Rebel Belle – By Rachel Hawkins
Date Published: 8th April 2014
Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.
Just when life can’t get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she’s charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper’s least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David’s own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.
With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y’all beg for more.
As sassy as it is kickass.
This book has been sitting on my TBR pile for a while now. I originally purchased it with the promise of kickass Southern women in cotillion dresses. I found that this book piqued my interest at the beginning,then took a while to explain why the protagonist was now able to knockout burly men whilst in heels.
However, the mythology in this book was spot on. Just enough to explain what I wanted to know without needing in depth diagrams explaining character relationships. The high school drama was on point with our main protagonist trying to mix high school, relationships and fighting evil. (Buffy anyone…). Evil mages, seers, and the Paladin which reminds me a little of the slayer.
This is a fun book which can be misconstrued as girly, but it is action-packed. The dialogue and character development in this book is outstanding. The dialogue these characters have is absolutely hilarious. I found myself rolling around hardly able to breathe as I have been laughing so hard. There is a love triangle that is a little cliche but works.
I’m giving this book a 4/5 rating and cannot wait to read the sequel Miss Mayhem.