Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
4 of 5 stars
This one took a few pages to really get into it. It starts out with the usual suspects ofrr cute high school girl dating popular guy. Enter bad boy that makes good girl want to kiss him. Smell him. Yawn.
Countdown begins and Evie has a birthday bash. She also spent some time in the loony bin last summer but nobody knows. She is tired of cute football star but he is pressuring her to give him her V card. Bad boy Cajun redneck is rude, crude, and inconsiderate.
Apocolypse. Not many left and resources running dry, Cajun boy, ironically named for his always present flask, Jackson Daniels, drops by and he and Evie spend the next month together having adventures.
What the book lacks in character depth and development is compensated plus some in world building and story telling. There are cryptic clues that don't make sense but dangle until the next chapter or two. Not being familiar with Tarot cards, I still understood the storyline perfectly and hadno problem following the plot and the revelation of what the Tarot cards represent.
I honestly nearly give the book five stars because the storyline is so intriguing and revealed at a well planned pace. The reason I don't rate it higher is the simple fact that, even after reading 500 pages, I still didn't know enough about the characters.
It is not over. Pertinent questions are answered yet the book ends on a good cliff hanger.
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*I received a free copy of this book from publishing company in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.