Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.
Oh my goodness this book was so hilarious and a great escape from some of the more serious books that I’ve been reading.
Harper was such a funny heroine. At first glance, she seems like a total stuck up, preppy girl, but she was so much more. She was definitely a southern belle and she had a lot of sass to her. I liked her determination to be the best paladin to the one guy who rides her very last nerve. She was a kickass assassin slash debutante.
David, the hero, was actually the farthest thing that I usually adore in a guy but I loved him all the more. He was a hipster with the skinny jeans and Converse shoes but he was funny, sweet, and totally adorable. He made the top of my list of my favorite good boys.
The plot was twisty and unique to me since Harper was the badass chick and David was the dude who needed protection from the bad baddies. The writing was everything I loved about her Hex Hall series, so light and fun. Being in Harper’s head was so entertaining! I loved the initial animosity between Harper and David and the subsequent falling for each other. They were a perfect match.
With the surprise ending, I am so excited for book 2, Miss Mayhem! And isn’t the cover the best?!
Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: I was so stunned that it hardly even registered that he was kissing me until…oh. Oh. The kiss didn’t make my stomach flutter; it made my skin sing. It made me raise myself up on tiptoes so I could kiss him back harder. It made me want to kiss him anytime, anyplace, even if we were in the middle of Main Street.
Rating: 5/5 Tar Heels!