Bᴀᴅʟᴀɴᴅs: Nᴇxᴛ Gᴇɴᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ #𝟑
💚☠ Rᴇɴᴇɢᴀᴅᴇs ☠💚
Bʏ: Natalie Bennett
Gᴇɴʀᴇ: Dark Romance, Dark & Twisted
Rᴇʟᴇᴀsᴇ Dᴀᴛᴇ: March. 29, 2020
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.
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.
Note From The Author: 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.
Aᴅᴅ Rᴇɴᴇɢᴀᴅᴇs ᴛᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ TBR: http://bit.ly/RenegadeGR
💚☠ Cᴏɴꜰᴇssɪᴏɴs Oꜰ A Bɪʙʟɪᴏᴘʜɪʟᴇ Rᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ☠💚
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oᴠᴇʀᴀʟʟ Rᴀᴛɪɴɢ: Renegades, book number three of the Badlands Next Generation by Natalie Bennett is perfect for those of us who like our romance a little more dark, twisted, and totally deviant. Savages, book one of the Badlands Series was the first book I ever read by Natalie Bennett and how I knew I had found one of my favorite authors! THIS is the series I always recommend when someone says they want something that blows every trigger out of the water! I fell for the OG Savages but these NG‘s are renewing my addiction to the series! I have been salivating waiting for Renegades and Bennett did NOT disappoint! If you are looking for a dark read that will push all your triggers, look no further!
This series has been the hardest series to review for me. It’s just soo much that goes on in this dystopian world and with all the diverse characters and fractions, but there is soo little that I can tell you without spoiling things. But I’m gonna try!
❝Oᴜʀ sᴛᴏʀʏ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ʙᴇ ᴏɴᴇ ᴏꜰ ʟᴏᴠᴇ, ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ. Iᴛ ᴡᴀs ᴀ ᴛᴀʟᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴘᴏssᴇssɪᴏɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴀʀɴᴀʟ ᴘᴀssɪᴏɴ ᴡᴇᴀᴠᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜɪɴ ᴀ sᴄᴀʀʟᴇᴛ sᴛʀɪɴɢ ᴏꜰ ꜰᴀᴛᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʀᴇꜰᴜsᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ʙʀᴇᴀᴋ. Iᴛ ᴡᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴏʀᴍɪɴɢ ᴏꜰ ᴀ ʙᴏɴᴅ ʙᴇᴛᴡᴇᴇɴ ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ ꜰᴜᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴜᴘ sᴏᴜʟs. Aɴᴅ ɪꜰ I’ᴅ ᴋɴᴏᴡɴ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴡᴀs ᴄᴏᴍɪɴɢ, I sᴛɪʟʟ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴛʜɪɴɢ. Tʜᴇ ʀᴏᴀᴅ ᴛᴏ ʜᴇʟʟ ᴡᴀs ᴘᴀᴠᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴀɴᴅ sᴏʀʀᴏᴡ. Bᴜᴛ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɴᴅ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʀᴏᴀᴅ ᴡᴀs ᴀɴ ᴇᴍᴘɪʀᴇ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴇᴠɪʟ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴍʏ sᴀʟᴠᴀᴛɪᴏɴ.❞
Although Renegades was originally supposed to be a threesome romance, Renegades is actually about Lucifuge and his leading lady Astraea although there are POV’s from Cameron as well, they center more around his struggles and the demons he is still fighting after the betrayal of Butcher, rather than romance. This new generation has a lot to live up to and so far so good.
❝Tʜᴇʏ’ʀᴇ ᴀ ᴘᴀʀᴀᴅᴏx ᴏꜰ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴅᴀʀᴋ ᴀɴᴅ ʟɪɢʜᴛ. A ᴄᴏᴍʙɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ᴛᴀɪɴᴛᴇᴅ ᴘᴜʀɪᴛʏ ᴀɴᴅ sɪɴ.❞
Astraea has been held captive by another fraction for years only to finally escape and run right into the clutches of the Devil himself.
