Rachel Hawkins

Miss Mayhem

Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle, #2)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.


Before I begin, I have to say that this sequel was -much to my surprise- a disappointment to me. Whereas part one of this series is uplifting and witty, this one felt like it was rushed. As if she lost all sense of what her characters are about and what they stand for.

I don’t know… it just felt off in some way.

In Miss Mayhem we follow Harper once again after the events of Rebel Belle but this time she’s happy with David and he’s come to terms with him being an Oracle. However, instead of being an allpowerful Oracle with incredibly clear visions of the future, David struggles to see anything of import.
Being David’s Paladin doesn’t stop Harper from protecting David from all influences, including himself. That’s why she’s taken measures to stop him from having huge visions. This secret throws a wedge in their relationship.

To make things even more difficult for the pair, Harper is forced to do a couple of tests. These tests could be anything and will eventually decide wether she’s worthy of being a Paladin or not.

And that’s pretty much it…
There’s not much going on in this book…. I really can’t think of another thing to say that’ll get you all hyped up for this sequel. The story wasn’t all that great. There was no tension, all the climaxes dropped away before exploding and there weren’t any plot twists this time.

Also, the chemistry between David and Harper… It was…. meh *shrugs*

I shipped them SO HARD in the first book. Their chemistry was through the roof. It was so cute at times that I just melted and giggled whenever they got together but this… THIS?!?!?!?! It felt so fake that I lost all my appetite. The ship started to transform into a NOTP. They don’t fit together in Miss Mayhem and to make things even worse, the dialogues between the two of them weren’t that great anymore. The hilarious back talk and snarky remarks that they had in part one was gone. All that was left was awkwardness and ugh…

I was really disappointed with Miss Mayhem. Evenso, I am excited for part three. I read the synopsis a few days ago. It didn’t sound all that great but I am going to read it with the hopes of it getting its groove back.

With love,
Leanne

 

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