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From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abili...more
I'm reminding myself while I'm writing this that I really didn't like Meyer's Cinder but went on to enjoy the rest of the series. Maybe Meyer is just not great at beginnings. Maybe I'm already feeling burned out on this new "It" genre featuring superhero stories. All I know is that Renegades didn't really pick up until the second half and, looking back, I don't get the sense that this first book really had a story arc. There was no climax or revelation. It felt like one very long in ...more
Other than the epic superheroes, what intrigues me most about Renegades is that it focuses on the concept of anarchy, which appears to be lacking in YA despite the abundance of dystopian/futuristic novels already on the market. The history of the time of anarchy combined with active anarchists in the present story made it very unique in that manner. I cl ...more
Left my old review up on my blog just to have. Although, I haven’t been blogging and it might just go away 🤔
MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...more
I'm trying to come to terms with the possibility that I will never form a meaningful emotional connection with a Marissa Meyer book like I did with The Lunar Chronicles. It's like my heart closes for maintenance when it comes to anything else written by this author. I don't know. There must have been a dimensional hiccup in the timeline—how else could I go from being unambiguously and obsessively 100% full scale high key ad ...more
I’m currently sitting here eating baby carrots, and I’m not happy about it, which is characteristic, but the sheer fact that I’m ingesting a vegetable in the first place is astounding. I’m currently addicted to watching feature-length episodes of a British quiz show on YouTube, when up until two days ago I was convinced I was racist against British people. But most importantly (and actually, you know, semi-relevantly) I don’t know how I feel about Marissa Meyer. ...more
You just…can’t compete with that ya know.
My feelings and thoughts summed up:
- I love me some anti-heroes, give me bad guys with tragic back stories and complex development that make me rethink my entire moral compass
- The ending was bloody fantastic, that last sentence left me all !!??? ...more
In a World Full of People with superpowers, which Side would you choose - good or evil?
Would you be a superhero or a villain?
If I had to choose, I would take the side which would be the right one in my opinion.
That’s what I love about really brilliantly created villains - in their own eyes they do the right thing, they are the heroes.
Nova was raised by people that many call villains - people that fought the Renegades in the Age of Anarc ...more
THE REVIEW IS POSTED
3.8 STARS. Totally worth to read.
BOLD. VALIANT. JUST. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A HERO?
Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite authors, like I need to buy everything she writes.
So, I bought this book because :
1. Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite authors.
2. The cover looked so BEAUTIFUL.
3. I needed this pretty book on my bookshelf.
4. The plot was interesting.
Look, when my copy arrived at my house, I was beyond excited, you know. I have waited ...more
Nova is a prodigy, someone gifted with special powers. She's basically a superhero, only she's not a hero, she's an Anarchist (very original). Adrian is a Renegade, one of the heroes that protects Gatlon City from the Anarchists.
First of all, why do the people need protection in the first place? The Anarchists aren't even doing anything. They just hide in their little abandoned buildings and occasionally attempt to assassinate a Renegade. ...more
I was not so lucky. This review will contain some spoilers because I’ll be including some of my annotations.
My god I’m too tired of this book to even do a deep dive. Let’s just start with how incompetent the characters are like they make every situation wo ...more
I'm here for aaaaaaall the gay dads :)
oh my god you guys LOOK AT THIS COVER ...more
i rather watch grass grow
Buddy reading with my villains meymey and tims sista 💙💙💙
Why I am a Failure at life
*goes inside bookstore to just have a "look"*
*gives myself a pep talk about not spending any money*
*sees Renegades staring me in the soul and sending those "take me home" vibes*
*reminds myself that I'm only here to "look" around*
5 seconds later...
*silently whispers "...fuck"*
me to me:
WELL I HOPE THIS WAS WORTH BREAKING THE ONE THIN ...more
The plot was okay. If you know me, you know I love Marvel and action/fight scenes. So, I was pretty excited to read this. I was expecting something that was going to leave me in shock, something interesting, and original. Something like "Endgame" (minus the tears). "Renegades" however, was not original, shocking, and was just a tad bi ...more
I enjoyed this book, but it was a bit draggy at times. And, while I was enjoying it, I was often not very gung go to get back to it. It felt like it took a long time to make even a little progress. But, in the end I was intrigued and entertained.
For fans of YA sci-fi/fantasy, you should be satisfied with this book. I am not sure if this has been approached with the superhero element before, but it felt similar to ones I have read before where magic was involved. Also, there is a b ...more
I FREAKING LOVE RENEGADES GUYS. I'M SO FREAKING PUMPED TO DIVE INTO ARCHENEMIES. IT'S SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO ME. STARING AT ME. GLARING AT ME. I MUST READ IT!!
Nova, she's a fucking bad ass. I love her so much. I mean.. if anyone wanted a cool super power.. putting people to fucking sleep is probably one of them. She's like the girl version of the sandman. I loved it! Then there's Adrian, and I'm all like.. yasss gimee more por favor! I love them together so freaking mu ...more
"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 might be better."
[insert gif of me attempting to give a fuck]
Five months. It took me five months to slog through Renegades.
It's just so profoundly boring. I could've wept wishing it'd give me an emotion. Or just half an emotion. I'm not greedy.
Renegades tries to sell it ...more
me, standing in my nightmare costume, drinking my fourth cup of coffee: guys we need to talk about Nova Artino
In Meyer's futuristic science-fiction novel superheroes meet politics and morale, yet when it all comes together, there is no right answer. I never thought I’d so thoroughly enjoy a book about superheroes, but here I stand, ready for more. I completely emerged myself in this world of self-righteous villains and questionable heroes, schemes and a community, in which one ...more
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