Friday, September 9, 2011

Random Act of Publicity - Chelsea Campbell

A Random Act of Publicity 

The Rise of Renegade X

 Published May 11th 2010 by EgmontUSA

The reason for the book I'm BLLuRTing today is simple: it's a great story that flew under the radar. I don't know Chelsea, but I do love her book. I've never figured out why it didn't receive more acclaim--it's a classic hero/villain story for both MG & YA readers, especially boys. WE NEED TO PROMOTE THIS BOOK, PEOPLE! Read it, review it, tweet it, EVERYTHING it!  

Goodreads Blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Damien Locke has a plan: major in messing with people at the local supervillain university and become a professional evil genius, just like his supervillain mom. But when he discovers the shameful secret she's been hiding all these years, that the one-night stand that spawned him was actually with a superhero, everything gets messed up. His father's too moral for his own good, so when he finds out Damien exists, he actually wants him to come live with him and his goody-goody superhero family. Damien gets shipped off to stay with them in their suburban hellhole, and he has only six weeks to prove he's not a hero in any way, or else he's stuck living with them for the rest of his life, or until he turns eighteen, whichever comes first.

To get out of this mess, Damien has to survive his dad's "flying lessons" that involve throwing him off the tallest building in the city--despite his nearly debilitating fear of heights--thwarting the eccentric teen scientist who insists she's his sidekick, and keeping his supervillain girlfriend from finding out the truth. But when Damien uncovers a dastardly plot to turn all the superheroes into mindless zombie slaves, a plan hatched by his own mom, he discovers he cares about his new family more than he thought. Now he has to choose: go back to his life of villainy and let his family become zombies, or stand up to his mom and become a real hero.


 
 
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13 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the heads up. I'll definitely have to check it out!

salarsenッ said...

Whoa - this story sounds like all sorts of sweet twists! Thanks for sharing it! Off to revamp my TBR list. lol

Matthew MacNish said...

It's also got an awesome cover!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Another great book to tell my sons about. Thanks, Shannon! :D

Old Kitty said...

Ooh I love how the hero is a villain who is caught in a moral dilemma over familial loyalties! Wow!! Great stuff! Thanks for the review and intro! Good luck Chelsea!! Take care
x

Patti said...

That sounds like a great book and since I have two boys at home, I'll be looking for it next time I go to the book store.

Michael G-G said...

This does sound like fun.

Why do some books fly under the radar, and others you hear about CONSTANTLY?! Is it all PR?

Personally, I like uncovering hidden gems. (Wish there were a couple of real ones in my back yard!)

Heather said...

I'm learning about some excellent books through this! Going to B&N to check this one out now. #ILoveRandomActsOfPublicity

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O a bad mum is always fun!

ali cross said...

This book sounds amazingly fun! And yep, I hadn't even heard about it! Thanks Shannon!

ali's blog

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, I love these Random Acts of publicity! What a great idea! So many good books fly under the radar!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I love your excitement about Chelsea!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! wow! this book sound way cool. for sure i gotta check it out.
...hugs from lenny

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