This was a great listen... I couldn't stop listening to it. I love Emma Galvin too as the narrator. She is one of my favorites. I loved how the heroin in the book starts out weak and how she grows and learns as the story unwinds, and I can tell that this is just the start of her progression. I can't wait until the next book comes out- seriously mad I have to wait. I love Jack's character as well. It is sort of frustrating that the story is only read from Evangeline's perspective and it is maddening to not know what Jack is actually thinking/feeling vs. what Evie thinks he is, but that is part of the fun too. I love a guy character with a lot of layers. It has a interesting story line and I am hooked.
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
In a totally good way! This is a great, GREAT book/story. Loved the characters, Evie and Jackson. They both had depth and so much more going for them (not to mention going on within them) than you see on the surface. You've got to love a teenaged herione that you can really get behind...she is intelligent, compassionate, sometimes funny, and stronger than she knows. The conflicts with her own emotions and feelings (i.e. for Jackson) are realistic for the age and don't deminish her character. I liked the way she held such respect for the people formerly in her life that she had lost. The pace of the story was practically breathtaking, with no lack of twists and turns. It may have taken me just a little while to completely get into the story and get an idea where it was going, (and you may agree), but then I was totally hooked with no going back. It was much different than I expected based on the summary and the cover. At first I thought "what?" the summary did not give me any idea what this story was really like. Looking back again at the synopsis, I find that while it does lay out the basic idea of the plot, still the characters, the dialogue, and all the details are much different than what I expected and I was won over as a total fan just the same. Ms. Cole is killing me with the ending that is pretty much a heart-and gut-wrenching cliffhanger. I will be anxiously waiting for the next installment. Emma Galvin does a wonderful job with the narration, as usual. The male narrator was good for his part, but I was really creeped out by his part in the story. A least that part is explained by the end of this book. Please bring on book two soon! Highly recommend!
I did not read the print book but I think the audio would be better b/c of the accents and french words.
The ending :*
So many scenes I loved. I would have to say that Jackson talking are my favorites :)
When it appears the world has ended and you find your new beginning, how will you fair?
This story was AMAZING! I am a new Kresley Cole fan and I am HOOKED!
Loved it ! ...cant wait for the next book!
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time
This is an amazing new YA series. I loved it and can't wait for the next one, which seems a million years away!! Great strong characters. Wonderful narrators (I love Emma Galvin!!). The story is new and interesting. I haven't read Kresley Cole before ... I think I'm going to have to look back at her other books!!
Yes, I would never have gotten the cajun enunciation correct by reading it myself. Plus I love the southern voice of the girl.
Loved them all.
Yes, one of those few I'll stay up late for.
Sad it ended. Can't wait for the sequel. Luckily Kresley Cole cranks them out pretty quickly.
The story was well written and left suspense, I hate when I can tell what is coming in the story line, but this definitely had its twists and turns.
The narrator, Emma Galvin, does a great job at narrator, so much so that I chose to read another book because she is the narrator.
Jackson, because he seems to be more defined as a character, plus, love those cajun boys.
Keith Nobbs makes his character so creepy, you can feel the disgust roll down you.
I love that Emma Galvin doesn't make "fake" voices and is just a natural.
Yes, it was. It was done way too soon and was disappointed to find out that there aren't anymore out in this series yet.
the narrators did a wonderful job, this books had me hooked from the first chapter, i coulnt stop listing i was so into it, i was scrambing for thing to get done, and then drag it out as long as i could just to keep listening. i would recommend this book to anyone, im my opinion, it is the best book of 2012, and i cant wait til the next one comes out.
OMG - I was not expecting this. It was just ... sooooooooooo ... good! There was nothing about this book I didn't enjoy. Twisted Arthur, the Arcana, the death card, and the final showdown. Then, of course, there's Jackson. I want a bit of 'ol Jack. I want him to speak Cajun French to me!!!!
This was a great start to what should be a SPECTACULAR series. I hope it's a long one. It was expertly paced and painted such a great picture of a post-apoloclypic world. I'm dying for more of the Arcana!
Emma Galvin is a fantastic narrator. She doesn't just read, she's completely "in it." She makes me feel like she's really there, feeling and seeing everything. I loved her from the Divergent series and she does another fantastical, spectacular job. She's one of my favorites, no doubt.
I really enjoyed Keith Nobbs too. My first experience with him, definitely not the last! Hope I can find some solo narration jobs of his.
Absolutely, I already have. The story was dynamic and fresh, the characters were believable and plot moved at just the right pace. In the end, I was so satisfied with the initial book but am still left wanting more, more, more!
I loved the concept of the Tarot being real beings. Kresley Cole brought a completely new supernatural idea to life and did it well.
Emma Galvin was perfect! Loved her accent, loved the accents of her charactures (Jackson - be still my heart) loved the pace - everything! Keith Nobbs did a great job with his portrayal of a disturbed person - gave me goosebumps.
(Spoilers) The ending when Jackson had come for Evie, but when he found her and realized what she was, seemed to reject the idea of being with her.
Fantastic listen - highly recommended and wished we didn't have to wait for the next one!!!