Title: Poison Princess
Author: Kresley Cole
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: The Arcana Chronicles, book one
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Despite some flaws, Poison Princess was a great thrill ride--I enjoyed it. Worth waiting for!
Evie Greene's world has turned upside down. Lakes have dried up, freak storms spring up out of nowhere, and people are eating one another--literally. Stuck in a world that is falling apart, she reaches out to a classmate--brooding, sexy, unreadable Jack Deveaux--for help. Journeying across the broken country, the two encounter other kids with mind-blowing powers, and Evie must discover the key to her powers, for in the coming war, it isn't clear who is on which side..
What I enjoyed:
-The mythology of the novel, so unlike other fantasies and perfectly believable
-Evie, and her slow evolution from spoiled princess to heroine
-The pacing of the novel--it was breakneck
-The dark, atmospheric world in which Evie and the others live
-The ending--I can't wait to see what happens!
What I didn't enjoy:
-Selena--she was an icy bitch, and totally rude to Evie
-Jack--he was very hot and cold and just an asshole--I didn't like him very much and I hope that he gets better
-Evie got on my nerves now and then with her constant obsession over Jack
I really enjoyed Poison Princess--it was wonderful, despite its flaws. Next on deck: Endless Knight by Kresley Cole!