Overwhelmed by his Oracle powers, David flees Pine Grove and starts turning teenage girls into Paladins—and these young ladies seem to think that Harper is the enemy David needs protecting from. Ordinarily, Harper would be able to fight off any Paladin who comes her way, but her powers have been dwindling since David left town…which means her life is on the line yet again.
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings the fun once again in the finale of this pitch-perfect romantic paranormal comedy series.
Lady Renegades is the spunky finale to Hawkins' inventive Rebel Belle Trilogy. Overall, I found that this series doesn't quite stand out in the sea of books that I've read over the past few years. I feel kind of neutral about this series. I didn't particularly like it, but there's nothing that I especially hate about it either. It's leaning to the more negative side of things if I had to choose, though.
I'm one of the few that actually doesn't like these books that much. Part of the issue was probably that I went into Lady Renegades with a negative attitude, but I also never was totally in love with this series. I felt eh about Miss Mayhem-- there wasn't much that I actually cared about by the end of it, making it especially hard to make myself even try to get into this book. Luckily for me, Lady Renegades is extremely short.
If you go back and read my review of Rebel Belle I really liked it. Looking back, it was probably because I hadn't read a lot of other books in the genre at the time. Now there are so many other books that stand taller than the Rebel Belle books in my mind and I just don't really care for any of the characters in the story. Honestly, while reading this I just wanted them all to die or kill each other just to end the story. The conflict, plot and characters were all not very compelling (for me). The only thing that I can say that I actually enjoyed about this book was the ending. I thought it was very clever. That's all I'm going to say about it.
I'm sorry about how short this review is, I'm also sorry about how negative it is, but that's just how I Feel about this book. I just didn't really like it. I only actually bought and read Lady Renegades because I figured what the heck. I've already read the first two, might as well read the third.
All in all, I'd have to say I enjoyed Hawkins' other series, Hex Hall, more enjoyable. I just couldn't find myself caring about any of the characters or issues in this book, nor did I actually enjoy any of it (aside from the ending.)
I'm giving Lady Renegades a 5.5/10 stars. Nothing really stood out for me and I just really didn't enjoy this read. I'd say it was disappointing, but I wasn't expecting much out of it anyway. I usually go into a book with a 6-7 star expectation, and unfortunately, this book didn't even make a 6. Though, it was not totally a 5. I enjoyed the ending enough to give it an extra half of a star.
Again, sorry for the negativity of this review. But at least I'm being honest, right? Please don't hate me.