* The Rebel of Raleigh High is the first book in the Raleigh Rebels Series. Please be advised, this book comes with a trigger warning. Intended for readers 17+ *
There’s nothing that the students of Raleigh High can do to Silver Parisi anymore. Over the past year, she’s had to endure more pain and suffering than most people are asked to bear in their lifetimes. She’s a pariah, an outcast, a ghost. She’s also never been one to take shit lying down, though…despite what half the football team might say.
With only one hundred and sixty-eight days left of the school year, it won’t be long until graduation, and Silver’s planning on skipping town and leaving Raleigh firmly in her rearview mirror…
Until he comes along…
Alex Moretti’s earned most of his labels, and he’s not ashamed of a single one of them. He’ll earn far worse before he’s finished with his new found ‘friends’ at Raleigh High. Having spent years being ground down under the boot heel of society, it’s time for a little payback. And if exacting revenge upon the heads of the Raleigh elite means he can also help the beautiful girl who hovers in the shadows, then that’s all for the better.
Oil and water. Fire and ice. The differences between Silver and Alex are broader than any chasm. To reach one another, they must take a leap of faith and fall into the divide.
Nothing good ever came from falling.
★★★★ 3½ 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
I had NO clue what to expect when I picked this book up. I kept coming across it, and the cover was calling for me for some reason.
I am a fan of some YA books. This one... wasn't exactly the YA I was expecting. It definitely had a lot more sexual activity that I was anticipating, but it is what it is.
I'm not sure how I really feel about this book. There was a lot I enjoyed about it. But there were some things I wasn't really fond of.
I feel like I liked and disliked all of the right characters. They were pretty well developed and fell into the plot perfectly. I was and still am rooting for the hero and heroine.
I wasn't expecting the book to take the turn it did. I am still unsure of my thoughts on how it turned out. In many ways, it felt over the top. In other ways, I get why it was in there. I am not sure if it really fit the plot though. It threw me. It was written pretty well though.
Overall, this book is definitely not an easy one to swallow. If you avoid triggers, I would avoid this one. Personally, those "triggers" are the parts that made me like the book more. Without them, this book would not have worked.