Publication Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Goodreads Rating: 2/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: So I picked up this book with the cover on the left. It caught my eye, pretty girl, cute guy so yeah why not! However I prefer the cover on the right, font, color, just looks better.
#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 Derveaux.
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…
Hmmm where do I even begin… I should’ve done more research on the author before attempting to read this book because this was, in my opinion, not appropriate let alone it to be appropriate for younger audiences. Content wise.
The story was brilliant and super, incredible original. The author took tarot cards and made it into a thrilling story. When after so many hundreds of years a game where each tarot card is literally a person and they all fight to the death and the winner? Time stops for them they don’t grow older and live on until the next game until they are defeated! The winner, remembers everything. The losers? have to start all over, discover all over. So the story line was just amazingly fun! What happened??? Geez let me really dig-in..
In the beginning of the story the main female protagonist Evie is thinking about giving up her virginity to her long time boyfriend. When a hot and sexy new guy from the other side of tracks comes into their school and brings a long with him a few others including a girl. Evie’s best friend tells her that if she wants to keep her boy friend, WHO HAS BEEN FAITHFUL, from going into the arms of a sexy newcomer who dresses provocatively she needs to go beyond her and dress SLUTTIER…. WHAT?! no she wasn’t joking. And told Evie she needed to give up her V-Card. Yup!
And Jack? what they heck is his problem? He is the rudest, sexually frustrated guy ever who treats Evie horribly until she finally falls for him. I honestly think it’s emotional abuse because he is awful and I kept getting mad and more mad with where the author was taken the relationship between the two. Jack is horrible and I hate him, as a character I hate him.
Seriously the whole time in Poison Princess Jack is nothing but sexual innuendos, rude, and mean. But because he saved Evie’s life a few times she falls for him? Evie is truly stupid. And what does that teach younger girls? That really bothers me.
Don’t even get me started on the crudeness of side characters that really thought was inappropriate. Geez… I was so disappointed and yet I’m not going to lie I want to continue because the overall story as so freaking awesome! So I will and hope it gets better and that Jack dies. yuck.
Sexual Content: heavy