Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

Dead of Winter
Author: Kresley Cole
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: January 6, 2015

I make no secret of my love of Kresley Cole. There is something about her writing that sucks me in and forces me to keep reading. I felt that keenly in Endless Knight but when it came to reading Dead of Winter something was missing. That usual ‘suck me in’ feeling wasn’t there and I found myself fighting to get through this novel.

Dead of Winter begins where Endless Knight left off. Jack has been kidnapped by The Twins (The Lover Card) and Evie is riding from Death’s house to save him. Evie still isn’t sure who she wants to be with and for some reason everyone is calling Jack, J.D. I don’t know if I missed it in the last book but I couldn’t remember anyone calling him that and it detracted from my reading of the story.

My least favorite thing about this novel was the fact that everything revolved around the Love Triangle. While the last two novels dealt with love triangle-y stuff there was enough other plot that it wasn’t all about that. Unfortunately, the love triangle took center stage here and was all the story ended up being about. Also, fair warning, whatever ship you are on you won’t be happy.

Because the entire story was based around the love triangle the plot was really predicable. You knew exactly what was going to happen until the very end, which was a surprising cliffhanger.

Overall, despite not really enjoying this installment I’m still looking forward to the next book in the series. I want to know what’s going to happen with all the Arcana, and if they will be able to stop the game. And yeah, a secret part of me wants to know what's going to happen between Jack, Death, and Evie.


  1. Ugh! I dislike love triangles. Something about this book must have been pretty good if you still want to continue the series, though.

  2. Errr, yes. I gave this book 2 stars. I hate love triangles, and I knew this series had a love triangle (given books one and two), but I HATE what the author is doing with the romance. I don't want Jack to end up with Evie. But at this point, I don't want Evie to end up with anyone. I like Aric! Ugh. I hope the fourth book isn't filled with Evie's wishy-washy-ness and whining.

    Anyone. Great review, Emily!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!