GENRE: YA/PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Though she is free of the palace, rescued from her position as a blood slave, Aria is haunted by the memories of her time spent within the fortress, tormented by memories of Braith, the prince that betrayed her and shattered her heart. Every day is a struggle to get through, and the only solace she is able to find is with Max, her best friend, and fellow captive. Though Max does not understand her bond to Braith, he knows some of what she endured, and helps to ease some of the tattered pieces of her soul. Aria slowly begins to salvage the broken parts of her wounded spirit by throwing herself into the wonder of the woods she had so greatly missed, and the secure and reassuring love that Max freely gives her. Her world is thrown into a tailspin again though when a marauding group of vampires destroy the caves she had found temporary shelter in. Scattered about the forest, seeking to stay hidden and find her family, Aria is stunned when Braith, the monster that savaged her heart, reappears. Stunned by his sudden arrival in her world, Arianna is uncertain if he has come to recapture her, or to kill her for daring to escape.
MY RATING: 2.5 STARS
Renegade is the sequel to Captured. I really liked the first book, this one not so much. It just didn't have that special something that caught my attention with the first book.
It seems that Renegade faltered due to lack of detail, action, etc... even the relationship between Braith and Aria didn't work for me in this one. I have higher hopes for Refugee, the third book in this four-book series.
There was some useful information revealed in this book that helps set up the next book regarding the circumstances behind Braith's mother's death. I also liked the cover art for this book better than the first.