Saturday, 13 October 2012

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Series: The Arcana Chronicles (1)
Kindle Edition, October 2 2012, 384 pages
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance. 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….

My thoughts

So Kresley Cole writing a YA book, I was a little sceptical to say the least. This book could easily have become to raunchy for under-agers. Okay so this book was one of those secretly brilliant books that you think you're not enjoying but suddenly when the end comes you're sad to see its all over. The plot was a little slow for me especially at the beginning. After reading the prologue and expecting an apocalyptic event, I was felt a little let down at then having to endure meaningless events of a teenagers life. I know that its vital to get a background story and to understand the events leading up to the apocalypse but I just found the beginning tedious and annoying. By the end of the book though I was absolutely glued to the pages once the apocalypse had happened it seemed ten times more interesting especially when Evie and Jackson where stuck in the car together on a long and strenuous journey. The sexual tension was undeniable but as usual with young adult books the main characters are too stupid to realise what's happening around them. There is kind of a love triangle but I didn't think there was much for Evie to worry about on that score. Until the end that is when Jack goes all catholic style on her arse. I'm still a bit confused as to all the teenagers are and what it is that's happening but I'm sure it will all be explained in the next book which I will definitely be buying as soon as it's released. 


  1. I've been really excited to read this book! Just because I'm a person who corrects people's mistakes( don't be offended!) spelled skeptical wrong :D...otherwise you had an awesome review!

  2. Ha I thought it didn't look right but then the red line didn't come up so thought I was safe :)

  3. I have been waiting for this book, and anything is Kresley Cole will be brilliant. I'm so glad it is a hit, and I love surprising plots :)