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 5 out of 5 by from Renagades I love this book so much I can't even describe how much I love it.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from alright i love marissa meyer's books but this one didn't do it for me i didn't really connect with the 2 main characters - in fact, i enjoyed Oscar's and Ruby's characters waaaaaaaaaaaay more than Nova and Adrian; idk they are just so much cuter and funnier! there wasn't as much "action" as I had anticipated. the action scenes were kind of anticlimactic. also, it was annoying how adrian was so obsessed with nightmare - like just bc she said some phrase (i don't remember what it is) that was related to his mom's death ...? it is pretty plausible that she's an anarchist, so why is it weird that she said that? if the anarchists allegedly killed ur mom... like what ; its not that strange that she said this certain phrase. so now ur gonna hunt her down like a madman? did not get his crazy obsession with her -_-
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book was amazing!!! I cannot described how much I love this book! It was amazing and so impactful just like every other one of her books.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really liked this! So unique! There were several things I loved about this book! One that one of the MCs, Adrian had two dads! When I read the scene with The Dread Warden doing bunny kisses to Captain Chromium nearly made my heart explode from the cuteness!!!! I really liked Nova as a character. I always find reading a book from a 'anti-villain' perspective. She reminded me of Adelina Amouteru from the Young Elites. I loved that she had the ability to never sleep. That would be awesome! I also loved how the Anarchists became a sort of family to her. But they still stayed true to their villain personalities. I was quite sad when Ingrid betrayed Nova. :( Was I also the only one who originally thought/assumed that the rest of the Anarchists were the same age as Nova? Especially Winston??? Adrian was also a really interesting character. I loved his powers and the fact that he took great care of Max. I wonder if Max would have ended up like Nova if Adrian's parents hadn't rescued him? Overall I loved this book and can't wait for the sequel! I'm going to see when it comes out and if I can maybe get a copy of it from Netgalley!! ^-^
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was a little reluctant, but turned out well! I finally got around to reading Renegades but can't believe I put it off! Exciting to see something new and original from Marissa Meyer. I'll definitely be grabbing the sequel!
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book I really good read. Wished there was a little more action. But otherwise the superpowers and the entire book was really original and creative. Can't wait for the sequel!!!
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly enjoyable, can't wait for the sequel! I've been a fan of Marissa Meyer since I was 16 and Cinder was first published, so I was really excited to buy and read her newest book. As always, she did not disappoint! Her take on the superhero genre is fresh and different. I love how she features a diverse cast of characters (particularly strong female characters) and how the world of Gatlon City has so many layers to it. The ending was a bit predictable, but no less enjoyable overall. Can't wait for the sequel, Archenemies!
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marissa Meyer Strikes Gold Again! A welcome and creative twist on the super hero genre. With creative abilities and an interesting plot, I'm thirsty for a sequel!
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Any superhero fan will love this! Can't wait for the 2nd book. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Zero Giant Killer Robots, Thank You At first, I was concerned because it seemed to just be riding on the coattails of the recent superhero trend, but I find that it's not the case. It is its own unique story and the diversity of both powers and characters excited me. The teenage characters react like teenage characters, there convictions and beliefs are very believable. It did a good job of portraying a realistic world for the superpowered where there is crime, but not the weird kind you find in Marvel or DC with robots or apocalypses, just gangs and petty crime. It focuses more on the human parts than the action parts. I am a little concerned about where the next book will go. The "who are really the heroes" plotline is kind of overused, but I was fine with it at the beginning because it seemed like it would be a natural balance where neither side was entirely right. At the end, however, there's one line said by one character that immediately made me groan because it was so obvious that it was setting the view up to choose a side. It wasn't necessary, it was already set up that neither side was perfect, and the line kind of ruined my engagement of the story. That being said, I have not given up hope for the sequel and I am still looking forward to it.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice! This novel was full of anticipation for me- I was constantly on edge and I like that. It was hard to predict where the plot would go and I really liked the characters introduced. The first novel really sets the stage and you get a sense of the world dynamics. It does end on a cliffhanger and I can't wait for the sequel! Give it a try if you like superheroes and action.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok everyone had been telling me to pick this book up, and I had super high expectations. However, when I actually read it, I realized it was NOT worth it
