Publication: November 7th 2017 by Feiwel & Friends
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 found Renegades so hard to get into, I found it very easy to be distracted but glad I pushed through because I ended up liking it. I went in with high expectations because I adore The Lunar Chronicles but Renegades just didn't have the charm I was looking for.
Nova is so boring really struggled reading her chapters. I just wasn't invested in her storyline at all. I've read so many characters who do what they do to avenge their parents being killers so she felt very unoriginal. I just felt like I'd met her before and they only thing that made he special was her powers. Because I wasn't a fan of her it made her chapters very boring and hard to get through.
On the other hand I really liked Adrian's chapters. I found him to be super interesting. I liked reading about his relationship with his parents and his powers.
I did really like two other characters who were also on Adrian's team. It was also cool learning about all the different powers. There was so many and they were so unique. Marissa Meyer really got creative in that department!
The pacing was a bit all over the place. It was so slow in the beginning and combined with me not liking Nova meant I was bored. The plot did eventually pick up and there was a lot more action going on in the second half. The plot was quite predictable though and overall I felt the book was too long. I think a lot of stuff could have been left out to speed up the story. I was expecting a fast paced read with lots of action because it was a superhero book.
Marissa Meyer did a great job with the world building though. I loved how she went into all the history of how the world ended how it was and she described the new law and lifestyles people have as a result of the superheroes and villains.
I liked how the story explored the concept of questioning what's good and bad and right and wrong
I ended up liking Renegades but it wasn't anything amazing. I will probably only pick up the next book if it gets amazing reviews because the ending did leave me a bit intrigued for more.
Thanks for reading,