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Renegade Red

(The Light #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  56 reviews
There are three variant covers of Renegade Red. Covers will be distributed randomly upon purchase.


Reckless, desperate, and distraught, Noa Sullivan leaps into a collapsing Portal in the explosive finale of Shattered Blue— the jaw-dropping, award-winning first installment in The Light Trilogy— in wild hope of rescuing her little sister Sasha. Now
Hardcover, Poet Edition, 420 pages
Published March 14th 2017 by Papaloa Press
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Ben Alderson
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it

Can not believe this book.. really.

I really enjoyed this instalment. It is almost completely different from book one, but in a really good way.
that ending, wow!! I literally can not cope with that ending.. can I have book three please?

Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Renegade Red is the second book in the Light series by Lauren Bird Horowitz. The story started in the first book of the series, Shattered Blue which introduced us to Noa. She and her family were just coming to terms with the death of Noa's older sister Isla. Her mother was barely hanging on and locked herself in her room quite often and her father was trying to return to work. That left Noa often caring for her 3 year old sister Sasha.

When a new student showed up at the school it was instant sp
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"The smell, the feel, intoxicated; she was drunk with pages white, thirsting for ink."

I won an ARC of Renegade Red and I was so stoked. I loved Shattered Blue so much and I was dying to see what happens next in the trilogy. Renegade Red comes in three different covers that you can collect. As you read the book, you'll see how all the different covers fit along with the book. Such a cool concept with the three different covers, so exciting!

One of my favorite things about Shattered Blue is tha
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, faries, arc, ya, fantasy
What a read! I am borderline speechless. I guess if I had to sum up my thoughts with just one word it would be WHOOOOAAAA!!!! I was blown away by the end of the first book, Shattered Blue, but Renegade Red was surprise after surprise. From page one to the very last, Horowitz kept me on toes. Everything about this book was MORE, more surprises, more action, more mystery, more answers... and more questions, and more gorgeous writing and moving poetry. Be prepared for ALL THE FEELS in this addition ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
--A vibrant blend of dystopian dysfunction and etherial fantasy--

As a dystopian author myself, I thrive on dark "what ifs" and this merging of two seemingly different genres was such a thrill ride for me!

Highly recommended and I'm very much looking forward to book 3.
Gemma F
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of Renegade Red!! It has over a year since I read the first book, Shattered Blue and was absolutely thrilled to be granted an Advanced Copy. I literally jumped up with excitement after reading the approved email notification in class!

I binge-read it in over a day. That's how much I loved the book and was glued to my Kindle screen. Renegade Red starts off with a similar note to Shattered Blue. Although it was confusing for the
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After reading Shattered Blue late in 2015 I was dying to get my hands on the sequel which now has a name and not one, not two, but three stunning covers! AMAZING! Horowitz somehow, someway has topped Shattered Blue with a sequel even more mind-blowing. Consider my heart ripped to shreds. Don't mind the puddle of me on the floor. Bring on the conclusion! After that crazy cliffhanger ending I definitely need the final book a
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Introducing RENEGADE RED, Sequel to Award-Winning SHATTERED BLUE!

Reckless, desperate, and distraught, Noa Sullivan leaps into a collapsing Portal in the explosive finale of Shattered Blue— the jaw-dropping, award-winning first installment in The Light Trilogy— in wild hope of rescuing her little sister Sasha. Now Noa and the Fae brothers who love her—Callum and Judah Forsythe—must find a way to surviv
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved last year’s Shattered Blue. The poetry, the drama, the pull Noa felt to both brothers--I was wrapped up and intrigued. And the ending was so unexpected! It was a thrilling ride.

Renegade Red definitely builds on those thrills. As Noa navigates her way through the In-Between, I began to clearly see where her heart truly was oriented--not with either Callum or Judah, but with little sister Sasha, the girl-beast who taught Noa how to fight and be brave just by being herself. Noa’s love for S
Michaela Whitney
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy from Netgalley. I was lucky enough to read Shattered Blue when it came out last year, and it did not disappoint.

Lauren Bird Horowitz has done it again! She's given us another hauntingly beautiful, lyrical masterpiece that keep us holding on to the very last word.
Renegade Red doesn't sound like other fairy tales, it doesn't read like them, flow like them, it's immersive, raw, emotional.
Noa is struggling in a new world of Aurora, suspended between two brother's, and a love for a
Barbara Hunt
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy guacamole was this good!

I was lucky enough to get an exclusive Renegade Red arc from Lauren Bird Horowitz in exchange for a very honest review and I totally loved it!
Renegade Red is the amazing sequel to Shattered Blue picking up in the mysterious land of Aurora. The land filled with segregation separating families including our dashing Fae princes Callum and Judah.
So much happens in the book as battles and sorrow leap out from the pages. Lauren Bird Horowitz does it again enticing reade
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
--I received a NetGalley eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review--
Renegade Red, the sequel to Shattered Blue, takes the main characters from the mortal world into the fae world, and that world is pretty creepy. At the end of Shattered Blue, the central trio go through a portal, and Red sends them traveling through one dystopian world after another. This book is much darker than Shattered Blue and a pulse-pounder, with superb world-building and a whole host of new fae characters. Emoti
Mirah Anne
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting with bated breath for the sequel to Shattered Blue and am grateful that I got an advance peek. IT BLEW MY MIND. Horowitz weaves poetry and prose into a magical world where you can never predict what will come next. I don't even know how to describe it without giving something up! My best advice is GET IT and READ IT. ...more
4.5/5 STARS

"Love is tricky, and love is strong. Not some flower, but a warrior weed, growing in any condition, through any obstacle, surviving frozen tundras, pushing up through cracks in stone!”

