Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle #2) by Rachel Hawkins

Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and her best friend, Bee, has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can focus on 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 ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or make her more powerful than ever. 

Miss Mayhem was the continuation of the book I reviewed a while ago, Rebel Belle. The main character Harper is finally starting to find peace in her hectic life as the new Paladin. Her boyfriend, David the oracle, and ex-boyfriend, Ryan the mage, have both brought her spirits up after losing her best friend, Bee, during the fight at Cotillion. The unlikely band have started to change events that could happen around their town from good to bad, all because of David’s visions. 

Unbeknownst to David, Ryan and Harper have put a spell on him so that he will only receive these small visions, for the fear that he might let the Oracle in him become more powerful then his own soul. When David receives a vision that the Ephors, the secret society to only wanted to kill David not too long ago, want to see him and his friends, they take a trip out to see them despite Harper’s complaints. Their meeting with the Ephors doesn’t go as planned when they find Bee, who is a newly trained Paladin, and find out that Harper has to complete a series of trials to test her Paladin skills and if she fails, she will die.

 After the meeting, the four teens that are wrapped up in this ancient and deadly scheme, are pushed to the limits. Their unfortunate circumstances test friendship,loyalty, love, and courage. Will Harper’s tale end in flowers and butterflies, or will her world come crashing down?

I would give Miss Mayhem a seven on my “Amazingly Fabulous Book Scale”, for good storyline and plot twists. There may be some inappropriate content in this book, so please choose carefully when picking for younger readers.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Hannah

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