Published by Penguin on April 8th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
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.
I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK.
There. I said it HAHA. But I’m not kidding. I do love this book. And man man man, I seriously need the next book pronto.
Okay, to be honest, I fell for the cover of this book first. Definitely. But then when I read the blurb — Homecoming Queen turned assassin-ish? YEP, GIMME. I mean, well hell, it totally sounded kickass, and you know what? This book definitely kicked ass. I’m so tempted to be a cheerleader now, because I am internally screaming for this book HAHAH.
The whole mash-up of real life and Paladin life kinda makes it more WOAH. I don’t think I have ever read a book that kinda focuses on how a character still tries so hard to be normal, because yknow, once a character becomes a “supernatural”, then BAM, their whole reality life kinda disappears into the background. But not this book. In fact, I don’t know how many times me and Harper Price were jolted back into reality in this book HAHA.
Harper was definitely a homecoming queen material, but she wasn’t those bitchy, mean type. Instead, she’s the too hardworking, perfectionist type. The kind who wants to keep up with the good grades and a whole tons of other leadership stuffs. I actually loved her since the first page, especially her need to be an all-rounder. I mean, man, that totally makes her more real, because come on, who doesn’t have crazy flaws in their lives?
David was SNARKY. That’s the first word that comes to mind HAHA. He was snarky and rude at first sight. But boy, that guy is pretty geeky and knowledgeable when he wants to be HAHA. And I don’t know why, but I kinda picture him to be geeky-sexy-ish. Errr, sorry? HEHE.
The whole book was a combination of kickass fighting and also high school drama. Well, not really high school, but you know, typical drama about romance and besties. BUT add in superpowers? HOLY HELL. There is chaos in this book (in a good way) and I definitely absolutely LOVELOVE it.