The Betrayal of Renegade X PDF/EPUB ï The Betrayal

The Betrayal of Renegade X PDF/EPUB ï The Betrayal


  • Kindle Edition
  • 370 pages
  • The Betrayal of Renegade X (Renegade X, #3)
  • Chelsea M. Campbell
  • English
  • 02 September 2014

10 thoughts on “The Betrayal of Renegade X (Renegade X, #3)

  1. Rachel W Rachel W says:

    Once again Damien bedazzles us readers with his wit charm and sparkling personality in the third book The Betrayal of Renegade X Shit really hits the fan in book three A full blown war breaks out between the Heroes and the Villains and of course Damien being Damien gets inevitably caught in the dead center of it He’s facing huge pressure from both sides of his family to do the right thing too bad neither side really agree on what the right thing actually is His maternal grandfather can see no future for Damien as a hero and coerces him to openly stand up for villain rights Damien does truly believe in the cause in Golden City Villains are an abused and underrepresented minority and letterism runs amok Villains are being persecuted not for their crimes but for being born to get a V on their 16th birthday Even Damien’s own family is unintentionally letterist and they are one of the tolerant families Their society is very flawed and The League is corrupt Damien sees this and he cannot let it go Simultaneously his hero family mainly Gordon is pressuring him to do well in hero school follow the rules no matter how justified Damien is in breaking them and most importantly to one day join The League and to do The Right Thing Betrayal deals with one of the most horrifying and dreaded aspects of any teenager’s life the young person’s euivalent to a mid life crisis deciding what to do in life As Damien grows older his friends start make decisions about their future and chose different paths Suddenly he is left all alone in his perceived version of the future Due to his hero villain hybrid status some doors are automatically closed to him not that he wants to join the League anyway and he begins to realize that his past decisions have also severed connections to former possibilities Damien begins to feel as though he wont ever fit in to society properly and unfortunately that is sometimes the case With pressure on both sides to become something he is not he struggles with self acceptance He is a complex person trying to become accepted in a near binary society a suare peg being forced to fit into either a circular or triangular hole In my humble opinion the things that really make or break a story are its characters their personalities and how they interact with each other Over the course of this series Chelsea Campbell has created a wonderfully dysfunctional cast of people whom are a pleasure to read about Damien of course takes the cake when it comes to most likeable He’s ridiculous and sarcastic full of acerbic wit and cynicism His relationships and interactions with his family are really some of the best parts of the whole story He is incredibly caring towards his younger siblings; he loves them and would put himself in possible mortal danger to protect them He has a lovehate relationship with Amelia full of hurtful comments pranks and sheer annoyingness but also support and thoughtfulness He maintains a standoffish love for his father; the two are constantly butting heads over ideology letterism and the distinctions between hero and villain good and evil A part I especially loved was when Gordon stood up on Damien’s behalf in front of his own family His parents Damien’s grandparents refuse to acknowledge that Damien’s existence and make it clear that he is not welcome in their family or their home especially during Christmas To Damien Gordon says “It’s Christmas You’re not missing Christmas dinner with the family And they need to know that when they invite us over it’s all of us or none of us” It was one of the first times where we got to see the extent at which Gordon was willing to go for Damien far enough to alienate his own parents It’s proof of love That of course is only part of the messed up family drama that he goes through because face it what his mother is doing is just plain fucked up I’m not a parent but I am pretty sure that what Marianna is doing is wrong on so many levels No sane parent should try to create the perfect child by using his or her first kid’s memories as she did with Damien That’s plain sick a twisted scenario reminiscent of identity theft child abuse and cloning Not cool One of my favorite changes in the novel was the evolution of Sara To be honest in the first book I hated her and I’m not really sure why I then loved it during book 2 when she went nuts and became a deranged psychopath Finally in this book I found part of her real self that I could like and that was her relationship with Kat Sara and Kat got off to a rocky start to begin with and it went downhill from there Throughout Betrayal Sara is doing everything she can to salvage their nonexistent friendship which was cheesy heartfelt adorable and uplifting especially since Kat came around in the end In the end The Betrayal of Renegade X was damn good Definitely a 5 star This has been the best of the series up to date and I hope there are yet to come


