I’ve been a long-time Marissa Meyer fan after reading the Lunar Chronicles three years ago, so when this gem popped up on my Libby search, I knew I had to place a hold on it. Marissa’s writing style, character development, and sense of humor are something I always look forward to in her books, and Renegades was no exception. The story translated better than I could’ve hoped through audio since the two points of view were read by different narrators.
This book is also the first one I’ve read set in a fictitious superhero world, so the perspective was unique. Since I got to hear the point of view of the supposed “hero” and “villain,” Marissa created a conflict inside me as the reader (listener). Who was I rooting for? What did I want the outcome to be? It was interesting to see Nova and Adrian’s relationship develop through the book. I also liked how even though superheroes were in charge of the city, there were still flaws in the government; it gave the book a little bit of a dystopian feel. There were a few comic book clichés used to tell this story, but I thought they added to the story rather than detract from it. (Of course, you’ll have to read the book to find out exactly what they are. ☺️)
Overall, I’m glad I got to read more from Marissa Meyer. There wasn’t anything about this book that disappointed; it was filled with action, romance, deception, and everything else I expected from one of her books.
I’m trying out a shorter form of reviews here so that I will be able to post them more often. Let me know in the comments if you would like longer, in-depth reviews, or if I should stick to these “quick thoughts.”
Your Renegade at heart.
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.
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