Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

This one doesn't have a cover, sadly. :( But it sounds really good so I couldn't resist putting it up today.


taken from the author's site:

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 only has 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—thwart the eccentric teen scientist who insists she's his sidekick, and keep 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.

Okay, does this not sound super awesome? I love superheroes! (Yeah, I'm a dork. Live with it.) Of course this book involves the supervillain being the protag, which makes it even better. This sounds so funny and just really squealworthy. It reminds me of Sky High, you know, that movie. And I actually really like Sky High for some reason, so obviously THE RISE OF RENEGADE X interests me.

Plus, the author, Chelsea Campbell sounds really cool. She knits and crochets! You gotta be cool then. :P And she makes a Latin and Greek major sound really important. (What, I don't have to become a doctor now? Thank god. And Chelsea Campbell.)

THE RISE OF RENEGADE X comes out May 11, 2010. Oh wait, no, that's a tentative release date. It could be changed, but hopefully by May 11, 2010, the book will be hitting the shelves. Oh, and if anyone wants to read an excerpt or just find out about the book and author, go to Chelsea Campbell's site.

As usual, Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.


  1. This one sounds great! I'll have to keep my eyes pealed for it next year.

  2. This one does sound interesting. Cool pick!

  3. Thanks for the mention! This totally makes my day! :)

  4. When I was reading the description, I immediately thought of Sky High. This Damien guy is like Warren Peace haha.


  5. Speaking as someone who has already read it three times (and will never get sick of bragging about it, haha!), I can promise you that it's just as amazing as you're hoping it will be.


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