Renegades by Marissa Meyer (non-spoiler review)

Book: Renegades by Marrisa Meyer

Rating: 3.5 stars

Synopsis:

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.


INITIAL THOUGHTS

I wan’t particularly excited about this book. Nothing has and will ever top The Lunar Chronicles for me. Heartless was a good re-telling but a meh book, so I didn’t go into this one expecting much.


PLOT

First of all, the book is pretty long and it took around 7-8 chapters for it to pick up. Not that those first few chapters were bad, but still, it certainly felt slow. For the length of this book, there wasn’t as much happening as I would’ve hoped, and I feel that the book was quite predictable and cliche.


EXECUTION

That said, the execution of this book was amazing. Once it picked up, I wanted to keep on reading and regardless of the predictability the book had me hooked. Marissa Meyer knows how to write a good book okay? The ideas may be cliche but the way she weaves her characters and stories together make for an amzing story.

Also, OKAY but can we hold up. The writing. The writing. The fight scenes were so good, oh gosh. I enjoyed them so much.


CHARACTERS

Nova: I didn’t hate Nova, but I didn’t love her either. She’s an eh character, not one that’s going to stick with me. She’s the main character so I guess I should like her more, but the thing is she wasn’t as villianous as I had hoped. Along with that though, is the little (it’s not little) struggle of, am I really a bad guy? I loved that, I just wished that there was more focus on her as an Anarchist, instead of the sudden hey am I actually bad?

Adrian: I liked Adrian. His ability is cool, and he’s just trying to do good in the world, a Renegade through and through. There’s really nothing to hate about him, he’s a good dude and a loveable character.

Max: Yo, I loved Max. That’s all.

Side chracters: Some of these side characters were so cool, and yet we didn’t get to see a lot of them 😦


A shorter, bullet point review can be found on my Goodreads here.

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Talk To Me

Have you read Renegades? Is it on your TBR? What about Marissa Meyer’s other books? Are your opinions the same as mine? Or are they totally different? Let me know!


Until next time,

Cindy

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