Author: Kresley Cole
Book: (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)
I loved this book and can't wait for Endless Knight to come out on the 1st of October! Yay! I love the characters and I totally wish that was my life...well minus all the death of family, friends and stuff. I happen to love the woods in my backyard and don't know what I'd do without them in the winter.
Anyway it starts off in a house where Arthur has made his personal torture chamber in the basement. Three women are trapped though Evie doesn't know it yet...So she tells him her story like he asks.
Evangeline (Evie) just got out of Children's Learning Center (AKA Child's Last Chance) or CLC after being locked up for the entire summer. Her mother thought her gran had taught her things about the occult (but her mother is wrong...kind of) and insisted on having her daughter locked up in the mental institution. Evie has hallucinations and seems to be able to have control over plants but that is insignificant when it comes to her nightmares of the future and a horrible red witch.
When she gets back home she starts back to school and meets the new kids from the other side of nice and rich. Everywhere she goes she feels Jack's eyes on her even though he says he despises her which makes her frustrated. Her boyfriend Brandon is no match for the desire Jack stirs inside Evie. On her birthday the Beginning of the End begins destroying all the plants and most of the human population. Including all her friends.
Jack finds her and they set out to find her gran for answers before the troops come for the women. On their journey they encounter zombies and slavers but they manage to avoid them. They also find the Moon, The Fool, and The Magician who all have powers. Jack doesn't know about the powers and Evie is afraid that he'll reject her when he finds out who and what she is. She herself doesn't quite know till Arthur comes along.
Will Arthur lock her in his dungeon with the others? Will Jack come for her like he promised? Or will her powers take over?
I loved it so much! I hated how the ending was left open because I could barely fall asleep the night that I finished it! I just sat up contemplating what would happen next and it was driving me crazy. I'm going to go insane waiting to get my hands on the book!
About The Author
Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures--ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie--that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.
In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.
She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water. You can learn more about Kresley at www.kresleycole.com.