Renegades by Marissa MeyerRenegades by Marissa Meyer


byMarissa Meyer

Hardcover | November 7, 2017

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From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

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.

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughter...
Title:RenegadesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.36 × 6.45 × 1.86 inPublished:November 7, 2017Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250044669

ISBN - 13:9781250044662


Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book was really good and full of action in the second half
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok good book- takes a while to get into but left me wanting to read the sequel!!!
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Decent book. Could've been more interesting though
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! This book was really good and full of action in the second half! Now I have to wait a year for the sequel! It definitley deserves more than 5 stars!
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved This Book While still keeping the classic hero and villain story we got to see past the two characters and see them work together, while still having their own side agenda. The story is simple enough to follow but Marissa makes it special by adding her own twists and turns into the mix to constantly keep you on your toes. I liked the fact that romance took a bit of a sideline in this novel while still being present to an extent, it gives the characters a much realer and in depth relationship if they choose to pursue one in the next novel. While I saw parts of the plot coming I was incredibly surprised by the ending. I cannot wait to read the next one and find the answers to all my dying questions.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Superhero Book Marissa Meyer has been on my TBR for the longest time, unfortunately I haven't gotten around to her earlier works but I picked up her newest book instead. It was really fun! Although it has elements from several superhero franchises we've all been exposed to, she still managed to make it her own.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Talks about issues present in our society.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Honestly, whe nit ended, I was shocked. I was not expecting it, but of course, in a good way. Throughout the book, yuo encounter plot twsits that make you scream. Overall, it's amazing!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Insightful, interesting. Enjoyable read
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not up to Marissa's Standard The story line is simple enough: Nova lost her parents in a very tragic way when she was a child and the whole time she kept telling her self that the Renegades would come and save them. But they never did. And now she hates them. Recruited by an anti-hero group called the Anarchists, she grows up learning to make herself useful in their goal of overthrowing their Renegade enemies, including posing as a protege in the Renegade team. So you know whats going to happen, right? When she finds herself on the other side and learns their ideals and way of life, she finds herself confused as to where her loyalties lie. There was nothing new brought to this type of story, and the "twist" at the very end was not at all surprising. This book was way too long. I hesitate to say it was fast paced, even though I got through it pretty quickly. I was surprised to find myself so far in the story when I couldn't really think that much happened between then and now. But it definitely could have benefited from some trimming. I also couldn't help but just compare each of the characters to what they would be in the x-men universe. They were way too similar. Not that I think that was Meyers fault, but there are only so many super powers you can really choose from to have a decent plot without there being a bunch of holes depending on what super power you have. All in all, I know Marissa can do better, so I just hope she moves on to another story soon.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and Thoughtful There's so much I could say about Renegades but each one would essentially be the same gushing for everyone to read this book. Marissa Meyer once again hits the bull's eye with this newest work of hers. It's thought-provoking and tons of fun. The story in Renegades was one I didn't know I needed until I read it. It was complex yet easy to understand (trust me, with a little bit of time you will get all the superhero names down). The unpredictable storyline filled the atmosphere with anticipation and suspense. I never really knew where the story was going until the events unfolded right then and there. Even with the moments where we don't yet have the whole story you just know it's going to be good. The world-building was simply amazing. Yes it's a superhero story but it's not your typical cut and dried black and white world. Marissa Meyer's writing makes you sympathize with the villains and doubt the heroes. Do the so-called heroes really deserve all the praises? Are the villains really that awful? With an antihero at the center of the story Renegades explores the mentality of good and bad. That thin line that separates them. Our main POV is through the eyes of Nova, a girl raised by the villains who has every right to hate the Renegades (though I’m sensing there’s more to that story) and want their downfall. She's suppose to be bad but honestly besides her connection to the Anarchists, nothing about her screamed evil. Seeing Nova in action made me an instant fan. Her quick reflex and quiet wit were too easy to like. Most of the characters in Renegades were volatile and tricky but it added that extra excitement to not knowing how these prodigies would act. Some had such unique powers while others were just downright disturbing but I definitely loved learning about each one. Adrian's ability seemed especially handy given his penchant for helping people. With the Renegades solidifying their presence as a governing body I couldn't help feeling a little bad for the deteriorating bond between the Anarchists. When the answer should have been obvious Marissa Meyer has me unsure of which side to root for. It's a tough but realistic world. The romance in Renegades is really a background act considering the bigger storyline. However it features a complicated slow burn forbidden relationship so cue the swoons. Adrian was sweet as hell and Nova was surprisingly delicate. A tad ironic given they were each searching for the other. Albeit unknowingly. What could possibly go wrong...right? Pick the book up and find out ;) Can't say I didn't see that ending coming because I did. There is much unfinished business at the end of Renegades and knowing this is a duology makes me eager for the next and final installment. Will we see the end of the Anarchists once and for all or will the Renegades meet their demise? I look forward to more badassery. Bring it on Marissa Meyer!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from unique I loved the point of view from both the villains and the renegades. However, the writing wasn't great, the world building was minimal and there was no character development. Throughout the book I was expecting it to get more exciting, but it remained slow and dull. There wasn't much of a climax to the story either.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Funnest Book I've Read All Year I love superheroes stories and I've heard great things about Marissa Meyer's books, so I knew I had to give this one a shot. And I am so, SO glad I did. Not only has this been one of the best written books I've read all year. Even with it's head-spinning final page (still reeling) that will have me in knots until next year, I can honestly say this is one of the most fun reads I've had in a long time. The world-building is absolutely terrific. The story was exciting, tense, and compelling. The action was vivid and heart-stopping. The romance was tender and sweet. The powers are truly creative/rare for the superhero genre. The characters are absolutely wonderful and layered. Most attention is focused on Nova, who is a fantastic, complex lead character, and Adrian, who has a lot of depth to him, and who is so freaking adorable I just want to squish him. Superheroes are all the rage right now, and honestly, this book could not have been released at a better time. It stands out on its own in the YA genre. I've read superhero stories before, but never anything like this. I want more more more more more!! Honestly, do not miss out on this one. Pick it up now. Seriously, why are you still reading this review? Read RENEGADES!!!
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book this book was very enjoyable and i cannot wait to read more of Meyers' work
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Such a wonderful addition to any book collection. So beautifully written and inspiring!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for X-Men fans! I went into this with absolutely no expectations, and I really enjoyed myself! It takes place in a world full of prodigies - aka people with superpowers. At one point, there were multiple gangs of of prodigies fighting for power over the city of Galton for their own reasons. Now, the Renegades have won and held power of the city for about 10 years. They consider themselves the "heroes" versus the gangs of "villains" they fought. This mainly follows Nova. At least, I'd consider her the main character over Adrian. Her parents and younger sister were murdered by a villain gang when she was a child and she was taken in and raise by her Uncle, Ace. A member of a different (and very prominent) villain gang, the Anarchists. Now she's grown up, and the Renegades have all their "good" power on the city, and Nova and a few Anarchists are still trying to reach their goals. As a lover of things that have to do with superpowers, I really enjoyed this. I'm always a bit worried that I'll be disappointed, but this definitely did not. I think Meyer is so good at just writing characters that I would/could read an entire novel of just her characters in a single room together. I thought Nova was really well done. I think she'll remind everyone who reads this a bit of themselves. If you're familiar with the D&D moral alignment test, I'd put Nova at true neutral. She's not evil - and TBH no one in this novel is truly evil - but she's not "good" as the Renegades might define it. She quickly learns more about the Renegades and their members, and she never falls into it. She stays true to herself and her beliefs. Sure, a little education on something can change your view point, but she never fully succumbs and becomes a Renegades - she has her own priorities. The ending both confused and shocked me. I won't spoil, but there's really no indication that what happens in the end is possible. So obviously you're sitting there with your mouth hanging open, but then you pull your job up and try to think of any signs, and there's none there. It almost felt like a cliff hanger just to have one - to have something to make you pick up the second book, and I don't think it needed it. This book is also REALLY long, and I feel like that could be fixed. There a lot of plot and description before the main plot driver happens, and it felt a bit unnecessary, this stuff could've easily been worked in with a few simple actions during the intro-y bits, or later as the plot picks up. I worry that people who may really like it may put it down because the beginning is too slow. It's not really, but it just doesn't feel like enough; not enough build up, not enough action and showing. I think if you loved Steelheart, The Young Elites, or The Darkest Minds, you're really gonna want to read this. 4/5 stars. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review. #indigoemployee
Date published: 2017-10-16

