Title: Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle #1)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publication Info: Published April 8, 2014 by Putnam Juvenile
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
The Flavor: The Flash meets polite southern society
The Short Version: You remember that perfect girl you knew in high school? Well, she's back in the form of seventeen-year-old Harper, and this time she's roundhouse-kicking her way into your heart.
**beware: some spoilers from the book follow**
Title: The Selection Series
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: Dystopian Young Adult
The Flavor: The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor
The Short Version: With all the drama of an episode of The Bachelor and all the excitement of your typical YA dystopian, this series totally rocked my socks off.
The Description: In a post-war-torn United States (now called Illea), America Singer reluctantly enters a contest to win the hand of Prince Maxon. Along with 35 other young ladies, America travels to the castle, where she must deal with cat fights, back stabbing, jealousy, and trust issues. If it sounds like an episode of The Bachelor, well then, good. I’m describing it correctly. As opposed to the simple YA love triangle, this series goes all out and gives us TWO love triangles. A bit of political intrigue and talk of revolution keep things exciting.
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