Renegade (Ripper, #2)
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Brimming with romance and danger, the suspenseful Ripper series continues

The Conclave—a secret group with twisted ideals and freakish practices—has been wiped out, thanks to Arabella Sharp. Now there’s a new malevolence afoot. Fishermen are getting killed, their partially devoured bodies washing up on the shores of Scotland. Is the Ripper responsible? Or have the Conclave’...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published April 8th 2013 by Flux (first published April 1st 2013)
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Majanka
Book Review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/mini-rev...

I loved the first book in this series, but the sequel, “Renegade”, did not convince me. Abbie’s dark visions, and her continuous hunt for Max, were the most intriguing things about the book. I wasn’t so fond of the whole Conclave thing, felt too much like a conspiracy theory. But the major downside of this story is how Abbie, previously a strong, independent character, loses her entire personality when William is aro...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: This is a great book filled with action, romance and suspense.

Opening Sentence: She strayed further from her home than she had in years.

The Review:

Abbie Sharp survived her run in with the Conclave, but there are still a few members left and they would like nothing better than to see her suffer for what she did to the rest of their group. Things have been quiet for months now and Abbie is just waiting for something to happen. She is happily...more
Dianne
Renegade is book #2 in the Ripper series. Its dark themes play with your mind! The cover depicts the 'feel' of this book perfectly! I swear I heard that ominous background music, you know the piece, the one that lets you know something BIG is going to happen!

With cleverly woven tidbits and background information from book 1 (Ripper), the author has set the reader up for another eerie journey through the damp fog and dark nights of horror!

Arabella Sharp, a young nurse, is the strong main characte...more
Brenna Tkalcich
reviously, I have read and reviewed “Ripper”, the first in Amy Carol Reeves's Ripper trilogy. Honestly, I couldn't wait to pick up and devour “Renegade”.

If you haven't read the first one (and my review, which was a dead giveaway that it was a must read), STOP. Go back in time, erase what you did instead of reading “Ripper”, and read it. Trust me, the Time Lords will understand.

Here's the thing: Reeves writes these as young adult books, but they would be just as at home in the regency section of...more
Molli Moran
* This is a review for the second book in the RIPPER series, so there are mild spoilers for Ripper. *

After I enjoyed Ripper last year, I eagerly requested Renegade, the follow up from author Amy Carol Reeves. I remembered Arabella Sharpe as being a strong, determined heroine, and the same is still partially true in the sequel. However, I felt that the pacing was off, and the random point of view switches, mixed with a far-fetched plot, and variances in the characters, were just too odd for me to...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

The Ripper is still on the loose in RENEGADE, the second book in the increasingly ominous Ripper series. The creepiness factor of Max (aka the Ripper) is at an all time high as he stalks Arabella. The mind games Max sadistically plays by subtly threatening her family put him at the top of the list of disturbing bad guys in urban fantasy.

Along with the mental and physical danger Arabella is in, she also contends with rampant dark visions of the future. T...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
4.5 Stars!
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One of the things I like most about this series is the strong female character that is Abbie. She isn't some damsel in distress (that is quite common to the era of this book) that needs to be saving, in fact, during Ripper (the first book in the series), the girl kicked butt and took names and that doesn't chance in Renegade. Once again we get the strong, intelligent and fierce girl that loves with her whole being and wants to do right by everyon...more
Mara
Cover Blurb: Yes or No? I don't like the character impersonator, despite its being a side profile. But the rest of the cover is rather exciting, especially with the ghostly face in the background.

Characters: In Ripper, I thought Abbie was an acceptable protagonist. She was practical, she didn't have an Attitude, she wasn't squeamish, and her emotions didn't get the better of her. At first, Abbie maintains this agreeable persona for the majority of Renegade. Until she has a falling-out with Willi...more
Tabitha (Pabkins)
A sure fire way to get a headache heart ache on.

In Renegade, it’s some months after the events that transpired in Ripper and again we follow Abby in her misadventures. She is in love with William but she has feelings for Simon. What the heck?! You can’t go double dipping girly! I’ve never been too keen on love triangles, this one isn’t bad but I admit I really wasn’t expecting it in Renegade because I thought all of that was taken care of in Ripper. Expect some teeth gnashing in this regards fol...more
Mari - loves to read
I enjoy reading Amy Carol Reeves' Ripper novels. I love the setting and the overall gothic feel the author creates from London in the 1880's with a sprinkle of the supernatural. It is also interesting to travel back in time to an era when girls weren't supposed to want anything for themselves, other than a nice home, and certainly not should they ever fancy themselves becoming a physician.


There will be spoilers - continue on at own risk!


"The End Is the Beginning Is the End"
We're picking up almos...more
A Book Vacation
To see my full review:

http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20...

I’m sorry to say that this second novel in the series just didn’t do anything for me. Abbie is extremely wishy-washy, and her issues with William drove me a bit nutty. I understand the idea of purity, but quite honestly, you can’t hold people accountable for their past relationships, and when Abbie starts doing this, I lost a bit of respect for her. Add in her inability to do anything for herself, and her constant bad decision-making,...more
Katie
Nov 26, 2012 Katie added it


I read part of this book thanks to Net Galley.

This book fell victim to my habit of deciding to read books in a series when I haven't read the first one. Although I enjoyed the narrator's voice, I found I couldn't read past the fifth chapter. This time around, I had missed too much by not having read the first book and I couldn't really piece together the parts of the story and the characters' connections without having their backstory to hand. This is actually a good sign for this book, as it p...more
Kara-karina
I loved the previous book in the series, Ripper, and I really enjoyed this book as well. It was very atmospheric and full of interesting historical details amid dark psychic visions and bloody mysteries left in Conclave's demise.

