Review: Renegade (Renegade #1)

Posted July 9, 2014 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

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Renegade by L.A. Wilcox

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. *

About

There are just three rules to being a time traveler.

1. Do not, under any circumstance, interfere with your environment during travel.
2. Do not attempt to carry other persons or large articles during travel.
3. Keep your talisman on your person at all times.

When time traveler Andrew Simmons loses his talisman in pre-revolutionary Boston, he must race against the clock to retrieve his only way home. Everything is on the line – family, love, freedom, honor, and quite possibly the future. But as time reveals a long line of dark secrets, Andrew realizes he must save more than just his skin. He must also save his kind.

Cover

Not my favourite cover but it’s not horrible.

Initial Thoughts

I read a few reviews before going into this book. They were pretty average so my expectations were average. I was a little worried because I sometimes can’t get into historical fiction. Luckily, while this book took place in the past, it was still an easy read and not too historical. I was able to get into this book really quickly.

My New BFF

I really liked Elizabeth. While I felt that she could have been developed a little more she was a great female heroine. I liked that she didn’t trust Andrew right away. Too many books have silly girls who will do anything a cute guy says. This wasn’t the case in this book. I like that she was skeptical even when she agreed to help Andrew. She was a very believable character.

My Crush

Andrew was the main character in this book. I was a little surprised because most female authors write about female characters. I was actually pretty happy with how he turned out. He wasn’t the brightest at some times which was a little incosistant because sometimes he was really smart. He sometimes changed opinions too. A little weird. But I liked him as a main character. I wish his relationship with his sister and best friend were more developed though. I would have liked to see that.

Writing Style

I liked the authors writing. The characters were a little underdeveloped but the plot was great. There were lots of twists happening that I honestly didn’t expect at all. It was a little quick though since I prefer longer books. I like that it’s a series because I think it will do well continuing.

Closing Thoughts

This was a quick read. I was excited the whole time I was reading because there was a lot of great action. There was never a boring part. I like how history wasn’t a big part of this book. There were little hints of it but I enjoyed how it focused on the mission the character was on and not the past. I wished we would have learnt a little more about the time travellers’ society. It will probably go into detail in the next book but I wanted to know how more things worked. I’d recommend this book to any fantasy lover who wants something quick and fun to read.

4 out of 5 stars

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