Poison Princess

Poison PrincessAn 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 SlowlyThe 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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  • Audio CD
  • Poison Princess
  • Kresley Cole
  • English
  • 08 July 2018
  • 9781442352964

10 thoughts on “Poison Princess

  1. says:

    Didn t enjoy this one nearly as much as I thought I would It s probably a case of it s not you, it s me Eff it Okay I m gonna get real here It s you book Totally all on you.We start with a sterotypical white, blond Pretty Pretty girl who tragically has mental health issues.Essentially, this girl is either A hallucinating or B can read the future, control plants, heal herself, make her fingers into claws, and other godlike powers 50 50Meds are thrown away, counselling not an option, leaving the audience to wonder if it s real or if it is all in her head.Then there s the Psycho totally evil but in a hot way And he s close enough in age to Pretty Pretty so it s not creepy Psycho keeps girls in his basement for his experiments One such experiment I kid you not is creating a sodium chloride concoction AKA a salt spray b c the evil post apocalyptic monsters can t stand table salt Mmmmhmmm Anyway, Psycho lures Pretty Pretty into his house and makes her drink sleepy tea and spends the book alternating between EXTREMELY murderous thoughts and WOW she s kinda hawt.Meanwhile, Pretty Pretty tells him her entire life storywhich can be boiled down to I m super pretty and yet I just don t fit in I have super cool powers and yet no one understands me The super cute teenage alcoholic likes me and yet I m soooo alonnnnnne My nickname is Sugar Tits, wahhhhhh Teen Drunk survived the apocalypse to save me, do I give him my V card Rinse and repeat On a side note while I seriously questioned everything that came out of Pretty Pretty s mouth, I really didn t get her constant jumping to get in a motorized vehicle with Teen Drunk He literally drank than he breathed.On another side note at one point, we pick up an autistic teen who s and note the irritation adorably whimsical, sweetly innocent and wise beyond his years Can we have a SINGLE YA book that doesn t use mental illness or autism as a cool trendy way to further the plot No Fab.Anyway, the book really just meanders through Pretty Pretty s life ironically, she supposedly told Psycho this in a single evening in a very drugged statethe audiobook took over 12.5 hours and she spoke slow as molasses whenever we would cut to herso really Really now To be fair, there s some weak backstory about the origin of her powers loosely associated with tarot cards but it really was just 12 hrs of Pretty Pretty wandering into danger, being saved by Teen Drunk, being chased by rapey men because everyone knows the first thing that happens in the apocalypse is the whole we gotta repopulate the earth scenario.Wellok That s not ALL there is to the book I would be doing this book a disservice if I didn t mention the teenage hormones Whenever Pretty Pretty wasn t complaining or staring at a mirror, she spent her time having savagely lustful thoughts about Teen Drunk and insisting that she wants her first time to be special Puh lease Gurl This is the APOCALYPSE You d think that literally everyone you know dying, monsters chasing behind every corner and weird nightmare dreams would probably be sufficient of a downer to quell some of thisapparently not I m just saying do we need tensions to get needle sharp EVERY time he reaches up and a sliver of his washboard abs is visible Apparently, yes That is the only reasonable reaction after your BFF dies AND THEN there s Teen Drunk who is so manipulative, vindictive, passive aggressive, aggressive, horny etc that you really wonder what Pretty Pretty sees in him Oh wait I know.He s like so totally hawt fans self that it s worth it.He s a bad boy with a sensitive soul raised on the wrong side of the tracks who needs saving If only Pretty Pretty sticks with Teen Drunk, she can totally change him from a lowlife to a decent and loving human being Gag.All in all, this one was every bit as annoying as Jill my friend from TCE Bookclub told me it would be You were right in every sense of the word.Audiobook CommentsSurprisingly well read And I really mean it This reader really did a great job with the tone and inflection So many times I end up hating the reader when I listen to a bad book not this time Just checked on the reader it was Emma Gavin Gosh If I had a nickel for every audiobook read by her I d haveabout 1.45 Still This girl knows how to read a book Wonderful job.Two thumbs up for the quality Blog Instagram Twitter

