Dead of Winter (Arcana Chronicles Series #3)

Dead of Winter (Arcana Chronicles Series #3)

by Kresley Cole
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Dead of Winter (Arcana Chronicles Series #3) by Kresley Cole

Can Evie convince her rival loves to work together? Their survival depends on it in this third book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop action tale of rescue, redemption, and a revenge most wicked.

Heartbreaking decisions
Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her—until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, The Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death’s uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts…and stolen glances from a former love.

Uncertain victory
Despite leaving a part of her heart behind with Death, Evie sets out into a frozen and perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland to meet up with her allies and launch an attack on The Lovers and the vast army they command. Such formidable enemies require a battle plan, and the only way to kill them once and for all may mean Evie, Jack, and Death allying. Evie doesn’t know what will prove more impossible: surviving slavers, plague, Bagmen and other Arcana—or convincing Jack and Death to work together.

Two heroes returned
There’s a thin line between love and hate, and Evie just doesn’t know where she stands with either Jack or Death. Will this unlikely trio be able to defeat The Lovers without killing one another first?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481423458
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Series: Arcana Chronicles Series , #3
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 441,648
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: HL550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

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. Her IAD books have been translated into eighteen foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the US and abroad. You can learn more about her and her work at or

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Dead of Winter 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Kresley Cole fan and I love this series. But I was disappointed the book was only 200+ pages. I've been waiting FOREVER for this book and that's all I get? Sorry but I needed more. If I have to wait a year for the next book it'll be a huge let down. This series has the opportunity to be huge! Give us more. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just came across this series last week and I devoured the first two books and preordered this one. I read it in a day. There are still 4 cards that have not been mentioned and one that gets introduced in a major way towards the end of this book. Just when you think the love triangle between death, evie, and jack is resolved you get thrown for a loop. I enjoyed the character growth throughout this book; particularly Jack's. Definitly a good and easy read and it will leave you wanting more.
Lisa_Lea More than 1 year ago
I adore Ms. Cole's writing and this book did not disappoint. I was shocked by the twists and turns, I cried, I laughed, I related with the main character and the bombshell ending made me stare at the last page for quite I while wondering what just happened. I CAN NOT wait to find out what happens to Evie, Aric and Jack. This book was beyond my wildest dreams wondering what Ms. Cole would do with these characters. I highly recommend you read this book, but you must read the first two before you read this one.
MissArlingling More than 1 year ago
I love this books series! Though, sort of sad of the different cover change of the book that's different than the past two. Now I'm going to have an OCD of wanting to buy the first two books again because of the different style change of the cover. It feels strange having two similarly styled books with another being totally feels like its not one with each other only if you get the same set style for the whole series. Sorry, am I the only one thinking this way?
Skiziks More than 1 year ago
I think this is my favorite young adult series right now. I love the characters and I love the depth of story. This book was really fun with Jack and Aric together but also rather bittersweet. I'm team Jack all the way but I like Aric too and hope for the best for everyone. I can't wait for book 4! Talk about a cliff hanger...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am spell bound by the writing of Kresley Cole. Not only does she build three dimensional characters, she makes us care for them with such intensity that when the main character is forced to choose between two very different men it was hard for me to decide which I would choose in her place. Set that against a backdrop of such a desolate and dangerous environments with dangers at every turn made this book hard to put down. Great job Kresley! I can't wait for the next book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page after page we are left wondering who she will chose life, or death. I couldn't wait to pick up my book with each new day to see who would win, and what the issue with the lovers was . Wasn't expecting that ending!!!! Now all I know is I can't wait for the next book! Should anyone ask I always tell them this is a great series, I just want it to tell me more.
avidreaderMO More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was very well written and had me on the edge of my seat till I finished it. I hope she writes the next one quickly, so I can find out what happens to the characters. Loved the book. Love the series.
CarolineBritt More than 1 year ago
Wow, this series is intense! Emotionally draining... but in a good way. This is by far the most intense book of the series so far. It should honestly come with caution tape around it. I just finished it a few days ago and I still woke up this morning feeling the effects of the ending(no spoilers, I promise!). I recommend this series even if its not your usual grab. Anything by Kresley Cole is amazing really. She's one of those authors you can count on to give you something great every time.
lg22 More than 1 year ago
I love this series!
sl75 More than 1 year ago
Amazing Read!  They did not have "young adult" books like this when I was one.  I am an "adult" reader that is a huge fan of this series.  I have read all of Cole's books and I truly love this series.   This is the first time in all my readings that I do not have a favorite in a LOVE TRIANGLE. is actually torture.  I really feel torn (like Evie).  Kresley Cole is simply a gifted storyteller. This series is also fun to read because I love the continuation of this specific storyline and characters over the span of the books. I hope there are many more to come.  It is a UNIQUE, UNPREDICTABLE, AND HEART STOPPING story...definitely worth purchasing because this series will be read again and again!   THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS DELIVERING QUALITY STORIES! with heart, humor and action!!!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KC does it again!
Anonymous 9 days ago
Can't wait for the next one!
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
So we have fully entered the realm of the love triangle, which I normally hate. But, this one is different. There's a respect that grows between all parties (even Evie) that makes this seem less like childish indecision or the desire to pit two people against each other. Much of that is Evie's history and attitude. The Empress wants Death - Evie wants Jack. But since the Empress is Evie, well, she's got a decision to make. And....just so you know.....she does. But I'm not telling and I never would have guessed at how it all turned out!!! Leading up to this, we get a really good look at some new-ish Arcana. We've briefly met a couple of them, but we get to see what makes them tick, and we get to see them as people instead of just powerful cards. Relationships are formed, trust made and broken. And we finally get to really meet The Lovers. My favorite bad guy(s) so far. The Lovers seem extremely powerful and just as crazy. But it's through the journey to defeat them that Jack and Death come to an agreement and respect for each other. A very exciting addition to the story with one hell of a cliffhanger!!! Oh my goodness, it nearly killed me.
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WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
I'm still rooting for Death! That probably sounds really bad if you haven't read this series, but then again if you haven't, you need to stop reading this review and read my review of the first book in this series instead. Then read that book! Okay, I'll stop being bossy now. *wink* I like how this group of characters is really pulling together. They're trying not to let history repeat itself, and it's making them a wonderful unlikely team of sorts. There were some slower parts where my focus wandered, but the overall plot keeps building.
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I love every book by Kresley Cole . I really just want to give all her books ,you star rating so all this mess I'm typing doesn't matter lol !
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
The Dead of Winter, by Kresley Cole, left me hanging and in anxious anticipation of the fourth book in The Arcana Chronicles! The book begins with Evie leaving Death (Aric) to save Jack from the torturous twins. She makes more allies and, eventually, Death visits their camp. Together they are able to rescue Jack after some intense action and cooperation. The twins have taken Selena, the Archer, and Evie, Jack and Death work together to try to save her from the sadistic and twisted twins. Evie finally makes a choice between Death and Jack before an attack occurs and the book ends with no publication date specified for the fourth book-AAAHHH! I absolutely love the variety of languages, the humor, the dynamics of the characters and the amount of complexity of each character - a perfect amount - and the fact that no character in this series is static!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this series!
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Kresley Cole is such an amazing writer that the only complaint I have is that I wish the next installment could come sooner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't stop reading !
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