Saturday, 12 April 2014
Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle #1)
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.
Here's What I Thought
This book was the perfect combination of humour and action. In the acknowledgements I noticed someone said it was a mix between Legally Blonde and The Terminator. I thought it was more Legally Blonde and the Bourne movies. Although Harper is described as being really smart, she also says the most outlandish things. Maybe it was because she was stereotypically southern, I'm not sure. Her banter with David was also ridiculously funny at times. Those two really knew how to get under each other's skin.
Harper was the perfect mix of spoiled southern brat and type A overachiever. Her life felt a little like a checklist and when her world changes she tries so hard to hold on to her old life. It was too endearing to be annoying. She felt that she had to be absolutely perfect after what happened to her sister.
David Stark. I wish his last name wasn't Stark. That was a little too Iron Man for me. Anyway, David runs the school newspaper and has been using it to drive Harper crazy for years. They have fought since kindergarten, but only he knows the real reason and it's not what you think. ;) He was the perfect combination of sweet and nerdy.
I loved this book and I am really happy that I bought it. I just hate that we'll have to wait at least a year for the next one.