Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Novel Rating 5/5 ⭐
Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. 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 a villain who has the power to end them both.
The first thing that I will admit to about this book, is that I went into it completely blind. I have never ever read previous works of Marissa Meyer before. Basically, this was a complete cover attraction interest the first time that I saw it. Earlier that morning I had already bought a book except, I ended up not liking it, so I decided to go back and return it then spend the rest of my time browsing for another book. When I asked one of the younger workers what I should get, she gave me a list of her favorite dystopian novels, (since I told her that I was on a YA dystopia kick) and I asked her about Renegades, her eyes lit up at the sound of Marissa Meyers name. She placed her on a pedestal for her writing style. She explained that she hasn’t had the chance to read this current one, but she recommended her based on her previous works. That’s when I really decided that I needed to buy this right away. And I’m so glad that I did!
I loved everything about this book. Each character was well rounded and each backstory was stitched seamlessly. Though we got more in-depth background information about the Renegades and very little from the Anarchists, which kind of bummed me out! So hopefully, Marissa gives us more on them in the next book!
During the whole book, it’s interesting to see our protagonist, Nova, struggle between a line of hating her enemies but also falling for one of her enemies and as a reader, you struggle with the same feelings as the protagonist does. I thought this was a very clever way to pull the reader between two lines in the story.
Normally, I can predict an ending but in all honesty, I never ever saw this plot twist coming! Marissa left no breadcrumbs to this twist at all. It felt like a slap in the face, literally my jaw was hanging open after I read the last sentence. This book really left me wanting more and I’m so glad the sequel is coming this new year, you bet I’ll be preordering it! (Expected release date, according to Goodreads is September 2018.)
I really have no negatives to address because really overall this was a really good read for me and I’m so happy that I impulsively bought it.
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