❝I ꜰᴏᴏʟɪsʜʟʏ ᴄʀᴏssᴇᴅ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴀ ᴘᴀʀᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ Bᴀᴅʟᴀɴᴅs ᴋɴᴏᴡɴ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴀs ᴛʜᴇ Dᴇᴠɪʟ’s Pʟᴀʏɢʀᴏᴜɴᴅ. ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ᴅɪᴅ I ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴀᴛ I’ᴅ ᴇsᴄᴀᴘᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴘʀɪsᴏɴ ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴇɴᴛᴇʀ ʜᴇʟʟ.❞
Lucifuge Deville, the future king of the Badlands, and she has caught the Devil’s eye.
❝Wʜɪsᴘᴇʀs sᴡɪʀʟᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ Lᴜᴄᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴄʀᴜᴇʟᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀɴ ʜɪs ᴅᴀᴅ ʜᴀᴅ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ʙᴇᴇɴ, ʙᴜᴛ I ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ʜɪᴍ ᴄʀᴜᴇʟ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ sʟɪɢʜᴛᴇsᴛ. Hᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴀ Sᴀᴠᴀɢᴇ. Lɪᴋᴇ ᴍᴇ. Tʜᴇ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ Bᴀᴅʟᴀɴᴅ’s ᴠᴇʀʏ ᴏᴡɴ ᴅᴇᴠɪʟ ᴀɴᴅ ʜɪs ᴅᴇᴠɪᴀɴᴛ ǫᴜᴇᴇɴ ʀᴀɴ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ʜɪs ᴠᴇɪɴs.❞
💙 (H) Hᴇʀᴏ: Lucifuge ‘Luce’ Deville, is coldhearted and cruel. He’s intense, possessive, and a mastermind just like his father. Always scheming and planning for every outcome and eventuality… but he never saw Star coming. I think I liked Luce more just because he was so much like Romero but I was completely happy with his character. This would have been a five-star read for me but knowing what I know about his father AND his crazy Mama, I expected more. A whole lot more darkness, and a whole lot more depravity.
❝Sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴛ. Sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs Sᴀᴠᴀɢᴇ. Tʜᴇ ɢɪʀʟ ʜᴀᴅ ᴀ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ ᴏꜰ ɢᴏʟᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ᴘɪᴛᴄʜ-ʙʟᴀᴄᴋ sᴏᴜʟ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴀʟɪɢɴᴇᴅ ᴘᴇʀꜰᴇᴄᴛʟʏ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴍɪɴᴇ.❞
❤️ (ʜ) Hᴇʀᴏɪɴᴇ: Astraea ‘Star’, conflicted about Star. I wasn’t sure what to think and I’m still kind of on the fence, to be honest. One minute I’m thinking she is just way too sweet for our future leader of the Badlands… but then, something is said or done that has me thinking Star is a lot more capable of taking on Luce and all his darkness then I originally thought. The life that she’s led has enabled her to be able to just roll with the punches and above all else, to survive so as innocent as she maybe I feel like there is darkness inside of her just waiting to come out and play and Luce is the perfect person to make that happen. I’m hoping we see a lot more of her darkness in the books to come…
❝I ᴡᴀs ᴀ ʀᴏsᴇ ᴘʟᴜᴄᴋᴇᴅ ꜰʀᴇᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴀʟʟ ɪᴛs ᴘᴇᴛᴀʟs, ʟᴇᴀᴠɪɴɢ ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ʙᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴏʀɴs ᴛᴏ ɢʀᴏᴡ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ.❞
🔥🔥 Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ Fᴀᴄᴛᴏʀ: Although there is plenty of sexual depravity, it seems as if the second generation is a bit softer as far as their relationships then the OG’s were. That could change, but from what I’ve seen so far, the kid’s relationships are nowhere’s near as raw and explicit as their parents were, especially when it comes to the steam. Things aren’t so… freaky and twisted? As they were with the parents. Again, hoping to see a little more of the freak side come out in the books to come.
