The Rise of Renegade X
The Rise of Renegade X (Volume 1)
The Rise of Renegade X
Sixteen-year-old Damien Locke has a plan: major in messing with people at the local supervillain university and become a professional evil genius, just like his supervillain mom. But when he discovers the shameful secret she's been hiding all these years, that the one-night stand that spawned him was actually with a superhero, everything gets messed up. His father's too moral for his own good, so when he finds out Damien exists, he actually wants him to come live with him and his goody-goody superhero family. Damien gets shipped off to stay with them in their suburban hellhole, and he has only six weeks to prove he's not a hero in any way, or else he's stuck living with them for the rest of his life, or until he turns eighteen, whichever comes first. To get out of this mess, Damien has to survive his dad's "flying lessons" that involve throwing him off the tallest building in the city--despite his nearly debilitating fear of heights--thwarting the eccentric teen scientist who insists she's his sidekick, and keeping his supervillain girlfriend from finding out the truth. But when Damien uncovers a dastardly plot to turn all the superheroes into mindless zombie slaves, a plan hatched by his own mom, he discovers he cares about his new family more than he thought. Now he has to choose: go back to his life of villainy and let his family become zombies, or stand up to his mom and become a real hero.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Humor
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The Rise of Renegade X

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The Rise of Renegade X is about a teenager named Damien Locke trying to find his place in a world split between superheroes and supervillains. The reader soon discovers that Damien is half superhero and half supervillian, and he must eventually choose one side to forever be apart of. As he was raised in a home with a supervillian mom, he outwardly acts like a villain; however, it later becomes evident that Damien has tendencies to think like a superhero, which makes it hard for him to fully live his life for one or the other.
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Damien is the 16-year-old son of a super villain mom and wants to be just like her. One night he gets assigned a letter that he doesn't like on his thumb, which will put him in a category he doesn't want, half super hero and half super villain. In his world, as soon as kids turn 16 at midnight, a letter appears on their thumb dictating who they're supposed to be from there on, Damien did not like his.

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