“Damien’s voice is snarky and delightful; get ready to cheer for a new type of hero.” –JULIE KAGAWA, New York Times Best-Selling author of the IRON FEY series.

“A witty tale that older teens will appreciate.” –PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Book 1 in the Renegade X series.

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.



25 Responses to The Rise of Renegade X

  • Chelsea,
    Where will you be signing? Looking forward to reading Renegade X!

  • Chelsea,
    Just finished Renegade X.
    Excellent (to use a phrase), lots of fun and exciting, too.
    Begging for a sequel.

  • Just finished reading it. I enjoyed it immensely and hope for a sequel. Would love to return to the Renegade X universe.

  • Just read it and loved it. When’s the second one coming? Please, let there be a second one!

  • Thanks! I’m so glad you liked it! Right now there is no second one, but if the first one does well enough, there could be in the future.


  • The book was amazing. please make a sequel.

  • Renegade X is Amazing! i would love a sequel.

  • Great Book!! Hoping of a 2ed!!

  • The book was excellent, i love the plot, a young supervillian (in training? i guess you could say) that is also part superhero, as he goes he learns and developes as a young man, through the book there was humor, romance………. (kinda), ect. ect.

    All in all, it was a fantastice book and I hope for a sequel

  • Renegade X is a great book i have read lots of books i really like superhero books like Quantum something put this is my most farvite book i have read in a very very very long time. I like it more than anything i have read. It is a great read so if u see this book

    buy it
    read it



    Plox! Plox = PLEASE!!!!

    IM A HUGE FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • I loved this book so much! You managed to make teenagers talk like teenagers, which is strangely rare in YA novels these days. It was wonderful to read and I desperately hope for a sequel!

  • One of the best books I have ever read. Dying for there to be a sequel.

  • You realize you HAVE to make a sequel, right? His mom just disowned him; He still doesn’t know if he’ll be a hero or not; and he just dumped his not-girlfriend (Who is totally not over him because nobody gets over somthing like that in less than a day) for his ex-girlfriend. So much untold story there!!! All of your fans are begging for more! So don’t put yourself down, because we obviously love it <3.

  • If you do make a second book i think Damien should get a second power that compliments his villain side ( go with the electric powers from his grandpa it’s cooler than laser vision )

  • Hi. This book was really good, and I liked Damien a lot. He has a certain voice that makes him likable, even though he tries to be evil. I hope you write a sequel.

  • Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked my book, and I am currently working on a sequel! I’m hoping to have it out by the end of the year–stay tuned for updates. :)

  • I posted here a while a go saying this would be big and that this book is nothing short of amazing.I checked back and was delighted to find out there would be a sequel(i kind of squealed like a little girl)needless to say I’m really really looking forward to this book

  • Just finished reading the Rise of Renegade X recently! Can’t wait for the Trials of Renegade X! Didn’t come as much of a surprise to see who the main antagonist was, he did have at least one or two motives.

  • This book is the shit and I can’t wait to read the next book if there is one!!!!!!

  • Oh my god love the rise of renegade X. Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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