Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Goodreads Summary : 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 Rating : 3 of 5 stars

My Thoughts : With her first Young Adult novel, author Kresley Cold weaved a world crawled with walking monsters, left of but wreckage and a dark reflection of its own, where drought, lack for food and water is transforming a mere human being into predators Preying on others.

The novel started in backdrop of a world which had already cracked apart after apocalypse and a girl, sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene, hungry and alone, looking for a shelter.

Evie had visions of apocalypse even before it struck and turn the world into a bloody wasteland, where only few hundred had survived with others incinerated to ashes. However, before that, when Evie was having glimpse of destructive future, she was sent to a mental institution by her mother who viewed he as insane. Even after her treatment, her hallucinations continued. Aided by the bad of the baddest, Jack Deveaux, Evie found out she was not the only one with visions or powers, there were other like her. Together they hold the key to save the earth.

Tarot cards have always been my favorite subject of interest, and this is the only reason I was drawn to Poison Princess in the first place. Based on Major Aracana which are a suit of twenty-two cards in the Tarot deck, where each Major Aracana card depicts a scene, mostly featuring a person or several people, with many symbolic elements. Evie, along with other twenty-two teens, each of the Major Aracana incarnated, they must choose between good and evil and engaged in battle of life or death.

Evie is not your typical brainless cheerleader; she is smart mouthed, and hell! she is way more kick ass I thought her to be.

But Jackson! What Can I say about him. An embodiment of ultimate douchebaggery. It it were not for him, this book might have snagged one more star from me.

The biggest arrogant prick of stereotype heroes flooding YA novels these days had failed to impress me with his funny Cajun-English sexy accent. And he tried to see what color of bra a girl was wearing. Really? Really?

Sorry, I don't feel any kind of forbidden longing for an arse like this one.

Other than this prick, Poison Princess, with its totally new concept inspired my tarot cards, had been a good read.

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