USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog revealed today that Lothaire author Kresley Cole will be adding more fuel to the dystopian/apocalyptic YA craze with an upcoming series of her own, based on the mythology of the Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck.
According to the article, Cole’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, has also released the following description of the first book in The Arcana Chronicles, which is due out in October and entitled Poison Princess:
Poison Princess centers on 16-year-old Evangeline “Evie” Greene, a privileged teenager from Louisiana. When an apocalyptic event decimates her hometown, killing everyone she loves, Evie realizes the hallucinations she’d been having for the past year 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. As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophecy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of teens have been chosen to re-enact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side …
What do you think? Are you a YA reader anyway? If not, will you be making an exception for a new Kresley Cole series?