"She could save the world—or destroy it.
"She's so lovely, so fragile. Those haunted eyes. Those rosebud lips...they'll scream so prettily." (Poison Princess, Paragraph 1, Page 1)
This book makes me so mad...at myself! My best friend ranted and raved over this book years ago and I never pursued it. This book and I could have started our relationship so much sooner, but oh well. There's always the pros and cons of waiting to start a series. The pro here is that I started AFTER the first three books were already out...so no waiting for me! Within two weeks I had all three books DEVOURED. The only way I can describe this book is by saying Cardcaptor Sakura meets The Walking Dead.
After reading the first paragraph, you should be able to deduce that there is a serious creep factor when reading this book. The book begins with her walking into a serial killer's house. She's trapped (he's removed the door handle) and he's drugging her (so she can't try to escape) while she sits in front of a warm fire telling him her story. The plot line then flips back and forth from her recounting her past and what is going on in the present.
The Arcana Chronicles have everything I love in a series: a strong female heroine, mystery, action, and a little dash of romance (head's up, there will eventually be a love triangle). Evie and Jack's relationship is rocky, to say the least. They've both got their fair share of secrets from one another, but life and death situations have a way of forcing trust...there are zombies, and slavers, and evil monsters, oh my! What I seriously love though is the strong supporting cast. Cole did a wonderful job infusing them with their own personalities. My only hope is that after we get done with Evie's story, we can get Selena's, Matthew's, and a few other characters' stories.
Read this book. Then read the one after that, and the one after that. And then...we can wait together for the next book.
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