by Kresley Cole
Narrator: Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
Published by Simon & Schuster on October 2, 2012
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal
Length: 12 hours and 36 minutes
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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 it's not always clear who is on which side.
I’m a huge fan of Kresley Cole so it came as no surprise that I LOVED Poison Princess! This book had the action, humor and romance (but PG rated) that I have grown to expect from Ms. Cole. This is an amazing adventure! This review is short because I don’t wait to spoil the story for anyone. But everything about Poison Princess is perfect!
Ms. Cole spends the first half of the book developing all the characters. This was really important so you can feel the connection that Evie makes with all the people her life – who she comes to depend on and who she doesn’t trust. Evie’s character grew from being self-centered to compassionate and from being dependent to self-reliant. Jack Deveaux is the James Dean of this series – rough around the edges but you later understand his motives for his actions. He is strong and stubborn but when he lets his guard down I swooned with that sexy grin of his and him speaking Cajun French. I loved Evie and Jack!
The world building that Ms. Cole creates pre and post apocalypse have just the right details so I can clearly imagine them in my head. The post apocalypse world is frightening and depressing so I got a clear sense of the danger the survivors go through. And finally the story is so creative I can’t think of another book that has any similarities.
This is a must read for all paranormal fans!
Emma Galvin and Keith Nobbs did an amazing job as narrators. Keith Nobbs is the voice of Arthur and he got the creepiness down. He is a disturbed character and I got the shivers with his performance. Emma Galvin is the voice for the remaining characters and she was incredible! She expressed the teenage insecurities of Evie perfectly and gave a unique voice to the other characters that made it really easy to differentiate. I loved her portrayal of the guys especially of Jack. She made me swoon!! The narrations were clear and I look forward to listening to more from Emma Galvin.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2015 Reading Assignment