❝Iᴛ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ʙᴇ ᴀʀɢᴜᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇʏ ʜᴀʀᴅʟʏ ᴋɴᴇᴡ ᴏɴᴇ ᴀɴᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ʙᴜᴛ I sᴀᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴀʏ ʜᴇ ʟᴏᴏᴋᴇᴅ ᴀᴛ ʜᴇʀ. Iᴛ ᴡᴀs ᴛʜᴇ sᴀᴍᴇ ᴡᴀʏ Rᴏᴍᴇʀᴏ ʟᴏᴏᴋᴇᴅ ᴀᴛ Cᴀʟɪsᴛᴀ. Hᴏᴡ Gʀɪᴍᴍ ᴡᴀs ᴡɪᴛʜ Aʀʟᴇɴ. Hᴇʟʟ, ᴍʏ ᴘᴀʀᴇɴᴛs ᴛᴏᴏ. Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ᴛɪᴍᴇsᴛᴀᴍᴘ sᴏᴍᴇᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴀᴛ sᴛʀᴏɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ I ꜰᴇʟᴛ sᴏʀʀʏ ꜰᴏʀ ᴀɴʏᴏɴᴇ ᴡʜᴏ ᴛʀɪᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴏʏ ɪᴛ.❞
🌪🌪🌪 Cʟɪꜰꜰʜᴀɴɢᴇʀ Wᴀʀɴɪɴɢ: Although there isn’t really a cliffhanger per se, as with the rest of the Badlands Series, this one is a happily for now. Miscreants is up next and although I am REALLY excited for Samael and Lilith’s story, after getting quite a bit from his POV and learning a lot more about him in Renegades, I NEED Cam’s story. I am really excited for him to finally find a psycho queen of his own.
❝Rᴇʟᴀx. I ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ʟɪᴋᴇ ɪᴛ ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴍʏ ɢɪʀʟs sᴄʀᴇᴀᴍ ᴛᴏᴏ sᴏᴏɴ. Tʜᴀᴛ’s ᴍᴏʀᴇ Cᴀᴍ’s ᴘʀᴇꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇ. Hᴇ’s ɢᴏᴛ ᴅᴇᴍᴏɴs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ꜰᴇᴇᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛᴇʀʀᴏʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴀʀɴᴀɢᴇ. Mᴇ? I ʟɪᴋᴇ ɢᴇᴛᴛɪɴɢ ɪɴsɪᴅᴇ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ʜᴇᴀᴅs. Wʜᴇɴ ᴛʜᴇʏ ʟᴏᴡᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ɢᴜᴀʀᴅ ᴀɴᴅ sᴛᴀʀᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴛʜᴇʏ’ʀᴇ sᴀꜰᴇ, ᴛʜᴀᴛ’s ᴛʜᴇ ᴘᴇʀꜰᴇᴄᴛ ᴏᴘᴘᴏʀᴛᴜɴɪᴛʏ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴀ ᴍᴏᴠᴇ.❞
⚠️ Tʀɪɢɢᴇʀ Wᴀʀɴɪɴɢ: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. E.g. torture, murder, gruesome explicit scenes. If you would like to know more about what those subjects are, feel free to DM me!
I still have sooo many questions! Who is Cam’s leading lady? Where in the world is Lillith?? What in the world is going on with Samael? Will Ice and Belladonna get together? (I’m hoping so!) I don’t think we will ever really get answers to all of them but I can’t wait to see what happens next in this twisted and crazy dystopian world of madness and mayhem.
Gʀᴀʙ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴄᴏᴘʏ ᴏꜰ Rᴇɴᴇɢᴀᴅᴇs!
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Natalie Bennett is an international bestselling author of twisted and unconventional love stories that always come with a warning label.
Natalie has a penchant for writing villainous immoral men and the women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate away from traditional happily ever afters.
When she’s not slaying words she’s somewhere in the sunshine state, happily taking life one curve-ball at a time.