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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell (A Confession)

Posted by Irish in Uncategorized4 Comments

Publisher: EgmontUSA
Publication Date: 11 May 2010
ISBN: 1606840606
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 382
Chelsea Campbell – Official Site
Chelsea Campbell – Twitter

Place(s) Traveled to: Golden City

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


I have a confession to make. I have to tell you that when I first heard about Chelsea Campbell’s Rise of Renegade X I wasn’t entirely sold on it. I read that it dealt with superheroes and supervillians and I was like. hmmm…

But then internet…I saw this trailer and I was sold. Go. Watch it. I will wait.


But internet. I was sad after watching the trailer because I did not have a copy. And so I started to plot my breaking of EgmontUSA‘s offices. Had the whole dark suit and everything all ready….but apparently they upped the security and so my plains were foiled. I then thought that I might steal Khyrinthia’s copy but she too heard of my plotting and went into hiding. It seemed that I would never get my hands on an advanced copy….until…Chelsea mentioned she wanted a book. A book that I had. If you were near my shack in the woods that day Internet you would have seen a bright and shining light as the light bulb went off.

So after offering up the book that I had…and quite possibly my first born as well….a deal was made. And soon….my friends at the post office delivered me a very pretty ARC of The Rise of Renegade X. I am not ashamed to admit that there were squeals. I then immediately sat down and started to read.

I was in love from the first page…there was wit, there were amazing characters, and awesome world building. This was a book that I didn’t want to end. I loved the book so much that when I was at the ALA midwinter convention this past Saturday I practically beat people over the heads telling them about this book. People would come to the booth and want to ask the Egmont Rep about the books but I would jump in, grab the display copy of Renegade and say “this one people, you want this one”….when I spied security coming out of the corner of my eye I would dart into the crowd until I could circle back and do it again. So believe me when I tell you internet….this is a book you want to own. You know I would not lead you astray. Go forth and preorder you won’t regret it!

4 Responses to “The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell (A Confession)”

  1. Anonymous

    This isn’t really my bag, but I know you don’t squeal and sell off unborn children over just anything. I need to move closer to you just so I can take advantage of your Mt. TBR since they all end up on my Mt. TBR. *sigh*

    Adding this one to the list of reads. DARN!


  2. Irish

    Mollie – yes!!! move closer! think of the money you’d save by raiding my library! =) And I wasn’t sure about this book at first either…but its filled with AWESOME