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    11 Oct 14 For those who have read the 2nd book and can confirm things for me, here are my predictions on Endless Knight 19 Oct 12 Be forewarned There shall be a lot of cussing and angriness and bitch slapping in this review If you are a fan of this book author, or and not a fan of cuss words in reviews, I highly advise you not to read as I do not want to offend anyone Like an old, dying, rheumatic ox plowing through a field of mud and shit All for the promises of a harvest of fresh, delicious, sweetcorn that he will never ever enjoy That is how I felt as I trudged through this this heap of stink Plod, plod, plod, and how many times I d found myself in the middle of this dreck dirt behind me, dirt before me, dirt all around me but my feet were already wet and icky, and sweetcorn You promised there d be sweetcorn Alas, no sweetcorn for me Not even one lousy cob Maybe there will be in the future, but I m not sinking my hooves in shit and risking it a second time.You were promised a post apocalyptic You will not get a post apocalyptic before you trudge through half a field of shit The first chapter prologue It was a right hooker Totally sucked me in Even though I had my consternations this vaguely rapey vibe didn t settle down too good in my stomach But it promised action Mystery Everything on the blurb So you read on, all jittery and drooling for sweetcorn and then you re slapped with thirteen whole chapters of teenage high school drama that has NOTHING no importance whatsoever to the plot.First of all, these thirteen chapters was a recount Our protagonist, Evie, wandered into a house and was asked to recount her journey And she did exactly that In excruciatingly painful detail we would be told of her last seven whole frigging days before the cataclysmic event that hit the entire planet.So that is thirteen chapters reading about her rich girl life in her rich girl school, with all the rich girl brand names being splattered like rainbow gifs constantly in your face Constantly See, this is the first nonsensical part of this novel how the bloody hell do you remember seven entire days in such minute detail, especially months after it even happened No matter Let s assume she has super special memory The second issue I have with this is priority in story telling, people Why the fuck do I care about your surprise party Promising your V card to your boyfriend Your grades drama Why the hell would you spend thirteen whole chapters telling us about this honest to God perfect jock boyfriend and strangely devoted best friend, when none of that matters Read it Go on, read it, and tell me why the hell knowing Brandon or Mel or even Evie s entire bloody life was important Spoiler, people THEY DIED WE SEE NONE OF THEM EVER AGAIN They had no relevancy to the story at all I just ploughed through that field of shit AND YOU AIN T EVEN GONNA USE IT I want to slap a bitch And I don t care if in the sequels Brandon magically turns out to have survived In fact, I wouldn t be surprised if that indeed happened Point is, you could ve glossed over all of that high school drama bullshit and got on to the meat of the story without wasting all that damn paper But do you know what did get glossed over Two hundred and fourteen days of cataclysmic action I m sorry, let me get this straight You told us, in detail, seven days worth of your text messages, your pathetic visions in school, your scribbling drawings that I don t give a rat s arse about, your worrying about having sex for the first time, your petty pseudo racist drama against the new kids in school but then after the cataclysmic event, you jumped ahead four months and all of a sudden we have cannibals, pseudo zombies, militia men, and none of that is explained The story telling was imbalanced and the prioritizing sucked to be awfully straightforward with you Third issue that frequently made me want to ragequit was the absolute laziness of the worldbuilding.How did these zombies come about Apparently, humans suddenly mutated because of the sun The thirst The sheer stupidity of this book and became attracted to water and hated the sun Because prophecy Apparently all plants and water and everything organic was obliterated off the face of the earth, but buildings and houses still stood perfectly well And of course, some water sources remained in tact Because special Apparently everyone who was outdoors died during the big flash and explosion, but everyone indoors were unharmed Because sunburst can t penetrate walls, y all I realize that Evie wouldn t have known any of the answers to these logic flaws, but the fact that these questions even existed wasn t even touched upon by the characters No one questions why only plants and animals suddenly turned to dust Or why buildings stayed in tact Or why anything They just took it for granted Some say the very tilt of the earth s axis wobbled, disturbing the balance of our world, lowering its defenses Others claim that the depleted ozone layer already a peeling scab ripped open, leaving us vulnerable to heat and radiation. Yes, of course, because the tilt of the earth could somehow shift and buildings remain perfectly well I m in your camp Best not to obsess over it And that is how the author attempts to brush it aside and have us not obsess over it.You might argue, this was a romance, after all, so I shouldn t expect much in the way of action or whatevs And I d say sure, it s a romance But then puh lease do not delude the market into thinking this is a post apocalyptic YA adventure Boy am I sick of dystopia P A and YA being used to market a book Look The truth is the post apocalyptic elements in Poison Princess could have been taken away and it wouldn t have mattered.I saw P A here being used as an excuse to have our teens running rampant without parental control, journeying across states or whatever I saw it as a pathetic plot progression tool The world could have still been in tact, no cataclysmic event, and these kids and Evie s whole task view spoiler of killing every other Major Arcana tarot card or whatever hide spoiler

