Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and her best friend, Bee, has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can focus on the important things in life: school, canoodling with David (her nemesis-turned-ward-slash-boyfie), and even competing in the Miss Pine Grove pageant.
Unfortunately, supernatural chores are never done. The Ephors have decided they’d rather train David than kill him. The catch: Harper has to come along for the ride, but she can’t stay David’s Paladin unless she undergoes an ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or make her more powerful than ever.
Sequel to Rebel Belle.
(Credits to Goodreads)
Format: Hardback | Purchased
About the Book:
Genre : Young Adult | Fantasy | Paranormal |Romance
About the Author:
Rachel Hawkins was born in Virginia and raised in Alabama. This means she uses words like “y’all” and “fixin’” a lot, and considers anything under 60 degrees to be borderline Arctic. Before deciding to write books about kissing and fire (and sometimes kissing while on fire), Rachel taught high school English for 3 years, and is still capable of teaching you The Canterbury Tales if you’re into that kind of thing.
I gave 4.5 stars to Rebel Belle. And now I give this 3 stars because of the it wasn’t as thrilling as before and the ending sucks. That’s what I thought before searching for Rebel Belle pictures and I found out there was a third book. So let me raise up the rating to 3.5 stars.
Rebel Belle was about a girl named Harper who was supposed to be Homecoming Queen when a strang occurence happened with her and the janitor in the bathroom. The janitor was secretly a Paladin (one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts) of David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper’s least favorite person. The Janitor passed down his power to Harper as he was dying.
So Harper now became the Paladin except she totally hates David Stark?! But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David’s own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.
Miss Mayhem continued with Harper (the Paladin), David, and Ryan (the mage). So basically here, the Ephors aren’t enemies to them but they want to train David. It seems kinda weird, at first, for me. I didn’t know what the Ephors were thinking, they were mysterious. I thought there were more to them and I expected more. But in the end, it seems things weren’t that complicated after all.
David in this story was kinda putting a wall between him and Harper and I wanted Harper to tear that wall down and let them be like before. But that didn’t happen. Instead, David left like WHAT. And how can Harper accept it like that? The writing of Rachel Hawkins is definitely the kind of writing you would love if you read one of her books. The reason why I probably don’t love this book is because things didn’t got the way I expected and I didn’t get to love the way things went.
I like the Rebel Belle series because it’s not cliché. It’s not those typical girl fell in love with boy, love triangle with the ex, she chooses the boy, the end stories. Plus it relates to history (well, kinda). the term Paladin was actually taken from Charlemagne (if you know your history). It refers to a knight renowned for heroism and chivalry. And such coincidence, I was learning about Charlenmagne when I was reading Rebel Belle.
In conclusion, I like this book (not sure if I love), but I would definitely recommend it if you want a non-cliché book to read.
Have you read the third book? Did you like it? How about Miss Mayhem or Rebel Belle?
REBEL BELLE REVIEW: CLICK HERE