This review contains spoilers for book I!

About : Noa lives the life of an average teenager at the start of volume one, Shattered Blue. But everything changes with the arrival of the Forsythe brothers, Callum and Judah, who are runaways from the Fae realm. Both boys fall in love with Noa, and by the en
Katherine Paschal
Noa will do anything to save her little sister Sasha, even if it means jumping into the dangerous unknown. With Judah and Callum by her side, Noa has many hard choices to make as well as nearly impossible odds to face. Who will be left standing when it is all over?

Oh my Gawd, this book! I had high expectations going into the story because book one is one of my absolute favorites, I will admit that I was kinda sorta worried that I was going to be let down. But, I can report, that I was not. This
Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: March 7th 2017

“Some scars are necessary.”

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Papaloa Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Larry Carl
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Total adrenaline rush! Definitely going to be on edge until the last book!
Dee/ bookworm
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-2017
Renegade Red by Lauren Bird Horowitz is the second book in the Light Trilogy. It was fast paced and definitely kept you guessing. The whole book was a long epic journey that ends in love and confusion. I cannot wait for the next book!! I want to find out what happens!!

I received a copy of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.
I was lucky enough to receive an arc for Renegade Red and I'm so happy I got a sneak peek at the book I've been waiting around a year for! I read Shattered Blue as an arc last year and went on to buy it in paperback and ebook. I fell in love with the writing and characters in book one and Lauren Bird Horowitz didn't let us down in book 2!

I absolutely LOVED the second installment in this series! Bird is a phenomenal world builder. I felt like I was a part of the story. My heart was racing and br
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Each page captured me and wouldn't let me go! Love the characters, love the story, and the SURPRISES! The writing carries you along on a sometimes lyrically peaceful, sometimes passionately tumultuous river with frequent rip roaring rapids. This is the second book in this series, and I really don't know why it is not more well-known. In this chapter, the main character Noa Sullivan brings her fae suitors with her into the unknown, and together they battle to try to find a missing sister. It is d ...more
Stephanie Z
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this series with the first book, Shattered Blue and I have been waiting for this second book. Im a pretty busy mom so reading time is hard (I feel like I always say this in book reviews, haha, but it is true, right moms?) but it was well worth it for this book. I thought the first book had a lot of surprises but this one has a lot more. A lot more of everything: love, danger, magic, and shocks! i actually read it really fast, which shows how much i liked it because i have a n ...more
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I Received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest Review.

I was not sure going in that this book could live up to the surprises of the first Light Trilogy book, Shattered Blue, but I was wrong! Every time I thought I could predict what would happen, I was completely surprised. I really like that in a book. Renegade Red starts off where Shattered Blue left off, and the first section itself is almost a mini-novel (I can't say more because of spoilers). Then the heroes-- Ca
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My heart can't take anymore!! I don't even know what I want after reading this book. Judah or Callum, gahhhh who can choose?! All these characters in The Light Trilogy are so multidimensional. Each time you think you have one of them figured out....BAM! Some big twist sends you for a tailspin and leaves you questioning EVERYTHING you thought you knew and wanted. Tons of character growth in this book, which was nice. The epic fantasy and dystopian elements was a huge bonus for me too. I highly re ...more
Michael Andrews
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Renegade Red is like Shattered Blue on steroids. Same unique voice (and poetry sprinkled in), but so much more magic, action and twists. The cliffhanger is epic. The adventure had me on the edge of my seat-- and that ending. No spoilers, but brace yourself. **I Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Sue M
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to get approved for an ARC of Renegade Red from the publisher! I couldn't wait to dive back into the world this author created. Little did I know would get so much more than I could have ever imagined! This book was bursting with captivating worlds, characters and mind-bending twists! Renegade Red is a fast-paced ride that you'll never want to end! ...more
Stella (stellasbookishworld)
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review contains slight spoilers to the ending of Shattered Blue

Disclaimer: I was provided an advanced reader's copy from the author and publisher for an honest review.

i'm going to attempt to give a quick summary/set- up without giving out crucial details so please forgive me if I mess it up

In Renegade Red, Lauren Bird Horowitz continues the Light Trilogy immediately where Shattered Blue left off. Noa, Callum, and Judah step in through the unstable, collapsing portal to the faerie world of Aur
Kristen Hunt
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written with a poetic soul. I found myself immersed in Horowitz' words. Renegade Red isn’t just a sequel. It is the continuation of a magical story that weaves itself into your heart, leaving you breathless as you wait for more. ...more
Al Hakami Bashayer
“Love is tricky, and love is strong. Not some flower but a warrior weed. Growing in any condition, through any obstacles, surviving frozen tundras, pushing up through cracks in stone.”- The Seer

Dystopian of Insurgent involved, Horowitz outdone herself picturing the In-between & Aurora realms unlike anything you've ever read. The end is STUNNER.

I was lucky to WON this ARC, this book is from the heart!

Genres: YA -Sci-fi -Fantasy -Dystopian
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Renegade Red was an enjoyable read that introduced more action, new characters, and more gore than Shattered Blue. The majority of the book takes place in Aurora, where Noa discovers a lot of new information, especially about Callum and Judah, and is kind of left not knowing what to believe and what's real and what isn't. It also ends with quite a surprise, so I can't wait for the third book!

I received an early copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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LAUREN BIRD HOROWITZ, screenwriter and novelist, has won an enthusiastic following for her innovative, lyrical poetic voice. Her debut novel Shattered Blue: Book One of The Light Trilogy, won the 2016 Independent Publishers' (IPPY) Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, as well as Finalist honors in the 2016 USA Book Awards for  Best New Fiction and Best New Fantasy, the 2016 Next Generation Indie ...more

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