Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
What I liked:
- The Characters were all so unique and lovable. Even the side characters were lovable like Bee for example. I loved that the friendships in this book got attention and Bee was a important person, not just forgotten.
- Harper was a very kickass but still girly main protagonist. I liked that a lot because in most YA books the girls who are badass aren't girly. It was a relief to read something different that shows that a girly girl can also kick serious butt.
- The same goes for David. He was snarky, funny and cute but very different from the typical YA boy (in a good way).
- Harper and David's interactions were so funny and I loved their back and forth banter.
- This book was so funny! I was always laughing at something someone said or did. It's written in 2nd person (sort of) which added comedy to the story. Some people ,however, may not like it as much as I did.
- It was exciting to read a new setting. I found it fun to imagine the characters talking in their southern accents.
- There was so much action and ,since the book was well paced, there was never a dull moment! It only took me 2 days to read.
- The plot is so intriguing and there were some plot twists at the end that I really didn't see coming. I've never read anything about Paladins or anything so the new mythology was very interesting to learn about.
- I was very surprised by this book. I've read Rachel Hawkins other book 'Hex Hall' and found it ok so I didn't expect to like this book. However, I really did! There's nothing I can think of that I didn't like. I can't wait for the next book!
My Favorite Quote:
“If by ‘graciously volunteered,’ you mean ‘was threatened and coerced,’ then yes, I did,”
My Rating: 5/5 Stars