Renegades (Renegades Trilogy Series #1)

Renegades (Renegades Trilogy Series #1)

by Marissa Meyer


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Renegades 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s actually really good
Joshuamillwood More than 1 year ago
Very good book, Every single page make you want to keep reading. The story arc and character development is absolutely fantastic. This is one of my new favorite books and I would recommend anyone I know to read this book. A sequel was recently released as well. This book is great read for teens and is very inspiring. And I really hope you enjoy this book as much as I do.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it. Well written, good character development. Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this in one go! It might seem slow at some parts but pay attention! It gives key information! And I can't believe I didn't see that ending coming!
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
I really, really wanted to like this book! I love comic books and am a fan of all things super hero. I think my biggest issue was that Marissa Meyer had too deft a touch at making Nova sympathetic. She tried to balance her internal struggle of her parents death and blaming the Renegades for it with her dislike of the actions of some of the other Arnachists. Her hatred always won over her softer feelings. In contract you have the golden child Adrian who is a Renegade by day, and yet wants his mothers killer to come to justice so bad that he’s willing to break the rules a bit to find them. I believed his character more than hers, and because of this his developing feelings for her felt too faked. If I couldn’t like her, how could he? There were elements in this novel that I loved. The world building was phenomenal. The super powers were pretty cool and I liked the characters, with the exception of Nova. I’ll clarify that statement by saing that I didn’t hate her, I just didn’t care what happened to her. Apathy for your main character is just not a good thing for a reader. If not for the big twist at the end of the book I wouldn’t even think of reading Archenemies (Renegades #2) when it comes out in November. That ending made me curious so I’m on the fence, but my feelings for this first novel are pretty black and white. Meh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spies, superheros, villains! What more could you ask for? An excellent easy read about morality and justice. What really makes someone a villain? Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly fell in love with this book and can not wait for the next one!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can not wait for the next one!
the_bookinsider More than 1 year ago
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 different narrators read the two points of view. This book is also the first one I’ve read about a fictitious superhero world, and the take on it was unique. Since I got to see the perspective 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 few comic book clichés were used to tell this story, too, 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.
CrazyCat_Alex More than 1 year ago
When I heard that there was a new book by Marissa Meyer I got so excited and know I just had to get my hands on it asap.And then I saw the cover and it is so beautiful and I wanted to read the book even more. And then, finally, there it was... Renegades. I started reading right away and was thrown into a story filled with villains and superheroes. A little bit of romance too. Did I like it. YES I DID! IS there something I didn’t like? Well, it was a little bit slow at times. Aside from that, no complains and now I can’t wait for the next book. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Pan Macmillan!
JBronder More than 1 year ago
When humans started developing super powers they were hunted like witches. Then the Anarchists arose and made it known that they were not going to be hunted any longer. Although the protégés we no longer the prey, many rival gangs to the Anarchists arose and started terrorizing the human. So the Renegades started to stop the Anarchists and the other gangs. In the ten years since they defeated the leader of the Anarchists, Ace, the Renegades have started rebuilding everything and getting commerce moving again. But the humans rely on the Renegades for everything. Nova was six when a man came and murdered her family. She used her powers and put him to sleep. Ace arrived shortly thereafter and took her in. She learns that her father had asked the Renegades for help protecting his family. They told him if he stopped making weapons they would help. But they didn’t, only Ace was there. From this moment Nova started hating the Renegades and wants nothing more than to bring them down. Nova is grown and has been surviving with the remaining Anarchists in the abandoned subway tunnels. But she has to opportunity to infiltrate the Renegades as Insomnia. The whole plan is to gain as much knowledge of the Renegades and their tower to bring them down. But she didn’t count on Adrian. After the ultimate betrayal from the Renegades Nova can think of nothing else than to bring them down. What better way than to become a Renegade herself? But she didn’t count on starting to become friends with them. Nova, as Nightmare tried to kill Captain Chromium and had a tussle with the Sentinal. Nova let slip a saying that was pinned to Adrian’s mother’s body when she was found killed. Adrian is now intently hunting Nightmare to find out what she knows. Now Nova is balancing on a knives edge as Insomnia trying to help capture Nightmare. I really enjoyed this story. It kept me enthralled waiting to see if Nova got her revenge or if she decided that she could change and become a Renegade. Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner did an amazing job narrating this story. They really brought it to life. This is a great young adult superhero story that I think you should check out. I received Renegades from Macmillan Audio for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
JohnG20 More than 1 year ago
