This book is wonderfully written, unbelievably creative, amazingly narrated, and overall breathtaking. From just the first few pages I was hooked. I didn't want to even pause it to go to bed. I just finished it and already I am craving the rest of this enticing series. I have never read or listened to anything like it. The story plot and characters are so unique and Kresley Cole not only makes the characters like able but also makes you so entranced by them that you feel like you truly know them and sympathize with them on a deep level. There is danger, fantasy, tarot, adventure, and love that makes this book a must read for any young adult. Just from this first book it has already found its way in my top 3 books of all time and that's saying a lot. Nothing is predictable. The end is the beginning and if you want to know how you must get this book.
Evi of course but jack is also right up there. Characters you will fall in love with and yearn to know more about.
Evi since she narrated the book beautifully though the rid bits that Keith did was wonderful and well spoke.
Why change the tag line the book already has one suites to the book perfectly. The end is the beginning.
I really enjoyed this book, one of Kresley Cole's best stories. Though the novel is clearly made for teens, it can be enjoyed by adults, since it has a truely unique storyline. The book has been compared to Twilight, but the world that Kresley Cole has created is so different that it isn't much like Twilight not even with the romance. It's ramped up a couple degrees with the physical chemistry between the lead characters, along with much more sinister villans, but apt to the story in my oppinion. I do think Jackson is a bit too hard on Evi at times, but I can see where the author is going with it. The book starts out with the villan doing the narating in the prologue, which makes for good intrigue, though I did find the start of the book somewhat slow. But it picks up and then doesn't falter much after that, so if you get a little board with the teenage stuff just hang in there a little longer. The narators did an excellant job. All and all I can't say anything but good for this book, and I can't wait for the next in the series.
YES!!! It is fan-tabu-lous. I first read the e-book, then imediately bought the audiobook...which was even better.
This is an apocalyptic book -- not to be confused with post-apocalyptic/dystopian--it had that, but it was so much more too. Perhaps... "Alice in Zombieland" and "Death and the Girl next door", just in the fact that they are all crossover books from fantastic adult fantasy writters, but neither were as good.
I feel like I'm in See's Candy and I only have 50 cents... Do I have to pick?
swoon a bit.
A--freaking--mazing. Two nights of staying up well past midnight falling asleep with kindle in hand, then I immediately bought this audiobook version and started over again.
Refreshingly original. Great story. Perfect ending.
Warning: the only thing YA about his book is the characters ages. It's gore-ific.
The book keeps you guessing and is a great adventure! Emma Galvin brings this book to life! I Can't wait for the sequel!!
As Evie discovers who she is, her nightmares of the witch become graffic and you just can't stop listening......I was awake all night, because I couldn't stop listening!!
Emma Galvin is definately my favorite narrator. In fact, I discovered this book while searching for her work. She brings characters to life and the emotion she delivers, sucks you in and you become part of her story. I will listen to anything that she narrates!!! Emma Galvin is a talented and exciting narrator. Keith Nobbs also brings to life, the creepiest of characters......amazing! His work is worth the listen!!
This book made me excited and I just couldn't stop listening....I had to know what was going to happen next!! I cannot wait for a sequel!!!!
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys extreme adventure and complex characters!! Emma Galvin's preformance is amazing!! This girl needs to narrate MORE!! I would listen to anything she reads.....great work girl!
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!
I love this book and this series. I got into Kresley Cole's adult series at first but love this even more. The story is fresh, the characters unique, the surprises, shocks, clues and development riveting. I've read all three so far in print and listened to each at least twice in audio. The reading is perfect for the characters and paints such a clear view and tone to what I originally narrated in reading the paperback. This tale is not for the faint hearted and does get graphic in a gory sense in some occasions, but that just makes it so much more real. Highly recommended!