Rebel Belle [Review]

Posted March 16, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 5 Comments

Rebel Belle [Review]Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Series: Rebel Belle #1
Published by Putnam Juvenile on April 8th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 345
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
Series Rating: five-stars
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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 Thoughts

Rachel Hawkins never ceases to make me fall in love with her books. I loved her Hex Hall series and I am so excited to call Rebel Belle a new favorite! I loved the story to it. I loved the paranormal aspect to it. And I especially loved the southern aspect to it. It made me want to pack my bags and move down south. It also made me want to watch Hart of Dixie again. 🙂

What I appreciated most about this story was that it was fast paced. It didn’t lag and have no plot movement. Harper wasn’t one of those bimbo’s who take forever with figuring out what she is and what she is supposed to do. I really appreciated that Hawkins did that. I hate having to go through a novel knowing who and what the main character is and should be doing when the main character hasn’t even figured it out yet.

I was also impressed with how much I loved the paranormal aspects. I wasn’t really sure what the paranormal stuff would be and it did take me a while to get used to the whole Paladin thing because I had never heard of Paladin’s prior to this book. Well, I probably did through The Big Bang Theory and an old ex of mine who loved World of Warcraft. But, I didn’t really know what to expect of that. But I really enjoyed it and I really enjoyed Harper kicking ass, especially while in a dress and heels.

Speaking of Harper Price, I loved her! She was such a great main character! I loved how she was so likable and funny. I also really like that she can kick some ass! And David is annoyingly adorable. There were times that I wanted to smack him but then there were times where I just couldn’t help but love him. Cannot wait to see more of them two together! 🙂

I also loved that ending! It was such a great ending and only makes me even more excited to pick up Miss Mayhem! Which I will be doing straight away! I will forever want to read anything Rachel Hawkins writes because there has never been a book that I didn’t like. Her writing just makes you want to keep reading until the very last page. If you haven’t picked up this series yet, you should! I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to read the rest of the series! 🙂


5 responses to “Rebel Belle [Review]

  1. Alecia

    Aw this book sounds so awesome and I lovd your review! I came across this one not too long ago and at first I wasn’t too sure about it as I had concluded it was just another cheesy and lackluster YA novel with some paranormal aspect added in but now I have a whole new perspective on it after reading all the positive reviews. I really can’t wait to read this one!

  2. Rebecca

    Hearing you say it made you want to rewatch Hart of Dixie is definitely a plus in my book! I just finished watching it and I miss it, although I was very pleased with the ending which made me want to both laugh and cry…but that’s another story for another day! I just added this to my TBR yesterday and I actually haven’t read anything by this author before, but I’ve heard great things about her series. Might have to get all these books together any binge them!

    • Hart of Dixie obviously doesn’t have any paranormal aspects to it, but Rebel Belle definitely reminded me of it especially with the Southern Belles/Debutante trope. Plus, it took place in Alabama and mentioned Mobile at one point. And yes! The ending of Hart of Dixie… I was SUPER satisfied with it, I just WANT…no NEED more! 🙂
      Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
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