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Most Helpful Favorable Review

29 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommend You will love this book!!!

I managed to get my hands on an ARC of Poison Princess and can I just say that this may very well be the best and most original book that I have ever read. Kresley Cole has created this amazing post apocalyptic world where 22 real kids have superhuman powers. They eac...
I managed to get my hands on an ARC of Poison Princess and can I just say that this may very well be the best and most original book that I have ever read. Kresley Cole has created this amazing post apocalyptic world where 22 real kids have superhuman powers. They each represent a card from a tarot deck. The kids find that they have to form alliances to win each hand against their enemies. However in the end only one "card" can win the war.

This book is so intense you will find yourself holding your breath and gritting your teeth while each scene plays out. There are so many twists that I couldn't find it in my power to put it down for even a second. I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat constantly wanting to know more. The mystery surrounding the Arcana was just too intriguing. I have never read anything like it.

Kresley Cole has created some amazing characters. They are easy to relate to. Evie is this helpless girl that can't do anything for herself and Jack is this tough guy who will stop at nothing to protect her. The chemistry between Jack and Evie is simply combustible. Their banter is fun yet so serious. When Jack speaks you are left with no choice but to listen. I have to be honest I never knew that Cajun French could sound so sexy! Jacks accent was enough to make my heart flutter. Yes that's right I hear characters speak when I read! That's normal, Right?

As Evie grows into her power as The Empress she starts to change. Suddenly she finds that she is not so helpless anymore. She has an affinity for plants which she uses to protect herself. As she gets stronger and starts to learn more about who she is she keeps Jack in the dark about what is going on with her because she is afraid of what he would think.

There is some serious sexual tension between the two of them and I think it is more than just the fact that Evie is one of the last surviving girls on the planet. Jack gets so frustrated with her but I think it is because he is falling in love with her. He knows that he has to protect her at all costs even when she doesn't think she needs protecting.

I wonder if Jack and Evie are going to save what's left of the world or if the world is going to tear them apart. The future of Jack and Evie has yet to be seen.

The other Arcana cards that we met in this book were equally interesting. Selina is The Moon, the bringer of doubt. She has amazing archery skills but she isn't telling anyone the truth about what she knows. Matthew is The Fool. He sees visions of the past, present and future but he speaks in riddles so he is little help right now. Finn is The Magician. He can go around undetected which allows him to score supplies that help to keep everyone alive. They all play a role, I'm just not sure yet who is on which side of the deck.

I cant wait to see what is going to happen in the next book. Poison Princess is going to top every single chart!! If you are in doubt about reading it don't be. Go pre order it right now. You are going to devour this book in just a few short hours and when its over your going to be left wanting more!

posted by alicia0605 on September 18, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Not For Me

The prologue was...just gross. And the first couple of chapters got no better. When I say gross, I mean gory, eyeballs hanging from sockets by veins. A hero who might be a serial killer (I only got in three chapters so I might be wrong about that). I don't like stories ...
The prologue was...just gross. And the first couple of chapters got no better. When I say gross, I mean gory, eyeballs hanging from sockets by veins. A hero who might be a serial killer (I only got in three chapters so I might be wrong about that). I don't like stories like this, so I'm bowing out.

I do want to say, though, I am a huge Kresley Cole fan and this won't put me off her books.

posted by 10185135 on November 2, 2012

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