Really good book! I may have to re-read the last bit of it when the next one comes out to catch back up. I look forward to the movie.
rokinrev More than 1 year ago
This book is violently disgusting and I simply can’t and won’t finish it. You cannot tell Who the heros are. You have no sense of anything more than violence for its own sake. What happened to the Meyer of the Lunar Chronicles?
customer2 More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot of well written action scenes; however it was simply to slow. And some of the descriptions were way overwritten and done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please tell me you r wrighting a seond one cuz I WILL DIE WITH THIS LLIFHANGER
NEA62 More than 1 year ago
All right guys, I read this in five days because I wanted to know everything that was going on when I went to hear Marissa Meyer at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC. It did start off a little slower than I was expecting after how quickly I went through The Lunar Chronicles and Heartless, but damn, the last 70-100 pages sucked me in hard. Because I'm not really an in-depth reviewer, I'm just going to go through some bullet points of what I loved and what I less-than-loved: -loved Adrian because he is the OPPOSITE of your typical agro male super-lead; he's awkward and nice and a very realistic, believable character -loved Nova and how she would NOT be swayed by her feelings even as she completely didn't repress them -I was able to put the pieces together for one character death, but the clue was really small (at least I thought it was small) so good luck finding it -GAY DADS AND GAY CAPTAIN AMERICA PARALLEL--need I say more?! -TWO POC MCs--need I say more?! -the reveal about Renegades' big plan at the end was kind of expected but engaging nonetheless and will definitely build up well to next year's book -there are definitely your superhero tropes, but Meyer did a GREAT job of both inverting them and also not letting them choke out the rest of the story -and I was so glad that it did turn out different from the many drafts it went through to become the book we have (not gonna lie, I would not have been thrilled that it was set at "yet another super/secret school") All in all, I highly recommend this book just like all of Meyer's previous books. #jointherenegades
BookPrincessReviews More than 1 year ago
Okay, you may see the three crowns at the top of this review, but I promise, it's okay. No, really, it's okay, because Meyer is still queen and my favorite author and a total genius. I'm okay, this book is okay, and everything is okay?? But I mean, I think that's the problem - everything was okay? And I kind of wanted it to be more, but no, really, I'm totally not freaking out that this was my most anticipated book of 2017 by the queen and I wasn't fully in love-forever fangirl mode with five billion crowns and a full princess train and met my new Cresswell ship. But it's okay, really. I'm handling it. Know what's not okay? My overuse of that word and "really" so I'm going to stop. Don't get me wrong - Meyer is still queen. Her writing will never stop being amazing. Her voice, her ease, her flow. Everything about her writing is superb, and this book is no different. If you have never read any of her previous books, trust me, you're always going to get amazing writing, which this was. I love the wit she infuses in it, too. There were a few times that I actually laughed out loud because of little side comments she added in. The only thing I noticed that was different than her previous book with her writing in this one was the pacing. The pacing was so slow, and it kind of drove me insane. This book is big. I mean, it's really big. 540+ pages. That's a lot for anyone to read, but when the pacing is really focused a lot on character development, it just seems to drag on and on. There is a lot of necessary information for the characters and the plot happening, but to me, I just wanted it to go a lot faster. Maybe I was just too eager to devour all of Meyer's work whole and it caused me that issue? I will admit I began skimming at parts, which killed me, but I couldn't deal. The characters were interesting. In previous books, Meyer pays so much attention to her characters and developing them. Nova was easily my favorite. I really enjoyed her. She was funny, witty, and I loved how she was a villain. She definitely had some complex motivations, but I understood her so easily. She was the one I most sympathized with, and I will admit I kind of just wanted to skip Adrian's parts sometimes because I wanted to bask in Nova's storyline and her head. She was fun, and I can't wait to go back to her story and characterization. The rest of the characters were just kind to me? I mean, I liked a few, but I never really fell in love. There were a lotttttttttt of characters - superheroes and villains - and I really got lost on all of the superheroes. I'm still not sure who is who with Adrian's dads. There were just so many characters, and truthfully, I was far more partial to the villains. I loveddddd the villains. They were complex and fun and just so unapologetic. I was dying to see more of them, and truthfully, had this book featured more of them, it would have a lot higher rating for me, because this is where Meyer shone for me. Gosh, they were brilliant. The plot was interesting as well. I feel like it really, really picked up at the end. I loved the beginning and middle parts, but I did kind of die out in the middle. Again, it paid so much attention to the characters and the slower pacing, I kind of got a little bored. I will say that I do believe the second one is going to be a lot more interesting especially with the big things that happened at the end. Yes, it might have felt a bit cliche at parts, but I think Meyer did well with an ov
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wasn't my or my boyfriends favorite book. Read TheGirlGalaxy l love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of marissa meyers books and i just finished rereading heartless for an unknown amount of times when i discovered she has another book coming out. To new fans, i strongly advise you read the lunar chronicles. Im so excited to read this!