Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

I’m on a cajun kick, and this was recommended by another reader. I didn’t know that it was YA or Fantasy, but I love Kresley Cole so I figured I’d give it a try.

This is an apocalypse/post-apocalypse adventure about Evie (and sort of Jackson). She’s a nice, popular teenage-girl with weird visions of the end of the world – those end up coming true. Jackson is a poor kid from the bayou – he has a huge chip on his shoulder about his less-than-stellar up-bringing and Evie makes it worse. After the apocalypse it becomes obvious to Evie that she has some powers, but she hides them because she feels like a freak.

That’s mostly what happens in this book – Evie hides like 90000000 things from Jackson and pushes him away. Then they may relationship-progress before immediately being awful to one another. Their lack of honesty and being vile to one another was exhausting – as was Evie’s desire to be a total sissy and deny her inner-kickass.

I’m likely to read the next one because I deserve to 1) see some action in the romance department – they have to stop being so awful to one another and 2) see Evie wreak total havoc. This chicky spent over 300 pages being a Damsel in Distress and denying her powers. I want to see her crush things. I’ve earned it.

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