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
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 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
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
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 couldn't be bothered writing a review, so you'll have to make do with this nonsensical rubbish:
Evie: Woe is me. I have harrowing visions about the apocalypse. Woe is me. I had to spend my summer in a mental hospital. Woe is me. I hope my friends don't know about what a ghastly time I've had lately. Woe is me. I am so rich, popular and beautiful. Woe is me. I am dating the most perfect guy. Woe is me. By jove, who on earth is that new fellow on the motorcycle? Oh my, just one glance at...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
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
But I'll warn you...more
"No fecking way! First person POV of a serial killer? Neato, I can totally get down with that. Err...with the book. Not with the serial killer. That'd be weird. And judging by his thoughts, painful."
Thirty pages later:
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
I should never have doubted Kresley Cole. To tell you the truth, I was worried in the beginning. I adore Cole’s Immortals After Dark series so I wondered how she would fare writing a YA novel. The opening chapter had me lost because it is a complete 360 to what I am used to from her. But I kept with it and found that KC puts a lot of effort into her debut YA novel. She makes use of the frame narrative where there is a story within a story and I found that it works very...more
‘Poison Princess’ was very strange from the beginning, and it doesn’t help that none of the main characters were very likeable. The main character, Evie, was really bland, and despite all her freak outs I never really felt the depth of her emotions. Meanwhile, Jack, the “love interest”, is a lecherous drunk who talks about himself in the third person. There are some tiny hints of goodness in him, but he’s never really a reformed bad boy - he’s just plain bad. He supposedly cared for Evi...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 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
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
As much as it pains me to say, and I mean PAINS, .....I did not like a Kresley Cole Book.
If you know me, then you know I love her. She is my favorite romance author and her IAD series means everything to me. So naturally, I was excited to heer about her branching into YA and making a new novel, but alas, this novel and I did not mesh. Firstly, I want to say that this novel is nothing new and rather like most popular YA novels. Beautiful girl, bad but smoking hot guy, powers, apocalyptic problem...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
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
This new YA series....didn't work for me. First, I found the world to be really confusing. The heroine suffers from massive hallucinations throughout the entire book and it really weighs things down. I didn't understand them (prob the point) and they were very distracting because there were sooo many.
Once the 'flash' occurred (the apocalyptic event) - I wanted more time spent on exactly how the...more
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
Kresley Cole is one of my all time favorite authors... especially when it comes to all things paranormal! 'Poison Princess' marks her first foray into the increasingly popular "young adult" genre, and while I normally don't typically delve much into this bookshelf, there was no way I was going to miss KC's latest creation! So, like the devoted fan
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.
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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
**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
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Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published twenty-two books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign langua...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. . . .”