The first thing I have to say about this book is, if you haven't read [b:Poison Princess|13450339|Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)|Kresley Cole|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1356422925s/13450339.jpg|18972016] yet- stop what you're doing right now and go read it. Second, if you have read it, read it again before starting this one.
The story picks up immediately where it left off with very little recap. Evie has just come into her powers, revealed herself as a major target to Selene and other Major Arcana nearby, and not to mention her relationship with Jackson is about to get super complicated. To sum it all up briefly without giving anything away- Evie Greene is a sixteen-year-old cheerleader bimbo with no major concerns in her life other than when to give up her V-card to her boyfriend when "The Flash," an apocalyptic event that destroys all water and plant life on Earth, occurs. Evie doesn't die because she hears voices in her head and had visions of what was going to happen so she could prepare herself. The world building was shady, but the plot holes were filled with romance and sexual tension provided in the form of Jackson Deveaux, Evie's old Cajun school mate, who shows up at her mansion AF (After the Flash) and, luckily agrees to help her find her Grandmother, which worked out for Evie because she had zero survival skills without him and their AF world is anything but survivable.
It sounds kind of ridiculous and it really is, but I loved Poison Princess. Once Evie meets up with Matthew, the psychic boy who was responsible for all of her visions, Evie realizes that there's a reason she sees and hears things no one else can- she's a Major Arcana. Basically, she's a tarot card superhero forced to fight against the other cards for immortality.
In Endless Knight, Evie is fully aware of her powers, how she can use them, and does quite often. You would think this would make things easier in a post-apocalyptic society for her, but it doesn't. She and her small "alliance" are hunted by zombies, slavers, an army run by the evil pair of Lovers cards, cannibals led by the evil Heirophant card, and, to top it all off, Death is personally out to kill Evie to get revenge for her actions in a previous Tarot game. That's all I'll say about the plot since there are lots of surprises in this book, and hopefully, more to come in the next!
Why I didn't give this book 5 stars when I love the plot and characters- the writing style really wore me down at the beginning. It reads almost like a sixteen-year-old's diary and I'm not exactly sure why...I suppose this book was supposed to be young adult (?), but I would not recommend this book to younger readers at all. There is are a lot of sexual themes, acts, innuendos, you name it, it's here. Anyway, just because a book is for young adults, doesn't mean it has to be written in slang terms. But if you can get past that, it's a fun, action filled read that will not disappoint! And I never thought I'd ever say I love Death...Team Death?