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andlt;bandgt;#1 andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;She could save the worldand#8212;or destroy it.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Sixteen year old Evangeline and#8220;Evieand#8221; 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 futureand#8212;and theyand#8217;re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;But she canand#8217;t do either alone.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 canand#8217;t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Who can Evie trust?andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 itand#8217;s not always clear who is on which sideand#8230;.

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"In Louisiana, there's every kind of crazy. There's the crazy of a grandmother locked up in the madhouse. There's the crazy of the seething Cajun boy, Jackson, with bandaged knuckles, a drinking problem, and nightmares. And there's the crazy of 16-year-old Evie, who sees hallucinations that have bloody and all-too-real effects in the real world. In the days before the Flash, a disaster that decimates the planet, Evie is mostly concerned with dodging her boyfriend's plans for her virginity and surviving the last two years of high school. Her visions of writhing vines and a savagely murderous red witch are just something she has to deal with. After the Flash, Evie faces a whole new reality: she's not crazy. The 'hallucinations' were true. Adult romance author Cole moves past apocalypse into pure horror as she launches her first series for teens: bracketing Evie's narrative of self-discovery is her chilling encounter with a serial killer who keeps girls — and bodies — in the basement. For fans of Freddie and Jason, Cole's tarot-themed supernatural thriller will hold a similarly lurid fascination. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (Oct.)â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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andlt;bandgt;Kresley Coleandlt;/bandgt; is the #1 andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling author of the andlt;iandgt;Immortals After Darkandlt;/iandgt; paranormal series. Her books have been translated into many foreign languages, garnered two RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the U.S. and abroad. andlt;iandgt;Poison Princessandlt;/iandgt; is the first book in her new young adult series, andlt;iandgt;The Arcana Chroniclesandlt;/iandgt;. Visit her at KresleyCole.com.

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literaladdiction, October 5, 2012 (view all comments by literaladdiction)
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

I'm a big, big fan of Kresley Cole, so when I heard that she was coming out with a new series I was extremely excited.

Let me begin by saying that it's been hard for me to read YA novels lately after discovering the vast world of dark urban fantasy, paranormal romance & erotica out there. There are a couple series that I can't stray from however, and now I have yet another to the list of ones I won't be giving up any time soon...

Kresley gives us a dark and gritty dystopian world in Poison Princess. She beautifully builds the tale by switching up points of view and allowing the reader into the minds of the characters a bit. And what characters they are!

As a huge fan of anything supernatural, paranormal and mystical, I've been a tarot fan for quite some time and regularly read. Taking the arcana and turning them into kids with unique powers was fascinating and utterly fantastic, and giving us a hero that doesn't quite fit the mold of what we're used to was refreshing.

My favorite part of the whole thing!? This isn't yesterday's sparkly vampires and happily ever after Young Adult Paranormal Romance - it's dark, disturbing, mysterious, and steamy - it's The Hunger Games meets the apocalypse all mixed in with magic and mayhem.

I'll be honest and say that this book probably isn't for everyone. Like I stated above, it's quite dark, uniquely written (there are flashbacks and switches in points of view, etc), and incredibly emotional (there are significant portrayals of the inner and outer struggles of good vs. evil, etc). With that said however, if you're a fan of mythical books with heart that leave you feeling a bit disturbed, then this is definitely a series you will want to check out!

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Poison Princess 4 Skulls and cannot wait for the next installment!
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Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks, September 20, 2012 (view all comments by Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks)
Kresley Cole hits paranormal post-apocalyptic fiction out of the ball park with her debut young adult title, Poison Princess! The Arcana Chronicles proves to be a series that will take you on a wild ride with no limits and absolutely no hint of predictability. Poison Princess is brilliantly written from the plot, style, and cast of characters.

The array of characters who fill this novel are hard, compassionate, fierce, sneaky, but ultimately believable. Evie is plagued with hallucinations and terrible nightmares that leave her with a misconstrued view of reality. When her mind-boggling visions of the world's end comes true, as depicted in her drawings, Evie has to find a way to use her mysterious powers to survive. In the meantime, the smoking hot, bad-boy Cajun, Jack, comes around to protect her, even though he may not want to. Evie and Jack's relationship is rare in young adult literature. Their differences and prejudices keep them apart for a good part of the novel, yet their toing-and-froing is tantalizing and definitely entertaining!

Cole's Poison Princess is a welcome break from the cookie-cutter novels that seep with unoriginality and the same-old themes. 22 teens, though only a few are introduced in the novel, survive the end of the world embodying characters from a set of tarot cards; if this doesn't cause one to dive in, what will? The story is involving enough to read continuously without interruption. By the time the story reaches its crescendo, readers will be stuck between speechless and completely awed by Cole's skill in writing heart-racing scenes full of power and action. Evie's growth from the girl too afraid to accept the truth of her destiny to the girl who embraces it is the highlight of the novel. The Arcana Chronicles has phenomenal potential and with the first book in the series, Poison Princess, Kresely Cole makes it a sure-fire series!

*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781442436640
Author:
Cole, Kresley
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-Mythical Creatures
Subject:
Kresley Cole; tarot; Louisiana; bayou; apocalypse; fire; arcana; Evie; Jack; visions; romance; prophecy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Arcana Chronicles, The
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt with foil stamping and soft touc
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Louisiana, there's every kind of crazy. There's the crazy of a grandmother locked up in the madhouse. There's the crazy of the seething Cajun boy, Jackson, with bandaged knuckles, a drinking problem, and nightmares. And there's the crazy of 16-year-old Evie, who sees hallucinations that have bloody and all-too-real effects in the real world. In the days before the Flash, a disaster that decimates the planet, Evie is mostly concerned with dodging her boyfriend's plans for her virginity and surviving the last two years of high school. Her visions of writhing vines and a savagely murderous red witch are just something she has to deal with. After the Flash, Evie faces a whole new reality: she's not crazy. The 'hallucinations' were true. Adult romance author Cole moves past apocalypse into pure horror as she launches her first series for teens: bracketing Evie's narrative of self-discovery is her chilling encounter with a serial killer who keeps girls — and bodies — in the basement. For fans of Freddie and Jason, Cole's tarot-themed supernatural thriller will hold a similarly lurid fascination. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (Oct.)â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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