Renegades (Renegades #1)
by Marissa Meyer
Summary: 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.
Source: I purchased a hardcover
Renegades was a cool story about heroes and villains in a future where chaos reigned and many people had superpowers. The Renegades were members of an organization of superheroes also trying to keep the peace and govern the citizens. The main character, Nova, was a villain and part of her recent task was to join the Renegades as a spy since no one knew who she was or that she was in league with other villains.
The themes were comic book themes, but the book was a novel, which was what prompted me to pick it up. I’m just not a comic or graphic novel kind of person, but I enjoy the stories and themes. I really enjoyed Vicious by VE Schwab, so I felt like this was right up my alley.
I’m going through a phase where I think I might be too old for a lot of YA, maybe my tastes have changed, but sometimes I’ll grab a YA that makes me think maybe I’m not too old, I’m just picky. Either way, this story wasn’t nearly as good as I’d hoped and maybe it’s because it’s just me or it’s just the same old YA. I’m starting to think my love of the Lunar Chronicles by the same author is a fluke because I haven’t enjoyed anything else I’ve picked up by her as much.
Decide for yourself. It’s fun, I flew through it, and I’d probably read the rest of the series if they were out right now.
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