Editorial Reviews

"In a vividly dark and fully imagined universe where special abilities are feared unless they can be strictly controlled and labeled, Meyer celebrates and subverts popular superhero tropes while mining the gray area between malevolence and virtue. Third-person narration builds suspense as it shifts between Nova and Adrian, a Renegade with his own secrets; the worldbuilding details and many combat sequences will captivate devotees of superhero comics. Beyond the capes and masks is a strikingly grounded story of star-crossed would-be lovers, deception, and the recognition that most of humanity exists between the extremes of good and evil. A twist ending casts doubt on a key aspect of the story's history and leaves the door open for future exploration."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"Meyer delivers a balance between intricate world-building and fast-paced action sequences. Nova's childhood tragedy will draw sympathy from readers as they watch her integrate into the group of Renegades in order to seek vengeance. Back-stabbing, plot twists, and hidden agendas will have readers turning pages in an attempt to discover the truth."--School Library JournalPraise for Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series:#1 New York Times-Bestselling SeriesUSA Today BestsellerPublishers Weekly BestsellerNational Indie Bestseller"A mash-up of fairy tales and science fiction . . . a cross between Cinderella, The Terminator, and Star Wars." -Entertainment Weekly"Prince Charming among the cyborgs." -The Wall Street Journal"Terrific." -Los Angeles TimesPraise for Marissa Meyer's Heartless:"In Heartless, the nonsense that is Wonderland gets a reverential makeover, full of heart and its own idiosyncratic character." -Gregory Maguire, Wicked and After Alice "The author's best fantasy yet. . . . Meyer has woven all the elements of darkness and light, fate and free will, and love and hatred into an unforgettable story of the evolution of the Red Queen from a young girl who dreamed of true love and freedom to a madwoman best remembered for the phrase 'Off with his head.' If you only read one fractured fairy tale this year, make it Heartless. A must-have title." -School Library Journal, starred review