Author: Rachel Hawkins
Genre: Young adult, paranormal, fantasy, romance
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Date Published: April 8th 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. (Goodreads synopsis)
Review:I quite like the cover for Rebel belle. This pink and the pearls make it look all girl and sophisticated whilst the dagger hanging up the pearls makes it look a bit edgy. I have to admit at the start of the novel I found Harper to be really annoying and stuck up but as the story progressed you really see her character development which was great and I ended up really liking her character. Even thought David posted mean things about Harper in the newspaper I liked him better that Ryan. There was just something about Ryan that annoyed me especially when it came to Mary Beth. I mean I liked Ryan but I felt even though he obviously cared for Harper, there was something that just wasn't working with their relationship. I've given this 4 stars because although I really enjoyed it quite a bit there was still things that I think could have been done differently but only minor things. I can't wait for the next instalment because I want to find out what will happen with the big changes at the end of the novel and how harper will deal with everything :) might be a while though.
If you have read Rachel Hawkins Hex hall series you will definitely love this. The first chapter will have you intrigued and I can guarantee you will read this in one sitting... I know I did haha :)
Cover art: 5
Level of interest:4
Happy Reading Everyone :D
I was curious about this one. I too adore the cover but I wasn't sure if the story was for me or not. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed it, even if there were a few quirks.ReplyDelete
Monique @ Mo_Books
I am glad I read it, I think that you would enjoy it so definitely check it out! hope you have fab rest of the week :)Delete