Book Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Posted November 30, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Published: October 2, 2012

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Own

Blurb: 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….

OMG!!!!  Post-apocalyptic and focuses on the Tarot cards????  I’m totally in!

I love reading books that take place in the South.  It might be because I’m from Texas, but I do love them.  Poison Princess is no exception.  I wanted this book the minute I heard about it.  When I saw Kresley Cole was going to be at ATBF 12, I knew I had to get a signed copy.

I’m going to start off by saying, “Holy Hell, where can I get me a Jackson Deveaux!”  That is one fine Cajun boy that takes bad to a whole new level.  Bad boys in other books are tame compared to his level of bad ass.  This boy is so conflicted about Evie it’s unreal!  He wants to despise her, but for some reason can’t.  I kept hearing the voice of Renee, from season 1 of True Blood, anytime Jackson spoke.  Cole did an outstanding job writing a strong male character that you can fall in love with, but also know you should fear a little.

Evie annoyed the mess out of me throughout most of the book.  She’s a whiny girl that is used to things working out for her.  She can’t do anything for herself, and tends to play the damsel in distress role very well.  There are so many times i wanted to yell at her to embrace her powers!  But it wouldn’t have helped.  Evie is selfish and stubborn.  Even with all the things that bugged me, I loved her by the end of the book.

Now on to a certain secondary character, Selena.  All I have to say about her is that I spent most of the time wanting to punch her in the throat!  Her personality rubbed me the wrong way, and I just plain ol’ didn’t like her.  I’m thinking it’s because I don’t know if she’s good or evil, or a mix of them both. But good riddance, she bugs me.

This book is one big puzzle!  Trying to figure out who’s who in the Arcana was difficult at times.  That could be because I know next to nothing about Tarot.  Cole is a great writer, leaving you wanting more.  It’s been a few weeks, and I still can’t get this story out of my head.  I’m not even going to lie, my thoughts have been in Jackson’s Cajun dialect for a few days! 😀


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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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