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Renegades by Marissa Meyer (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 9:22pm

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 the villains who have the power to end them both.

I couldn't help but compare Renegades to the new YA DC novels that are currently being published, with Wonder Woman Warbringer and the upcoming Batman, Catwoman, and Superman novels. With Wonder Woman, the story itself had no new elements to it, since the character has already been around for almost 50 years. With Renegades, Marissa Meyer literally developed a whole new society of characters and superpowers that were so unique, and just new. It was a refreshing take on superheroes, and honestly, I loved the break we got from the Marvel Universe. 

I wasn't sure how I was going to like Adrian when I started reading his first chapter. I thought that I'd be conflicted between him as a Renegade, and Nova as an Anarchist perspective. In a lot of cases, I find myself attracted to the dark backstory character, in this case Nova. Because of this, I thought for sure that I'd hate him. In the end, I found myself loving Adrian and Nova equally. Their superpowers were so unlike anything I've encountered before, and their innocence for all the wrong things was oddly alluring. You couldn't help but love them, especially when their characters slowly became attracted to each other. Obviously things were awkward with both of them keeping the BIGGEST secrets from each other, but I really hope things work out for them in the end. I can not wait to see how their relationship develops in the next novels.

And finally, because Marissa Meyer likes to torture her readers, she loves to have cliffhangers. In a way I completely called how it ended, but never the less I need to see what happens next, ASAP. Because in all honesty, I'm dying over here. Renegades was everything I had wanted from the book, and so so much more. I have not been able to stop thinking about the book since I finished it, and so I cross my fingers and hope that the sequel isn't going to be released too far into the future. I will be counting down the days until it does release, until then I'll just have to settle for talking about it nonstop to all of my friends!

- Stephanie, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

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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 the villains who have the power to end them both.