Published by Feiwel & Friends on November 7th 2017
Series: Renegades #1
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Superheroes, Fantasy & Magic
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
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.
Renegades is the first book in a new series of the same name by author powerhouse Marissa Meyer. Marissa’s Lunar Chronicles has been on my TBR for forever, but I recently read, and loved! Heartless. So I was super excited to pick up Renegades because I am obsessed with super heroes. Ever since I watched X-men, years and years ago, I was instantly hooked. And what was extra cool, was that Marissa Meyer said something really similar in her foreword note to Renegades. So extra yay for that!
Renegades is set on the premise of a world like our own, where super powers have started to emerge. And with those powers a group of villains, called the Anarchists gained power and actually were in control for a number of years, so the world was a very different place, full of violence and chaos. Enter the Renegades, who swooped in to save the day. And right after these events, our story takes place. It was really cool to see a world where the villains were running the show for a while.
The start of Renegades felt a little slow to me, but it picked up right around 35% or so. And once it picked up, I was hooked. I think I read the second half of the book in one shot (and this is a 500 page book!) I really liked the cast of characters and all of the different powers. It was really cool to see what powers were extra special and what powers were considered ordinary in this extraordinary world that Marissa Meyer has created. If you are a character driven reader, like I am, stick with this book. It starts out a little slow but you will end up loving it.
Bottom line: Renagades felt a bit like an introductory novel at times, but it is the introductory novel to a series that I know I am going to love. I already want the second book! Fans of x-men and super heroes need to read Renegades. Which side will you be on?.@BookBriefs has some costume ideas based on #Renegades by @Marissa_Meyer @FierceReads & an #ARC #Review Click To Tweet
And now for the fun part. Because halloween is coming up, I thought I would create a pinterest board for superhero and villain costume and makeup ideas! I love all of the amazing makeup people can do, so if you are looking for a great DIY costume, check out this pinterest board for inspiration. Would you rather be a Renegade or Anarchist?
There is an awesome pre-order incentive going on for this title. If you pre-order the book, you get to choose your side and get a set of either Renegade or Anarchist pins! The pins are really very nice.
Which side are you on?? Let me know in the comments below 🙂
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