  2. Isa Lavinia Isa Lavinia says:

    YASSSSSS ANOTHER RENEGADE X BOOKThis is seriously one of my absolutely favourite series so this review will feature a lot of fangirlingIn the last book we see Damien finally make a choice regarding his future Now we see him trying to see that choice through I honestly loved seeing him fight the establishment loudly disagreeing with the misinformation and propaganda taught in school Being vocal about the dehumanization of the enemy they are being fedOf course that doesn't turn out well for him academically speaking One thing I find very realistic in this series is how his father says he'll try to do better and accept Damien as he is but then he'll get disappointed about it and try to change him He's always like Son just watch I will show you how proud I am of you for being true to yourself And then we're like Okay let's see this BUT it always ends up like Damien struggles with the need to be accepted while constantly suffering micro aggressions for being who he is When he gets the courage to do it he points it out and the people surrounding him promise they'll do better then a few pages later they're back to the usual crap It's disheartening and painfully familiar to me I can empathise with how tired frustrated and depressed Damien gets in the middle of all thisThis aimlessness strikes him hard He doesn't feel accepted anywhere So when his villain grandfather offers him the chance to make a difference in the world by being the voice for villain's whose human rights are openly broken Damien feels as if he finally has a purpose a future just the way he is The best part about this book is how Damien starts to accept that he is who he is regardless of what other people expect of him regardless of what other people project his personality to be Sadly he still fights for approval but let's be real that's what all of us do Still it's a really powerful messageSo let me summarise my thoughts on this book Great plot Great character development Believable family struggles uest for self discovery Social issues properly addressed HILARIOUSOne thing I love in this series and that's been slow building is Damien's relationship with his sister Amelia They outwardly hate each other but when the going gets tough they're there for each other That's so beautiful I hope we'll see of it in future booksThere is one thing I must be very critical about this series deals with many social issues pertaining to minorities violations of human rights fantastical racism micro aggressions etcetera But where are the actual minorities?Granted not every character is extensively described but is there anyone who is not white? This lack of diversity saddens me it seems appropriative to address these issues with such a white cast of charactersI hope I'm wrong and that I missed a few POC in the books but even so I'm pretty sure none of them are main charactersStill as I said this is one of my favourite series and whenever I'm down I'll just read it and it cheers me up So I highly recommend itOh and when will the hardback be available at the Book Depository?


  3. Shaun Hutchinson Shaun Hutchinson says:

    Fan freaking tastic Each book in this series is better than the last


  4. Cathy Cathy says:

    After three books I still love this kid's voice The banter and wit haven't waned But the balance of heart and vulnerability is what makes it work so well He still feels like a real kid than most of the YA books I've read He's so raw He knows it all but at the same time he doesn't know anything and he has no idea what to do next but that never stops him from acting in a crisis He's afraid of heights so much for the flying power he got from his hero side of the family he's afraid to turn left while driving but he isn't afraid to say anything to anyone at any time or to risk his life to save someone in danger He's such a good kid with a big heart and it keeps getting stomped all over by the people who should be protecting him Being a teenage sucks and being Renegade X really sucks even sometimes always caught in the middle of everyone and everything I just love this kid I appreciated the extra layer of social consciousness that was in this book too Damien took a strong stand against institutionalized racism heroes versus villains government endorsed violence and torture of villains and the need for people to band together to create a change when their rights were being abused The stuff that was going on in Golden City was a combination of Guantanamo and the way minorities are often treated by police in the US The uestion of what an appropriate response to that is was a good one for Damien and his friends and family to grapple with I was happy to see a serious story arc start Damien has been very worried about what he's going to do in the future since he won't join the hero's League or be a villain so I suspect that in some way this will lead to his future career as well I liked the things that Campbell included with Amelia in this book too I could see how much she and Damien had become a real brother and sister finally getting some of the good from their situation to go with the bad some trust and a basic level of friendship And she was likable all around growing up a bit The big fight was pretty exciting too I can't remember previous books very well were they all that crazy? It sounds like they were kinda nuts too from the references in this one but this seemed amped up even with all of the adults in on the action as well Campbell pulled off another great book mixing lots of action and excitement with a lot of somehow true to life emotional connections and missed connections and drama She really understands that when you have a fantasy element like superheroes in an urban fantasy story you have to anchor it in reality somehow to keep the readers able to relate to the story and the characters She does that so well with Damien and his friends and family through their family dynamics and through Damien's efforts at being understood by the people who are supposed to love and care for him the most And his anguish when they let him down Like any teenager with the major complicating factor of his society being divided into heroes and villains and him being stuck in the middle I'm so glad that Campbell is going to continue this series I can't wait to find out what happens next


