Yes, I could not stop listening!
The Hunger Games, mainly because the character of Evie reminded me of Catnis.
They bring the characters alive.
Kresley Cole is truly a talented author!
The originality of the plot. It is something different from the other young adult dystopian books I've read recently.
All the new and interesting twists that showed up along the way.
Jack, without a doubt. I found Evie to be a bit silly and boring in the beginning, but she got better as the story progressed.
“Poison Princess” is one of the most intriguing books that I have read this year. I have been utterly captivated with it. I have listened to the entire audiobook at least twice, bought it for my Kindle to study specific parts, and re-read or re-listened to some sections a half-dozen times or more. Let me repeat … UTTERLY captivated. The story was so unique, the characters were complex and richly drawn, and I loved the way the author constructed the story's timeline.
Emma Galvin, who narrates Evie’s POV in the audiobook, is too fabulous for words. This story defied my expectations on many levels, and Galvin is at least partly responsible. As a native Southerner, I am frequently annoyed by bad Southern accents from narrators. Galvin’s was great, not overdone, and she caught a few of the subtleties of Louisiana cadence. Her rendering of Jackson’s Cajun drawl, and especially the Cajun French, was AWESOME, and I have listened to those sections of the books for hours on end. Keith Nobbs, who narrated the character Arthur's POV, was appropriately creepy, and I liked that each time we switched to Nobbs' narration, I knew we were switching between past and present in the story.
I can’t wait for the next book. I thought the ending of this one was spectacular. While the story is clearly “to be continued,” and I am dying to see the reactions of every single character to the last scene of the book, it didn’t end on a “cliffhanger” in the way of some others. There were twists within twists, and we got a satisfying number of reveals, yet there is a world of story left to tell here. Kudos to the author, and the audiobook narrators, on a fantastic reading experience!
I really enjoyed this book, it's hunger game meets the road meets twilight, but still unique on it's own. I really enjoyed the narrator, both were wonderful, and I can't tell you how that makes a difference. I tried listening to another audible book, my husband swears it's a great book (which he read the old fashion way...on his kindle, while I tried listening to it. The narrator was dull, and I have yet to listen to it in its entirety.
No, but they were both awesome.
Arcane Chronicles, love, survival, and awakening.
Yes it was such a great book I would absolutely re-listen
Jack, he is such a stron (and hot!) character
yes i loved it, best book I have listened to in a while. Really great story and characters. I cannot what for book 2!
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.
Something new! Unique story line. Good start to a new series.
I didn't have a favorite scene.
As much as I seriously loved Kresley Cole's Poison Princess the first two times I read it, I enjoyed it even more the third time around. Not only was the narration in the audiobook spot-on, I think I noticed things this time that I must have overlooked or forgotten about when read it before. I'm glad I decided to do a series re-read in preparation of Dead of Winter.
Wow. What an incredibly creative, brutal, dark, twisted world Kresley Cole has created with The Arcana Chronicles. Poison Princess was made of awesome and MUCH darker than I expected this young adult series to be. Tarot cards come to life fighting in a post-apocalyptic world? Oh. Hell. Yes.
The world that Kresley Cole has created is bloody brilliant and the character development is fascinating. There were plot twists I didn't see coming, some much needed humor, and a seriously smexy Cajun boy named Jackson. I can't wait to see what's in store for Evie now that she has accepted her calling and knows what she must do to survive. I sooo wasn't expecting that ending! Something tells me that The Arcana Chronicles is only going to get even more dark-and-twisted. I lurved it!