Friday, November 20, 2015

Book Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Hello TBF readers,

I am here to share with you a book review before Thanksgiving. Take a look at Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins:

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.

I LOVED Rebel Belle. The first book of this charming series introduces the heroine, Harper Price. She has a lot going for her before the story starts. Harper is participating in a ton of school activities, dealing with the death of her sister, trying to prepare for her cotillion ball and be the perfect girlfriend, daughter and friend everyone expects her to be. Her life is "perfect" which puts her under a lot of stress. Harper's world turns upside down when the school janitor passes his warrior magical powers to her. While getting awesome powers might be a plus, she has to protect David Stark, her least favorite person. I admire Harper's strong personality. She is not a beauty to mess with. Harper is extremely loyal to her friends even to David Stark, who she would love to karate kick to the curb. You can definitely tell Harper is under a lot of stress but she manages it with grace.

Rebel Belle will appeal to fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Both Buffy and Harper are very strong heroines who are thrown off their game when stepping into the supernatural world. Also it doesn't hurt when both characters have two guys vying for their attention.

I highly recommend Rebel Belle to readers who love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and enjoyed Rachel Hawkins's other series, Hex Hall. You will not be disappointed! Also check out the next two books in this charming series, Miss Mayhem (Book #2) and Lady Renegades (Book #3). Lady Renegades will be released in Spring 2016!

That's it for today! Be sure to check out the blog again for more book reviews and author interviews!

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