Print Length 345 pages
Publisher Putnam Juvenile
Published April 8, 2014
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.
On the night that she is suppose to be named Homecoming Queen Harper Price stumbles upon a horrible murder. One in which the victim tries to kiss her and then she gets attacked. No one will believe her though, since all evidence disappears. Besides the homecoming queen cannot get all weird, especially with her family history.
Who doesn’t love a book that mentions World of Warcraft? Not only have that, but a female paladin, sign me up. Harper is a noob with the whole paladin protection service and to be honest does not want to protect her charge, David Stark- who is totally not related to Tony stark. Stark is Harper’s niemizes and has been since grade school. Their rivalry has continued in highschool with the valedictorian slot up for grabs. Why they hate each other no one can say- they just like ti better that way.
Harper really is a sweet southern belle. Not an ounce of meanness in her body- she can’t even be mean to the gal trying to steal her man. I have to say the only issue I had with the book is the mention of a hummingbird cake. Having grown up in the south, I have never heard of this famous southern cake before. I even looked it up- my only rational is that I was raised by Yankees in the south. So that could be the reason I haven’t heard of it before.
A fabulously entertaining tale that will cause you to want to sit on your front porch with a cold glass of sweet ice tea, some cake and the quiet hum of the crickets as you read.
My Rating 4 out of 5 stars
Favorite Quote “Well, bless your heart,” he drawled in a not very nice (if kind of accurate) imitation of my accent.
Other PeopleBee- Harper’s bestie extremely supportive
Ryan- Harper’s boyfriend, I kinda don’t like him-but for no reason at all
Saylor- David’s guardian and Mage, only he doesn’t know it