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    Unpopular opinion review time You know how it goes you loved this book, I didn t I m actually very much dismayed by that, because I stepped into this apocalyptic world with such an overall optimistic state of mind hell, I expected my first book by Kresley Cole, a New York Times bestseller, to be a winner Oh boy My state of mind shifted quickly enough and darkened considerably Basically, I didn t like anything about this book It s a huge It s not you it s me case, so huge that I would have blamed the book entirely if it wasn t for the glowing ratings and reviews I totally would have.Because this was awful for me Evie is one of the most superficial, spoiled and completely annoying heroines I ve had the misfortune to meet And the love interest, Jackson is a despicable pervert and jackass Every time he called Evie b b , my soul died a little I have nothing against the French word for baby, but when Jackson pronounces that word, it doesn t come out as sexy and enticing It physically hurts and I wished I could punch that word out of his vocabulary And I m taking Karate classes, so I m pretty confident about my blows Just saying.I also couldn t believe how many clich s the author inserted I mean come on, this was supposed to be a post apocalyptic enticing story Clich s the superpopularandprettygirl who think of school as her kingdom I waved at different folks again and again, much to the bowheads amusement I was pretty much friends with everybody the jackass love interest who acts like a jerk around Evie but he s so handsome, so handsome, so handsome, and no one can resist him Also very troubled and broken the love triangle parents dead this seems to become so common in YA books that it s just one trope to me the jackass bad boy rescues the lost superpopularandprettygirlAnd so on and so forth and what have you.The idea of people incarnating figures from tarot cards to save the world also didn t appeal to me I found the overall plot weird It tries too hard to become something exceptional, when it really just isn t.Oh well, and I bought the whole series, silly me Guess I ll have to host a giveaway soon.Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google

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    If you touch me like that again, Evangeline, he began in a husky tone, dropping to his seat once , in the space of a heartbeat, I will have you off this bike and onto the closest horizontal surface And I woan be picky, no Oh for the love of all things holy, this book is amazing This was my first book by author Kresley Cole and honestly she couldn t have done it any better She had me compelled from the very first page with her amazing talent for storytelling and also for her intense and incredible scenes It s safe to say, Poison Princess is a gripping page turner This story follows the life of teenager Evangeline Evie Greene She s a popular girl, with a loving boyfriend and awesome friends, but even though her life appears to be normal, it s anything but Evie experiences hallucinations but mostly they are disturbing and horrifying Not only that but Evie also gets visions of people that she s never met and they come with warnings But soon it s to late for Evie to figure these warnings out because her hometown including the rest of the world has been hit by an apocalyptic event called The Flash where most people are wiped out Evie is among the survivors and soon enough she finds out that the one person she hates is alive Jackson Evie needs answers about her visions and decides she needs to travel to see her grandmother who she thinks is still alive Jackson agrees to protect Evie on her mission but as her visions get worse, she soon comes across other people who have been having the same call, and she realises she is not the only who is meant to play out their destiny Let me tell you right now, this book is so unique Twenty two teens who all have special powers based on their characteristics of their Tarot card, so they can play their part in an ancient prophesy between good vs evil Come on, tell me how unique that is Honestly, I ve not read anything like this book before and I m still in awe with how brilliant it really is Evie is a strong protagonist one I instantly loved She has the weight of the world on her shoulders and still she tries to remain upbeat, happy and generally tries to stay sane Even after the flash, she tries to remain the same even though as Jackson points out on a number of occasions, she can t hunt, start fires or protect herself but you know there s something bubbling under the surface of Evie and it s just waiting to be unleashed At time s my heart broke for her because whatever is happening to her, she has no control over and at time s it s very scary I m glad she had a person like Jackson to lean on because without him, I think she would have struggled Now Jackson, oh gosh, he s a complete bayou boy through and through and with him being Cajun French he has one hell of a sexy accent However, he can be so harsh and mean sometimes and yes, he does do stupid things but really, you can over look everything because he s a total sweetheart at heart It was pretty clear from the start that he was attracted to Evie despite how he acts and even in the end, he ll always go to her Their relationship is pretty intense, I was just waiting for something to happen Then, that ending comes in and no sooner than you started.it s all finishedI could have cried If this book wasn t unputdownable to start with, wait until you get to the last few chapters because it s even worse I couldn t stop reading until I knew the outcome and my god, I was not expecting what I got It was absolutely breath taking and heart breaking all at the same time I m left with so many questions because of that ending it really was a killer, and I m dying for of this wonderful story Overall, Kresley Cole has leaped into the YA market by a storm and it s left me wanting of her work I urge you guys to go buy this book because it s not one you want to miss out on A must read of 2012 A big thank you to Simon Schuster UK for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

