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Book Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Title: Poison Princess (The first in the Arcana Chronicles series)
Author: Kresley Cole
Published: Simon & Schuster, 2012 
369 pages

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.

The set up to this narration was done so very well. The prologue is told from the point of view of a man named Arthur, who then meets our main character Evie. He asks Evie to tell him her story, so Evie begins to tell her story and memories. She tells him her story up until the point that she arrived at his house. It was really cool to see what she went through to get there. 

The book is also seperated into BF and AF (before flash and after flash). I thought this was a really cool idea as well, showing the previous days leading up to the flash. 

The plot and characters was so intriguing and fast paced, until about halfway through. It started to slow down for me, until the last few chapters, then it really picked up again. 
So much happened at the very end of the book that now I cannot wait to get my hands on the second book and see what happens to everyone. 

Evie was a badass, take charge main character and I loved her. Jackson took some time to grow on me. I really did not like him in the beginning, but then about 30% of the way through I really started to enjoy him (it was definitely a bonus that he spoke French..hot).
All the characters go through so much in this book so it was nice to see some character development throughout. 

I gave this book a 4.5/5 and I will definitely be continuing on with the series.