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As she nears her goal of avenging the Renegades, who overthrew the villains to establish order from ruin, Nova grows close to justice-seeking Renegade Adrian, but her allegiance to the villains could destroy them both.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250044662
Branch Call Number: YA MEYER
Characteristics: 556 pages ; 25 cm


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Nov 24, 2018

I really liked the way the characters and relationships were developed in this story. Also, I was intrigued by the romance subtly in this novel. However, ***ATTENTION! MAJOR SPOILERS!!!!*** I was confused on the ending, whether Ace is sill alive or not, the plot of the Detonators, etc. Hopefully the second book won't be so vague.

Nov 05, 2018

There was something about this book that I really liked which kept me reading it and I'm honestly not sure what it is, but I do know that I enjoyed the overall plot idea and fell in love with the characters. Unfortunately, nothing interesting really happens in the story, especially when it comes to development between characters (with the exception of Ingrid and Nova; if Marissa revisits their relationship in the next book I will be very happy because you can't move on from something like that without a word). Unlike what a few other people have mentioned in their comments, I don't think the pacing is too slow, it's just right at the point of being almost too slow but still managing to move forward with the story. When I finished, I remember thinking, "Wow... It's already the end? That's it? But nothing happened!" I will still read the next book, though, since I've had a positive experience Marissa Meyer's other books and I would like to see where she takes this story, its world, and its characters.

JCLJoshN Sep 25, 2018

I don't think it's easy to write a superhero story that both embraces what's fun and cool about superheroes while also deconstructing the genre, but Marissa Meyer pulls it off. It helps to make the central protagonists--both villains and heroes--interesting, likable, and with valid, understandable points of view. And having other characters--heroes and villains--be entirely unlikable, the kind of character you hope get taken down several pegs. It also helps to give all of the superheroes and supervillains colorful names and powers. All in all, Renegades is fun, thought-provoking, and it left me desperate to read the sequel immediately.

Sep 18, 2018

This book is a very thought provoking read such that neither side is completely right, nor are they completely wrong. As I joined the characters, one from each side of the story, I found this to be a very well written story. Overall really good and I'll repeat myself: thought provoking. Beware of reading this book if you want a low key read.

Aug 16, 2018

Although Meyer is certainly a talented author, she weaves a story that begins utterly boring and pointless. And although the ending was exciting, most of the book was just a maze of forgettable characters and secondhand plot lines. Perhaps I was rooting for Adrian and Nova by the end… but before that? Not really. The idea of superheroes and supervillains is pretty cool but it has been already used in book/film series like X-Men. Overall I only moderately liked this book but despite that I will be looking for its sequel.

JCLShannonG Jul 31, 2018

Marissa Meyer is one of my very favorite authors. Her ability to suck the reader into the fantasy worlds she creates is unlike any other! I couldn't put this one down and didn't want it to end.

Jun 25, 2018

Even with pacing that was a tad to slow, I still fell in love with this book and am counting the days to the sequel. The combinations of a extraordinarily strong cast and plot allow the reader to feel the emotion and reasoning by both Nova and Adrian. This book most definitely earns a 10/10 and a "Get This Book Now!" rating.

Jun 23, 2018

This was the best book I’ve ever read. The characters are amazing. I can’t wait until November.

LPL_ColtonS May 17, 2018

Super hero/villain fans, this book is for you. The author of the popular Lunar Chronicles series returns in Renegades. In this world, prodigies, people born with powers, were hated, feared, and mistreated, until they decided to fight back. The world is torn apart in the struggle and is still getting back onto its feet with the help of these powered individuals, though there are still villains who don't like to see their hard-earned power taken away. This was a refreshing read that's good for all ages. Sensational powers and believable, realistic human issues play well together to form a great, driving story. 9/10

Apr 30, 2018

I loved this book so much!!!! I even photo-copied the cover and put it on my bedroom wall....... can't wait for the next book, Arch Enemies, to come out! (Seriously though, I have a count down for it. I CANNOT wait till November!)

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Nov 14, 2018

"To be weak," Phobia rasped. "To be helpless."
Ingrid cast him a sideways look. "Excuse me?"
"That is his deepest fear," said Phobia, idly twirling the scythe blade overhead. "To be, in essence without power."
Honey huffed. "How fitting for a self-righteous Renegade"
"Perhaps," said Phobia, the hood of his cloak swaying with a slow nod. "And yet, a difficult fear to exploit against one who has been given so very much of it."

Feb 13, 2018

one cannot be brave who has no fear


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Feb 14, 2018

From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

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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Apr 25, 2018

Sexual Content: There is a gay person in the very first chapter. I did not even finish reading it. I closed the book. That is grose.

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