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Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Sunday January 3, 2016 at 9:37 pm |

poisonprincess-kcPublisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: July 9, 2013
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 369
Form: Paperback
Series: Arcana Chronicles (1)
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Sixteen-year-old Evie Greene’s horrific hallucinations predicted the apocalypse, and the end of the world brought her all sorts of new powers.

With the earth scorched and few survivors, Evie teams up with handsome and dangerous Jack Deveaux in a race to find answers.  They discover that an ancient prophecy is being played out, and Evie is not only one with special powers.  A group of teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil.  But it’s not always clear who is on which side….

My Thoughts

This review is probably going to be more of a rant than anything.  Bare with me because I am writing this review almost verbatim of how I took my notes.

Evie has got to be one of the most unlikable female characters since Bella Swann and Anna whats her face from the 50 Shades series.  She is so damn disagreeable and stupid it’s ridiculous.  She’s BEYOND useless in this post-apocalyptic world, and pretty pathetic before it as well.  She doesn’t even TRY in the face of such adversity and is content and  LAZY enough to wait for Jackson to do EVERYTHING.  And when Jackson explains something to her, she never believes him until she has incontrovertible evidence, which by then has put them in terrible danger.  Bish, ain’t nobody got time for that!  Why the hell would he lie considering the circumstances?  This girl is just beyond irritating and I found myself several times wanting to slap the piss out of her.

Jackson isn’t any better than Evie.  He is a MAJOR asshole and doesn’t have very many redeeming qualities.  Every once in a while he would do or say something that makes you want to give him the benefit of the doubt.  That maybe he could just grow or change.  And then he would promptly follow that up with something majorly douchy and terrible.  He treats Evie horribly and is always drunk and horny.  He’s possessive, abusive, and violent.  Jackson is without a doubt one of the most selfish and vile love interests I’ve read about.

The first few chapters detailing Evie’s life before the Flash was a pointless waste.  None of it had any consequence whatsoever on the events of the book post Flash.  The other characters she meets along the way are jerks, and all the men seem to have become Neanderthals and are all ready to take women and rape them because for some unknown reason, there are way fewer women survivors than men.

The concept of this book had potential.  If the characters had been people I could connect with and root for, I would have enjoyed it more.  But Evie and Jackson ruined this book for me.  I will NOT be continuing this series.  BOOO!

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4 Responses to “Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole”

  1. Lekeisha says:

    I haven’t read anything from this author before, and by your review, I may need to steer clear of this series. Sorry this was a dud. Hope your next read is better.

  2. I’ve had this on my Kindle for a while, and after reading your review, I’m not in a hurry to get to it, lol. I have a very strong feeling that I’d have issues with both of these characters. :/