Can a half villain ever be a full hero?
Damien Locke didn't choose for his supervillain mom to disown him - just because he sort of defied her and ruined her evil plans to take over Golden City - and he didn't choose for his superpower to be flying, a superhero ability that involves his least favorite thing: heights. But now that he's living with his dad's superhero family and enrolling at Heroesworth Academy, he's ready to embrace his new life, get his H, and finally belong somewhere. But belonging isn't as easy as signing up for classes, and Damien finds himself struggling to fit in more than ever.
Just when he's sure his fate as a hero has been decided, though, he gets a new villain power that he can't control. And things only get worse when he accidentally screws up one of his sidekick Sarah's gadgets, altering her personality and turning her into a crazed, anti-supervillain vigilante - leaving him no choice but to team up with her annoying superhero boyfriend if he hopes to have any chance of getting the old Sarah back, before she captures - or kills - another supervillain like him.
I LOVE this series. CMC is a terrific writer. She's funny, and the teenage characters are real (with superpowers) not just stereotypes. Renegade X is a misfit underdog hero who sees things in shades of gray. The narrator nails it! This is a first person narrative, and the exaggerated voice of the teenager imitating his mother is hysterical. I would bet the editors had fits about the unrepentant teenage sex (not that it's graphic). To me, it's just another thing that makes the story feel so real (with superpowers). Great job Chelsea and Phillip. Keep them coming!
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Love this series, reader is amazing and the writing is funny & intense when needed.
Looking forward to the 3rd book becoming available. :-)
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where do we go from such an amazing premiere on the series? UP UP AND AWAY! the writer managed to pull a 'empire strikes back'! and make a sequel better than the original. It's so good to see the supers in their private lives and not just leaping tall buildings in a single bound. thank you again for writing such an amazing book. you are an inspiration for me to get off my bum and pen all the superhero ideas I have in my head. you complete me. I'm excited for part 3. I have no idea where it's going to go. maybe Damien will end up fighting his Dad. or Xavier... I can see some seeds being planted for conflict there :)
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If I could have I would have read both books in one go I enjoyed them that much. I am super upset that the third book is not available right now. Please fix the problem so I can give you my money and read the third book.
The plot and characters are great,especially renegade x. No matter how long these x books are,it is never long enough.some books are just like that.The dialog is SO snarky.The kind of thing you might think,but never say aloud,but HE does-while acting on it.Damien (x) can manage to have more fun than most people even while dodging rayguns.The narrator is perfect-once you hear him ,you can't imagine anyone else doing it.
an amazing super emotional sequel to one the best super hero / super villain stories
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