Original Title: Miss Mayhem
Year Published: 2016
Published by: Speak
Number of Pages: 273
First Sentence: N/A
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and best friend Bee has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can return her focus to the important things in life: school, canoodling with David, her nemesis-turned-ward-slash-boyfie, and even competing in the Miss Pine Grove pageant.
Unfortunately, supernatural chores are never done. 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 an ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or make her more powerful than ever.
This is the second book in the Rebel Belle trilogy and it was such a good read. I loved Rebel Belle and this was definitely a worthy sequel. Yes, it does suffer slightly from the “second book syndrom” but it was still a great read.
My lord, I really love Harper. She is super amazing and I just adore her. Sure, I she can be a little too much at times in the way she treats her friends but it is only because she loves them that she does so. I also loved the fact that Hawkins have made Harper badass and still manage to keep her “normal”. By that I mean that she still doubt herself despite the powers she has. It’s not the powers that make her a hero, it’s what already inside her that makes her an hero.
What also makes this book so great is the supporting cast. David, Bee and Ryan are all very important and given a little more breathing room in this book. That was something that was absolutely amazing, because they are all such lovely characters and it was so nice to get to know them better.
The plot itself was quite fun, although it was a little flat. It felt like this book was more focused on the relationship between all the characters. We do get a little more background information concerning the whole Paladin thing but it would have been great to get some more. However, it was still a good sequel and I’m looking forward to the final book.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do.