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'm not sure. I don't think I would. Jackson and Evie sort of drove me crazy. Jackson is a violent alcoholic who really needs to learn self-wroth and Evie... is weak, a cheerleader who can't even cook.
Their performance was really great. I mean some of the characters sounded a little too similar but on a whole, I enjoyed them. I like that their voices were enough alike that when they jumped from one to the other, you could still tell who was speaking.
For the most part, the jury is out on this. I didn't love it but I'm still curious as to what is going to happen next. The slight twist at the end is nice but... I'll read the next book. Hopefully Evie and Jackson get better. Right now, he comes off as an abusive husband in the making and Evie is the perfect setup for a battered housewife in denial... My main concern will be girls reading these and thinking that's okay...
The new story line, apocalypse idea isn't new but the twists and paranormal anomalies are.
Not a lot to compare to... has a little hunger game feel, last one standing thing going on, but it has a pretty original feeling, for me at least.
Give this book a try its fun, sexy, emotional and packed full of mystery.
Yes. This book is so original and a complete surprise. It takes a bit to get into it, but once there I could not stop listening to it.
Evie and then Jack
No, but i plan on checking more out.
Listened to the second one. Can't believe I have to wait for the next one.
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
Firstly, I really like the narrater Emma Galvin.
I debated this series because I thought it was about tarot cards and I'm not into that sorta thing. However, it's based on the identities of each tarot card being a real person (teen) who must play to the "death" in a game that happens each century. I've enjoyed this book so much when I finished listening at 1 am I bought the second book and started it.
Worth your time & credit/money if your into the YA / fantasy stuff.
Totally addicted to books: written or spoken! To read or to listen...? Both please!
I was surprised how much I liked it. A bit slow in the beginning, but over all good. A bit of a surprise ending. Can't wait to read more.