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. – Goodreads
Although Rebel Belle took me a bit to get into Miss Mayhem held me until the final moment. I almost didn’t know it was possible to read a book as quickly as I did. Harper is the same neurotic character from the beginning the only thing that changes is she is now aware of her power and how nothing is ever going to be the same again. No matter how hard she tries.
What I loved about this book is that it didn’t feel like the dreaded middle school book. It felt like Harper’s world and she was just having a new problem thrown at her. From trying to figure out David (no longer her enemy but her love) to supernatural problems. And while Bee has come back from vanishing at Cotillion, she isn’t the same. She isn’t the Bee that Harper knows and loves and that of course worries Harper. Harper is like a normal, everyday teen, she’s juggling everything while trying to keep her head above water. That is the most relatable teenage moment in the world: juggling and trying to keep your head above water.
Interesting enough Miss Mayhem was more contemporary instead of supernatural. While there was nothing particular wrong with this book it did go back and forth between moving too slow and moving too fast. I do wish the pacing would have been more consistent.
Will I be reading the third book? HECK YES I WILL BE. With the killer hook/cliffhanger I cannot wait to know how this book series will end.