Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Betrayal of Renegade X (Renegade X, #3)” as Want to Read:
The Betrayal of Renegade X (Renegade X, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Betrayal of Renegade X (Renegade X #3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  598 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
Damien thinks he has the whole hero thing figured out—he's getting good grades at Heroesworth and acing all his missions—at least until he zaps an unarmed bad guy he believes tortured and murdered children. It turns out the “bad guy” was actually a superhero working with the school. The mission was staged, and Damien blew it.

Now his best friend refuses to work with him, hi
Paperback, 494 pages
Published June 20th 2015 by Golden City Publishing
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Betrayal of Renegade X, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
This question contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
Chelsea Campbell Sorry--I totally missed this when you asked! Anyway, it comes out June 20th!
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Rachel W
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Damien bedazzles us readers with his wit, charm and sparkling personality in the third book, The Betrayal of Renegade X.

Shit really hits the fan in book three. A full-blown war breaks out between the Heroes and the Villains, and of course, Damien being Damien gets inevitably caught in the dead center of it. He’s facing huge pressure from both sides of his family to do the right thing, too bad neither side really agree on what the right thing actually is.

His maternal grandfather
Isa Lavinia

This is seriously one of my absolutely favourite series, so this review will feature a lot of fangirling!

In the last book we see Damien finally make a choice regarding his future. Now we see him trying to see that choice through.
I honestly loved seeing him fight the establishment, loudly disagreeing with the misinformation and propaganda taught in school. Being vocal about the dehumanization of the "enemy" they are being fed.
Of course that doesn't turn out w
Shaun Hutchinson
Fan-freaking-tastic. Each book in this series is better than the last.
After three books I still love this kid's voice. The banter and wit haven't waned. But the balance of heart and vulnerability is what makes it work so well. He still feels more like a real kid than most of the YA books I've read. He's so raw. He knows it all but at the same time he doesn't know anything and he has no idea what to do next but that never stops him from acting in a crisis. He's afraid of heights (so much for the flying power he got from his hero side of the family), he's afraid to ...more
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
How can anyone dislike this series?
This book is fantastic. I loved it and can't wait for the next one.
Wendy F
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I don’t even remember what events transpired that brought me and Renegade X together. It’s odd to think that there are books, or series, around that are so good and we don’t know of them. It just seems so unfair! What else is out there that I would love madly, but I’ve never heard of it? Tragic, really.

I don’t want to talk about it. I use my powers to stop someone I was told kidnaps and murders kids, and I end up on the news like it’s the worst thing I’ve ever done. Riley uses his power to catc
Rachel W
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Damien bedazzles us readers with his wit, charm and sparkling personality in the third book, The Betrayal of Renegade X.

Shit really hits the fan in book three. A full-blown war breaks out between the Heroes and the Villains, and of course, Damien being Damien gets inevitably caught in the dead center of it. He’s facing huge pressure from both sides of his family to do the right thing, too bad neither side really agree on what the right thing actually is.

His maternal grandfather c
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-3
I have to say, thought it all and everything I am very happy with this book. I don't say that very often. I don't get to. More often then not something lacks. Here, only the very end lacks, and only lacks a little. Please understand the very end, after all is said and done it only lacks A LITTLE! Because I wanted to see Grandpa again.

Renegade X, or better know as Damien, has a lot on his mind and plate. Everyone is watching him all the time. Nether side trusts him. Because he is half hero, and
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-ya, favourites
Another excellent book!

You worry when reading a series that things will get repetitive or you won't enjoy the character after a time. That simply is not the case with Damien and the Renegade X series! With a nice change of pace, this time we see Damien very much in the open this whole book. The past two he was always trying to hide something; first, trying to hide being the son of mixed parentage, then trying to hide having two diverse powers. This book he is out in the open with his parentage,
pauline marshall
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Battle of Two Worlds!

This book was light years better then the last one. Not only did this book not lag but every page was full of action and straight up awsome story telling I didn't want to put it down! it was that good!

