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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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    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
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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
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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


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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
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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

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    Hilliary McClure 01-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    I love Emma Galvin as a narrator! Kresley Cole has made a great start with this new series. Can't wait

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    Jaden 12-31-14
    Jaden 12-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Obsessed!!"

    I have been listening to poison princess for the past two years and still never grow tired of it. I immediately connected w the characters and the story line was so unexpected and original. Waiting year to year for these books is absolutely killing me haha.

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