Review & Giveaway: The Rules of Rebellion by Amity Hope

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Review & Giveaway: The Rules of Rebellion by Amity Hope

I received this book for free from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review & Giveaway: The Rules of Rebellion by Amity HopeThe Rules of Rebellion by Amity Hope
Published by Entangled: Crush on April 2, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 190
Format: Digital, Paperback
Source: Entangled Teen
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Skinny dip (her idea)
2. Prank someone (his idea)
3. Stargaze (her idea)
4. Kiss someone (his idea)

Leo Zimmerman has had a crush on his curvy best friend Kylie Jenkins since forever, so When he discovers the girl with a flair for baking has a newfound plan to rebel against her overbearing parents, he’s determined to be the one to help her carry it out. Who better than a self-proclaimed rebel like himself to show her the ropes of letting loose?

Sure, taking her to her first high school party, helping her sneak out of the house, or watching a sunset together isn’t exactly a hardship, but much harder is masking his feelings the more time they spend together. And when he suggests adding “kiss a boy” to Kylie’s plan and she accepts…suddenly all his dreams seem to be coming true.

But Leo’s got a secret that could change everything between them, and it’s only a matter of time before it comes to the surface.




Young Adult, Contemporary Romance; with dual-pov.

It is the second book of a series, but can be read as a stand-alone. I haven’t read the first book and understood the story completely.


  • Addictiveness: This was a fun, fast read for me. I read it in one sitting and the story was so cute that it kept me guessing until the end.
  • Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 5/5  They were all easy to love, connect and understand. Really, Leo is the perfect boyfriend. Is the type that I would love for my daughter. Kylie is also adorable. I like the entire group of friends and I found them refreshing.
  • Cover: art 3.5/5, title 5/5, subtitle 4/5, color-font 4/5, buy 4/5 I love cover arts and this one is cute. I only wished that I could find something of the story in it. I love the title and the colors/font used worked. I would buy this book without reading the blurb!
  • Plot: believable 5/5, conflict 4/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 4/5, pace 4/5, setting 5/5, subplots 4/5, twists 5/5  Good opening and wonderful ending. Interesting conflict and dialogues well written. Fast-paced with enough subplots to enhance the story. A nice unexpected twists that gave the story a bit of angst. I really liked it.
  • Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 4/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 1/5 This is cute, fun and enjoyable. They are both such great teens that it made all believable. Leo is dreamy and Kylie really lucky! 🙂
  • Writing Style: Great characters, good plot with sweet romance. What is not to like?

  • Freshness: This is the usual “recipe”of YA romance. Nothing extremely original here, but it doesn’t bother me. Is a well written book with lovable characters.


My first book by the author, but it won’t be my last. It was refreshing to read a YA romance without the theme of high school groups of mean teen against the bullied ones.

28/35 STARS –  4 STARS (4 stars between 28 and 31 stars)

Addictiveness: 4 Character: 5  Cover: 4  Freshness: 3  Plot: 4  Romance: 4 Writing Style: 4

  • Action 0/5
  • Angst 2/5
  • Darkness 0/5
  • Humor 3/5
  • Romance 5/5
  • Suspense/Mystery 0/5
  • Would I recommend? I would recommend this book for everyone that enjoys cute YA romance.
  • Would I re-read this book?Yes
  • Would I re-read this series?  Yes.
  • Would I read more from the author? Yes, I would love to.

You MAY read this because you like the author; you SHOULD read this if you follow the series; you MUST read this for a cute, adorable teens!!!





Her dimples popped into place, her smile so bright it about knocked me senseless. She bounced a bit on her tiptoes, and for one hopeful second I thought she’d maybe hug me. Unfortunately, she reined in her enthusiasm.

“That’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me,” she said. “I’ve got to run. My sister is probably pacing in front of my car by now. See you later.”

She scurried off, and I was disappointed the conversation had ended so quickly. I didn’t mind watching her walk away, though. I loved how the girl filled out a pair of jeans. She had more bounce in her step than most of the cheerleaders. Kylie was just plain…perky. She always seemed to be happy and smiling. I’d suspected Kylie was one of those rare people who was always fun to be around. Spending time with her these past few months had proven I wasn’t wrong.

She finally rounded the corner, slipping from my view. As I twisted back around, something crinkled beneath my foot. On the floor, directly where we’d been talking, was a pink slip of paper. It looked suspiciously similar to the one that had been sticking out of Kylie’s notebook earlier today.

I swiped it off the floor as I cast another glance down the hallway. It was too late to call after her. I’d have to give it back to her later. I reflexively glanced at the page, assuming it was a recipe, but wanting to be sure it wasn’t something important. Something she might need immediately.

Senior Checklist.

I glanced down the hallway again, confirming that she was out of sight and that she hadn’t realized she dropped the paper and was coming back. The hallway was clearing out, most of us anxious to get out of here at the end of the day.

With no sign of Kylie, I leaned against my locker and glanced at the sheet in my hand again. I was expecting to see items like Choose date and time for graduation party. Or Tour college campus.

I did not expect to see the items that were actually listed.


Senior Checklist

  1. Skinny dip (sort of)
  2. Sneak out (but don’t get caught)
  3. Prank someone (nothing destructive)
  4. Go to a party (no drinking)
  5. Kiss a boy (finally!)
  6. Watch a sunset (so romantic)


If I’d had any idea her list was going to be so private, I wouldn’t have read it. But once I’d seen it, I couldn’t exactly un-see it.

So I read it again.


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About Amity Hope

Amity lives in beautiful northern Minnesota with her two sons, two cats and their Rottweiler.

She has a degree in elementary education and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to self-publish.

Her first self-published novel, Twisted, was listed by Amazon as a Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Book of 2012. It hit Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance Best Sellers List in several countries. Truths and Dares held the #1 position on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance eBooks in the UK.

If she’s not writing, or spending time with her boys, she’s most likely reading.

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