Book: Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle #1)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published: April 8, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Summary: 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.
My Review: Summary of my view of this book: I need the next one.
Right after I finished this, some time yesterday, I went straight to the wonderful internet to see if there was going to be a sequel. People, this is a series. I repeat, this is a series. SO EXCITE. I have to wait until April 7th of next year for the book, but I can do it. I can wait it out.. I think.
Now that my mini fangirling moment is over, moving on to actually doing a review. Right now I’m in that stage of finishing a book where you have so many feelings but you can’t actually turn them into words. So bare with me on this review.
This book is so good, it really is. I’m going to be completely honest, I only bought this book because of the pearls, pink, and the title’s font. I have a thing for pink and pearls. And apparently, cute title fonts. Honestly, I really did just buy the book because of the cover before looking into what it was about. But when I found out what it was about, I got so much more excited to read it.
Maybe it’s because I’m from the South, or maybe it’s just because I love the idea of them, but I’m obsessed with Southern Belles and all things to do with the ‘Ol South. I’m infatuated with Louisiana, plantations, and big poofy dresses. If you like any of that stuff, you need to stop reading this post and go get the book now. If not, stay and I’ll convince you that you do like this stuff.
First of all, David. Lets talk about the adorable, most of the time a pain in the ass, David.
I loved the relationship he and Harper, the protagonist, had. I kind of knew where the relationship was going to go considering the fact that they had ‘a huge rivalry since kindergarten’ but I still loved seeing it happen. It’s just nice to read stuff like that sometimes, y’know? And I loved that he was a newspaper geek who had a map of Middle Earth in his room and wore terrible clothes that never matched. He was just too cute.
Harper is probably one of my favorite protagonists in any book I’ve read lately. She doesn’t take shit from anyone, she is more stubborn than even me, and she’s just Harper. I don’t know how to fully explain it to you in a way that doesn’t make me sound crazy; you just have to read it for yourself.
Characters aside, don’t even get me started on people who say this book has nothing to it but a high school girl running around having boy issues. I loved the action in this book. I was surprised that it was even there, but there was a lot of it and it was amazing. The book was actually a lot more thought out than I expected it to be. I haven’t read any of her other books, but you best believe I’m going to buy them all now.
Please, please read it and comment down below your opinions on it! Or if you have read it, definitely tell me how you liked it! I hope everyone is having a fantabulous day and happy reading!
Rating: 5 pumpkin cats