Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Inside cover blurb:

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.”

-from publisher


Boy, oh boy…552 pages? Really unnecessary if you ask me.

This book is long and you can feel it. Things are overly drawn out throughout the entire book. I discussed this issue with my coworker and one scene in particular really stood out. I went back to count the pages- the scene is 90 pages.


The plot is mildly entertaining- I like the concept of superheroes vs. super villains, but the super villains were definitely more intriguing and they take a back seat due to the nature of the plot. I feel like I would rather read a history of the Age of Anarchy (the period before superheroes took control).

And I am entirely uninterested in the love story. There was just nothing there that made me really invest in them.

Overall, I’d say this book is basically a really drawn out Romeo/Juliet retelling where everyone has super powers.

Plus: Cool concept, fairly good world building overall.

Minus: Needs editing! No single scene should be 90 pages!

If you like this book, try:


Dreadnought by April Daniels- Now this is how I prefer my superheroes- revolutionary! When is the last time you read a book about a trans superhero??

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