Renegades Review

Title: Renegades
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: Renegades #1
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date: 05 April 2018 (First Published 7 November 2017)
Source: Pan Macmillan South Africa
Format: Paperback (ARC)
Pages: 576
Rating: 4.25 Stars
Reading Timeline: 06 December 2017 - 11 December 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 a villain who has the power to end them both.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I have to be honest, I have heard a mix of everything about this book. Some people love it and others think it is was okay compared to the Lunar Chronicles. Whilst I loved the first book. Cinder, I ended up not really loving Heartless. But I am really excited to see how this book plays out. I am so happy that Pan Macmillan South Africa sent me an advanced reader's copy if this book!

Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South Africa for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

I love Marissa Meyer's writing. I don't know what it is exactly, but I just like reading it. It isn't extremely difficult, but it is easy to imagine the worlds that she creates. The inner dialogue and normal dialogue are just fantastic. It is natural and entertaining. I loved reading the conversations. Whilst I did love the writing, it just didn't pull me deep enough into the story. The pacing was somewhat slow.

Plot Thoughts:

I really loved this plot, but, similar to the writing, it was slow paced. I loved this world. I loved how everything unfolded, but it took a while for events to unfold. I am probably one of the biggest fans of superhero stories. They always get me. I loved how this book played with the typical approach with superheroes. I loved the alternative look that we got. I have the biggest sympathies for the Anarchists.  I also liked how there was a romance, but it wasn't overpowering, it developed quite naturally.  

Character Thoughts:

I love Nova. She is so kickass and steadfast in what she wants, but she isn't like a rock that believes that it is unchangeable. Instead, she doesn't fight the change she experiences. I love how Meyer showed how kickass Nova is. I cannot wait to read more about her. I adore Adrian he is such a good-hearted character. Honestly, I liked his chapters because he added a rounded view. He gave us the Renegades side whilst Nova gave us the Anarchists view. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really liked this book. I loved the superhero element in this book. I have been craving a book like this. It was slow burning but the plot was well developed and the writing was really good. I cannot wait for the next book. I loved a lot about this book: I loved the characters and wide spectrum of personalities and characters, I loved the plot that was interesting and took some unexpected turns, I loved the dialogue which natural and witty. I really liked this book and cannot wait to read the next in the series. Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South Africa for sending me an ARC of this book!

Yours in Reading,



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