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    SpoilersI couldn t be bothered writing a review, so you ll have to make do with this nonsensical rubbish Evie Woe is me I have harrowing visions about the apocalypse Woe is me I had to spend my summer in a mental hospital Woe is me I hope my friends don t know about what a ghastly time I ve had lately Woe is me I am so rich, popular and beautiful Woe is me I am dating the most perfect guy Woe is me By jove, who on earth is that new fellow on the motorcycle Oh my, just one glance at him and I seem to be feeling tingly things in my special place Woe is me Jack I like your ass..it nice I look at it I wanna fuck you but also I HATE you YOU BE RICH ME BE POOR Me mad me poor Me hate all rich people Me be likin the ass I stalk you Then I fuck you.Evie Woe is me How dare you, I am a lady And I deserve to be fucked like a lady Woe is me I hate you Stop stalking me Woe is me Oh noes A vision of death Woe is me Jack You rich bitch I wanna fuck you I big manslut and be liking fucking yea Me wanna fuck rich girl but me hate that want to fuck rich girl You whore make me feel like wanna fuck you You whore, like all girl Evie I despise you and your treatment of me I m a lady and I need a gentlemen to make love to me Woe is me.Jack I fuck you Me take belt off, dick come out and then I fuck you.Evie Kiss me Woe is me.Jack Hmm, baby I be stealing your diary and reading it I need know mind of rich bitch You no right keep secret from me You be hearin me whore Evie How dare you read my most precious diary I hate you I don t care about how tingly you make me feel Stay away from me Woe is me Oh my, he read my diary and saw all my drawings of death and doom, what ever shall I do Woe is me Oh my, these plants seem to be calling to me, surely that must means I have the power to control plants Woe is me Who am I I can control plants and I have visions Woe is me WHO AM I Woe is me.Jack BITCH Hate you Rich bitch Why you mad I stole and read diary..you no right be mad BITCH YOU FUCK ME NOW ME POOR YOU RICH BITCH ME POOR ME POOR ME POOR.Evie Goodbye Oh lordy..my vision has come true, every human, animal and plant is dead for no logical reason Woe is me Oh how time flies after an apocalypse, it s already been over 200 days since that vague unexplained thing killed everything Oh who s that in the distance Woe is me Its Jack, he s alive Woe is me.Jack I come for you after 200 days I no bother before to see if you be dead or alive but it no matter everybody will still think it be romantic that I come check on you after 200 days We fuck now.Evie No Woe is me.Jack What be up with those drawings you did in diary You be psychic Bitch, why you no tell Evie I am not psychic, you disgusting dog Woe is me.Jack Okay then Most women be dead now, you be rare And all men left be rapists now They rape you Let be going from here Then I fuck you.Evie Never I won t run Wait okay, I will Woe is me.Jack I help you but I still hate you bitch You a bitch Then I fuck you.Evie You are such a brute and you are so mean Woe is me I have mysterious powers but I keep them secret Woe is me.Jack You tell me your secrets bitch Women with secrets be evul whores You tell me now bitch Then I fuck you.Evie Aw, I think I m falling in love with you I never knew you could be so sweet Woe is me Let s kiss now Woe is me Jack You be bitch My bitch Then I fuck you Evie I shan t sleep with you, you cur Woe is me I want to be wooed before giving up my sweet virginity for I am a lady Woe is me.Jack You whore tease bitch It be because I be poor that why you no fuck me You tease me whore You kiss me that mean I allowed fuck you Bitch bitch bitch Evie Oh goodness me, visions about mysterious and nonsensical things Woe is me.Jack You be whore Oh look there another whore, now I be fucking her You fuck off, I no help you, I got new whore now Better whore.Evie Oh no Jack doesn t love me any Woe is me What if he stops treating me like dirt Oh, I don t think I could bear it Woe is me.Jack Me like new whore But what do with old whore I keep old whore and help her with her whore things She be bitch and whore but all girl are.Evie Go back to your other lady friend I need to save my mysterious friend Woe is me.Jack I help you whore Then I fuck you.Evie Well, since you ve apologised, I guess that s okay Woe is me.Jack You be a bitch, a slut and a whore I helped you Now I fuck you But first you tell me all your secrets Only whores keep secrets I know you be a whore but if you no tell me, I go back to other whore.Evie Oh my, I just can t tell you about my secret visions and powers Woe is me.Jack WHORE ME POOR YOU RICH Then I fuck you..No What I say I no fuck you Never fuck you Get away whore Evie Oh my tragic life Woe is me I shall leave Jack forever Oh my, who is that random guy Hmm..he wants me to tell him my life story in return for food and shelter Woe is me Oh my, the guy I met a few hours ago is evil I know, I will kill him with my super secret plant powers Woe is me Oh no, Jack came after me and saw me use my secret powers Woe is me He ll hate me forever now Woe is me.Jack WHORE WHORE WHORE WHORE WHORE Will the Lady Evie ever stop being a whore Will Jack ever get to fuck Evie Will love overcome all that sexy abuse Only time will tell and I dear friends await in bated breath.

