Title: Poison Princess
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: The Arcana Chronicles
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Summary: 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…
Thoughts: I'm a big fan of Cole's Immortals After Dark series, so there was no way I was gonna pass up her YA venture. The idea behind The Arcana Chronicles is that the characters of the tarot cards are real. It is one of the most unique and exciting stories I've come across this year.
I loved Poison Princess way more than I thought I would. Set in a post-apocalyptic world - It is quite rough and dark, but it has it's funny bits as well. Sexy cajun bad boy Jackson Deveaux kept me turning to page. I like heroine Evie as well, but at times I found myself frustrated with her. Both her and Jackson have been through hell and I believe he has proven himself that it wouldn't have killed her to let Jackson in on some her secrets. I will say it made for an interesting ending and wouldn't you know, it ended in a cliffhanger. I can't wait to see what is gonna happen next. This book is a must read!
Score: 5 Stars
Author Website: http://kresleycole.com/
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