/ Book Review / Renegades (Badlands #7) / Natalie Bennett / – Beckie Bookworm


Release Date-March 31st 2020
Genre-Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition-282 pages

Of the devil’s flesh and bone, the prince is ready to claim his throne.

I want power.
Cam wants penance.

I’ve got a black cult religion backing my decisions.
He’s got demons hungry for carnage.

Everything was going smoothly.

Until her.

She’s the forbidden fruit we’re supposed to beware of, but something carnal is growing between us.

Now, with tensions mounting between various factions, a bloodbath looms on the horizon. Chaos and destruction start to erupt across the Badlands, everything comes down to one thing.

Survival of the worst.

Forewarning, this isn’t a cookie cutter romance. This isn’t about love. This is a story of brutal possession in a world without morals. Enter at your own detriment. 😉

Renegades by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This latest badlands book was a really good addition to the series and I enjoyed it very much. But for some reason, I was under the impression this was actually a menage, not sure why I thought that but was surprised to find it isn’t. This story centres on Luce and a new character Star, its set after the events of the previous books and the storyline concerning A. R. C. and the Stags is continued here so to fully appreciate this you really need to have read the past books of this series, (well the kid’s books anyway) to fully follow along. I myself did a quick recap by flicking through the previous two to refresh my brain. Star is an escapee on the run from A. R. C. her time with them has been horrific and she has the physical and emotional scars to prove it. Her escape lands her in the path of Luce and his savages and the rest is history. This was as usual totally wicked with psychotic intent, the usual dicing and slicing and casual torture involved but that aside I didn’t find this as dark as previous books in the series though it was still very far from a Sunday picnic. The relationship between Luce and star is easy with a lack of angst and I really appreciated the straightforward nature of it all. I also really liked how this built and the whole slow-burn quality of it all. We also get to catch up with Cam here and see how he is dealing with the aftermath of his brother’s actions. So yeh, liked this a lot and the only thing missing for me was the rest of the gang, we do get to see Nyx, Maliki, Zane and Addie but it is only briefly and I would have liked more. Other than that I was a happy bunny.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of Renegades (Badlands: Next Generation #3).