Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Book 1 in the Renegades Series

Other Books in the Series: Archenemies, Supernova



5 Star Read


Nova hates the Renegades, she disguises herself and infiltrates their ranks.  But the more time she spends with them, the harder she finds it to hate them.

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Characters: 5 – I really loved Nova.  I love that she is complex. Often, especially in YA books, characters are so black and white, it was a nice change of pace to have someone who wasn’t.  And speaking of black and white characters, Adrian, by far my biggest issue with the book.

Plot: 5 – Very good story, I could not put the book down.  

Writing: 5 – As usual I very much enjoyed Meyer’s writing style.  

Originality: 4 – As I said this reminded me a lot of the Sanderson’s Reckoners Series or X-Men for that matter, however, I really enjoyed that you saw a little more of the “bad” side of things.  

Predictability: 4 – So the big twist, yeah I saw that coming a mile away, but what made this less predictable were the things that didn’t happen.  The cliches didn’t happen, and that’s what made it unpredictable.

Romance: 4 -I like how sweet and innocent the romance in this was.

World Building: 5 – I have a lot of questions about this world, and I hope that they get answered in future books.  However, it was very easy to fall into this world. My questions don’t stem from unbelievability, but I think I it was so believable that I want to know more. I would have liked to know who the first prodigy was, and what the world was like before the age of Anarchy, but these are not important to the story, so if I don’t find out I’d be okay.  

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