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Rebel Belle, by Rachel Hawkins

About the Book:
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Putnam
Publication Date: 2014
Genre: Young Adult Supernatural/Fantasy
Series: Rebel Belle, book one
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Rating: 5 out of 5

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.

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.

Rebel Belle Review:

Regardless of a story’s unique quirks, a book can typically be put into a “box” of some sort. There are usually similarities a reader can grasp with familiarity – either it incites a nostalgic feeling or is perhaps reminiscent of a favorite film. Rebel Belle didn’t read anything like that for me. There are hints of familiar concepts and storyboards, but mostly it’s a unique story in its own world of ingenuity. The story wastes no time in kicking things off in an exciting, grand fashion. It opens with two casualties and a Southern Belle given powers she didn’t ask for. Sounds exciting, right? Well… sort of. Read my review in its Entirty over on Silver Petticoat Review →

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