My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publication Date: April 7th 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Supernatural, Contemporary, High School, Superpowers, Romance
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.
First book: Rebel Belle
Book one has a fun Harper, witty and ‘‘laugh out loud-worthy’’ dialogs, an entertaining storyline and a very fast pacing, while Miss Mayhem depicts a slightly out-of-control Harper, pleasant dialogs, a plot that is closer to the contemporary world than the supernatural one and a pacing that is relatively fast, too.
Miss Mayhem doesn’t live up to its first book, but is a sequel worth reading, for Harper’s narration will never bore you and the characters around her embellish the story with their unidealized and engaging personality.