Saturday, August 18, 2012

Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Evie Greene thought her horrific apocalyptic hallucinations were a sign that she was slowly losing her mind. But when her visions come true, decimating the world around her and killing everyone she loves, Evie is forced to accept that she was seeing the future.

Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she turns to wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate, the gorgeous and dangerous Jackson Deveaux for help. As Jackson and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have got the same call and discover that Evie is not the only one with special powers. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and as the battle between good and evil intensifies, it is not always clear who is on which side…

Thoughts: Strange and original. 

Evie sees the future but has been told that her visions are delusions. She has just returned from a facility that drummed that into her mind before she is released back into her mother’s care. Determined make two years and then to college away from the watchful eye of her mother, she attempts to fall back into her normal high school routine. Then she meets Jackson, who has a knack for pushing this good girl’s buttons. He looks at Evie as a challenge, a puzzle that he has to solve and he may be just the thing she needs to quiet the voices in her head. That is if they don't strangle each other first. After the flash, she realizes that everything she has seen and drawn in her journal is real.

Evie is a soft character, who doesn't quite know what she is capable of but when she does embrace who she is, in that moment my jaw dropped. I was not expecting her to do it as she spent most of the book fighting who she is and battling with how she feels about Jackson. He sure knows how to make her feel insecure and uncertain about whatever it is going on between them. The majority of the book, the two of them argue and misunderstand each other so much, I wanted to sit them down and have a conversation with them myself. What would I say? "Look here, chill out and say what you really mean. Just tell each other what's wrong." Yeah, that would have really happened. I think they are perfect together, when they weren't butting heads. They bring out the fire in one another in a good and bad way. 

This is a weird book. I know nothing about Tarot nor do I have the desire to learn about it. That said the concept of this book is something I have never read about in my life, ever. This is the first book I have read by this author, so I'm new to her writing. It took me a little longer to delve into this one but as the end came closer, I found myself eager to see what would happen next. 

*Received this book from Around the World Arc Tours*


  1. It has a pretty cover. Thanks for the review.

  2. Story sounds interesting. I would love to read it. I added it to my book wish list.


  3. I've been on the fence with this one. I read the first five chapters free but just wasn't sure enough that I liked it to purchase the book.


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