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.
Thoughts before you started reading Rebel Belle?
CHRISSI: I loved the cover. It completely drew me in.
LUNA: I’d previously read School Spirits and really enjoyed it. When I heard of Rebel Belle I knew I wanted to read it.
What did you think of Harper Price?
CHRISSI: At first I wondered whether I’d like her, because she so bossy and a really intense over achiever, but I quickly found her a kick ass character. I accepted Harper for being Harper!
LUNA: Despite the fact that she probably would have been the girl I avoided in school, I liked Harper from the first chapter. I think it’s the fact that she’s honest. She’s also gets on with things, no endless whining about how unfair life it.
CHRISSI: I really loved the first few chapters. I didn’t know anything about Rebel Belle before starting it, so I didn’t know where the story was going to go. I felt immediately gripped and wanted to know what was going on with Harper!
LUNA: I’ve got to hand it to Rachel Hawkins, she’s completely hooks you on the story. I enjoyed the entire book, Harper’s narration didn’t drag, and the characters were just there. Didn’t have to work at picturing the world Harper lived in, just saw it. It’s a really fun and engaging read.
CHRISSI: I wasn’t the biggest fan of the romances in this book. I just think it was very dragged out.
LUNA: There wasn’t really anything that stood out. I guess the ending felt a little rushed and I’m sad I have to wait until April 2015 to find out what happens next.
Favourite character / moment?
CHRISSI: I have two favourite characters. Harper and Daniel. I really liked Harper as a narrator and as annoying as she could come across as, she still kicked ass!
LUNA: Both Harper and Daniel are really likeable, so I’d probably pick them as my favourites. I also liked Harper’s best friend Bee a lot. My favourite moments were Harper’s showdown in the girl’s bathroom at the very beginning and then the car chase.
Was Rebel Belle what you expected?
CHRISSI: I went into reading it not knowing about it. I was pleasantly surprised!
LUNA: Yes, it was funny, exciting and I loved that the girl was the protector and Daniel the damsel. 😛
Would you recommend it?
CHRISSI: Yes. It’s a fun, fast-paced read (with a pretty pink cover!)