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Poison Princess: Arcana Chronicles, Book 1 | [Kresley Cole]

Poison Princess: Arcana Chronicles, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Martina Dalton 02-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow! Amazing story."
    Would you listen to Poison Princess again? Why?

    Yes! The story is action-packed with great characters, great setting, and a well-crafted plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.)


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin and Keith Nobbs – was your favorite?

    Evie performed by Emma Galvin--but Keith Nobbs is equally impressive. They're both so talented and great to listen to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My extreme reaction? Addiction.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been telling all my friends about this series. Thank you for the masterfully crafted story and the gripping audio performance!

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    Tonya Mio, MI, United States 02-13-15
    Tonya Mio, MI, United States 02-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This is the kind of series I search for"
    If you could sum up Poison Princess in three words, what would they be?

    Mystery, Romance, and Thrilling Story


    What other book might you compare Poison Princess to and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin and Keith Nobbs – was your favorite?

    Of course JD and Eve.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    MORE!


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    Dawn 02-11-15
    Dawn 02-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Really enjoyable"

    I loved it! It was imaginative and well written. Can't wait to read the next book. The narration was really good too. Good job!

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    Kara 02-11-15
    Kara 02-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty good."

    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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    Julie M. Miller Phoenix, AZ 02-07-15
    Julie M. Miller Phoenix, AZ 02-07-15 Member Since 2015

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    "excellent!!!!!"

    excellent First book n as usual Emma Galvin did a wonderful job with all the different voices especially speaking French .

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    Amazon Customer philadelphia, PA 02-05-15
    Amazon Customer philadelphia, PA 02-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Complicatins boy o boy"

    I enjoyed it somewhat. The story flowed. I liked the characters. Didn't enjoy the complcations between Evie & Jack. I felt like she could've told him something near the truth to ease his mind. It would've avoided unnecessary drama.

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    Ona Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 02-04-15
    Ona Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 02-04-15
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    "Very entertaining"

    I loved the story, kept me up till the end. The performance was also very good. All and all i would recommend the read

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    my best friends book case 01-26-15
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    "Something new"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Something new! Unique story line. Good start to a new series.


    What other book might you compare Poison Princess to and why?

    none


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I didn't have a favorite scene.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mel Thomas Winchester, KY, United States 01-14-15
    Mel Thomas Winchester, KY, United States 01-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant Young Adult Dystopian World"

    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.

    Original review:
    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!

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    TINA 01-09-15
    TINA 01-09-15
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    "Mystical journey"

    Can't wait to see if EV and Jack end up together and if she decides to change her future

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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