Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review: Poison Princess

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Published by Simon & Schuster
Genre: YA paranormal dystopian
$18.99 (US hardback)
384 pages
What it's about:

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 thoughts:
I've been a fan of Kresley's PNR books for a while now and couldn't wait to see how she would take on the world of YA paranormal/dystopian.

When I first started the book and saw that Evie is retelling everything that happened, I was pretty excited. I like when stories begin that way because there is always a good twist at the end and Kresley did not fail me on that. But once I got to the part when the Flash happens and all hell breaks loose, I started losing interest in the story. It wasn't because the world was so depressing (but it truly was) it was because I couldn't stand Evie or Jack. Evie is such a damsel in distress. I know that not many people would know how to survive in the situations that Evie was put into, but I really wish she would have smartened up. She was driving me crazy with how naive she was being. Ironically I didn't end up liking her character until the very end (if you read the end you will understand why it's ironic.) Jack I just never liked. He was broody and moody and always played the "it's cause I'm poor isn't it?" card. No Jack, it's not cause you are poor, it's because you are a pig.

This is one of the few times that I can say that I actually liked a book while I hated the characters. Normally I'm all about the characters, but I really enjoy Kresley's writing and the idea behind this book is fantastic. It's a bunch of different books meshed together but with a new twist and great writing. If you enjoy violent dystopians, I'd say read it. If you are reading it for the romance, you might want to stay away.

My rating: 8/10

1 comment:

  1. I just got to meet the author of this one last night! I didn't buy the book, though, now I'm thinking that's probably a good thing.


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