Poison Princess (Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole
Releases: October 2, 2012
Simon & Schuster
Poison Princess is Kresley Cole’s debut into Young Adult. An interesting premise of a world pushed into an apocalypse (referred to as the Flash) and a young girl’s realization that her “hallucinations” are actually visions of the future and she is part of prophecy dating back to the beginning of time. Very Hunger Games oriented, the first chapter opens to a scene playing out in the present. From there, we start at the very beginning, before the Flash, and work our way to that scene. The first 100 plus pages spend an inordinate amount of time introducing us to the characters and their roles in this story. Martial law, press gangs, cannibals, few women, lack of basic amenities. Our hero and heroine strike out on a journey to locate the heroine’s grandmother and hopefully find out what the heroine’s role in the coming war is. The depths Ms. Cole goes to in order to form a solid base for this series is admirable but unfortunately, her characters are unappealing, and it affects the storyline.
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