Feb 2 2012 2:19pm

Kresley Cole Takes on YA!

The Magus Tarot card via Wikimedia CommonsUSA 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?

(The Magus Tarot card image from SpiderMum via Wikimedia Commons)

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Tina Becker
1. Trb917
This sounds very interesting. I read some YA, but I LOVE Kresley Cole, so I will definitely be checking this one out! :)
Heather Waters
2. HeatherWaters
@Trb917 -- I've never seen anyone address Tarot mythology, so I'm excited to see how that turns out! Should be cool.
Pamela Webb-Elliott
3. Spaz
Kresley Cole is one of my all-time favorite ADULT writers. I've only followed one author to a YA series and that is Ann Aguirre (I'm not a YA reader). I'm on the fence on this one. It sounds super interesting but I'm not convinced yet.
4. SH
please dont tell me I am about to lose another author to YA books, its not that I have a problem with YA books, its just that I am tired of some of my favorite authors being distracted writing them and I get stuck waiting that much longer for the next book in their adult series
Charlayne Denney
5. Charlayne
I am very fond of Kresley Cole's adult stuff. I'm not a huge YA fan. I do want to know if it's going to be youth enough for my pre-teen granddaughter to read without having to worry about having to answer questions about relationships. Some YA borders on being too adult and I have to be careful just how adult this "young adult" fiction is. I'll probably read the first one for review anyway since I do that and hopefully I can get it for my granddaughter.
Lennette Daniels
6. SoccerMomKnits
I am not typically a YA fan but I am a huge Kresley Cole fan so I will definitely be adding this to my TBR list.
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