Rebel Belle is the fifth book by Rachel Hawkins I have read and I have to say–I love this author. This one is the beginning of a new series and I NEED THE NEXT BOOK. (Her other series are the Hex Hall series and their spin-off School Spirits. Read them, too.) All of her books are in the same vein: light-hearted sort-of-paranormal-romance with a healthy side of teenage, high school drama. Her command of voice is refreshing and comforting. All of her plots are fast-paced, a little ridiculous, and fun. When I saw this book was being released, I had to buy it.
Rebel Bell is a fun read. It’s quick (it took me two days, even with school) and an easy read, what I like to call a “popcorn” book (because you can burn through them quickly like you’re eating popcorn…I don’t know…I’m weird). The characters are alive and the conflicts between them are at once both hilarious and heart-wrenching. The plot is Buffy the Vampire Slayer if Buffy was a valedictorian. And Southern. The romance is awkward in a perfect way.
Read it. And the rest of Rachel Hawkins books. They are the perfect easy reads to enjoy between long, emotional, dark and depressing ones. Which is good, because I also like to read long-emotional-dark-depressing ones, and books like these keep me from losing my mind. 🙂