Friday, April 14, 2023

Feature Friday ARC Review: From the Grave by Kresley Cole


*Feature Friday ARC Review is a meme hosted by The Tattered Page to review books not yet released.  

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Publisher: Self-published 
Release Date: 
April 6, 2023
Pages: 535 
Genre: Adult Dark Romance
Source: E-ARC 


Kresley Cole’s New York Times bestselling Arcana Chronicles series comes to a spectacular and fiery conclusion in this final installment.

When even the gods hold their breath . . .

To defeat the Emperor and Fortune, Evie, the great Empress of Arcana, must repair her bond with Death, despite the earth-shattering developments between them.

And danger lurks in every shadow . . .

Their allies—a sea witch, a band of roving warriors, and more than a couple of rogues—overcome terrifying obstacles to help them. But when Jack makes a shocking discovery, the fallout threatens to tear their alliance apart.

One girl could deliver salvation—or doom.

If the Empress and her friends can remain united, will their powers be enough to defeat a catastrophic curse on the world, or will hellfire reign forever? The end looms for us all until the best hand wins. . . .
LINK: Goodreads 



When even the gods hold their breath . . . And danger lurks in every shadow . . . One girl could deliver salvation—or doom.

OPENING LINE: I watched the drive long after there was no sign of Jack, the love of my life.


Huge thank you Kresley Cole and Naomi for sending me an advanced copy of FROM THE GRAVE to review!

π’œ π’·π“π‘œπ‘œπ’Ήπ“π‘’π“ˆπ“ˆ 𝒽𝑒𝒢𝓇𝓉 𝒸𝒢𝓃'𝓉 π’½π“Šπ“‡π“‰.

 am writing this review with a heavy heart. I am so sad to see THE ARCANA CHRONICLES series come to an end. . . but may what a way to go out! FROM THE GRAVE was so worth the wait, even if it did gut me—I still had a smile on my face as I bled out. Bravo Kresley!

FROM THE GRAVE  picked up right where DARK CALLING ends—so no time jumping or flashbacks—and you’re drawn right into the plot. The stakes were high and the romantic angst was higher. Who will win the games? Which Majors will betray their allies? Will Death sacrifice his life so his wife and child can live? Who will claim Evie’s heart when it’s split between two great loves? 

It was a wild ride!

𝐼 π“Œπ’Άπ“ˆ 𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑒. 𝐼 π“Œπ’Άπ“ˆ 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π“‰π“‡π‘’π‘’π“ˆ. 𝐼 π“Œπ’Άπ“ˆ 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π“‹π‘’π“‡π“Ž 𝑒𝒢𝓇𝓉𝒽. π‘€π‘œπ“‰π’½π‘’π“‡π’»π“Šπ’Έπ“€π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” 𝑒𝒢𝓇𝓉𝒽.

Kresley is such a talented writer. Her ability to have a broad cast of fleshed-out characters who each have their own unique voices and navigate a nuanced plot filled with action, romance, angst, witty banter and more attests to Kresley’s talent. The world-building was above measure—detailed and immersive.

Death was devoted, stalwart, and supportive as ever. Jack was steadfast, protective as ever. Both were also selfless when it came to Evie and the baby.

And Evie was annoyingly indecisive as ever. But also, I get it. How does one choose between two such amazing men??? No matter which she chose she’d still lose out. No one really wins.

𝐼’𝓂 π“ˆπ’Έπ’Άπ“‡π‘’π’Ή π‘œπ’» π“Œπ’½π’Άπ“‰ 𝐼’𝓂 π’·π‘’π’Έπ‘œπ“‚π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘”. 𝐼 𝓃𝑒𝑒𝒹 π“Žπ‘œπ“Š π“Œπ’Ύπ“‰π’½ 𝓂𝑒. 𝐼 𝓃𝑒𝑒𝒹 π“Žπ‘œπ“Š 𝒢𝓃𝒹 π’œπ“‡π’Ύπ’Έ.

All in all, I am obsessed with FROM THE GRAVE  and highly recommend THE ARCANA CHRONICLES to anyone who will listen. Please go read the series if you haven’t, you will not regret it!


- Love triangle
- Teen pregnancy


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 23 foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a RWA Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad. Cole lives in Florida with her family. 
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