  5. Lazybee Lazybee says:

    How can anyone dislike this series?This book is fantastic I loved it and can't wait for the next one


  6. Wendy F Wendy F says:

    I don’t even remember what events transpired that brought me and Renegade X together It’s odd to think that there are books or series around that are so good and we don’t know of them It just seems so unfair What else is out there that I would love madly but I’ve never heard of it? Tragic really I don’t want to talk about it I use my powers to stop someone I was told kidnaps and murders kids and I end up on the news like it’s the worst thing I’ve ever done Riley uses his power to catch someone who just happens to look suspicious and he’s getting a freaking award At it’s core the Renegade X series is about euality It’s about how being born to a specific group doesn’t automatically make you ‘good’ or ‘right’ and it doesn’t automatically make them ‘evil’ or mean that they’re ‘bad’In Renegade X the struggle is between Heroes and Villains Heroes are born with a certain amount of immediate privilege Villains are born and immediately reviled Sure the whole definition of villain is one of treachery and criminal behavior but in the world of Renegade X being a Villain isn’t a decision It’s hereditary Damien aka Renegade X explains that most people who are born Villains never actually do anything illegal They become veterinarians or nurses or teachers Yet the people of Golden City treat every Villain citizen as though being a criminal is something that’s wired into their DNA The Hero community’s treatment of Damien is a reflection of this mentality when despite the fact that he’s half hero they treat him as though he is and always will be ALL villainDoes this sound familiar to you too?It’s an upward battle for Damien fighting for villain’s rights while at the same time learning where he fits in with his Hero family Sometimes they don’t understand him and he gets frustrated We as the readers get frustrated too Still you can’t help but believe in the love between them Damien may have only known this family for a year but it’s very clear that he already means so much to all of them They may have their problems but they are a good family Damien’s love for the people he’s met since finding out about his Hero blood both family and friends is probably the most heartwarming part of the story for me And the two of us” he gestures to me and him as if I could possibly have thought he meant anyone else “don’t always listen to each other”“I listen all right? I just don’t like what you have to say”He laughs at that “We’re too alike”“Don’t say that” Can’t he see I’ve been through enough? Does he really have to insult me on top of it?“It’s true And Unfortunately that means that we don’t always get along But it doesn’t mean I don’t love you even when we’re not seeing eye to eye I want you to be able to trust me I know that’s going to take time You’ve put your trust in people who’ve let you down and I’ve probably contributed to that than I realize But I want things to be different” Look Damien isn’t always the sweetest protagonist He can be an asshole He’s 17 years old His entire world has been turned upside down Everyone he trusted his entire life have almost all used his new familial situation to their own end The new world that he’s living in with heroes routinely attempts to make him feel really bad about who he is He’s got a chip on his shoulder the size of Everest One thing is clear though from almost early on he loves his new family He stands up for what’s right but it’s also obvious that he truly cares about his father step mother sisters and brother He’s hilarious and snarky at times but when they need him he’s also incredibly sweet and gentle It’s that mix of kindness and bitterness that has made him one of my most favorites Jess leans into me resting her head against my upper arm “Soft” she says petting her stuffed aardvark which is in fact very soft Then she jams its long snout into me pretending it’s biting me I can tell because she makes chomping and chewing noises while she does itI’m not sure if aardvarks can bite people Or if they even chew I always kind of thought they sucked up ants like a vacuum cleaner Which now that I think about it is probably not true That would be like snorting ants which sounds kind of painful I also want to mention that when I first started the Renegade X series I was under the impression from the cover art which is awesome that these were younger YA books I anticipated that they would fall somewhere between Middle Grade and Young Adult They’re not They should actually be classified somewhere between YA and NA There is sex not explicitly written but Damien does have sex and he talks about sex a lot he’s a 17 year old boy There is also some foul language It’s a book that would make me hesitate before allowing my 11 year old to read itI really actually have no complaints at all about this entire series If I had to find something that stinks it would have to be the wait time between books about 2 3 years I’m positive that the writing editing time has to do with the uality of the work it’s just so hard to wait between installmentsTill next time Renegade XFor this and other reviews visit us at Badass Book Reviews


