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ONLY A RENEGADE WILL SURVIVE
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 herCallum and Judah Forsythemust 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 sisterand understand her own heartin time to escape the most deadly of magic realms?
About the Author
LAUREN BIRD HOROWITZ, screenwriter and novelist, has won an enthusiastic following for her innovative, lyrical poetic voice. Her debut novel Shattered Blue: Book One of The Light Trilogy, won the 2016 Independent Publishers' (IPPY) Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, as well as Finalist honors in the 2016 USA Book Awards for Best New Fiction and Best New Fantasy, the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction, and the 2016 International Book Award for Best Fantasy. Book Two of The Light Trilogy, Renegade Red, was an Award Finalist in the Fiction:Fantasy category of the Best Book Awards 2017. The Light Trilogy has been listed as one of USA Today's top romances of 2015, and selected as notable books by Buzzfeed, Popsugar, Hypable, San Francisco Book Review, Glitter, The Culturalist, Teen Reads, Kirkus Reviews, YA Books Central, Voya Magazine, School Library Journal, Maria Shriver.com, Bustle and others.
Bird studied writing at Harvard University with novelist Jamaica Kincaid, winning several prizes including the Edward Eager Memorial Prize for fiction and Winthrop-Sargent Prize for writing. She’s a proud member of the Writers Guild of America.
Keep up with Lauren on Twitter (@birdaileen), Instagram (@birdaileen), Facebook (Lauren "Bird" Horowitz") and on her website LaurenBirdHorowitz.com.
Table of Contents
Awards & Praise for Shattered Blue ... vii
The Story So Far ... xvii
The Fae Colorlines ... xviii
Family Trees ... xix
Epigraph ... xxi
Preface ... xxiii
Part I ... 1
Part II ... 71
Part III ... 177
Part IV ... 251
Part V ... 383
Join Fae Nation ... 391
Poetry Appendix ... 395
Acknowledgments ... 401
About the Author ... 405
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I fell in love with Renegade Red the moment I opened the book and read the first page. This book is filled with fiery romances, action packed fighting and escape scenes and some truly teary tragedies. This is a book that any fan of dystopian fantasy lovers like myself will love everywhere. This book truly showed immense character growth and unleashed it's readers to the beautiful and creative world that is Aurora. This book is filled with self empowerment as well as good morals that are versatile and perfect for any reader who decides to start reading this book. There are many versatile characters that unleash the main heroin Noa's inner warrior girl beast and introduces us to sides of other characters we never even imagined they had. The other thing I loved about this book was the many different poems that flowed well and kept the reader highly invested in the story. I am an aspiring author and after reading these poem I was deeply inspired to keep writing when I was down and thought I really had nothing else. This book series really lead me to my calling and that's writing, I had always loved reading but after getting to know Lauren through reading the tragedies and tales Noa went through it made me want to start writing. To any one looking for an amazing young adult dystopian fantasy novel you have definitely got to read The Light Trilogy.
Renegade Red was an enjoyable read that introduced more action, new characters, and more gore than Shattered Blue. The majority of the book takes place in Aurora, where Noa discovers a lot of new information, especially about Callum and Judah, and is kind of left not knowing what to believe and what's real and what isn't. It also ends with quite a surprise, so I can't wait for the third book!
I loved “Shattered Blue”, and was so looking forward to this book. Then I started it, and felt lost, betrayed. Nothing was the way it was supposed to be. My memory was failing me. Noa was with the wrong brother (or was she?), the Fae colour magic had gone, and with it the beautiful poetic writing of “Shattered Blue”. What had happened to the author!!! Slowly, it dawned on me. Noa’s memory was also in crisis. The mundane world in which she now found herself was stifling creative thinking, poetry, curiosity. Hence the unremarkable prose. Nothing was as it seemed, and the ordinariness just got more and more sinister. Who was the Otec (Praise be)? Why do history lessons now consist of learning dates without learning why they are worth remembering? Where is Callum, and why is he not also in this school from hell? Or is it the perfect place, where there is no worry, no pain? Thankfully I persevered, and behold in part 2 the magic and poetry returned in full force: “At first, there was only the crash: Noa existed completely within it, her whole existence the reverberation of bones against steel. Or not steel, but something just as cold and hard—something broken and uneven, knots and twists of … stones and roots? She slammed against them like a human tuning fork, her whole skeleton shuddering into some strange night. Noa lay in that night, unmoving, as jagged feelings put themselves together”. Both brothers were there, changed, but still identifiable as themselves. Callum, the brother who always does what is right and necessary. Judah, the impetuous, flawed rebel, but genuine and truthful. So, now which one does Noa love? Can she truly love either? What does it mean to love someone? “Love is tricky, and love is strong. Not some flower but a warrior weed, growing in any condition, through any obstacle, surviving frozen tundras, pushing up through cracks in stone!”