Miss Mayhem – Rachel Hawkins

I loved loved loved the first book in the series as I found it really funny and enjoyable so when I found out there was a sequel I was excited to see when the story would go. Sadly, however it wasn’t as good as the first and I felt that it was more of a filler book.

Miss Mayhem is the second book in the Rebel Belle series and again follows Harper Price and her friends as they begin to adjust to life again after the events in the previous book but it isn’t long till trouble finds them. The Ephors have decided they’d rather train David than kill him. The catch: Harper has to come along for the ride, but she can’t stay David’s Paladin unless she undergoes an ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or make her more powerful than ever.

As always Harper is a great protagonist and she never fails to make me smile and laugh with her narration and I think without her this book wouldn’t have been as enjoyable. Her relationship with David is also really cute and I love how they are complete opposites and the banter between them. I really enjoyed seeing their relationship develop as well as many other relationships but I won’t give away who! Bee and Ryan were both more involved in this book which I loved as it meant that they could all work together especially Bee and Harper! #GirlPower

The story line was fun and fast paced but in my opinion that was all it was. It didn’t have the excitement and adventure the first book had and like I’ve said before I felt like it was more of a filler book. But aside from that I enjoyed seeing all of our characters interact and work together and I have to admit that some of those fight scenes were pretty badass but also humorous

Overall, I rate this book 3.5/5, as it was an enjoyable read but it just didn’t live up to the first book. I have no idea where the next book will take us and I just hope the third book will be as amazing as the first!

 

Rebell Belle – Rachel Hawkins

Perfection. Is the only word to describe this book as it was funny, heartfelt, adorable and exciting with it’s action packed storyline. The range of characters was also something I really enjoyed, especially Harper and David!

Harper Price, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance leaves 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 and with these powers she’s been given the task to protect her least favourite person; David Stark.

Harper is your perfect southern belle. She’s head of nearly every group at school, homecoming queen and has a gorgeous boyfriend but when the Paladin powers kick in her world is turned upside-down. In my opinion, Harper was a brilliant character who made me laugh constantly. Her reaction to her powers was priceless. I loved the fact she was a total badass but also at the same time she was still really girly. This just shows that even the girly blondes can still kick some ass from time to time!

And then there’s David. He’s quirky, smart and can’t stand Harper. But as the book goes on, this begins to change a lot! He challenges her and keeps her on her toes, so I found Harper to be more engaging when they were together.

I was pleasantly surprised that there was a lot more action than expected but at the same time it was still really girly and romantic. From the very first page we are thrown straight into the middle of it, which then kept me hooked for the rest of the novel. Within a few pages or so, Harper gains her “powers” and new status as a Paladin. David also quickly finds out that he’s extraordinary. I was relieved that everyone was on the same page, sooner rather than later, because this story would have dragged if Harper continually had to hide her mission while protecting David. The balance of romance and  action was also fab, it always entertaining whether it was when Harper was kicking ass or having cheesy romantic moment!

The humour in this book was brilliant, I think it was my favourite part; it was just so funny. Harper is absolutely hilarious and she has little quips that would just make me burst out laughing. I loved that while she would be beating someone up, she would also having you smiling and laughing. It makes for a really fun book. The banter between David and Harper was again something I really enjoyed and it was easy to see the chemistry between them even though they will do anything to deny it. They are a lot alike and working together starts to show this. I loved them together.

Overall, this book was adorable, funny and so romantic as well as action packed and totally badass! I highly recommend this to all those who love a good contemporary with a twist and I easily rate this a 5/5 stars.