Published by Putnam Juvenile on April 7th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and her best friend, Bee, has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can focus on 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 make her more powerful than ever.
Miss Mayhem did not impress me as much as Rebel Belle did, but the ending kinda made up for it, and hence, the three stars. David and Harper are still OTP though. And to be honest, I think that their relationship was what made this book bearable, because everyone else felt disconnected and shady as fuck.
That was the main problem with this book – each of the characters felt so disconnected and rushed, making me feel like the author wanted to get this book over and done with quickly. There were no character development whatsoever, and it disappointed me. Half the time, I wanted to strangle every single character, except for Harper. Thank God for Harper. Her character was the constant one, and she was legit the only character who had any development.
Miss Mayhem was short, yet draggy. Each scene felt rushed and underdeveloped. I also felt like there were certain unnecessary dramas? I mean, I do get that some dramas help to make the story a little bit more interesting, but in this book? They just flopped. I lost count of how many times I actually rolled my eyes.
The ending was AMAZING. I mean, it was intense, it was scary and it was everything that Miss Mayhem should have been. Reading the last few chapters made me want to buy the next book on the spot, and I felt like that was what the whole of Miss Mayhem could’ve been about. SO YES, don’t worry about it guys, I’m still interested in reading the last book, watching how everything finally e