Book #14: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Rating: 5/5 
Plot- Exhilarating! An easy five star. 
Characters- Two words= bad + ass 
Overall- Read it... or else! 

(Summary from goodreads)
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.

          The perfect dress. The perfect boyfriend. The perfect lip gloss. What could be more perfect than the night of Harper Price's homecoming? Nothing. Being kissed by a janitor and attacked by a sword wielding history teacher? What could be worse than that? Yes, indeed. Harper's perfect night turns into a disaster of epic proportions. Is Harper Price ready to face her real destiny? Her fate has been sealed, but Harper Price is just not that ready to accept it! 
          The beginning sealed the deal for me. THAT'S ALL I'VE EVER ASKED FOR- A book that starts off with a lot of action and that doesn't drag along the plot! On the night of Harper's homecoming, she is kissed by her school janitor (well not technically kissed) and attacked by her history teacher, Mr. DuPont. All throughout the beginning and the end, this book never ceased to amaze me! I mean, a little bit of action here and a little bit of action there... Action everywhere! I couldn't put the book down. 
          Although the beginning and middle caught my eye, I obviously couldn't stand the ending. Of course, this book just had to have a love triangle in it! Really? A love triangle! So in the end, she ended up with the wrong guy. Don't you hate that feeling?- when there are two suitors and the one you despise is chosen. Don't worry, I won't spoil anything. 
          The fighting and action scenes in this book were simply bad ass. Bad ass! They were exhilarating and kept me on the edge of my seat. Rachel Hawkins has found a new spot on the top of my 'Best Books of 2014' list. There better be a second book because now, I'm like super ecstatic to read it. Highly highly recommend this book if you're into a chick lit, action-packed thriller! 

Character Analysis:
Harper Price- She was not at all what I expected from a teenage beauty queen. In the beginning, Harper Price was fussy over missing her lip gloss. But then... she somehow evolved, and I absolutely loved the change! She turned into this hot, ass-kicking beauty queen- soft and mushy on the outside, yet a tough cookie on the inside. As the author stated in the acknowledgements, "it's like Legally Blonde meets The Terminator!" 

David Stark- A Grade-A pain in my ass! I'm just kidding. I have to admit that in the beginning I didn't really enjoy his presence but as the story progressed, I have grown to love him more! He was a so-called male oracle, which meant that he was somehow special and even more powerful than just about any commonplace female oracle. 

Bee- A supportive best friend and a pair of shoes is all Harper Price needs to survive life! Bee was that supportive best friend who Harper could rely on. Bee was dating Ryan's best friend, Brandon. Sadly though, in the end she ended up kidnapped. She was actually mage-napped because well, she was kidnapped by a Mage. No? You don't get it? Forget it. 

Don't forget to check out Rachel Hawkin's Hex Hall series. I'm super excited to start that series (heard a lot of good things). Thanks for sticking around for this review! 

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  1. I read Hex Hall last month and personally didn't enjoy it as much as Rebel Belle, but it's worth checking out nevertheless. Somehow I wish I hadn't read Rebel Belle yet, because who knows how long it's gonna take for the sequel to come out? :( I liked Rebel Belle a lot, even though I was a bit skeptic at first, since I don't really like the concept of southern belles all that much. Nice review!

    1. Don't even remind me that there is going to be a sequel. I am literally prancing around in my chair waiting for it!! Jitters :P

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