Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Renegades by Marissa Meyer 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 fantasy novel that you are going to love.

Review: Renegades by Marissa MeyerTitle: Renegades (Renegades #1)
Series: Renegades #1
Author: Marissa Meyer
Also by this author:  Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Rating: five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars

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.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

REVIEW: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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!

❀ Not Your Typical Superhero Book

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.

❀ A Perfect Villain

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.

❀ Phenomenal Writing

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.

❀ An original book

Renegades is an original adventure 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.

Book Quotes: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Book Beginning:

We were all villains in the beginning.

Friday 56:

Adrian checked to be sure no one was peering down from any nearby windows, then pressed his fingers into the center of the suit’s chest piece. The armor clunked and hissed, folding in on itself like origami, rolling inward along his limbs until the suit was no bigger than a crushed aluminum can.


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About Marissa Meyer

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Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Heartless and The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and twin daughters. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg.

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11 thoughts on “Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

  1. Raven @ Dreamy Addictions says:

    Great Review! I’m so glad you loved this book! It’s one of my top anticipating books of this year. I’m so looking forward to read it. It sounds quite amazing! I love books about anti hero’s and villains! 🙂

  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    This sounds awesome, but terrifies me. I am not really a comic book/manga girl, with books or movies. BUt I don’t think I am going to be able to resist this book!

  3. Zoe says:

    This is one of my most anticipated books, so I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. It sounds absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

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