Sunday, May 23, 2010

Review: Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell

Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell

Release Date: May 11, 2010
Publisher: Egmont USA
Genre: Young Adult 
Pages: 352
Source: Publisher

Rating: 4 out of 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.


Holy schnikes, Batman! You better watch yourself because there is a whole new superhero...or wait, should I say a whole new supervillian? Hhhm. Either way, The Rise of Renegade X is definitely going to be a favorite for readers!

Damien is probably one of my new favorite boys in Young Adult. He's very well developed, unbleivelbly sharp witted, sarcastic, obnixious at times, and could quite possibly charm the pants off of anyone. (Well, may not just anyone, just depends on who he’s laying the charm on to.) I loved seeing the character growth he had in him while this book went on.

I really enjoyed how this book covered a lot of things other than good guys vs. bad guys. Damien's family was definitely interesting to read. I loved how much he tried to rebel against his super hero family and what he learns from his mother's villain side. All the characters were great and never felt like background noise.

Between trying to save the world or not save the world - kind of up to Damien to decide - he also has a little love triangle going on. There is Kat, his ex girlfriend who he's still in love with. And then there is Sarah. The very weird and blunt girl at his new school. I did like Kat at the beginning of the story, but she soon faded out to me. Sorry Kat fans, but I am Team Sarah all the way!

Even if you're not big into the whole superheros type thing - I say still give this one a try! It'a s very enjoyable book.



Erica said...

I loved this one! It was so awesome - I'm not usually a hero/villain fan but this one was awesome!

Llehn said...

I've been hearing good things about this! I'm definitely intrigued by the superhero aspect.