  6. says:

    Young Adult Are Kresley Cole follow her dear friend s path, Gena Showalter to write YA Ugh, less smex scenes shakesfist And I want Thad Please continue writing Immortals After Dark, rather than start new series.Please, I beg you

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    This is a tough book to review because there is a lot to like here The concept behind the book is great, and I loved watching the puzzle pieces unfold, guessing who was who, seeing their powers in action, taking note of the symbolism, etc But there are definitely some big problems with the book, which make it hard for me to recommend it.The first chapter is intriguing, but then we re subjected to many boring pages of life before the Flash The apocalyptic event mentioned on the back of the book and in the first chapter doesn t happen until page 105 or so in the ARC That s 100 pages of Evie going to school, arguing with Jackson, having visions, thinking she s crazy, etc Basically, the book could have started on page 100, because we really didn t need all that backstory before getting to the exciting stuff.Once the event actually happens things really pick up and I couldn t put the book down There s the usual surviving the apocalypse stuff, which is fun, but there s also a very unique element here, one that I m a particular fan of But since it isn t listed on the back cover I don t want to spoil it which is ironic, since I would never have picked up this book if I hadn t known about this twist before hand.Unfortunately, the book suffers from weak, or downright repulsive, characters Evie is pretty bland and pathetic for most of the book, and I wish that she d had some useful skill or something But then again, I d probably be a lot like her terrified, useless if the apocalypse happened, so I could still relate to her.But the worst character was the love interest Jackson I m not sure I have ever disliked a love interest in a book so much He drinks whiskey constantly He beats people to pulps with his fists He s horrible to the autistic kid And with Evie he acts like a horny stalker, treats her like a possession, verbally abuses her, and pressures her to have sex with him throughout the entire book.An actual quote from Jackson ARC, page 241 Hell, Evie, you re probably the last girl on earth for me Would it KILL you to put out And trust me, this isn t the only quote like this I could go on and on I kept waiting for Jackson to redeem himself, but if anything he only gets worse.Is this the kind of guy we want teen girls to fall in love with I was so happy that Evie didn t put up with his crap most of the time, but SO disappointed she fell in love with him anyway I wanted to put the book down because I was so disgusted by him, but I was so intrigued by the premise I kept reading anyway I m still on the fence about reading the next books.In a time when Goodreads reviews are being called bullying I m very hesitant to post this review at all But I seriously hope Jackson is made less of an ass before the book actually comes out, because otherwise it was very enjoyable The author is definitely talented and has a lot of great stuff in this book, but Jackson completely ruins it I d love to recommend the book to everyone, but right now I can t.

