Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)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 hadn’t heard of Poison Princess, until Sarah Ockler (author of Twenty Boy Summer, Fixing Delilah, Bittersweet, and the upcoming The Book of Broken Hearts) recommended it to me. I admit, I sometimes judge books by their cover. Because of this, I had no idea what to expect with Poison Princess. What I discovered was an awesome book, with killer plot twists.

It started out a bit weird, and for the first few pages I had no idea what was going on. However, as I got more into the story, Poison Princess got way easier to understand. Evie was great. I loved her transformation throughout the novel, and how she was able to transcend the popular stereotypes that were forced upon her. Jack was so mysterious! I loved reading scenes with him, and finding out more about him. All of the other characters in Poison Princess were amazing as well. They were all interesting and helped tell the story smoothly.

Kresley Cole is a really great writer. My only complaint about Poison Princess was the beginning, when I got confused. However, the book ended up morphing into a really addicting, amazing book. I can’t wait to read the second book in the series.

FTC- Bought.