Friday, July 11, 2014
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Title: Rebel Belle
Series: Rebel Belle series #1
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
Genre: YA fiction, fantasy, paranormal, romance
Pages: 345 (hardcover)
Age Range: 13+
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.
Harper starts off as your normal girl excited for her Homecoming tiara. She's confident, polite, sweet, and hilarious. Her prose is rather girly--coming from a girl who just had to worry about shoes and dresses--but as the book progresses, you can see her growth. Harper has am archenemy, named David Stark, that she is forced to when she gets her super powers and she's confused by it. Why David? Why me? Why can't I kiss my boyfriend without thinking of David?
One thing that I especially loved about the book was that Harper and Davis made mistakes. You could tell that they were just as confused by their powers as we were. It made for a hilarious, light book.
The book was hysterically funny. Harper was the least likely candidate to get powers. She goes on and on about how she missed her huge back story, she starts a new trend (#lotionproblems), and is the worst girl to make excuses ever!
Harper has issues making excuses, using her powers, getting along with David, and coming to terms with her new powers, it makes the book so light, funny, and easy to read.
Rebel Belle is now one of my favorite books, and I have to wait forever for the next one! I think know I'm in major book withdrawal....