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Preview — Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
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 happeni ...more
Didn't enjoy this one nearly as much as I thought I would.
It's probably a case of
Eff it. Okay. I'm gonna get real here.
It's you (book). Totally all on you.
We start with a sterotypical white, blond Pretty-Pretty girl who tragically has "mental health issues".
Essentially, this girl is either A) hallucinating or B) can read the future, control plants, heal herself, make her fingers into claws, and other godlike powers. 50/50
Meds are thrown away, counselling not an ...more
Hold up! before you decide to post a comment professing your undying love for this book; of how utterly wrong I am about Jackson because he's actually seriously like super hot and this is what girls like you fall for or something; or how the beginning of this book completely works for you because of reasons; please don't. Because, umm, I don't care? Ha. Like, write it in your own review. K thx bye.
11 Oct. '14
For those who have read the 2nd book and can confirm things for me, h ...more
Unpopular opinion review time!
You know how it goes: you loved this book, I didn’t. I’m actually very much dismayed by that, because I stepped into this apocalyptic world with such an overall optimistic state of mind – hell, I expected my first book by Kresley Cole, a New York Times bestseller, to be a winner!
Oh boy. My state of mind shifted quickly enough and darkened considerably.
Basically, I didn’t like anything about this book. It’s a huge “It’s not you; it’s me’’ case, so huge that I would ...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
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
Ugh, less smex scenes! *shakesfist*
And I want Thad! Please continue writing Immortals After Dark, rather than start new series.
Please, I beg you :'(
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
So I've been revisiting some of my old reviews, thinking I might do some commentary for them in like, a self-reflection kinda way or just for a good laugh, and... wow this one is pretty cringey. It'd be wrong of me to adjust it I guess since this was just proof of what I was like as a teenager I suppose, so I'm gonna leave it untouched.
However, I do vividly remember this book and how awful and disgusting the hero was in it. It's kind of interesti ...more
"Come touch...but you'll pay a price.
When my wonderful friend Mary told me about a series that includes Tarot cards my interest was caught instantly.
Tarot cards always had something mystic and mysterious about them that I loved.
I started this book with high anticipation, lots of expectations and a really good mood.
And first the book was awesome. It was a funny, entertaining book and Evie was an interesting character. But then the Flash happened and Evie became this whiny mess. ...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:
DNF @ 30%
Looking at other people’s reviews has me very concerned . . . are we reading the same book or ???
Poison Princess is about sixteen year old Evie Greene and her abilities in a post-apocalyptic world? I dunno, The plot is kinda hazy in my head. Instead, I was more focused on the characters and their douchebag qualities.
Allow me to elaborate.
Note: Evie is recounting her story to a literal psychopath –she doesn’t know –so she’s telling about ...more
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DNF @ 49%
I actually felt kind of sorry for this book. It came out when everyone was starting to get sick of TWILIGHT and its ilk, so people really weren't feeling all that kindly towards paranormal romances with insipid heroines and emotionally controlling heroes. Maybe if it had come out today, when dystopians and paranormals are starting to have a resurgence, people would be kinder. But hey, sometimes you draw the short straw in publi ...more
But I'll warn you ...more
Poison Princess surprised me. I was expecting a decent and entertaining apocalypse story to keep me busy for a few evenings. I was not expecting to love it as much as I did or devour it as fast.
The story started out with an insanely creepy prologue setting a dark tone from the start. Putting this at the start of the book was a smart move because the next 10% of the book is actually the worst part of the story. Evie is the stereotypica ...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
Totally addictive book!
Evangeline"Evie" Greene has spent most of her life as a teenager trying to convince herself that she totally clinically undoubtedly insane. At least her mother thinks so and that’s the reason she makes her daughter visit shrinks all the time. Since she was kidnapped by her grandmother when she was 8 years old (only for a few hours but still..), Evie was never the same carefree ...more
Poison Princess was fucking amazing. I absolutely loved this audio book. I never wanted to press pause, but of course I did to do some family stuff or sleep. Evie, the main character, was a god damn bad ass. A god damn poison princess bad ass. I love her so much. However, she did kind of annoy me sometimes. She whined a lot and was pretty much useless until the end.
Besides her, there was Jackson, Selena, Matthew, Finn, and Arthur. Jackson, man I loved that mysterious guy. I totally ship ...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
I think the main reason I kept reading this book, and ignored all the red flags was because of Jackson Deveaux.
Jackson Deveaux, I love you.
But Evie, was one of the stupidest, weakest and most annoying heroines I have ever read. Aside from that, I actually didn't get the point of the entire book. So it's the apocalypse and they're looking for Evie's Gran. Evie's disjointed visions got annoying. I don't know what else to say, I wasn't impressed I guess.
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 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
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 ...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 didn't think I'd like Poison Princess as much as I did, because I thought it was going to be some cheesy YA with a rip-off Poison Ivy as the main character. Although, she did kinda have some Poison Ivy powers going for her...just sayin'.
I noticed quite a few people were less than impressed with Cole's creation of Evie's love interest, but I thought her choice to make Jack a surly drunken Cajun was perfect. Too many YA books portray the teenage hero as some sort of hybrid girly-man. It mad ...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 type o ...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. . . .”