Rating: 5 stars
Damien Locke knows his destiny–attending the university for supervillains and becoming Golden City’s next professional evil genius. But when Damien discovers he’s the product of his supervillain mother’s one-night stand with–of all people–a superhero, his best-laid plans are ruined as he’s forced to live with his superhero family.
Going to extreme lengths (and heights), The Rise of Renegade X chronicles one boy’s struggles with the villainous and heroic pitfalls of growing up.
I’m not usually a superhero or supervillain person at all, but The Rise of Renegade is a phenomonal debut that had me entranced from page 1. The Rise of Renegade X has the entire package, it’s fun, witty, and humorous.
Chelsea Campbell sure has talent when it comes to characters. The characters were my favorite part of the book – they were all extremely well-written. Sarah was so quirky and out there, but you had to love her! Damien, the protagonist, was an awesome character. He had a great voice, which was enjoyable to read the entire book. He made a good balance between snarky comments and actual sincere thoughts. He was a character you had trouble NOT falling for. Cat was another wonderful character. I loved her super power. She was my favorite character of the book. All the characters were memorable, whether they played a large role or not. I love when characters don’t fade into the background.
The plot was another awesome thing about the book. It was really original. Can you just imagine growing up supervillain then finding out you could possibly be a hero? That would be torture! Watching Damien’s struggle with this throughout the book was so fun. As much as it sucked for him, it was great for readers.
This is one you don’t want to miss, it’s that good. It’s got all the key coponents you want a book to have. I can’t wait to hear more from Chelsea Campbell (a sequel perchance?)