Renegade Red: {ARC Review}

Publication date: March 14th, 2017
Publisher: Paploa Press
Series: The Light Trilogy #2
Format: e-ARC
Source: Netgalley

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 survive not only across worlds but between them, in places so treacherous and deceptive their own minds are twisted against them. As the three fight to survive their passage, they battle not only enemies but themselves, and their darkest, most difficult secrets. 
Surviving, however, is only the beginning: Noa needs to find Sasha. That means becoming a warrior herself, one just as fierce as the magical brothers battling for her love. Across broken cities, underground labyrinths, rushing floods and endless skies; in the face of legions of armies, horrifying tyrants, and the most deceitful of friends, can Mortal Noa rescue her sister—and understand her own heart—in time to escape the most deadly of magic realms?

Renegade Red is the sequel to the first book in the series, Shattered Blue. The book starts off where SB ended, Callum, Judah, and Noa leapt into the in-between portal after Noa's sister, Sasha. 

Having not read Shattered Blue in well over a year, I was really confused about part one of the story. It wasn't until the end of part one that I finally understood what was going on. This wasn't a bad thing, it just took me awhile to catch on. 

The setting of Renegade Red is in Aurora, where Callum and Judah are from, also known as the Fae world. We are introduced to several new characters, and some old ones. You will definitely love and hate them. 

It was also interesting to see this other side of both Callum and Judah. In Shattered Blue, I was definitely all for Noa and Callum ending up together, but I think after finishing this one, my end game pick will be Judah. He is definitely tough to love because of his personality. He is used to people hurting him so he created this tough exterior and built a wall so that nobody else could hurt him. He has a hard time letting people in, but he really cares for Noa in a way that is different from Callum. 

Renegade Red takes a very dark turn because of what is going on in Aurora, and what is revealed to have been done by Callum and Judah. These revelations and events make Noa unsure of who she really wants, and she still does not know at the conclusion of the book. 

I must say that Noa was definitely a "girl beast" in Renegade Red. She took charge when the boys wanted her to stay behind so that she could be protected. She was on a mission to find and save her sister and nothing was going to stop her. They all endure so much this time around, both mentally and physically. 

One of my favorite things about this series is how the author incorporates poetry into the book that connects with the story. Noa uses her poetry to help out in stressful and dangerous situations, and it was really beautiful. 

"I'm a poet, Judah. Words are sacred." 

The ending was extremely shocking, especially the last line. I was not expecting what was written to happen at all! One thing is for certain, book three will definitely be a wild ride, and I cannot wait to see how the series ends, and who Noa chooses.  


  1. Great review! This book sounds so good, and I'm definitely gonna add it to my TBR :)

    I love your blog, it's so fresh and organised :)
    New GFC follower.

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi Amy! Thank you for following. :) I highly recommend the Light trilogy series if you like Fae. It is so good! Thank you, I think sometimes simple is better. I will definitely check out your blog now! :)


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