Review: Renegade (Ripper #2) by Amy Carol Reeves

April 9, 2013 3.5 stars, Book Review 0

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Brimming with romance and danger, the suspenseful Ripper series continues

The Conclave—a secret group with twisted ideals and freakish practices—has been wiped out, thanks to Arabella Sharp. Now there’s a new malevolence afoot. Fishermen are getting killed, their partially devoured bodies washing up on the shores of Scotland. Is the Ripper responsible? Or have the Conclave’s sinister experiments left behind something more monstrous? Abbie fears the worst when her beloved Dr. William Siddal vanishes. To save the man she loves, Abbie must comply with the Ripper’s dreadful orders—and put her own life in grave danger.

In Renegade, it’s some months after the events that transpired in Ripper and again we follow Abby in her misadventures.  She is in love with William but she has feelings for Simon. What the heck?! You can’t go double dipping girly!  I’ve never been too keen on love triangles, this one isn’t bad but I admit I really wasn’t expecting it in Renegade because I thought all of that was taken care of in Ripper.  Expect some teeth gnashing in this regards folks.

I was so frustrated with Abbie and her fickle feelings. I won’t go into details with spoilers but suffice to say there are MAJOR tensions in the relationship department.  I think this was the intention though – to make me so frustrated with Abbie that I just wanted to slap some sense into her.  I have serious issue with someone blaming people for things they have done in their past.  However, in my mind the way Abbie reacted was realistic given the time period and quite frankly I think it’s a pretty normal reaction.  I would have been pretty appalled myself learning that (no spoilers hehe you have to read to know) about someone that I loved. In a way I don’t blame her because I would have a hard time between William and Simon also.

My favorite part of Renegade was definitely the new character, Seraphina or “Effie”.  She was a lamia, she had both a human form and her lamia form that she could transform into at will as well as against her will.  Her body being half human and half reptilian and quite venomous she enjoys feeding on the flesh of humans.  I absolutely adored reading from her perspective and couldn’t wait when it would jump back to her.  She is a ruthless killer, but she is also a victim.   My heart ached for her and the rotten position she was in.

I feel like we haven’t seen the end of the romantic uncertainties that Abbie suffers from which depending on how you like your romance could either make you love Renegade or hate it.  Either way if you read Ripper it is worth a read.

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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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