Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
The Arcana Chronicles #1
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Rating: All Time Favourite
It’s been a while since I read a book that completely sucked me in from the first page. Even Unwind, which I adored, took some effort. But with Poison Princess it was effortless and once I started it, I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up all night reading it, and then I went on to have a dream about it because that’s what happens when I experience awesome.
Poison Princess is set up slightly differently than one would think. We start with a prologue which is told from another character’s point of view. In this prologue, we meet Evie, the main protagonist, through the eyes of this other character. Then Evie goes on to tell her story to this character, and that’s when we get to see how Evie arrived at this point. I LOVED IT. It was such a great way to set it out, and it made everything several times more intriguing and suspenseful. It flowed flawlessly, and I don’t think I need to comment on Kresley Cole’s writing style.
I loved the characters. Like Evie, it took me a while to actually like Jackson, but that was AWESOME because that meant character development and growth and all that good stuff that should come with every book. And guys, Jackson is HOT. He’s got a sexy Cajun accent, he’s tall, dark and he speaks French.
Evie was awesome right from the start, and much like Jackson, she went through a hell of a lot in just this first book. I can’t wait to see where the next book(s) in the series take her, because she still has a lot to do. Judging by the ending of this one, her journey is gonna be AWESOME.
I am so upset about the ending! And totally hooked on these characters and this story. Have any of you read this book? I desperately need someone to discuss with.
I want to reread this again and again. Starting right this minute! Please, please check this one out. It’s definitely one of the best books I have read this year. I don’t know how I am going to stand the wait for the next one, especially as a sequel hasn’t even been announced yet.
My thoughts, in summary: ASDHSOITHWSIHTKHSFKBSDG *KEYBOARD SMASH*