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  1. The Rise of Renegade X (Volume 1)
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  2. The Rise of Renegade X (Volume 1)

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    Customer Ratings (125 reviews)
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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.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Chelsea M Campbell
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780989880732
Edition
2
ISBN
0989880737
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Golden City Publishing
Manufacturer
Golden City Publishing
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
356
PublicationDate
2014-01-10
Publisher
Golden City Publishing
Studio
Golden City Publishing
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I actually borrowed this from the library a year ago but couldn't stop thinking about it. I read through the first, second and third book in just a few sittings. After I gained a little more spending money I decided that I HAD to get this book for my personal collection. It's been pretty rare to find a super hero novel that isn't cut and paste like the rest. I love Damien's personality and all the little mess ups he gets into. The humor used in the book is unique and enjoyable! A few moments I caught my self laughing and trying to share the experience with others. Which doesn't work out too well unless the other people are interested in the book. Just turns awkward yeah?

In short: Loved it. Borrowed whole series from the library. Bought it to read a second time. Still love it. Stalking author's website for any new book news
Three books into the series and I can safely say that this is another of those 5-star Amazon titles that don't deserve the acclaim. It's a superhero coming-of-age story with the protagonist stuck between hero and supervillain worlds, thanks to his mother's youthful indiscretion with a caped crusader. This is not the stuff of a kids comic, yet the writing, plotting and action are all at a middle school level, or below. Think Sweet Valley High, with everyone wearing capes and the classic comic tropes devolved to mean-girl-level cliques and cliches. There's almost no action, character development, story arc, or anything resembling the comic-serial style that the author claims to be emulating, and I should know having been an avid comic reader from age 6-16, this series makes Power-Pack or New Mutants look like Eisner-award winning stuff.

Everyone can scratch this one off their reading lists, I recommend Richard Roberts' "Don't Tell my Parents I'm a Supervillain!" for... Read more
I loved this book and laughed out loud multiple times as i read it. The action and character were definitely engaging. The biggest surprise was that I should have hated it.

This hits all the check boxes for potential disaster as a book. YA. 1st person. With snark. School setting (to an extent). Love triangles. Super powers. AND YET, the plotlines, dialog, narration, and character arcs are all at least good, and some of them great.

The protagonist's narration is perfect. Somehow it is incredibly snarky without becoming irritating. His struggle to become truly evil while achieving multiple goals is fun to read. And the extent to which most things he does only make things worse is done masterfully. The author does a great job of dragging him through the dirt. And I liked all of the characters, even the ones I hated.

I burned through this book, and bought the second without hesitation.

One note: Probably not appropriate for some young readers... Read more
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