Monday, November 5, 2012

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole Review

Book Nerd Review
Copy Provided by Simon & Schuster.

#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….

Kresley Cole’s Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1) is a post-apocalyptic tale laced with dark mystery, exhilarating action, and magnificent romance. Readers are introduced to a normal average sixteen-year old named Evangeline (Evie) Greene. Her life has been pretty much regular until she began having gruesome hallucinations. She passes it off as nothing until an apocalyptic event wipes out her Louisiana town and realizes her hallucinations were visions of the future. With no one to turn to, she turns to Jackson Deveaux, a classmate she feels is the only help that will help her get answers. Although she does not trust him 100%, Jack agrees to guard Evie on her mission. In the course of her mission, the pair meets others who are also seeking some answers. It is then revealed than an ancient prophecy will have twenty-two teens to recreate the ultimate battle between good and evil. But which side does everyone actually belong to?

Readers will have a sense of excitement once they have gone through the first pages. The way author Kresley composes her storytelling style is very compelling and gripping. The character building is absolutely wonderful. Evie is a very strong protagonist. Even in a post-apocalyptic world, she remains to be somewhat upbeat in order to focus on her survival. Her relationship with Jackson felt real and authentic. The plot seems to get more interesting as each page is turned. The road that Evie and Jackson embark on was no walk in the park. They experience extreme situations that only made their relationship better. Kresley has a unique way of building up suspense with the ultimate plan of laying out a huge unexpected event at the end. Poison Princes is the perfect book to lead off this amazing series. The beginning has been laid out and now it’s time for Kresley to take her readers into an adventure like never before.

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  1. Great review, that looks like a very interesting book!

  2. Oooh I'm still struggling with this book. Thanks for the insightful review.

  3. Ah I need this book!!!!
    Thanks for the review!!!

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