Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)

 Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
1442436646 (ISBN13: 9781442436640)
edition language: English
original title: Poison Princess
1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.

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….

My Splurge:)
Woah dudes...I, like, totally didn't expect that. O.O I am totally amazed. I was kinda annoyed at the layout of the book in the beginning, but when it all pulled together in the end, it was perfection.
She was popular, at the top of the food ladder, then it happened. It was like an apocalypse. Like fell from the sky and she is shoved together with the Cajun boy from the other side of the bayou. And dude, that is some steamy stuff there ;)

Loved it.
Cajun is the new ultimate sexy accent. Mmmmmm(:

“You’re dressing up and using expensive perfume? Ole Jack senses a trap. Consider me snared.”
Okay. Okay, I'm back.
They battle all that is out in the wild. Evie is discovering strange powers and falling harder and harder for someone who insults her at every turn.
Jackson 'Jack' has his own problems. He's fighting for Evie's attention but is unwillingly driving her away. He cares for her after_____dies. He loves her with an unquenchable flame. He protects her from all that the world is throwing against them.

“If you touch me like that again, Evangeline,” he began in a husky tone, dropping to his seat once more, “in the space of a heartbeat, I will have you off this bike and onto the closest horizontal surface. And I woan be picky, no.” 
 Through the whole book it feels like they are fighting each other. It was rather annoying.
At the end it all pulls together....and I hated it so much. I wanted to cry and scream and slap lots of peoples heads. I did cry a bit actually. I love Evie. I love Jack. They are perfect.

End of story.

Why can't it just all be picture perfect?

Oh well. Y'all better read this. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Why do I give this 3 stars? I really hate the ending. Really, really hate it.

Here's a few more quotes (;

1.Finally, the big one reached for his helmet. I waited. He yanked it off, shook out his hair, and raised his head. My lips parted.
Mel voiced my thoughts: “I kind of wasn’t expecting that.”
2.“I woan let you go back to that boy—not until you give me one bec doux.” A sweet kiss. Then he reached forward unlacing the ribbon from my hair.
“What are you doing?” I murmured.
“Souvenir.” He put it in his pocket, and for some reason that struck me as the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.
3.“And you Sterling girls make fun of Clotile for wearing shirt skirts?” Jackson said, striding across the courtyard, raking his gaze over me in my cheer uniform.
I hastily closed my journal, putting it with my other books.
“Um, um, UM, Evie. Just seeing you in that getup make me feel more…cheerful.”
4. “Why are you being decent to me?”
“I’m not. I just want you on my bike, with you in dat skirt.”
 5.“When you got captured, I didn't know..." He trailed off, had to chug whiskey before he could continue. "If it'd be like..."
"Like it was with Clotile."
"Oh, Jackson, no. I was okay. I'm unharmed."
"Didn't know if I'd get there too late," he said with a shudder. Then he crossed over to me, until we stood toe-to-toe. "Evie, if you ever get taken from me again, you better know that I'll be coming for you." He cupped my face with a bloodstained hand. "So you stay the hell alive! You don't do like Clotile, you doan take that way out. You and me can get through anything, just give me a chance."--his voice broke lower "just give me a chance to get to you." He buried his face in my hair, inhaling deeply. "There is nothing that can happen to you that we can't get past."
"When you say we...?"
6.He pulled back, gazing down at me, his eyes blazing. "I'm goan to lay it all out there for you. Laugh in my face--I don't care. But I'm goan to get this off my chest."
"I won't laugh. I'm listening."
"Evie, I've wanted you from the first time I saw you. Even when I hated you, I wanted you." He raked his fingers through his hair. "I got it bad, me." 
My heart felt like it'd stopped--so that I could hear him better.
"For as long as you've been looking down your nose at me, I've been craving you, an envie like I've never known."
"I don't look down at you! I'm too busy looking up to you."
7. "The corners of his lips curled for an instant before he grew serious again. "You asked me if I had that phone with your pictures, if I'd looked at it. Damn right, I did! I saw you playing with a dog at the beach, and doing a crazy-ass flip off a high dive, and making faces for the camera. I learned about you"- his voice grew hoarse -"and I wanted more of you. To see you every day." With a humourless laugh, he admitted, "After the Flash, I was constantly sourcing ways to charge a goddamned phone--that would never make a call."
I murmured, "I didn't know...I couldn't be sure."
"It's you for me, peekon.”
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  1. Gah the ending nearly killed me! I want to know what happens next so bad! Great review. :)

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

    1. OMG Yes! That. Ending. I haveee to read the next book xD Thanks(:
      Happy reading