Tuesday, October 2, 2012


(The Arcana Chronicles #1)

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages/Format:  ARC paperback from publisher - 384pages



Goodreads Description:
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….


WOW! What an awesome way to delve into the talented world of Kresley Cole!  Poison Princess is fantastic read and I will certainly be grabbing all in The Arcana Chronicles upon their release.

A boy from the bayou and a girl from the privileged side of the bridge come together as survivors of the apocalypse.  They survive not just zombie style leftovers (reminiscent of The Walking Dead), but more horridly the cruel, vicious and evil side of the humans that remain - they too are trying to survive though many have become the worst version humankind can evolve into.

Evie and her Cajun cohort Jack are eons apart socially though they are brought together reluctantly to find Evie's grandma. She has the answers that Evie searches for - the answers that may help unlock Evie's drawings and the lethal power that Evie must learn to control.  

Along their travels we are introduced to new characters that will make you laugh, hate and feel emotionally tugged in all directions at some point. Yet  you will come out the other end glad to have jumped into the world of the Poison Princess!

Amongst an aftermath no man could ever want to be in, Poison Princess is also a tale of discovery - the discovery that not all innocence is lost.....and that even amongst a living nightmare - 16 year old girls fall in love with bad boys and get jealous!!

A short review - yes!   A powerful and disturbingly brilliant read - hell yeah!!  I can only do this book justice by insisting you read it.  It will not disappoint.



  1. This is the second rave review for this book that I have seen so glad I ordered it on Saturday and it's now on it's way. Sounds like I'm going to enjoy it! Thanks for the great review :)

  2. Thanks Kate! Pretty sure you won't be disappointed!

  3. I've been debating whether or not to buy this book. I keep seeing such great reviews for it, but was still debating. I think I'm going to get it now! Thanks for the review :)

  4. A powerfully disturbing and brilliant read?

    UH... HELL YES. I've been struggling to get into this for a while now, but OMG. MARISSA. How you describe this? :O
    I need to really get reading, clearly.

    SO gla you loved ♥


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