22 Arcana cards. 22 young assassins. May the best hand live. Introducing The Arcana Chronicles from number one New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole.
She could save the world - or destroy it.
Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.
But she can't do either alone.
With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can't totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?
Who can Evie trust?
As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But ii's not always clear who is on which side....
©2012 Kresley Cole (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc
Love books. I love to read and love to listen.
Love Kresley.. her stories are awesome and engaging. I make a habit of stalking her book lists.
I am an audio book junkie! ! In my real life I am an ER RN and Mom to a teenage son.
i will get Book 2. i look forward to seeing where the story takes us,. I do hope more details are given regarding the Arcana, i do think certain story aspects ie, Evie not trusting Jack and constantly mulling it over ,were done to death, while the basis of the story the arcana was given in tiny bits only.
Stay-at-home mom who loves to listen to books while she's doing housework
The poison princess was a very good book. I thought I wasn't going to like it after the first chapter . But it got incredibly good after that .
The story is completely immersive, dense with epic world-building, and witty dialogue. I'm completely hooked on the story and on to the next book today.
I'm in love with Emma's performance. Her acting and versatility is amazing. I'd give her a million stars if I could. And I'll be seeking out more books performed by her.
Yes! The story is action-packed with great characters, great setting, and a well-crafted plot.
I loved the main character, Evie. She's both strong and insecure. I liked Jack as well, although, he was a little too arrogant at the beginning. (But that's great for the story--not a fault.)
Evie performed by Emma Galvin--but Keith Nobbs is equally impressive. They're both so talented and great to listen to.
My extreme reaction? Addiction.
I've been telling all my friends about this series. Thank you for the masterfully crafted story and the gripping audio performance!
Mystery, Romance, and Thrilling Story
Vampire Academy Series. Because I can listen over and over. The story is just so interesting. It brings a new world to life for me.
Of course JD and Eve.
There were times when I was totally distracted by the way the male narrator voiced Evie. Irritated. And there were times when I felt the female narrator didn't have much range for expressing emotion. But I did enjoy that she gave Evie a more tom boy raspy edge as opposed to a girlie girl, even though you could as easily imagine that's how she would talk...
Interesting take on the post apocalyptic survival of the fittest with a mysterious sci fi power twist. Would've like a little more world building as far as the folk lore goes, but maybe that will show up in future books.
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