Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins

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Set in: United States, Alabama

Summary: Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and best friend Bee has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can return her focus to 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 connect her to David for life.

This is a spoiler free review for this book, however this is a sequel to Rebel Belle, so if you have not read that.  Stop and go read it now (also set in Alabama) then come back and read this review.

Rebel Belle was a cute book, in fact everything that Rachel Hawkin’s writes is cute, I find the books to be very light and easy to listen to while I work.   I enjoyed listening to this series, Amy Rubinate always does a great job when she is narrating.  So if you are like me and currently not able to read I can certainly recommend this one to listen to.

The plot was fast paced and picked up pretty quick after the last book, it jumped right into the series.  Harper has to pretty much take the tests to convince everyone she is worthy.  It completely reminded me of that episode of Buffy where she goes through tests to prove she is worthy, and then pretty much says F you, I am the slayer.

anyway, I felt the love triangle somewhat, I can only imagine being thrown into this situation and being put between two men you love.

The series is set in Alabama which I know is not this huge tourist destination, but at the same time you could hear the “Southern” Charm in the book.  Which I think is one of the attractions when you go to a southern state.

Overall I think this is a book that if you area wanting to o to Alabama it might be a great cute light read to get you in the mood to head south and take part in that Southern hospitality.

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