Rebel Belle


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Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Happy belated Banned Books Week! Sorry friends, but it’s been a busy month and I haven’t posted on any social media almost the entire time. School, work, and a small amount of social life has gotten in the way.

Any who, onto Rebel Belle. It wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t a good book either. It was definitely a “fluff” book by any means. It was centered around a weird love triangle that involved paranormal powers, but there was no plot. I was utterly bored and sometimes a little confused during the situation.

For instance the whole bathroom scene during the Homecoming Dance – what the heck was that? Southern Belle Harper, was like ‘I forgot my lip gloss’ went to the bathroom and gets caught in the middle of crazy death match between the history teacher and janitor, which leads to her getting supernatural/paranormal powers. It was WEIRD.The supernatural/paranormal powers made her a Paladin a.k.a. a glorified protector. It was extremely unconvincing. It was a good concept, but the follow through just wasn’t there, much like the plot.

However much I disliked the non-existent plot, weird love triangle, and unconvincing Paladin twist, I did enjoy the main two characters, Harper and David. Harper is a sassy Southern Belle without being an obnoxious stuck-up one (She was a little bit during Homecoming, but what girl isn’t?) And then there’s David, who is apparently a stuck up hipster, but he is sweet and has a heart of gold. Swoon. 

As for continuing the series, that is something I will not be doing. It’s not the series for me, but I’m glad to have given it a shot. My review of Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson will be up soon. I just have to dedicate some time to a paper before anything else! Happy reading lovelies!


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