Monday, October 10, 2016

Review: Lady Renegades (Rebel Belle #3) by Rachel Hawkins

Lady Renegades (Rebel Belle #3) by Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Goodreads Summary: 
Just as Harper Price starts coming to terms with her role as David Stark’s battle-ready Paladin, protector, and girlfriend—her world goes crazy all over again.

Overwhelmed by his Oracle powers, David flees Pine Grove and starts turning teenage girls into Paladins—and these young ladies seem to think that Harper is the enemy David needs protecting from.  Ordinarily, Harper would be able to fight off any Paladin who comes her way, but her powers have been dwindling since David left town…which means her life is on the line yet again.

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings the fun once again in the finale of this pitch-perfect romantic paranormal comedy series.
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: 
I really didn't like the series, not one of the three books. For some reason, a lot of elements just annoyed me. The only real reason I continued reading the series after Rebel Belle is that I like the idea and dislike not finishing a series regardless of quality. This review isn't going to be all negative though, because I think there are definitely people out there who will enjoy this series and rate each book with five stars.

The main thing that I hated consistently throughout the series; the characters. Sure, I quite like Ryan, but he's only a minor character. Blythe is cool as well, but we don't really get the opportunity to see her develop like she could've. I don't hate Harper, Bee, and David, but I seriously dislike them. Their personalities, general traits, appearances, and most things about them infuriate me.

I've said this before many times, and I'm saying it again. I love the idea of this series! Paladins, an Oracle, etc. As for the execution, I think the story ideas could be a lot better with different characters and a new story line.

The start of Lady Renegades bored me to death, I was almost tempted to give up. The constant use of "y'all" just irritates me, and I feel as if the vocabulary is very limited, maybe just 500 or so words. As for the ending, I think it's quite cliché and easily predicted.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition:
 Hardcover
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Recommended for: Fans of a good story, those that don't care as much about execution.

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