Welcome to Really Really Short Reviews were the name is long and the reviews are short! Because sometimes short is that much sweeter. (Also, because I’m really lazy!) And there might be quotes too (lots and lots)! (Because everyone loves quotes, right?)Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (April 8th 2014)
Hardcover: 345 pages
Series: Rebel Belle #1
Add on: Goodreads
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
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 love Harper and her stapler!
“I picked up the nearest weapon I could lay my hands on: a stapler. I lifted it, going for “menacing.” I admit it lacked a certain elegance, but hey. It was worth a shot. David placed his hand on my arm and pushed it back down.
“Just . . . that’s embarrassing for all of us,” he replied.”
Rachel Hawkins always has such hilariously awesome heroine, and Harper is no exception. Loved that Harper is Southern Belle with a twist (even if it was purely by accident). Lots of action and awesome and hilarious dialogue. Perfect one liners everywhere!
“If by ‘graciously volunteered,’ you mean ‘was threatened and coerced,’ then yes, I did.”
And I always love a book more when there’s a fantastic friendship Harper and Bee are fabulous.
The romance is a tad disappointing with a sorta love-triangle and all the cliche-ness but I do like David and Ryan.
Overall, a fun and fluffy paranormal action romance! Hopefully book two (Miss Mayhem) is just as fun.
“Bruce Wayne’s parents get killed and he goes to Tibet or whatever, and Superman is an alien, and Spiderman had that radioactive spider. Me? I kissed a janitor in the school bathroom.”
“Just . . . I don’t like crying girls, okay?” We were quiet for a second while I took that in.
“That was very nice of you, David,” I finally said. “Now hold on because I’m about to drive into a fence.”
“Yeah, okay,” he muttered, his eyes still closed. “You do that.” Then his eyes shot open. “Wait, what?”
“Harper, did you just… did you just throw a pen at Liz?”
“Oh my gosh, no, Mrs. Ford! I was just… um… writing really fast because there was so much information to take in, and I had, like, some lotion? On my hands? Anyway the pen flew out of my hand and hit Liz.”
a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.