I applaud heroines like Arabella. She is a warrior, fierce and stubborn. She is not a damsel in distress and her every action only proves it again and again. She is actually the character who does all the dirty work in both books. In that trait she is very similar to Rip...more
Elaine
This book more or less started were Ripper left of.
Abbie has destroyed the conclave members with only Max still alive.

Abbie starts having visions of a mythical creature a Lamia, and visions of her mothers death and what happened.

She also starts to see dead people walking and killing people in the graveyard who stop chasing her when William appears, after William is taken by Max Abbie and Simon go to find him and confront the Lamia and a new puzzle concerning Max needing William alive.

This book w...more
Deneé
Originally posted at Novel Reveries

Arabella Sharp is tormented. Tormented by her past, her visions, her paramours and of course, tormented by Max. She only thinks the Conclave is done, but it may be just beginning. Max still persistently pursues Abbie, albeit from a distance, as he tries once again to get her to join him in taking the elixir and becoming immortal. He has a new plan, Seraphina, and it looks like a new pawn as well, William.

"There couldn't be a hell, because if there was one, I w
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Adrienne Amborski
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Merin
Just as a heads-up, I am going to try to keep this review as spoiler-free as I can for both Renegade and Ripper, although the summary hints at the happenings in the first book.

After the rather heart-pounding, breathless events at the close of Ripper, I was super excited to read Renegade and see just where Abbie's journey would take her next. The villain of these books is perfectly twisted and dark, with a major creep factor that - particularly in the first book - makes your skin crawl, and I cou...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Historical, Paranormal
*Rating* 3.0

*First Thoughts*

Renegade is the sequel to Ripper and takes place in 1889 London as well as Scotland. 17 year old Arabella (Abbie) Sharp is a survivor of sorts after she defeated the Conclave, a group of immortal men that have been pursuing not only her, but her mother Caroline as well.

Abbie is an intelligent, smart, and intriguing character who is suffering from guilty feelings over her actions against the Conclave after they threatened her friends Dr....more
Pam
Arabella Sharp has gotten rid of The Conclave and thought that would be the end of those things. She thought her life would get back to normal or as normal as it could. However bodies begin to show up that have the mark of the Ripper and bodies of fisherman begin to wash up along with tales of a strange creature. Arabella is also struggling to decide between William and Simon. Will things ever become sane for her again.

Arabella is a different character. She has visions and works as a nurse and...more
Meggie
I thought this book was better than the first. Okay, especially in the romance department. This is the book where I basically fell in love with Simon and, you know what, I just don't understand Abbie's romantic choices at this point. Also, I LOVED Seraphina. Poor, poor Seraphina. TRYONG SO HARD NOT TO GIVE SPOILERS HERE. Seraphina was easily the most interesting character in this novel, although the main character Abbie did become more complex and relatable. I cannot wait for the next book.
Amy
I was curious as to what the other two books in this trilogy would contain, and I'm happy to say that I did like the direction it went. I got a bit frustrated because I wanted things to move along a bit quicker, especially at the end. I was a bit heartbroken by the lamia, and I am looking forward to seeing what the last book will bring.
Della
I could not make it through this book fast enough. That might sound like a good thing but I was actually looking forward to not having to read it anymore. I loved the first book in the series, Ripper, and was really looking forward to this one but it was a major let down. The character chemistry wasn’t there; the author seemed to be searching for the story herself. It felt like she was just throwing things together and hoping it would make it work. It did not. I did feel sorry for the Lamia but...more
star_fire13
Ok, so that first page in the end made perfect sense lol

That was a pretty fast and easy read. The book flowed really well. I pretty much powered through it without noticing.

I really don't like William. He's a douchebag. Simon is way better lol

I want to know who this "him" is from "Keep him alive". I don't think it's William. I think maybe William wrote the letter. Or is in on it somehow. He just seems really nefarious to me lol

ALSO what's with Richard and the order of the Queen and that whole th...more
T.M. Carper
Enjoyable follow-up.
Bridget
This is a great book filled with action, romance and suspense. This is the second book in a really great series and I can't wait to see what Amy Carol Reeves comes up with next. For the full review go to Dark Faerie Tales: http://darkfaerietales.com/early-revi...
 Lianne Mei
Would have been a lot better without the love triangle. Found Abbie to be super annoying in this book and it lacked the fun interesting spin on Jack the Ripper. Loved the first book more than this one. Hope the next one is better.
Corynn
I can officially say that I've read two fantasy books now! The second one is only more intense then Ripper, the story line just as addicting. Ms. Reeves is a suspense master! Can't wait for the third book!
Olivia
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I had hoped to. I felt like the plot progressed way to slowly. I did enjoy the ending however. But this book did fall short of my expectations.
Jennavier
Loved the voice, liked the setting, detested the love triangle. You win some, you lose some. Struggled on stars but settled on four, even though it's not quite there.
Lindsey
I enjoy this series. Arabella Sharp is a great character, a woman ahead of her time.
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Amy Carol Reeves has a PhD in nineteenth-century British literature. She published a few academic articles before deciding that it would be much more fun to write about Jack the Ripper. When she is not writing or teaching college classes at Columbia College, she enjoys running around her neighborhood with her giant Labrador Retriever and serial reading Jane Austen novels. She lives in Columbia, So...more
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