Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Required Reading

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Hello, readers! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday! T5W was created by Lainey over at the booktube channel gingerreadslainey. You can see topics for the rest of the month by joining the Goodreads group! This week I’ll be discussing my favorite required reading books that I’ve read over the years in school. This is a topic that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough in the online book community, so I’m glad for the chance to share some of my favorites. I used to hate required reading when I was younger, but high school really changed my mind about the “genre.” Of course I don’t like every book I’ve had to read in school, but I’m definitely open to reading them and have come to appreciate many required reading books. I imagine that being an English major would be rather difficult if I still hated classics. Ha! Now let’s get to it!

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Review: “Rebel Belle” by Rachel Hawkins

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Title: Rebel Belle
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pages: 345
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Published: April 8, 2014

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Quick Synopsis: 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. With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y’all beg for more.

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