Thursday, October 4, 2012
ARC Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: ARC from Publisher
#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….
So intense, bring on book #2!
This book was filled with sexual tension, that only a seasoned romance writer, could accomplish. Cajun is the new vampire lover in YA haha.
Poison Princess has it all, a great plot, lots of action, a snarky protagonist, and a sexy and o-so-mysterious hero- who rides a motorcycle! Our protagonist, Evie, is dealt quite the blow in the beginning of PP, as predicted, the apocalypse has fallen. It's the end of the world for her- literally, and she keeps envisioning this younger boy, Matthew, who seems to hold all the answers she seeks. Having lost all her friends and loved-ones, Evie sets out to find this mysterious boy. Along for the ride is Jack.
Sexy Jack, this boy has bad boy written all over him. He wants to protect Evie but he has trouble getting past her princess ways, in the beginning, but the tension that builds between these two will have you going for a glass of water to cool you down. Haha. He knows Evie isn't being completely truthful with him, and she's having a hard time trusting him, especially when another woman enters the picture (but I won't delve further into this as to not be too spoilery).
Of course, these two are forced to fight the evil forces that have brought on the Flash, and Cole has penned many great fighting scenes and an exciting road trip for these two. Can these two stop a second Apocalypse? Well you'll just have to read to find out!
Great YA debut from Cole, intense sexual tension, tons of action and an ending the will leave you crying out NOOOO!!!! Definitely pick up this book.
Posted by HayleyAG at 12:00 AM