evie's.

This is such a creative and unique (at least to me) world Ms. Cole has created. Can't wait to see how this all plays out. Happy reading!
Mar 26, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
Loved it, but honestly if Evie doesn’t end up with Death then I don’t think I want to continue with the series. It would break my heart if she ends with with Jack 💔

I'm so confused.. utterly confused. WHO DO I SHIP NOW?

Endless Knight just mind fucked me guys. I'm so confused as to who I should believe and I also have no idea who I should be shipping Evie with. Jack was easy to love in the first book but now I have so many questions about him. Then there's Death who I didn't think I was going to fall in love with.. but damn, now I have. I haven't decided if he's my new favorite character because honestly, he's got some tough competition: Lar
Duchess Nicole
I'm not sure I like how this weird love "triangle" is playing out but I'll withhold judgement until I read more in the series. Let's just say there is almost no Cajun in this book and I miss his delicious accent. Nuff said.

I was still so uncertain about all the ins-and-outs about the Arcana and how everyone was involved even at the end of the first book. This book gives a much needed information dump that I thought was missing in book one.
Hello disappointment.
I didn't like it.
Dec 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Would you just look at that smexy title. YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!! SOOoOOoOoO EXCITED. I'am going berserk.

The only negative thing about this is the f**king date of release
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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 (6 books)
  • Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)
  • Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles, #3)
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