  7. Rachel W Rachel W says:

    Once again Damien bedazzles us readers with his wit charm and sparkling personality in the third book The Betrayal of Renegade X Shit really hits the fan in book three A full blown war breaks out between the Heroes and the Villains and of course Damien being Damien gets inevitably caught in the dead center of it He’s facing huge pressure from both sides of his family to do the right thing too bad neither side really agree on what the right thing actually is His maternal grandfather can see no future for Damien as a hero and coerces him to openly stand up for villain rights Damien does truly believe in the cause in Golden City Villains are an abused and underrepresented minority and letterism runs amok Villains are being persecuted not for their crimes but for being born to get a V on their 16th birthday Even Damien’s own family is unintentionally letterist and they are one of the tolerant families Their society is very flawed and The League is corrupt Damien sees this and he cannot let it go Simultaneously his hero family mainly Gordon is pressuring him to do well in hero school follow the rules no matter how justified Damien is in breaking them and most importantly to one day join The League and to do The Right Thing Betrayal deals with one of the most horrifying and dreaded aspects of any teenager’s life the young person’s euivalent to a mid life crisis deciding what to do in life As Damien grows older his friends start make decisions about their future and chose different paths Suddenly he is left all alone in his perceived version of the future Due to his hero villain hybrid status some doors are automatically closed to him not that he wants to join the League anyway and he begins to realize that his past decisions have also severed connections to former possibilities Damien begins to feel as though he wont ever fit in to society properly and unfortunately that is sometimes the case With pressure on both sides to become something he is not he struggles with self acceptance He is a complex person trying to become accepted in a near binary society a suare peg being forced to fit into either a circular or triangular hole In my humble opinion the things that really make or break a story are its characters their personalities and how they interact with each other Over the course of this series Chelsea Campbell has created a wonderfully dysfunctional cast of people whom are a pleasure to read about Damien of course takes the cake when it comes to most likeable He’s ridiculous and sarcastic full of acerbic wit and cynicism His relationships and interactions with his family are really some of the best parts of the whole story He is incredibly caring towards his younger siblings; he loves them and would put himself in possible mortal danger to protect them He has a lovehate relationship with Amelia full of hurtful comments pranks and sheer annoyingness but also support and thoughtfulness He maintains a standoffish love for his father; the two are constantly butting heads over ideology letterism and the distinctions between hero and villain good and evil A part I especially loved was when Gordon stood up on Damien’s behalf in front of his own family His parents Damien’s grandparents refuse to acknowledge that Damien’s existence and make it clear that he is not welcome in their family or their home especially during Christmas To Damien Gordon says “It’s Christmas You’re not missing Christmas dinner with the family And they need to know that when they invite us over it’s all of us or none of us” It was one of the first times where we got to see the extent at which Gordon was willing to go for Damien far enough to alienate his own parents It’s proof of love That of course is only part of the messed up family drama that he goes through because face it what his mother is doing is just plain fucked up I’m not a parent but I am pretty sure that what Marianna is doing is wrong on so many levels No sane parent should try to create the perfect child by using his or her first kid’s memories as she did with Damien That’s plain sick a twisted scenario reminiscent of identity theft child abuse and cloning Not cool One of my favorite changes in the novel was the evolution of Sara To be honest in the first book I hated her and I’m not really sure why I then loved it during book 2 when she went nuts and became a deranged psychopath Finally in this book I found part of her real self that I could like and that was her relationship with Kat Sara and Kat got off to a rocky start to begin with and it went downhill from there Throughout Betrayal Sara is doing everything she can to salvage their nonexistent friendship which was cheesy heartfelt adorable and uplifting especially since Kat came around in the end In the end The Betrayal of Renegade X was damn good Definitely a 5 star This has been the best of the series up to date and I hope there are yet to come