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    I did not finish this bookthere were several things towards the beginning of the story that just had me laughing, it was so ludicrous For example, the Big Bad Cajun Motorcycle Gang also known as the Sharks and the Jetsoh, wrong story They speak in heavily accented Cajun patois, they have bikes with stolen, mismatched parts They wear motorcycle jackets, their hair falls in greasy locks over their eyes They rumble up to their new school in a crowd of big, bad, wolfery and start chatting up and soliciting all the pretty girls.Aside from the dirt poor, uneducated, rude Cajun stereotyping and the clich d bad boys, nevertheless, I could have tolerated the minor absurdity if there had been some promise to a compelling story, but no I m not going to waste my time.Here are a few quotes very early on in the story that made up my mind for me Beside him was a couple on a bike a kid in camo pants and a girl in a pleather miniskirt The big boy helped her off the bike, easily swinging her up Wheh hell, Catherine said, good to know her panties are hot pink Shocked she s wearing them, actually Classy with a capital K Mel nodded thoughtfully I finally understand who buys vajazzling kits I foresee slut shaming in the future Not a fan Then Weasel zeroed in on me with a smirk Ain t you dat jolie girl in dat Porsha His Cajun accent was as thick as any I d ever heard Turn around, you, and hike up dat dress, so I can tell for true really REALLY You re laughing at me He clenched those big, taped fists like he was just dying to hit something Most likely my face Tu p tee pute, he sneered to my face You little bitch The above quotes came from the projected love interest A violent, misogynistic asshole No No I m just not going to bother.

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    Rating A Heat Sweet

    I was nervous and anxious and a tad apprehensive to read this book Kresley Cole is one of my ABSOLUTE favorite authors If she writes it, I will read it As proven by the fact that the moment this was available to preorder I did And yet, as excessively excited as I was, I also worried Needlessly, let me tell you It rocked It rolled It annihilated my expectations And reaffirmed exactly why Miz Cole is an auto buy author for me.

    Poison Princess is not the same ol YA schtick There are no vampires, werewolves, or angels to be had Not a one Instead, the twenty two cards of the Major Arcana tarot deck come to life the Empress, the Magician, Death, etc., each of which possess unique powers and abilities in a post apocalyptic world

    Told both Before Flash and After Flash, there are two distinct tones and settings

    Before Flash is a world that feels very of the times, where the teens act like teens They re not idealized Some of them cuss, or drink, or smoke and gasp some of them are even having sex And, as our heroine Evie Greene is from a well to do family, they have expensive tastes Flashy clothes, fast cars Skies the limit Which served as an extreme juxtaposition for the world After Flash Putting the characters at a bigger disadvantage, giving them things to overcome

    After Flash, when the world has been ravaged by what could be solar flares or not , when anyone unlucky enough to be outside was turned into ash or worse , life is no longer easy and is filled with myriad hard limits Limited food Limited survivors Limited women Militias form, cannibalism becomes a reality, and slavers begin stealing people It s a very gritty and murky life for a teenager to be faced with.

    And, oh my goodness, does Evie have a lot to overcome She was, quite simply, a great heroine She never truly frustrated me She s not stupid, she s not weak Thrust into tough situations time and again, she has to learn how to survive in a setting that comes with a steep learning curve To say she struggles would be an understatement But, c mon She s sixteen She went from pampered rich girl to scavenger and survivor She s going to make mistakes She s not automatically going to be a she woman survivalist who can skin animals with her teeth and kill people without a second thought It felt real, and it felt right She s human, she s resourceful she isn t infallible

    Then there is Jackson Deveaux aka the Cajun I am now ragin for He s used to fighting and constantly having to protect himself from danger He s a survivor Rough around the edges and than a little bit crass, he can come across mean at times But his meanness comes from a hurt and damaged place deep inside And, really, him and Evie spar verbally pretty equally She delivers some barbs herself The tension and animosity between them doesn t rest solely on his shoulders Besides, as a whole, I see him as simply trying to toughen her up Give her a thicker skin Actually give her a fighting chance in this new post apocalyptic world

    Jack and Evie made my heart pang The road they re forced to walk down is hard A constant battle Life or death It s an extreme situation that brings out both the best and worst in them as well as in the secondary characters The cast of this book as a whole is fantastic Guys and gals alike Supernatural or simply human The good and the evil They re all so vivid and unique and interesting I m invested in them and their journey and outcome 100%.

