Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Page Count: 563
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.
Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.
Renegades by Marissa Meyer is the first book of the young adult science fiction fantasy Renegades series. The world within the series was one that was once in chaos until the day that the superhero Renegades cleaned it up and took charge. The Renegades are made up of various humans who have extraordinary abilities they use to fight the bad.
Nova is a girl that when she was a child she had her whole world ripped away from her when her family was attacked. During the event Nova wished for none other than the Renegades to come save them but when that didn’t happen Nova lost all hope for the heroes.
As Nova got older she found that she herself had developed powers and since the one person there for her when she needed help the most, Ace, was the leader of the Anarchists Nova finds herself on the opposite side of the Renegades. That is until the day the Renegades open their doors to new recruits and Nova decides to try to infiltrate the group to help in her revenge.
The whole superhero vs villain trope is not at the top of my list of favorites as I find the whole idea to be a bit predictable in the good guys will always defeat the bad guys in the end. However, seeing that this was written by the author of the Cinder series which I quite enjoyed I really wanted to check it out and I’m glad I did as Marissa Meyer did make it a fun story even if still a tad predictable.
The story so far has more of a middle ground being built within the sides as things are not always black and white within this world of super humans. The main characters are likable and being fleshed out rather well as the book went along and the story has developed it’s own young adult feel to the trope along with making the plot have more an air of it’s own so I’d definitely like to continue and see what happens with the next book in the series.
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About the author:
Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.