This is a review of:
Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
Book 2 of Rebel Belle
a young adult urban fantasy series
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.
I really wanted this to be something good..
I’d like to keep this review short because there wasn’t much to talk about in detail..
Miss Mayhem picks up where Rebel Belle left off. Now, the Ephors find themselves wanting David rather than kill him. Why is that? David and Harper are in a relationship but Harper has to pass the trials to keep on being David’s Paladin. The whole book was about Harper trying to protect David but will she be able to pass these trials? and at what cost?
It was an ok sequel to a really promising prequel. I think what annoyed me the most was Harper’s character more than anything. She was very controlling and just so unlikable. She tries to run each one’s life the way she sees it fit. That was really annoying. Imagine going through that it’s-all-about-me attitude for 95% of the book. Poor David..
The chracters dynamic was very hostile considering the relationship drama going with Bee/Ryan/Harper/David. It was a headache and that did not help with the plot in anyway.
The plot started like it’s going somewhere but the pace fell in the middle. Then the last three chapters were what saved this book for me. Personally, if I summerized this book it’d be in one paragraph of 5 lines. That’s it.