    Which is probably why I stayed up till 3 30a to finish this There was no good stopping point No moment where things slowed down I had to keep going, had to know what happened next And the ending it left me breathless I was so keyed up and full of sympathy adrenaline that sleep evaded me for nearly an hour Scenes from the book kept popping into my head.

    Poison Princess is full of myths and magic Unrelenting action Drama Romance It plays out in your head like a movie Makes you invest Care It throws curves at you some real humdingers and keeps you guessing Miz Cole has written such an energetic and dynamic story that both teens and adults will be captivated It has, quite simply, ensnared my mind and my heart.

    And the second book cannot come out soon enough I want it Bad The wait, it s going to be torture I expect I ll be rereading this one over and over, between releases, like I do Miz Cole s other books.

    Favorite Quote

    I had to know what the look in his eyes promised.He was staring at my lips, and before I could think better of it, I d wetted them That s it, b b , he said in a coaxing rasp Ma bonne fille My good girl.He wrapped one of his arms behind my back, cupping my chin with his free hand Evangeline, I m goan to kiss you until your toes curl, until we re breathing for each other That was the promise

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    Edit 04 01 2018 Commentary from Present Day MeSo I ve been revisiting some of my old reviews, thinking I might do some commentary for them in like, a self reflection kinda way or just for a good laugh, and wow this one is pretty cringey It d be wrong of me to adjust it I guess since this was just proof of what I was like as a teenager I suppose, so I m gonna leave it untouched However, I do vividly remember this book and how awful and disgusting the hero was in it It s kind of interesting to see how many people defended his actions in the comments Says a lot about our culture at the time glorifying all these horrible men I wonder if we re still like that today Hopefully we ve changed.My old review 12 31 2012 Actual rating is 2.5 stars Or 2.75, not sure Just lower than 3.For the first time ever, I might just only be talking about the love interest in this review Because I have so much to say about him Well, maybe I ll talk about him 98% of the time or so, but believe you me, I will rip this guy apart and say everything that s on my mind about him, so prepare yourselves.So, Jackson Deveaux Ladies and gentleman, the unthinkable has happened I ve finally found a guy who is far far worse than Obsidian s Daemon Black I had thought no one would ever take away his title has the most horrible YA love interest of all time, but apparently I was wrong.I ll just give you a list of what this guy is Arrogant Selfish Abusive Violent Perverted Rude A bully Has no regards for the main character s feelings Will sleep with any living thing that has a vagina Controlling Has anger issuesAny positive traits Well he s protective More like possessive, really Add that to the list, too The author was smart, though She added his Cajun accent and uses specific words when he s sweet talking Evie Like, Let me take care of you, b b The author knew that girls love guys with accents So I m guessing that s why most of these girls are swooning for him.This guy is a horrible human being From the first half of the book, that was very clear, yet I didn t mind because I thought the main character dealt with him well Not as well as I wish, but she was aware that he was nothing but a perverted bully, regardless of how hot he was.But then by the second half, my god, this guy became even disgusting He constantly wants to get into Evie s pants, and he even admits it Evie asked him if all he wanted was to get in her pants, and he said yes In one scene he was about to do so but Evie refused, and I d like to give you a direct quote he said from that scene, verbatim Hell, Evie, you re probably the last girl on earth for me Would it kill you to put out And I d like to show you what he said a few minutes after this scene, where they meet Selena, the Other Girl character Jackson turned to me with a devilish smile In French, he said, All of a sudden, Evie, you re not the last girl on earth for me Guess what happened that same night He had sex with her And he called Evie a miserable tease And near the end, after they got into another big fight, guess what Evie catches him doing afterwards Making out with Selena.I think Jackson Deveaux is a horrible, disgusting human being and I ve NEVER used the word disgusting to describe a love interest before, but I think it suits him perfectly , and it boggles my mind that the author expects girls to actually swoon for him I mean, WHAT THE FUCK Even Daemon wasn t this bad At least he cared about Katy s feelings Jackson, however, doesn t give a shit about Evie s Even when she s crying because of view spoiler her mother dying hide spoiler

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