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Review: Dead of Winter

By Kresley Cole Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles) [Hardcover] - Kresley Cole

Dead of Winter is a pretty gruesome read. Each book in this series has morphed into something else. Still considered a young adult, but much more "adult" in nature. I guess teens have to grow up because they're in a post-apocalyptic world that comes across as a supernatural The Road.

This recent addition is more about saving one's self, and those you care about, as well as trying not to lose your soul in the process. Evie is still stuck between a rock and a hard place when it regards to the two men she loves- Jack and Death. The love triangle isn't that annoying at all, and you see why Evie is having a very hard time choosing between both men. Seeing her interact with both these men shows a more humane side to the tale, especially with the non-stop bloodshed. The villains here are straight up evil with not morals or good side to them at all. The fights are intense and scary.

Dead of Winter drags in certain sections, which has a thumb twiddling feeling to it. But when things rev up, watch out because it's intense. Also Jack's Cajun accent is a bit too much at times. I wish that was toned down because it was too strong and somewhat annoying.

The magic element is very strong here and there are still many questions unanswered in regards to the Arcana. This is a series that could go on for a very long time because of it.

As for the ending, another OMG shocking cliffhanger that will had your jaw dropping and shaking your fist at Kresley. She definitely knows how to keep readers invested in her books and ups her writing game every time.