Poison Princess - Kresley Cole

Poison Princess

By Kresley Cole

  • Release Date: 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
Score: 4.5
From 299 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.

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, killing everyone she loves, 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 trust 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 teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side…

In Poison Princess, New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces a dark and intriguing world, full of unspeakable danger and irresistible romance.


  • Very Unique - Great Start

    By Jasmyn9
    Poison Princess is an amazing story. The entire premise behind the series is incredibly well thought out. The Tarot deck brought to life - so unique and exciting. But we start with Evie - a girl that appears to be your typical rich popular girl from a good family. Everyone likes her and she seems to have the perfect life. But Evie is not what everyone thinks. Visions and dark premonitions haunt her and she can hear voices that seem to be taunting her. Enter Jack. Jack is the boy from the wrong side of the track. He's hard, violent, and has his eyes set on Evie. When the apocalypse happens, he may be the only thing that can save her. But she doesn't trust him and doesn't like him. Not sure if she should be staying and holding her home as a final refuge or striking out with him to find safety. I really liked that the apocalypse doesn't happen right away. We get a chance to get to know everyone a little first. We feel the pain as some of them are lost, and we're excited to hear that a couple survived. But when it finally happens, it's devastating. The world really has come to an end and the game has begun. There's a little bit of everything in Poison Princess. There's a hint at a romance to come, tragedy, zombies, and a ton of excitement. I'm not sure why I waited so long to get started, but I'm glad I'll be able to pick up the next one soon.
  • This book is amazing

    By Annikam116
    This book is one of my favorites i couldn't put it down.
  • So worth your time!

    By Pru in Virginia
    I know. You're looking for a glorious, delicious read that can sustain your interest over multiple books, with characters you can fall in love with and a clever take on paranormal young adult fare. Fortunately, you've found it! Kresley Cole also writes wonderful adult fiction with steamy sex scenes; if that's what you're looking for, be aware that the Arcana Chronicles at least starts out with about a PG-13 rating... And if you're looking for a series for your innocent, sheltered daughter, be aware that things heat up for our older teen heroes in book two (mmmm!). But if you're interested in a crackly, fast-moving, deep plot and some highly skillful story-telling then honey, you are home. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up; high recommend.
  • Get it on! 10 out 10 and I don't say that willy nilly 😜

    By Bookreviewlikeitsmyjob
    Let me start by saying I am an avid reader averaging about 5-10 books a week. You name it I have probably read it. This series is can't stop....won't stop good ! I had it on the back burner for months and I finally got around to reading it and although it started of a little slow it was worth the wait. The story and character development are amazing. You will be fully enveloped in Kresley Koles post apocalyptic world not to mention totally invested in the characters. 10 out of 10 on every major point that matters... Story telling, action, intrigue and most of all romance ... Sigh .... It's so good just start reading now and tell your friends you won't be around for a few days because your busy .. Reading .. Because once you get into it you won't be able to stop. Enjoy!!!
  • I'm taking my time to actually review this it's so good

    By Topez12
    DO NOT PASS THIS BOOK UP OMG IT WAS SO SO SO SO SO GOOD THE WHOLE SERRIED NEVER GOT BORING AT ALL. All the books were phenomenal and I am eagerly awaiting the fourth book!!!!😍😍😍
  • I am so hooked!

    By Shadoefreak
    Can't wait to read the next book!
  • Great story!!

    By Jackaroolane
    Another great story from Kresley Cole! Really looking forward to reading book two.
  • Fantastic start!!

    By Penhip
    In a huge departure from the beloved characters in the Immortals After a Dark series, Cole manages to create equally endearing characters in her Arcana series as the Tarot tableau comes to life in a post-apocalyptic world where an ageless and lethal game unfolds. Creative and fascinating... I look forward to the sequel which, as a huge Cole fan, will be pre-ordered.
  • Awesome!!

    By Lizmj
    One of the best books I've read in a long time. Anxious for the sequel!
  • What the freak Cole?!

    By chai04
    If this is the level of awesome that YA books are churning out-I need to exponentially expand my reading list. Poison Princess is a wonderfully original story that leaves the reader with breathless anticipation with lungs full of gasp-y air when the action unravels. Cole does it again! She creates an atmosphere where the reader is an observer and a participant. Bravo!