16 October 2012

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
The Arcana Chronicles #1
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: Publisher
Rating: All Time Favourite

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…. - Goodreads
It's been a while since I read a book that completely sucked me in from the first page. Even Unwind, which I adored, took some effort. But with Poison Princess it was effortless and once I started it, I couldn't put it down. I stayed up all night reading it, and then I went on to have a dream about it because that's what happens when I experience awesome.

Poison Princess is set up slightly differently than one would think. We start with a prologue which is told from another character's point of view. In this prologue, we meet Evie, the main protagonist, through the eyes of this other character. Then Evie goes on to tell her story to this character, and that's when we get to see how Evie arrived at this point. I LOVED IT. It was such a great way to set it out, and it made everything several times more intriguing and suspenseful. It flowed flawlessly, and I don't think I need to comment on Kresley Cole's writing style.

I loved the characters. Like Evie, it took me a while to actually like Jackson, but that was AWESOME because that meant character development and growth and all that good stuff that should come with every book. And guys, Jackson is HOT. He's got a sexy Cajun accent, he's tall, dark and he speaks French.

Evie was awesome right from the start, and much like Jackson, she went through a hell of a lot in just this first book. I can't wait to see where the next book(s) in the series take her, because she still has a lot to do. Judging by the ending of this one, her journey is gonna be AWESOME.

I am so upset about the ending! And totally hooked on these characters and this story. Have any of you read this book? I desperately need someone to discuss with.

I want to reread this again and again. Starting right this minute! Please, please check this one out. It's definitely one of the best books I have read this year. I don't know how I am going to stand the wait for the next one, especially as a sequel hasn't even been announced yet.



  1. I hope our library gets this soon!


  2. Awesome! Sounds like a fun book. I really like prologues in other characters POV's though sometimes I end up wishing the whole book could be written in that person's.

    1. It definitely is! It's one of those books that makes your heart beat faster. Haha, I definitely wouldn't have wanted the whole book to be told from this character's POV. It was fun to see snippets of it, but... Yeah, spoilers! :)

  3. Oh wow, that's a stunning review! Thanks Amber, I'll have to pick this up!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

    1. Thanks so much! And yesssss, you should! I hope you like it when/if you do get it!

  4. I loved this book! Especially Sexy Bad-Boy Jackson Deavoux <3 *fans self* I totally want a guy like that :p lol, glad you enjoyed the book too! Do you know when the next book Is coming out? And I cant wait to see the book cover for that one :o

    1. The next book, Endless Knight, is coming out in October next year! According to Goodreads anyway. I just went and checked. Hehe, great to meet another fan of the book :D


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