. As in all good fairy tales, words and names hold power – to persuade or control, save or betray, attract or repel: “Noa knew it was the stalactites of their words and non-words, icy and dripping, dripping, dripping, that really chilled them both”. As in “Shattered Blue” it is words, in the form of poetry that support and save Noa. The book is about reality and our perception of it: “Real things change to fit the shape that others see”. What constitutes being imprisoned? “Were the bars what locked her in, or these repeating rituals—precise, perpetual—that wore more deeply with each day?”, “Protection could be a prison. Judah was sick of prison”. As with “Shattered Blue” this is a phenomenally well written fantasy adventure. It is fast paced, and completely unpredictable. Just when you think you understand what is happening and what the characters are thinking, the floor is yanked out from under your feet. The book seems to end, but it is abundantly clear that the story has to continue. The third book cannot come soon enough! I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
”Love is tricky, and love is strong. Not some flower but a warrior weed. Growing in any condition, through any obstacles, surviving frozen tundras, pushing up through cracks in stone.“ - The Seer Dystopian of Insurgent involved, Horowitz pictures the In-between & Aurora realms unlike anything you've ever read. Noa's character developed from a broken-hearted Poet to such a badass Warrior saving her Sasha Traveller-sister. Different intense scenarios, new beautiful characters some you will love, some you would kill them if you could, different deep realms. My favorite realm was the In-between, Judah was at his best. Kind unlike his fierce' the renegade' Judah is, romantic and loving soulmate to her love Noa. NOA-JUDAH is OTP and I ship them now harder than ever. Callum sadly was not my book boyfriend material this installment. I saw his paradox, he was not vulnerable as Judah was but his evil version developed surprisingly, he became weak and monstrous in the hands of the Otec. Oh, praise Otec, trust his white hands! I adored Isla's haunting shadows in the poet's mind, she was guiding her into the steps of the truth and surviving. Sasha baby, is pure magic. The reunion was extremely emotional. STUNNER END. THIS INSTALLMENT WILL LEAVE YOU SPELLBOUND!!! This book is from the heart. Go, start this trilogy and you will never regret it. Horowitz has promised to keep torturing and tugging our hearts and oh, boy I can not wait for book 3. I don't want this trilogy to end.
Review contains slight spoilers to the ending of Shattered Blue i'm going to attempt to give a quick summary/set- up without giving out crucial details so please forgive me if I mess it up In Renegade Red, Lauren Bird Horowitz continues the Light Trilogy immediately where Shattered Blue left off. Noa, Callum, and Judah step in through the unstable, collapsing portal to the faerie world of Aurora. Their mission? Find and bring back Noa's sister Sasha. Noa finds herself in glorious Aurora where fae of many color-lines live and breathe light which is the essence of their being. The three of them quickly realize that Sasha is not immediately waiting for them on the other side and is nowhere to be seen. All is not what it seems, nor is it the same Aurora the boys remember leaving. All of them are left going into the search and rescue blind. Can Sasha be saved? Will the trio find her before the Clear dictator does? Once they get to the faery world of Aurora, a more sinister plot arises, hidden secrets are revealed and new characters with their own questionable motives make for a high intensity flow of emotions. Told in three alternating perspectives, you're not really sure who to trust--perhaps not even the MC herself. With the same poetic atmosphere as it's predecessor, Renegade Red is surely a novel you don't want to miss out on! My thoughts: I absolutely loved this book, maybe even more than Shattered Blue. Of course there was love triangle teenaged drama and angst and a whole new set of problems revealed at the end that complicates things even more but I still loved it. Nothing really felt forced as far as plot and character goes. There were many sad and intense parts. I will still cry about Marena. The ending threw me for a loop, again, and it left me wanting more!
Renegade Red is the second book in The Light Trilogy! In the finale of Shattered Blue, Noa made that leap into a dying portal to find her younger sister, Sasha. As Noa navigates this strange new world called Aurora and having Callum and Judah fighting to find answers about what had truly happened before they meet Noa, nothing about this world is what is seems. After an epic showdown between good and evil, two sisters are reunited to only go home to even a much bigger surprise for everyone in a shocking ending to this story! This book for me, was a little confusing at times especially in the beginning but once you figure out what is really happening, you start to get into the story more. I'm not a huge fan of Fairies and this book kinda proved that for me but there is something also about this book that makes you want to keep reading more of it just to find out what happens in the end. That ending was shocking and even though this is not my kind of book, I have to read the next book in this series just to see how it all ends!! Thank You to Lauren Bird Horowitz for writing a story in a genre that I don't like at all, very likable to me!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from BookSparks : Renegade Red Blog Tour! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!