Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

The Arcana Chronicles, Book 1

Synopsis: 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.

Review: I had this novel for some time and I must admit that because of the cover, I thought it was a vampire story. I was completely wrong and it is something original that the author offers us.

Evie is a young girl like any other… Well, almost. After a stay in a psychiatric hospital, she is back in school. But she still has hallucinations and sometimes hears voices. She also sees the end of the world, but she didn’t expect it to happen… Forced to join forces with a hot and unbearable boy from her high school, she has to face this new world to try to find her grandmother and discover who she really is. She didn’t expect such an answer though.

I had a great time with this novel and I loved the universe that the author created. A very nice read! The characters are all exciting to discover and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen. I’m a little afraid of the next few novels, because even though I really enjoyed this first volume, I saw that readers had trouble with the big love triangle and Evie’s reactions. But this book was great anyway!