Thursday, July 9, 2015

Audiobook Review: "Poison Princess" (The Arcana Chronicles, #1) by Kresley Cole

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

An apocalyptic event has destroyed Evie’s hometown and killed her mother. What makes it worse? Evie’s prophetic visions predicted it all—but she wrote it off as one of her freakish dreams. Now Evie teams up with a wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. They are forced to leave town on a road trip heading to meet Evie’s maternal grandmother. Meanwhile, Evie is coming to terms with the fact that she has special powers—powers that have revealed themselves to her slowly.

The mythology of the story is inspired by Tarot cards. Evie is the personification of the Empress Tarot card, the genesis of her abilities. Along the way, she and Jack meet teens who have taken on the powers of other Tarot characters. It seems an ancient prophesy is being played out, and these teens have been tapped to reenact the battle.

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 Why did I have to wait so long to try and read Cole's YA series? I had just read "The Warlord wants forever" when this one caught my attention. I decided the try the audiobook and I LOVED IT!
Maybe because there is a mystery behind why the world ended? Maybe because Evie has visions and dreams which in the end came true? Maybe, just maybe Jack is a Cajun and he is swoon-worthy?

When the world ends in fire smoke and plague, which turns most of the population into zombies, Evie with Jack's help will embark on a journey in order to find her grandmother as also answers to the reasons behind Evie's mysterious powers.

The story had many twists, it was very emotional and I liked the way Jack and Evie struggled. There was action and enemies everywhere which levitated the fact that both protagonists tried to understand each other and had many misunderstandings.

Using also the Arcana Tarot cards as the plot base was also very original and I hadn't seen it before. The combination between the post apocalyptic world, the zombies and the touch of reincarnation created a stunning world building!
Without wanting to spoiler I would recommend this one to all those who want both the adventure and the sexy romantic moments!

 So run along Jackie!!!

 About the author:

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.
Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” You can learn more about Kresley at