This story follows Damien as he struggles (yet again) with both his hero side and his villain side...both family and within himself. The League are not who they showcase themselves to be and as Damien starts to see that he falls into the hands of his Grandfather who mulipul
Josie Boyce
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great conclusion to the trilogy of Renegade X, a lead character who at times us a bit too petulant, but who always does the right thing even when he doesn't mean to. Solid series for fans of the getting kind of glutted superhero novel market.
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yet another excellent and entertaining tale about Damien's adventures as he tries to get a handle on being and hero "sort of" and handling being part of family without imploding. He doesn't always succeed but he is absolutely hilarious as he attempts it.
Patrick Rauland
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book much more than #2.

I really enjoyed the new faction The Truth and why Damien was drawn to it.

It's interesting seeing parallels between today's politics and this silly fictional world. Where when there are two sides who hate each other nothing gets done.
Darren Blake
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy the heck out of this series as a whole, but the first person present tense is tough to get past.
R.H. Tucker
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!! Loved, loved, loved this book. Favorite of the series so far!!
Rj Lewis
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I really like these Renegade X books. They're funny and engaging. I can't wait to see what happens next - here's hoping there's audio though.
Juho Salo
Jan 05, 2016 rated it liked it
This book is one more story of how Damien has to juggle two communities that he's both part of and which mutually hate each other. As such, the book doesn't really differ that much from the earlier ones, though I felt the scope of this one seemed larger.

In the first book, I went along with the whole H or V in the thumb to designate family lines (even though I found it a silly plot device) and I'm glad that I did. The "thumb identification" and assumptions it made of the bearer went from the bac
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
4.5 – Loved this book, as usual!! Lots of trademark humor and hilarious situations, tempered with some tense, exciting action and several incredibly frustrating moments. I can’t help but feel sorry for Damien and the challenges he goes through, although he can be fairly over-the-top at times, doesn’t always know when to shut his mouth, and does make more than a few stupid choices and bad decisions. But, I love him anyway! And, I love the other characters in the book and his interactions with the ...more
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are new to this YA series better start with book 1 (The Rise of Renegade X). This story can stand alone, but knowing the character's history is better.

This book, the third in the Renegade X series, keeps up the excellent level. Although the premise, with the division between heroes and villains who have their own societies is a bit goofy, the author runs with it and makes it worth. As in previous books, Damien's voice is very entertaining and compelling. He is snarky, sarcastic and diffic
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Warning if you compare this book to the one previous you will be slightly disappointed.

Over all the book is great it takes the overarching theme of racism (or in this case letterism) and brings it to the next level. Damian is still a child of two worlds and still is struggling where to fit in and what to do once he graduates. He is also still selfish and wants everything to go his way.
The Perkins brothers are dealing with their mom's new boyfriend who is also trying to run their future.
David Torres
Wow. I have been waiting for this book for SO LONG!!!!

Now this book is so tragic. It seems like everything is against Damien, but he copes with it all like the badass he is.
I love how brave he is. He is dead set on his ways, like what he thinks is right and wrong and he's willing to go against the League and the Trust, making him literally go up against the world. Being a Hero and a Villain places you on two VERY opposite sides of the spectrum, and I think it's awesome how Damien straddles the
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun, fast like the rest.
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Less comedy, less feels, more seriousness in this one compared to the second book! Still 5 stars, even though the first book remains my favourite so far.

