“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.”
-Taken from Goodreads.
I don’t really know why, but I had higher expectations for this book. Don’t get me wrong, it was a pleasant and quick read. I felt that, while the plot was good, the characters were a bit lacking.
I don’t think I could be friends with any of the characters in this book. Harper, for instance, was too much of a perfectionist and an overachiever, with no real reason for that (I think there might have been a reason, but I almost missed it, it’s not that well explained). As for the rest of the characters, I felt they were quite forgettable.
The strong suite here was, for me, the plot. More specifically, the Paladin thing, and even that felt odd, for some reason.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5