Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Adventure
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. A small love triangle begins to develop while Damien attempts to create a balance between his two worlds.
I really liked how the romance was subtle but at the same time, an important deciding factor in the story. The relationship that Damien and his ex-girlfriend Kat has is awkward in the beginning but the smooth writing develops it into something really sweet. The characters' personalities are interesting and funny to read, especially Damien's. I love him because he is sarcastic, a smooth talker, and full of humor. All of these qualities are expertly described in Chelsea M. Campbell's writing, which really adds to the reading experience. It's also really amazing how unpredictable the characters and plot line are; I wasn't bored a single time throughout the novel. My only complaint would be that it was a little too cheesy in some areas the story.
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Some characters made comments that weren't child appropriate, but other than that, everything was G rated.