Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1)
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...more
Be forewarned! There shall be a lot of cussing and angriness and bitch-slapping in this review. If you are a fan of this book/author, or/and not a fan of cuss words in reviews, I highly advise you not to read as I do not want to offend anyone.
Like an old, dying, rheumatic ox plowing through a field of mud and shit. All for the promises of a harvest of fresh, delicious, sweetcorn that he will never ever enjoy. That is how I felt as I trudged through this ...... this heap of s...more
The first chapter is intriguing, but then we're subjected to many boring pages of life before the Flash. The apocalyptic event mentioned on the back of the boo...more
Oh for the love of all things holy, this book is amazing! This was my first book by author Kresley Cole and honestly she couldn't have done it any better. She had me compelled from the very first page with her amazing talent for storytelling and also for her intense a...more
The Poison Princess is set in a post-apocolyptic world, where after a Flash of light that has wiped out most of the human race, turned others into blood-sucking zombies, cannibals and women raping militia, 22 children are chosen to re-enact a war that has been playing out since the dawn of time. Each a card in the Major Arcana, the trump cards in a Tarot deck, they must battle to t...more
It was awful. The beginning dragged on and I was honestly waiting for Jackson to become nice. But the entire time he was a jackass. A rude, drunk, mean, horny jackass. And Evie actually cared about him??!!! I'd have let him rot for what he did and said. I never read such crap before. I have never hated a love interest before but Jackson changed that pretty quickly. Evie is also very annoying. I was waiting for her to toughen up a bit but dear God she was so un...more
Actual rating is 2.5 stars. Or 2.75, not sure. Just lower than 3.
For the first time ever, I might just only be talking about the love interest in this review. Because I have so much to say about him. Well, maybe I'll talk about him 98% of the time or so, but believe you me, I will rip this guy apart and say everything that's on my mind about him, so prepare yourselves.
So, Jackson Deveaux. Ladies and gentleman, the unthinkable...more
I was nervous and anxious and a tad apprehensive to read this book. Kresley Cole is one of my ABSOLUTE favorite authors. If she writes it, I will read it. As proven by the fact that the moment this was available to preorder – I did. And yet, as excessively excited as I was, I also worried. Needlessly, let me tell you. It rocked. It rolled. It annihilated my expectations. And reaffirmed exactly why Miz Cole is an auto-buy author for me.
Poison Princess is not the same ol’...more
Okay, so I was a little hasty about the rating right after I finished the book. The prologue was definitely a hooker. And the end was so explosive that it made me literally yell out, "What?!? I can't believe that was the end!!!" To the point that I had forgotten that I DID have problems with this book early on.
So my true verdict a week later? Maybe 3 for the first half, and 5 for the last part. My review IS...more
I know what my new favorite genre is: POST-APOCALYPTIC!
When I finally picked up this book to read (after leaving it to rot in my kindle for months), I had no idea such awesomeness awaited me. Following my sense of adventure only, I attacked « Poison Princess » headfirst, sparing not one glance to the much forgotten sypnosis.
Little did I know that it was a post-apocalyptic novel, and that from the very first chapter, I would be hook...more
**Spoilers below. You've been warned.**
As of typing this review, this book is averaging 4.22 stars -- and I have no idea why. My immediate reaction was to be wary of the hype.
But before I get to the meat & potatoes, let me address...more
Folle come una volpe.
Poison Princess è uno di quei libri che continuano a riempire i tuoi pensieri anche dopo aver letto l'ultima pagina. Credetemi, l'ho finito ieri sera e sono ancora presa dalla storia di Evie. Nella mia testa continua ad esserci un vortice di domande che devono avere risposta.
Vieni, tocca... ma pagherai un prezzo.
I don’t usually read YA, but for Kresley Cole, I made an exception. Not only is she one of my all-time favorite authors, I love her rich world-building and swoon-worthy heroes. Her sense of humor is the icing on the cake!
