Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole
This is a young adult dystopian novel (Rated R)
(Four and a half Jack Hearts)
Evangeline “Evie” Greene, 16, leads a charmed life until her horrifying hallucinations predict a disaster that decimates her Louisiana hometown. She joins classmate Jack - with his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, bad attitude - and 22 other teens, as an ancient prophesy re-enacts the ultimate battle between good and evil. But who is on which side?
Holy moly guacamole, this book was Good, Great even. Man it’s been a while since I read a really great YA book. So awesome.
Why not 5 hearts? Well, had the story not taken a predictable turn at the end that I saw coming a mile away, it would have been prefect. Add to that, Jack’s reaction at the end, and I was left a little disappointed. But hey, it’s still probably one of the best YA reads for me this year and probably will make my top list for 2013.
This YA book has all the elements I love in a story. Mystery, intrigue, hot well written believable guy, tension, well written plot, believable storyline, detail without going overboard with metaphors and simple genius on the part of the author’s imagination. This one is one I will recommend all over the place.
I love that Evie is a strong character but still has room to grow and learn. I love the relationship between her and Jack is real. And when I say relationship, I’m not talking boyfriend/girlfriend. I’m talking about their interaction with each other. I love that they are both flawed and read like their age group. They are teenagers that have matured with their circumstance. Just an awesome job by this author.
So if you haven’t read you must. MUST, MUST, MUST.
Emma Galvin and Keith Nobbs did a good job narrating. However, I would have preferred if They’d done the female and male parts respectively. It was hard to keep up when the characters voices changed because the other was narrating. Still it was a good listen.
My book boyfriend is Jack. (And he may have knock Dimitri off #1 YA bbf)
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