This part of the series revolves even more about where Damian should/wants to belong to, and the divide between heroes and villains. Including their anger, distrust, hate, prejudice, etc for each other. Frankly, while this book is still hilarious, there's a serious overtone over it all. The topics that are picked up and discussed (discriminatio
Litentric Teon
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An excellent novel and an even better third edition to the series. Damien is a very interesting character with real problems with his family and friends, and these problems often stem from society's view of him. I thoroughly enjoyed how the author used these philosophical ideals in order to craft this story about a young man's struggle against society. And for all his powers and abilities, they're not enough to get him out of the situations that he finds himself in, an aspect that keeps the nove ...more
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The third book in the Renegade X series (after The Rise of Renegade X and The Trials of Renegade X) is more of the awesome same, as Damien still feels stuck between two worlds (mainly because a lot of his classmates and various other heroes are pretty anti-villain). Lots of great action here, plus plenty of teenage hanging out time. My only (minor) quibble is that all of the IMPORTANT moments involve lengthy speeches, and no one really talks that way. I lo
Oh, Damien! There were, as always, a number of times when my husband and I both laughed out loud at stuff Damien would say. I mean, he's so obnoxious it's kind of hilarious. And I still really love his relationships with Amelia and Riley especially. And I dearly hope there is another book to come because there's still stuff that needs sorting out! I felt like there was a little more repetition than necessary in this installment, and sometimes I felt like Damien actually crossed the line with his ...more
Deanna Stanley
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: superheroes
This was a great book for character and world development. Damien is struggling to find his place in the world - he wants to do good, but in his own way. Even when the rest of the world is horrified by his ways. And then everyone screws with him - his best friend, his mother, his grandfather...

But ultimately this book addresses civil rights issues - why are villains treated like dirt, even if they've never done anything bad in their lives? Why are heroes assumed to be good even when they're self
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm very glad this series is continuing as each installment just makes the whole world created in these books all the more complex and fascinating. The continuing evolution of Renegade X, with his superficial teenaged personality on the cusp of self-awareness is once again a highlight, allowing the character to both serve as an ideal and an annoyance forced to react to unusually complex situations or provocative situations in a blunt way that is both comedic and frustrating. A very stimulating r ...more
Sahil Rishi
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Damien is back and is as snarky and sarcastic as usual. He matures but you can still see the rebellious teen in him and I just love his internal voice.

A very nice and fun read and the quality is consistent with the first and the second novel. Chelsea M. Campbell's character development is superb.
Johanna Brand
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great series for teenagers.

This series is great for teens. Take one 16 year old boy with trouble fitting in and add superpowers and you get a series that deals with issues like racism in a way that no one can argue with The author did a great job sounding like a 16 year old boy.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Revelation (Kid Sensation, #4)
  • Super Villain Dad (Cape High, #1)
  • Even Villains Fall In Love (Heroes and Villains, #1)
  • No Master Plan Here (Madness Runs in the Family, #1)
  • Marrow
  • No Ordinary Hero (Keepers of Justice, #1)
  • One Good Dragon Deserves Another (Heartstrikers, #2)
  • Meta (Meta, #1)
  • So Not a Hero
  • The Birthday Problem
  • Stable Strategies and Others
  • Milo's Story: Stories from The Gateway (The Gateway Trilogy, #3.5)
  • Villains Inc. (Wearing the Cape, #2)
  • Fall of Heroes (The Cloak Society, #3)
  • The Kraken King and the Abominable Worm (Iron Seas, #4.2; Kraken King, #2)
  • Black and White (The Icarus Project, #1)
  • Winter's Dream (Hemlock Bay, #2)
  • Superheroes Anonymous (Superheroes Anonymous #1)
Chelsea M. Campbell grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where it rains a lot. And then rains some more. She finished her first novel when she was twelve, sent it out, and promptly got rejected. Since then she's written many more novels, earned a degree in Latin and Ancient Greek, become an obsessive knitter and fiber artist, and started a collection of glass grapes. Besides writing, studying ancient ...more
More about Chelsea M. Campbell

Other books in the series

Renegade X (5 books)
  • The Rise of Renegade X (Renegade X, #1)
  • The Trials of Renegade X (Renegade X, #2)
  • The Phobia of Renegade X (Renegade X, #4)
  • The Rivalry of Renegade X (Renegade X, #5)
“Maybe there's hope for her after all. I'm upgrading her future potential to trophy wife and/or anchorwoman on the local news.” 0 likes
More quotes…