Sunday, April 26, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: REBEL BELLE BY RACHEL HAWKINS

Book: Rebel Belle
Author: Rachel Hawkns
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile, 345 pages
Goodreads
Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis:

Harper is just your typical southern belle teenager, enjoying her junior year of high school. On the night of homecoming, when Harper is expecting to win Homecoming Queen, she is suddenly thrown into a world unknown to her. She witnesses the murder of the school custodian, who before he dies, passes on his magic powers and strength to Harper. Haper soon realizes that her power is to protect David Stark, her competitor since childhood. Will Harper accept the power bestowed upon her or will she ignore everything?

Review:

Rebel Belle was a fun, light read. I was captivated throughout the story and wanted to find out what was going on and how the story would end.

Having never grew up in the South, it is always interesting to read about how it is custom to be polite all of the time (I thought it was just a Canadian thing for awhile). I liked reading about how Harper spent time with her family and baked cake for her aunts.

I was intrigued b the struggles that Harper had to go through with her boyfriend Ryan. As a reader, I could tell they are not meant to be together but their relationship becomes more interesting as the story ends.

Bee was also a character I enjoyed reading because of how loyal she is to Harper. Loyalty is very important to me in friendship. One character I found hard to like is Saylor Stark. I don't why she had to lie to David about his family and I found her methods to protecting David to be hasty.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Rebel Belle and give it ****/5 stars. I am excited to read Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins, the second in this series of books. Have you read Rebel Belle, is so, did you enjoy the plot? What about David Stark, did you not fall in love with him?


Friday, April 10, 2015

SPRING BOOK HAUL!

 Hi everyone! Winter is finally coming to an end and spring is here! Well, at least the temperatures aren't below freezing anymore even if the sky is grey. The nicer weather has brought out this mood in me to keep accomplishing things and to keep at my reading goals. So I went and did a little shopping (damage to my account was done) and purchased a few books I have been meaning to read.


  • The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London #3) by Maureen Johnson. I absolutely love The Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson and her third book in the series came out earlier this year. I can't wait to read it!
  • If I Stay Collection by Gayle Forman. The If I Stay movie attracted a lot of buzz but I haven't seen it yet. I wanted to read the book first so I saw this collection of both If I Stay and Where She Went and had to get it.
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I have read Bossypants by Tina Fey and loved it. Not being a biography lover, I think there is something awesome about females talking about how they got to be successful in the name of helping other females become successful. I have seen some book clubs on YouTube reading this book and I knew that it was something I needed to pick up, 
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. Again, I really enjoy reading about successful females for some reason. I think this book will be very humorous and I could use a good laugh
So that concludes my Spring Book Haul. Leave a comment letting me know if you have read any of these novels and what your thoughts were. Are any of these books on your TBR pile? If so, which one?

Don't Forget to be Awesome!

Tara