Pay attention to the tarot cards.
I LOVE the idea of each major player in the series identifying with a tarot card. I love that it’s very much like those old Highlander TV show/movies from the 90s-the whole There Can be Only One ty...more
Original Review posted here.
Can I just say that I love Kresley Cole? I think I need to elevate her as my new favorite author. Her writing makes me happy and wiggly and I ponder it for days afterwards. I want to roll around in her words and fall in love with her main characters. Her latest adult addition to the Immortals After Dark series had me all aflu...more
With her first Young Adult novel, author Kresley Cole has managed to blows me away, and swept me off my feet. The story sedates me into a brutally beautiful nausea that I don’t want to let go.
The novel stars in backdrop of a world which is already cracked apart world after apocalypse and a girl, hungry and alone, looking for a shelter. The girl is sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene, who narrates the story.
Evie had visions of apocalypse even before it strikes and rips o...more
I blame my love for awful disaster movies for this book. I wouldn't have read it if I didn't like laughing at the absolute ridiculousness of 2012 or Independence Day. But here's the thing at least in the movies you have the bad special affects and acting to keep your interest (and sometimes if you're lucky, some fantastic abs too), but in books...not so much. It also doesn't help, well, let's talk about it. Shall we:
This is going to be br...more
Number one: I don’t want to be in this future, ever.
This is my first Kresley Cole novel ever and I absolutely loved it. I cannot wait to read her IAD series. She is an amazing storyteller. She is just fantastic with her world building. I felt like I was right there with the characters. This is by far one of the BEST YA novels I have ever read. She is incredibly talented. This was one of the most unique stories I have read as the characters represent the Maj...more
Let me just start off by saying that starting a young adult series was one of the best ideas that Kresley Cole could've made. This book was ah-may-zingggg. <3 And I've read most of her IAD books, and I expected nothing less of her work. :D She is truly a talented writer!
Also, minor spoilers ahead!
The plot was intense and perfect. Evangeline "Evie" Greene starts to see gruesome hallucinations that actually turn out to be visions of the future. Basically, the...more
This is an exciting and VERY intriguing post-apocalyptic story. I really like the world-building. It felt a bit like The Stand and the ending reminded me of another book but it would be a spoiler if I mentioned it. *wink*
Evie was a bit naive in the beginnging but she grew stronger as the story progressed. Jack with his sexy cajun accent caught my eye from the beginning. He is your typica...more
I'm sorry. I tried. I tried, and I can't. I just can't.
People LOVE this book. Others hate it. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I can't make myself read it. And you know what? I wish I could say it was because of my moral high-ground on the squicky male characters, or that I'm repulsed by the idea of Evie 'having' to give her v-card up to her boyfriend for, you know, being so awesome by not cheating on her over Summer Break. Afterall, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a...more
I not a huge fan of Young Adult books but I do enjoy one every once in a while and since I enjoy Cole's adult series (Immortals After Dark) I wanted to give Poison Princess a try. HOLY FECKING COW am I glad I did. It totally blows away her adult series.
Cole knows how to write a post apocalyptic book and the YA elements didn't really take away from the awesomeness of the world. Sure it starts out with kids in high school but once the Flash takes place the game chang...more
***I would like to thank Kresley Cole and her assistant Brooke Meyer for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review! :D***
Poison Princess is unlike any book that I have ever read. It is Kresley Cole’s debut into the YA world - and I must admit, she entered it with a mind blowing BOOM! In fact, Ms. Cole took the entire post-apocalyptic idea to a whole new level! From the end of the world, to the dark twist on Tarot cards to the intriguing characters - Poison Princess had it...more
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Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign language...more
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“That’s it, bébé,” he said in a coaxing rasp. “Ma bonne fille.” My good girl. He wrapped one of his arms behind my back, cupping my chin with his free hand. “Evangeline, I’m goan to kiss you until your toes curl, until we’re breathing for each other.”
That was the promise. . . .”