By Rachel Hawkins
Series: Rebel Belle #1
Published by Putnam Juvenile
on April 8, 2014
Cover image and synopsis from Goodreads:
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 have this entire series already on my bookshelf. It’s like I knew I would love the first book and immediately want to read the rest of the series!
The humour and snark in this book reminded me so much of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is one of my favourite TV shows. I loved the premise, action, and humour in this story.
I also enjoyed the romance aspect of this book, and SPOILER I totally loved that Harper’s ex-boyfriend Ryan became the Mage and is now part of the team with her and David! I’m very excited to see how the relationship between the three of them plays out in the next book.
Rebel Belle was such a fun read! Recommended!