Welcome to my stop on the Renegades Blog Tour! I am so thrilled to share my thoughts and a little teaser from the book with you. If you are a fan of Marissa Meyer, Renegades will surely be one that you are going to love.
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Summary (from Goodreads): 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 have been dying for Renegades ever since I first heard the news that it was being written. Marissa Meyer is one of my favourite authors, and she did not disappoint in her latest work. The book tells the story of heroes vs. villains, but has a focus on the villains’ side. The main character is likeable, even though she is a villain, and the writing is so suspenseful. Renegades is so entertaining to read, and I can’t wait to get my hands on book two!
This is not your typical superhero book. It tells the story of two sides: the Renegades (the heroes) and the Anarchists (the villains). The main character of the book, Nova, is an anarchist, and poses as a Renegade to gain inside information so that she can get her revenge against them. I loved how not only Nova leads a double life, but Adrian, who is a Renegade, has a secret of his own. Renegades is incredibly complex, and I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved it. There is spying, suspense, and plenty of action in this book, making it a unique take on the good vs. evil trope.
I adored the main character in Renegades. Nova is a villain, which I don’t see very much of in books, and for once, I was actually rooting for the villainous side. What I really enjoyed about Nova is the fact that she genuinely believes that her plan to overthrow the Renegades is the right thing to do, and she has valid reasons for hating them. Nova is also intelligent and sneaky, which makes her the perfect villain.
As always in Marissa Meyer’s books, the writing is phenomenal. The fight scenes are all so well-written, and she really knows how to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. I enjoyed how the world and the powers are all logical, and everything is so developed. My only complaint is that I would have liked to see more badass powers, but the characters’ abilities are still interesting.
Renegades is an original book about a villain posing as a hero. The main character is clever, and she has a complex backstory. I loved the writing, as always with Marissa Meyer, and I would definitely recommend this book to everyone—superhero fan or not.
If you are interested in learning even more about Renegades, be sure to check out the official fan site!