Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

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Typical southern belle, Harper Price, has the perfect life. She’s involved in almost everything in school, has the perfect boyfriend, and is homecoming queen. All that changes, though, when Harper interrupts an intense battle between two teachers at her school. When one teacher is killed, he transfers his powers to Harper. Harper becomes the paladin (protector) of an ancient order, and now possesses ninja fighting skills. Now, instead of cotillion practice and shopping, Harper’s life consists of battle training and trying to hide her new life from her perfect boyfriend and best friend. She must find a way out of this new existence, before she loses everything she cares about.

I really didn’t think I was going to like this book. I had zero connection with the main character — she was all about makeup, clothes, and being the most popular girl. BUT, as the book progresses, she completely transforms. Not only did I end up loving Harper, but there’s a ton of action in the story, and a pretty cool plot twist at the end. I’m definitely ready for the next book in the series!

Rating: 4.5/5

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