Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

22 Oct

ImageTitle: Poison Princess

Author: Kresley Cole

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books

Published: October 2012

Pages: 384

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….

My Rating: 3.5/4 stars

My Thoughts:

Of all the dystopia/post apocalypse books I’ve read, this one is one of the most unique! This book had a paranormal, fantasy plot going on but it definitely wasn’t the typical one!

Evie has these visions of terrible things that happen to the world. Once her visions come true, she starts to recall her Gran telling her about Tarot cards and how there is a real person for every card, she being one. So with the help of the bad boy Cajun, Jackson Deveaux, Evie sets out to find her Gran and get answers.

I loved the idea of the Tarot cards because it’s definitely unique! It made the characters interesting and the plot a lot more exciting. Evie is some BA Empress that controls any plant life, Death is a handsome young man who strolls around in black armor waiting to confront Evie, and Mathew is Evie’s good friend who can see past, present, and future. These are just a few of the cards but there are a whole bunch more, each with his or her own unique powers and characteristics!

The romance between Evie and Jackson was really slow building and involved them fighting a lot. I do wish there would have been more to it but it just makes my anticipation for the next book greater! I loved Jackson’s character and his Cajun accent, which was another unique characteristic of this book. At times, he was extremely frustrating but I still really loved him! He so clearly cared for Evie, even though he constantly tried to prove otherwise.

At times I did find this book quite confusing and felt like there was a lot of things left unexplained. The last 25 pages were pretty epic and it ended in a cliffhanger so I definitely cannot wait for the next book so I can get some answers and see what’s in store for Evie and Jackson!!

This is great read and a unique story of fantasy, romance, survival, friendship and so much more!!

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