on 13 January 2014
Got to say, I didn't expect much from this. But the world that this book paints is great. A world where heroes
and villains live so close that they almost just seem to put up with each other well unless they see each other doing "work". The lead character makes you really believe that being a villain is a great career, one everyone should want. After finishing this book I had to go and buy next one straight away
on 17 January 2014
This has now become one of my favourite books, and I'm glad to hear there are more in the renegade series. The characters, especially Damien are amazing, totally lovable and just hilarious. The story was fantastic, and I couldn't find any faults within it.
This book had jokes, action scenes, cool characters, heart-break, some crazy love triangle that only lasted throughout this book.
I would recommend this to any and everyone. A fantastic read.
on 2 December 2015
Adore this. Funniest story I've read in ages. Thank you for brightening my day! I've never give a review before finishing a book before, but I had to stop and go to work, sigh, and I just had to say Thank You first. In a world full of increasingly dark and disturbing YA it is such a joy to find a book like this, which is sheer fun.
Welcome to Golden City, where superheroes and supervillains mingle with ordinary citizens.
We meet the main character, Damien Locke, on the eve of his 16th birthday - the day his "V" is supposed to appear in his thumbprint. The day his fate is officially sealed. The day he becomes a REAL supervillain. His "V" will ensure his admission to Vilmore, the university for aspiring villains.
So, standing in front of a crowd of people as the clock strikes midnight, Damien watches as his thumbprint shifts...
The "X" has only been a rumor - until now. The shock of the "X" is bad enough to send Damien into a tailspin, but the cause of it is downright devastating. The "X" means he has superhero in him. He's never known his father, but always assumed he was another supervillain like his mother - but he was wrong. His fears are confirmed when he confronts his mother and she reveals she had a one-night stand with a superhero in the middle of a particularly heated battle.
Damien is thrust into a world he doesn't want anything to do with when his mother sends him to spend six weeks with his father and his superhero family. He attempts to maintain his supervillain persona in the midst of the enemy, and is forced to make his own decisions about right and wrong.
Damien Locke is a delightful character. His snarky personality fills the book with humor and causes the reader to fall in love with him. Even though Chelsea M. Campbell set THE RISE OF RENEGADE X in a fantasy world filled with superheroes and supervillains, Damien still deals with typical teenage problems. He has to deal with a rotten friend, a cheating girlfriend, and major parent issues.
THE RISE OF RENEGADE X is a fun story. The reader will love getting lost in Damien's world. I know I can't wait for the sequel.
Reviewed by: Karin Librarian