“There are many dangerous people in this world. but there are also many good people. Brave people. No matter how bad things get, we have to remember that. So long as there are heroes in this world, there’s hope that tomorrow night might be better.”
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.
This book has been on my shelf for so long and I have always been so scared to pick it up. I have heard mixed opinions and I wasn’t sure whether because it is of a YA genre that it would end up being very cliche and too juvenile for me. However, I loved Cinder by Marissa Meyer and the thing that really made me love it was the writing style. I am so glad that I did pick up Renegades as I really did enjoy my time reading it.
I loved how the world Marissa has created is that of a world with a hint of dystopia, this is something that I completely did not expect. It was a welcome surprise and it just seemed to be the book that kept on giving. It was one of those books where I couldn’t decide whose side I wanted to be on. I mean by the end I couldn’t decide who should be classed as the good guys and who should be classed as the bad guys. I absolutely loved both the Anarchists and the Renegades and particular characters really spoke to me from both sides. I CANT DECIDE IF IM TEAM ANARCHISTS OR RENEGADES.
This is a YA book so there is bound to be a romance right? You would be correct. I am the first one to roll my eyes at these kind of things because I just can’t cope with how cliche and eye rolling authors make them out to be. However, this was a very subtle romance, it was definitely slow burn to the point where you probably wouldn’t even notice that it was there if you didn’t want to know. I did ship these particular characters though and I am excited to see where their relationship takes them in the sequel.
This is a book about superheroes so they’re all going to have cliche marvel superpowers all the same and all very predictable right? No. I absolutely loved the unique powers that these characters had. Nova can touch you and you fall asleep. Adrian can draw something and make it come to life. How cool is that. I mean I can’t draw so it clearly wouldn’t work for me. However, I can imagine this is a cool super power to have. The uniqueness of these really made me fall in love with the characters more and I felt so intrigued by what they were going to do with their said powers throughout this book.
I rated this book 4 stars instead of 5 because for me something was missing. I can’t put my finger on what it was but something about the book is making me take a star away. This is the first book in the series so actually this is probably a fair rating. I fully expect to give the sequel 5 stars. I will be purchasing the sequel as soon as possible so that I can continue with this series. Renegades was such a good read and I definitely recommend. It has definitely confirmed the fact that I am a big Marissa Meyer fan. I cannot wait to read more by this author.