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!!!
The story/plot was fabulously original... LOVED THIS BOOK! I love the girl's voice, but it would slip in and out of the southern accent. Otherwise, everything about this story was AMAZING. One of my faves for the year =)
Kresley Cole is a true storyteller. I loved that every character has mystery about them. From start to finish this book had me at the edge of my seat. The narrators did an amazing job.
I LOVED the audio on this book! I haven't read the print version, although I usually do prefer print to audio. This time I loved the audio!!! The two narrators did such a fantastic job, they really brought the story to life, Very well done.
iI did laugh out loud a few times which I very rarely do! there was a bit of romantic angst too =)
If you like Kresley Cole, Do yourself a favour and try this audio book. I found it soooo much more enjoyable than her hunger like no other (immortals after darl) audio books!
I loved this audio book, I think I would love the printed version just as much!
Jack, because he is dark and brooding and you never know what he is really feeling or thinking.
I have not! But I am going to be looking them up, to see what else they've done.
This book was one of the best books I've listened to in a very long time! I did give a sigh of frustration when it it ended, because of the wait for the next book. I want to know what happens next. It gave me butterflies in my stomach through out the whole story. I loved the relationship with the characters. Just amazing!
I absolutely LOVED this book. I actually read it and then decided I wanted to hear it too. It was that good. Girl is considered nuts but is actually seeing the future, tied into tarot cards she is one of the good cards and to save the world must find the other cards (people) and destroy them. It did get a little slow and repetitive at times but it's all building to a huge tie in. Unfortunatley there are going to be sequels to wait impatiently for but if the author continues as strong as this first book it will be well worth it.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Let me just start off with how much I loved the IAD series and decided that since I don't mind YA genre I would give this book a try. It had me engrossed from the start. Kresley Cole can write and spin a story that has so much happening, I was amazed. I love the spin on the Tarot Cards, this is a new concept for me how it is woven into the story. Of course I had to cut and paste a copy of the Arcana Tarot cards that I found on the internet to my desk so I could cross reference them when the Arcana card characters were in play. Don't be fooled and only think that YA can read this book, adults can enjoy it too. While this book is clean of sex, there are some close calls and some mention of Slavers and what they do to girls. I will defiantly be getting the next book in the series soon. Narrators both do a good job, but I am not a fan of duel narration and I wish that only Emma Gavin had been reading. If you are a fan of books such as The Hunger Games, The Road, or the TV series Carnivale, this may be a book for you, but in no way are the stories similar only parts that reminded me of these stories.
I enjoyed the narrator but I don't know how I felt about the story. It was okay, but Ithink my feelings were affected by the fact that I read Allegiant & Horde this past week. So a 3rd YA Dystopian was just overkill in a week.
Plus, Evangeline didn't quite measure up to Tris or Deuce. She was their opposite as she wasn't really a "heroine" yet. She was unsure, scared, and just a follower for all except the last chapter. She wasn't resourceful and she didn't think quick on her feet. It's hard to see why she was the "Empress", but she came into her own at the very end of the book.
I wasn't sure if this world was an earth taken over by zombies, or an earth where supernaturals staged a game giving various characters powers to battle it out for survival. I think that is why I wasn't as drawn in to this plot. I will read book 2 before I decide what I think about this series. In addition, the lack of progress between Evie and Jackson was problematic for me. But like i said, I will give Kresley Cole book 2 to get me on board.
Listening to audio books whenever I am not around humans. Which is actually very very often.
intriguing, entangling.. adventure!
My boy Jack Deveaux. I loved his character development, his rage and passion had me constantly awaiting his next response... plus his observative nature and obsession with puzzles is swoon worthy. GUSH
Both readers led me to create characters I felt connected to and understood well, they painted a great picture of the story in my mind.
yes yes yes.
There were many elements to this book (and the next) that I wanted to constantly sink my teeth into. I enjoyed the small amounts of passion between Evie and Jack, i REALLY loved hearing them fight then finally spill their actual feelings and the relief that both of them never really understand one another. I felt magic for the entire duration of this book!
I loved how unique the story was (using the tarot). I loved Evie and Jack and to what extent the characters were fleshed out and given personalities making them seem real. I enjoyed this book more than any of Kresley Cole's other works of fiction (and believe me I'm a huge fan). I'm not sure if it is because she wrote this in the first person (i.e. being told primarily from Evie's point of view) that helped me connect to the storey more and get completely ENGROSSED to the extent that the world faded away around me! She should always write in the first person - she is very good at it!!OR perhaps it is the narrator that made the difference. Don't get me wrong, I like Robert Petkoff (who usually narrates Kresley's books) but, being a woman, I always prefer the voices of the female leads being read by women. It makes them seems more relatable for me. Emma Galvin was the absolute best, BEST, best narrator they could have chosen for this book. Her voice sounds young and realistic for Evie and she is one of my favourite narrators. She always brings a level of realism to the characters she reads and I really hope they DO NOT CHANGE the narrator. She IS Evie!!!!
Evie, even though she has way weird abilities, she still seemed real and her character grows from being scared and weak to being strong and self-possessed. I really liked that.AND Jack...... who would not love Jack..... le sigh. He is hunkalicious! He was a good mix between bad boy and hero and I liked that he got things wrong in his efforts to seduce Evie. It made him seem more real. He also brought a delicious sense of humour. I so loved his Cajun French ascent which was different and fresh!
Emma made Evie come to life for me. I also enjoyed her portrayal of Jack and the other characters. She is simply phenomenal.
Hmmm, not sure. Tag lines aren't really my thing.
Well worth the credit. One of the best books of 2012 (if not the best) in my opinion.