400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in
July 9, 2013
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442436654
ISBN - 13: 9781442436657
About the Book
In the aftermath of a cataclysmic event, 16-year-old Evie, from a well-to-do Louisiana family, learns that her terrible visions are actually prophecies and that there are others like herselfNembodiments of Tarot cards destined to engage in an epic battle.
Read from the Book
DAY 6 B.F. STERLING, LOUISIANA “How are you feeling?” Mom asked with an appraising eye. “You sure you’re up for this?” I finished my hair, pasted on a smile, and lied through my teeth, “Definitely.” Though we’d been over this, I patiently said, “The docs told me that settling back into a normal routine might be good for someone like me.” Well, at least three out of my five shrinks had. The other two insisted that I was still unstable. A loaded gun. Trouble with the possibility of rubble. “I just need to get back to school, around all my friends.” Whenever I quoted shrinks to her, Mom relaxed somewhat, as if it was proof that I’d actually listened to them. I could remember a lot of what the docs said—because they’d made me forget so much of my life before the clinic. With her hands clasped behind her back, Mom began strolling around my room, her gaze flickering over my belongings—a pretty, blond Sherlock Holmes sniffing for any secrets she didn’t yet know. She’d find nothing; I’d already hidden my contraband in my book bag. “Did you have a nightmare last night?” Had she heard me shoot upright with a cry? “Nope.” “When you were catching up with your friends, did you confide to anyone where you really were?” Mom and I had told everyone that I’d gone to a special school for “deportment.” After all, you can’t prep a daughter too early for those competitive sororities in the South. In reality, I’d been locked up at the Children’s Learning Center, a behavioral clinic for kids. Als
From the Publisher
#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.
About the Author
Before becoming a writer, Kresley Cole was a world-ranked athlete and coach. Her first novel, The Captain of All Pleasures, was published in 2003. She writes paranormal and historical romance novels including the MacCarrick Brothers trilogy and the Immortals after Dark series. She has won several awards including the 2007 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance for A Hunger Like No Other and the 2010 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance for Kiss of a Demon King.
“And guys, Jackson is HOT. He's got a sexy Cajun accent, he's tall, dark and he speaks French. Evie was awesome right from the start, and much like Jackson, she went through a hell of a lot in just this first book. I want to reread this again and again. Starting right this minute!”