Tuesday, September 18

Poison Princess: Book Review

Poison Princess 

The Arcana Chronicles #1

Kresley Cole

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
October 2nd 2012
Young Adult | Paranormal | Post-Apocalyptic

Official Blurb -
#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….


Disturbing, dark, dangerous, terrifying, heartbreaking, and AMAZING!

At first I wanted to run from the creepy book. From the terrifying world it held. But I persevered because it has spellbinding characters and a unique story. So much mystery and the temptation that one more page might hold the answer. By the end I am not sure you could have pried the book from my fingers.

Finally a book that makes me fall in love with the bayou or more specifically Jackson. He is infuriating at nearly every turn and so very addictive. A small listen to his accent and you will be hooked. A bad boy so smokin' you will wonder how any other could possibly hold a flame to him.

Evie is so perfectly disguised. Innocent and weak in appearance and mind but when push comes to shove she is anything but.

The romantic tension is absolutely sizzling off the charts. Wowzer!

An apocalypse like you have never seen and scarely dared envision in your darkest nightmares. So vivid, so cruel, and somehow all too realistic feeling. It leaves you wondering what if this really happened? How would I fare?

The ending is stunning and will leave you raw. A dark journey that is not to be missed. The future promises more darkness and betrayal. Enough heartache to drown in and next to no prospect of happiness. Regardless, I will gladly, if not patiently, stand in line for more. 

This book is much like the Empress, "Come touch. But you'll pay a price." Consider yourself warned, steel your courage and charge in.

Sexual: Moderate
Language: Moderate to heavy
Violence: Heavy

Moment Divine:
"Um, Finn, I couldn't help but notice that you seem really calm."
"I am calm, blondie."
"Even though these men are probably slavers or cannibals?"
"Nah, homeowners association gone awry."