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.
I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!
It is right up there with every Kresley book I have read/listened to.
This book is so different, so unique. The complex situations and world she created is so amazing.
The ending was great....
I did not, more like.... HOLY CRAP!
A perfect blend of Fantasy, Romance and Action. Poison Princess is an amazing start to what will likely end up an amazing series. I was hooked from the very beginning and by the end of the book I was craving for more. Narrator Emma Galvin did an excellent job as Evie, as well as giving voices to all the other characters. I will certainly not miss out on the next installment.
I enjoy the occasional YA novel, but usually prefer more adult material like Kresley's IAD series. This story, however, completely blew me away! I didn't want to stop listening & whenever I had to I would find excuses to plug my headphones back in. Kresley Cole did another outstanding job with plot & character development. She really draws you in and you find yourself even caring about what happens to the not so nice people. I can't wait for Endless Knight to come out... I hope they keep Emma Galvin as the performer!
I just loved this book! It's excellent. Author balances the elements artfully - story, danger, romance, reality. It's very cleverly executed with some surprises.
The performance, especially our hero's accent, is swoon-worthy.
So glad I don't have to wait a year for the next one!
I read this book in one day it was that good. Yes there were times when it frustrated me to no end and I wanted to smack Evie, ...... I'm in love with Jackson, and I found myself swooning every time he spoke cajun french to her. He was a strong and loyal character and someone you really wanted on your side in a post-apocolyptic world. I'm eager to see how everything unfolds with him after the cliffhanger.
The Empress doesn't get collared, or caged, or tortured. How artfully she beckons, how perfectly she punishes...."
Come, touch.... but you'll pay a price"
"Evie, I've wanted you from the first time I saw you. Even when I hated you, I wanted you." He raked his fingers through his hair. "I got it bad, me."
My heart felt like it'd stopped--so that I could hear him better.
"For as long as you've been looking down your nose at me, I've been craving you, an envie like I've never known."
I'm all about challenging myself lately so I'm using books to do that. They inspire & engage me so I can see what works. Reading is my life.
YES!!!! The performances were so good, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.
Evie, she has so much power but she is so scared. It shows that she might appreciate her power more.
When she finally takes charge. Stops being a scared little girl and hunts.
I love the author Kresley Cole and I have read almost every single book she has out so I thought I would give this book a chance. Honestly, I didn't expect much from it but I had a free credit and boy was I suprised. This book is action packed, romance packed, and follows this girl who stops using other people to define her and starts defining herself! I wish the ending wasn't such a cliff-hanger but...that's part of the fun right?