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.”
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??