Monday, November 5, 2012

Poison Princess Book One of the Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole

So, I love Kresley Cole. She is one of my absolute favorite adult paranormal romance authors. When I learned she was coming out with a young adult novel, I was so excited! I couldn't wait to read it. The library's distributor was being a little bit slow, so I splurged and purchased the book (the library copy still hasn't come so I donated it!).

I enjoyed it. I can't say its my favorite book, but I enjoyed it. Everyone knows I don't like to talk about the book itself, so here is the description of it from

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 wish Cole had delved a little more deeply into the Tarot Card aspect of the book. I am still a little confused as to how that works. I also wasn't fond of the way the book was written, sort of a flashback. Evie starts out going to this house and being drugged by this weird kid and she tells her story. We hear about Evie's life before "the Flash" and after.  A couple times it flashes to the future as she tells her story to this weird kid. I wish she had just written the novel, and then let that part happen at the end. I think that is my only complaint about the book. I really did like the main story, about Evie and her visions and learning she can grow and control plants.  I like Jack's character alot as well. 

So, go ahead and read it, because I think the series is going to be a good one! Thanks for stopping in!
Next up: Mystic City by Theo Lawrence (Young Adult Dystopian novel)

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