  8. Jo Jo says:

    This series is bringing me such genuine joy Like I cannot say enough good things about it It's snarky yet so very heartfelt and not tropey? It's been so long since I've gotten into a series that I genuinely looked forward to reading You know the feeling where you remember you've got That One Book waiting for you at the end of the day and you suddenly feel happy 3


  9. Kay Kay says:

    I have to say thought it all and everything I am very happy with this book I don't say that very often I don't get to More often then not something lacks Here only the very end lacks and only lacks a little Please understand the very end after all is said and done it only lacks A LITTLE Because I wanted to see Grandpa again Renegade X or better know as Damien has a lot on his mind and plate Everyone is watching him all the time Nether side trusts him Because he is half hero and half villein He chose his side in the last book In heart he is a hero He will do what he thinks is best If that means zapping a killing kidnapper then hell yeah he'll do itFck the school This kid has already done some real field work In this everything is messed up and he has to do a lot of thinking What will he do after school? Who is going to trust him? Why should they? Not to go into detail and spoilers I'll stop thereI really liked on the mother's side Grandpa He loves his grandson Even when they don't agree I felt there was there then there was with the dad Some characters that were sort of big in the last book were really pushed to the side here Others I felt that could at least add some pages and depth were never done


  10. Katherine Katherine says:

    Another excellent bookYou worry when reading a series that things will get repetitive or you won't enjoy the character after a time That simply is not the case with Damien and the Renegade X series With a nice change of pace this time we see Damien very much in the open this whole book The past two he was always trying to hide something; first trying to hide being the son of mixed parentage then trying to hide having two diverse powers This book he is out in the open with his parentage his powers even his plans which are not joining the League dammit However that doesn't make his life any easier Working with heroes while having the powers of a villain is making his life complicated as are the revelations that come to light as and people get angry about his continued efforts and existenceThere is a lot of change that happens in this book because this time the effects aren't just about Damien The entire cast of characters is becoming and affected by everything that is happening While Damien's situation often leaves him feeling like he is on an island his close group of friends and family are working very hard to make sure that he knows that he isn't This is by no means a smooth process as after all they are sometimes the very people who put him on that island I enjoyed the fact that is was pointed out about Damien's behavior and his focus He is a teenager so guess what he's a bit selfish and self centered Everyone is especially when you are a hormonal teenager who is positive that the world is going to end from whatever you do next The thing is sometimes Damien is being genuine about his actions being life or death and the focus being on him view spoiler I mean Damien was actually willing to allow two heroes to arrest him for literally nothing because they were scaring and hurting Alex He was hurt and afraid that they would arrest him in public just for being a villain but he became worried about what Alex was feeling and whether they would hurt him Despite knowing that he could be arrested tortured and killed Damien tried to negotiate for Alex with his own life hide spoiler


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The Betrayal of Renegade X (Renegade X, #3)➳ [Read] ➮ The Betrayal of Renegade X (Renegade X, #3) By Chelsea M. Campbell ➾ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Damien thinks he has the whole hero thing figured out—he's getting good grades at Heroesworth and acing all his missions—at least until he zaps an unarmed bad guy he believes tortured and murdered Damien thinks he of Renegade ePUB ✓ has the whole hero thing figured out—he's getting good grades at Heroesworth and acing all his missions—at least until he zaps an unarmed bad guy he believes tortured and murdered children It turns out the “bad guy” was actually a superhero working with the school The mission was staged and Damien blew it Now his best friend refuses to work with him his dad is considering getting him professional help and everyone's uestioning whether or not he has a future as a hero—including his grandpa who will do anything to ensure Damien's future The Betrayal MOBI :å lies in villainy His grandpa creates a villain organization called the Truth intent on exposing the way heroes really treat villains But when the Truth launches its plan and the whole city erupts in chaos Damien is caught between the opposing sides and his future is anything but certain With heroes and villains bent on destroying each other it's up to him to do whatever it takes to stop the fighting even if it means betraying the people closest to him.


About the Author: Chelsea M. Campbell

Chelsea M Campbell of Renegade ePUB ✓ grew up in the Pacific Northwest where it rains a lot And then rains some She finished her first novel when she was twelve sent it out and promptly got rejected Since then she's written many novels earned a degree in Latin and Ancient Greek become an obsessive knitter and fiber artist and started a collection of glass grapes Besides writing studying ancient.