Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Published by Fiewel & Friends
Release Date: November 7th, 2017
YA Fantasy, 556 pages
Photo taken from Instagram @marasfoldedpages
Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice. ~Renegades, Marissa Meyer
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.
This was definitely one of my favorite reads of this year! This being my first Marissa Meyer novel, I had a lot of expectations. Honestly speaking, this novel was amazing, and even better than I hoped! It looks large and intimidating at 500 plus pages, but its very easy to read, and flows really well. I fell in love with her writing, and can’t wait to get my hands on more of her books!
I loved the concept of the types of heroes and villains in this world. I also loved how this novel was told with dual POV, with four identities…
The teams that were explained at the beginning of the book were easy to figure out in Nova and Adrian’s world. The original team was intriguing as Captain Chromium was the first to create and lead a team of superheros. However, my favourite characters consisted of the younger generation lead by Sketch. I found each character and power interesting and loved how Meyer brought the world to life.
This novel is largely based on character and morals, and what it really takes to become a proper hero or villain. I felt like this idea was being vastly explored with more than one main character, and I really would like to see more of this struggle in the next upcoming novel.
“There are many dangerous people in this world. but there are also many good people. Brave people. No matter how bad things get, we have to remember that. So long as there are heroes in this world, there’s hope that tomorrow night might be better.”
I thought all of the aliases were so cool, and being a total Marvel universe fan, this was right up my alley. There was a ton of action in this novel, and was also filled with suspense, a slight romance and amazing badasses.
I’ve been told that her next novel in this planned trilogy comes out in November, and I can’t wait to pick it up! Spoiler alert: The ending is a total cliffhanger! Overall, 5/5 stars and I recommend this novel especially if you love superheroes and comics.
Thanks for reading! Mara x