Renegades by Marissa Meyer
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.
I was so pleasantly surprised by this book! After reading Heartless, the first book Marissa Meyer’s written out of the Lunar Chronicles series which is a sort of prequel to Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll which disappointed me quite a lot, I was hesitant to pick up Renegades.
Renegades is the first book in a thrilling and adventure packed duology, which came out the 17th of November. The synopsis reminded me of the movie Blade Runner (1982) this book was phenomenal. The story itself was so gripping and once you’d started, it was so hard to put it down!
The swag of the website and the pre-order swag, which I sadly missed out on seeing as I’m not an American citizen, was enough to make me super excited for this book!
All the good things you’ve heard about this book so far, are true. This book was thrilling, gripping, enticing and so freaking addicting! A little bit more about the story;
In a world that was once ruled by Anarchists, during the Age of Ace, a group of rebels have taken over, the Renegades. People who try to get the country back together after being terrorised for so many years. But the few Anarchists who survived the Renegades, aren’t planning on giving up so easily, they plan to defeat the Renegades and show the world that prodigies, human beings with special powers, are free to go and do whatever they want. The reign of terror is alas! not over, the Renegades are not all that they seem, and a girl, growing up during the Age of Anarchy as an Anarchist, goes undercover as a Renegade. Soon she needs to figure out with who her priorities and loyalty lie, with the Anarchists, or with the Renegades?
The main characters; Nova and Adrian were very well rounded characters and everything about them was just, right. There really wasn’t a single thing about them that irked me, which is a miracle since there’s always something you want to chance about the main characters, right?
Were you to ask me what my favorite part was of this book, I’d have to say the entire book. There wasn’t one scene better than the other, they were so absolutely amazing. This book was such a pleasant surprise after Heartless
I really liked the way this world was set up and the differences in point of views. The dual point of views, both from Adrian and Nova, made this book just that more fun to read and thebeautiful cover on its own was enough to lure me in. It is so absolutely stunning- my goodness! The thing I liked best about this book was Nova, she had so much gumption and she was so kick ass awesome, for her alone you need to read this book!
You can take the test to find out which power you have! I made my family take it and both my father and sister got telekinesis, my mother got water and I got invisibility!
Overall, this book was awesome and if you’re looking for a fast paced, gripping adventure/sci-fi filled book, this will certainly be to your liking!