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Loved this book and the fun characters. Extra points for the diversity of the characters.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EPIC AND ACTION PACKED It was a little bit long, and it took a while to get to the point. That being said, it wasn't boring at all, mostly due to the interesting world, complex characters, and her Meyer's captivating writing style. She makes everything so epic, and it sucks my breath away. I love the use of alternate identities in Renegades, although it is a little bit of a repeat from Cinder, it still has a fresh look, and it is done so well. Many people have commented that it isn't very original when you line it up next to other superhero stories, and maybe I have an advantage, since I have never been into superhero comics, nor have I ever watched a DC or Marvel movie. Take it with a grain of salt. Overall, there is betrayal, and fights, and just the right amount of romance to be believable. I can't wait for book 2.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pure fun ! ( true rating : 4.5 stars ) "<i>one cannot be brave who has no fear.</i>" let me begin this review by stating that books about superheroes and villains are my absolute weakness, so i recommend taking everything i say with a grain of salt. was this the best book ever written? no. was this the most original plot? no. was this unpredictable and filled with surprises? no. was this a thoroughly enjoyable book that i'll probably re-read eventually? a thousand times yes. i had loved the lunar chronicles by marissa meyer, and disliked heartless by the same author, so my expectations for this book were neither high nor low. however, i should have known better, because i have yet to read a book about heroes and villains that i didn't like. now, onto the summary: renegades is a ya science-fiction novel set in a world where superheroes rule, and the main villain group has been beaten by them. however, that doesn't mean that the world is a perfect place; far from that actually. and in this novel, we follow an anarchist, aka a villain, who wants revenge, and a renegade, aka a hero, who wants justice. i was hooked as early as the first chapter. the writing was simple yet effective, and i found myself continuously wanting to find out what was going to happen next. in fact, i had difficulty putting this book down, which is why it only took me a day to complete it (quite an achievement for my slow self). the characters were impossible not to get attached to, and i soon found myself rooting for everyone alike. though there was a bit of insta-love, it wasn't too intense, and i even found myself enjoying it a little bit. this book felt like cotton candy to me. thoroughly enjoyable, yet not that nutritional. renegades is pure fun, and i absolutely love it. the only thing that disappointed me, and why i took out half a star, was the ending, which i felt was a little lackluster. still, i adored this book, and i recommend it to everyone who likes fun.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved! Another great story by Marissa Meyer. Admittedly a bit hard to follow at the beginning, with sorting out all the characters and their history, but definitely worth the effort to figure it out. I found the plot and characters to be quite clever, especially as the super hero theme is definitely not a unique one these days. I was intrigued throughout and had a hard time putting it down. I didn’t know it was a two-parter so was a bit surprised by the cliff hanger ending. It’s going to be a long 11 months waiting for the sequel! I have loved all her books so no doubt it will be awesome too.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling And Suspenseful I read this book about a week ago and I found it to be one of the most thrilling books I've ever read! This book is super suspenseful with many plot twists that will leave you at the edge of your seat. The complicated relationship between Nova and Adrian makes the story a thousand times more dramatic than it already is! The conclusion is guaranteed to trap you in the Renegade's fictional world until you read the sequel (which doesn't come out until November 2018).
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I loved it to the ending. The ending was a bit too much, but I have hope that the series will be redeemed
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty good alright but a little cliché
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok While I saw parts of the plot coming I was incredibly surprised by the ending.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I loved everything about this book!
Date published: 2017-12-18
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

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!!A Winter 2017-2018 Kids' Indie Next List Selection"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."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"Tackles a familiar genre in a brand new way.""A fully realized new world with compelling characters and just enough edge-of-your-seat action to rival the biggest on-screen adaptation?."--Bustle"Exciting...perfect for your Fall #TBR list.""Even reluctant fans of hero fantasies will fall for the smart plot and wonderful world-building. Prepare to fangirl."--Justine Magazine"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 Journal"Meyer smartly refrains from focusing totally on Adrian and Nova's potential romance and instead fleshes the characters out as separate individuals with flaws and strengths, regrets and desires. ...The world is exceptionally well crafted, particularly the complex backstory of the rise of prodigies among humans, and the secondary cast of villains and heroes could give Marvel and DC a run for their money. There's a lot going on here besides cool names and superpowers, and the book earns both its hefty page count and its expected sequel."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, RecommendedPraise 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