Posion Princess Review

20759393Title: Poison Princess
Author: Kresley Cole
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, killing everyone she loves, 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 trust 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 teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it's not always clear who is on which side.

In Poison Princess, New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces a dark and intriguing world, full of unspeakable danger and irresistible romance

So, I really try to steer clear of apocalyptic books. I think I have only read half of the fifth wave, well listened to it, before giving up on it. I will read it, but at one point I just couldn't pick it back up. And with this book I feel that it wasn't given the proper rating. I do believe it shouldn't be young adult, though it isn't “New Adult”. But I do think the reader should be over the age of sixteen when reading this. There are a lot of graphic things in this book, not just sex.

What I Liked:

  • The Writing. You can't really go wrong with Kresley Cole. She is an amazing writer. She has a beautiful way with words.
  • The Story. I loved the entire idea of this story. From the way it started and then looked into the past. I loved how tarot cards came into play. It was all very clever. 

  • Evie. She was such a great character. Though I do admit, she was a bit weak at times, but she was only sixteen. She was a great female lead character. Such strong emotions. And actual fears that one would worry about in an apocalypse.

  • Cliffhanger. So this is a like only because it was so good. But it drove me crazy. It's like how do you leave it like that? I need more! I stayed up until 5 am reading this and that is how you end this book! Seriously? But it is reactions like that one that sell the second book.

  • Selena. Like the cliffhanger, I only liked this one because it was such a great character. I hated Selena with every possible being in me. I was supposed to, that was the author's intent. From the moment she showed up you are supposed to hate her and I did. I was rooting for her to die. Not going to lie.

What I Didn't Like:

  • Jackson. This was a big one for me. He kept going in and out of character. I know a lot of time that was just him, but there was one point that I wrote him off. You can't do what he did and expect people to just get over it. From that point on I wasn't a fan of Jackson. I see that in the next book she might have a new love interest, so I am hoping it is a good one.

Would I Recommend:

Yes. I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 16 that is looking for a good apocalyptic novel.


  1. I haven't heard of this book before which made me super interested! I also have a best friend who shares the name with the main character so that is cute ^^ It looks like this was a good book!

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  2. Great review, thank you for sharing!