Pros & Cons / Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins


Pros and ConsI choose books based on a variety of reasons, but the one that first led me to Rebel Belle, by Rachel Hawkins, was the gorgeous and intriguing cover. From the title treatment to the contrast between the knife and pearls {weapon-wielding southern belle? how could you not pick this one up?!}, I was hooked. Thankfully, the story didn’t disappoint – I’m already planning to read more of Rachel Hawkins’ novels based on my enjoyment of this one! It’s fluffy, fun, and oh-so entertaining, so I suggest moving this one to the top of your to-be-read list.

Here’s your quick summary, as always: 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. {Goodreads}

Rebel Belle Pros and ConsLet’s discuss! Have you read Rebel Belle or any of the novels in the Hawkins’ Hex Hall series? I haven’t come across many YA books that use the southern belle storyline; the only few that are coming to mind are this one and the Belles series {reviews here, here, and here}. Finally, according to Goodreads, the second book in this trilogy, Miss Mayhem, will come out next April. I’m extremely happy and quite excited to read it! :)


7 thoughts on “Pros & Cons / Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

  1. I’m so glad to hear you liked this one! I’ve been wanting to read it, but wasn’t entirely sure if it would live up to that gorgeous cover. (That’s what drew me in, too–I actually picked up a poster of the cover at a book fest a while back!) Now you’ve convinced me to give it a read!


  2. […] “The Schuyler Sisters,” the song where the production’s three leading ladies are first introduced, happens to be one of my favorite tracks, not in the least because it’s led by the talented Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, and Jasmine Cephas Jones. I was happy to match their number with one of my favorite books: Rachel Hawkin’s Rebel Belle. Like the Schuyler sisters, protagonist Harper Price proves to be an intelligent, strong, and admirable main character, and I only wish more people would give her story a try. {review} […]


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