Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review: Renegade by Kerry Wilkinson

Release Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin Griffin
ISBN:  1250061334
ISBN13: 9781250061331
Genre: YA Dystopian
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
Silver Blackthorn is a fugitive from the law.
Silver Blackthorn has committed treason.
She is dangerous. Do NOT approach her.
A large reward is on offer. Report any sightings to your nearest Kingsman.
Long live the King.

Silver Blackthorn is on the run. She fled Windsor Castle with eleven other teenagers, taking with her something far more valuable than even she realises: knowledge.

With the entire country searching for the missing Offerings, Silver must keep them all from the vicious clutches of King Victor and the Minister Prime. Until now, no one has escaped the king and lived to tell the tale.

Or have they?

With expectations weighing heavily on the girl with the silver streak in her hair, will she ever find her way home?
RENEGADE kicks off at the same point book one, RECKONING, ended. Silver and her friends fled Windsor Castle and are now searching for the rebels. Little does she know, they know who she is and they want her to spearhead their campaign.

Everyone now knows who Silver is and they all have their expectations of what she should do, but she just wants to keep her friends and family safe which is a difficult job all in its own. There is a lot of character development on Silver's part in RECKONING. I enjoyed learning more about the rebels and watching Silver navigate the danger with her friends by her side.

RENEGADE continues the love triangle between Silver, Imrin and Opie. There really isn't any romance going on between ANYONE and Silver never takes the chance to talk to either of them about the other and what she is feeling. Granted they are on the run and fighting for their lives most of the time, but it would have been nice to see some development on that subject.

RENEGADE wasn't as fast paced as book one, but I still had no problem flying through it. I enjoy Wilkinson's writing style and the world that has developed over the last two books. There is a good amount of action and danger with Silver and her friends on the run. We learn a bit more about the past and the way the King came to be. There are some neat surprises thrown in that I wasn't expecting as well as some technology I never thought would be introduced. I wish RESURGENCE was coming out sooner because I am really excited to see how the trilogy ends.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.