The Poison Princess
by Kresley Cole
#1 "New York Times "bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance. 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.... (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service).
Author Notes: Before becoming a writer, Kresley Cole was a world-ranked athlete and coach. Her first novel, The Captain of All Pleasures, was published in 2003. She writes paranormal and historical romance novels including the MacCarrick Brothers trilogy and the Immortals after Dark series. She has won several awards including the 2007 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance for A Hunger Like No Other and the 2010 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance for Kiss of a Demon King. She also made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013 with her title's Mac Rieve and Endless Knight: The Arcana Chronicles Book 2. (Bowker Author Biography)
Kresley Cole reveals the inspiration for the book Poison Princess:
My thoughts: Based on the cover I really didn't think I would like this book as much as I did. I'm not a huge romance fan and the cover made me think that this book wouldn't be much more than that. Boy was I wrong! To my delight and surprise this book was very much action packed with the perfect amount of romance thrown in. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to read book # 2 Endless Knight.