Renegades

Renegades

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The Renegades are human, but with extraordinary abilities. They 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 is on a mission for vengeance. Adrian is 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.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250044662
1250044669
Branch Call Number: YA FIC SF
Characteristics: 556 pages ; 25 cm

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The Renegades have used their superpowers to restore order after the Age of Anarchy. But to 16-year-old Nova, they are villains, not heroes. She hates them for failing to save her family, and she infiltrates the Renegades to take revenge. In action-filled sequences, she is drawn closer to another... Read More »

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vpl_teens Jan 26, 2018

The Renegades have used their superpowers to restore order after the Age of Anarchy. But to 16-year-old Nova, they are villains, not heroes. She hates them for failing to save her family, and she infiltrates the Renegades to take revenge. In action-filled sequences, she is drawn closer to another... Read More »


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JCLJoshN Sep 25, 2018

I don't think it's easy to write a superhero story that both embraces what's fun and cool about superheroes while also deconstructing the genre, but Marissa Meyer pulls it off. It helps to make the central protagonists--both villains and heroes--interesting, likable, and with valid, understandable points of view. And having other characters--heroes and villains--be entirely unlikable, the kind of character you hope get taken down several pegs. It also helps to give all of the superheroes and supervillains colorful names and powers. All in all, Renegades is fun, thought-provoking, and it left me desperate to read the sequel immediately.

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SFishReads
Sep 18, 2018

This book is a very thought provoking read such that neither side is completely right, nor are they completely wrong. As I joined the characters, one from each side of the story, I found this to be a very well written story. Overall really good and I'll repeat myself: thought provoking. Beware of reading this book if you want a low key read.

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Gwen904
Aug 16, 2018

Although Meyer is certainly a talented author, she weaves a story that begins utterly boring and pointless. And although the ending was exciting, most of the book was just a maze of forgettable characters and secondhand plot lines. Perhaps I was rooting for Adrian and Nova by the end… but before that? Not really. The idea of superheroes and supervillains is pretty cool but it has been already used in book/film series like X-Men. Overall I only moderately liked this book but despite that I will be looking for its sequel.

JCLShannonG Jul 31, 2018

Marissa Meyer is one of my very favorite authors. Her ability to suck the reader into the fantasy worlds she creates is unlike any other! I couldn't put this one down and didn't want it to end.

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blue_dog_31717
Jun 25, 2018

Even with pacing that was a tad to slow, I still fell in love with this book and am counting the days to the sequel. The combinations of a extraordinarily strong cast and plot allow the reader to feel the emotion and reasoning by both Nova and Adrian. This book most definitely earns a 10/10 and a "Get This Book Now!" rating.

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seattlemomma
Jun 23, 2018

This was the best book I’ve ever read. The characters are amazing. I can’t wait until November.

LPL_ColtonS May 17, 2018

Super hero/villain fans, this book is for you. The author of the popular Lunar Chronicles series returns in Renegades. In this world, prodigies, people born with powers, were hated, feared, and mistreated, until they decided to fight back. The world is torn apart in the struggle and is still getting back onto its feet with the help of these powered individuals, though there are still villains who don't like to see their hard-earned power taken away. This was a refreshing read that's good for all ages. Sensational powers and believable, realistic human issues play well together to form a great, driving story. 9/10

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KITKATK
Apr 30, 2018

I loved this book so much!!!! I even photo-copied the cover and put it on my bedroom wall....... can't wait for the next book, Arch Enemies, to come out! (Seriously though, I have a count down for it. I CANNOT wait till November!)

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booknrrd
Apr 25, 2018

Nova Artino, niece of the infamous Ace Anarchy, is a member of a criminal gang of archvillains bent on taking down the Renegades, the superhero syndicate who defeated Ace and other rival gangs and restored order to the city of Gatlon.

While I was reading this, I did not want to put it down, but now that I'm done I'm pretty lukewarm toward it. I don't know that it contributes anything new to the genre, but it was fairly fun, and I like the moral dilemma that it set up. I hope the moral dilemma gets explored more. I felt a little let down by that. It seemed to get forgotten in the action.

coloradobuck Apr 22, 2018

My take away from this story was: you can't judge a book by its cover. The "bad" guys are fighting for some "good" reasons. And the "good" guys aren't "good" all the time either. This novel explores how and why we come to believe the things we believe - and points out that we may seem different, but we are closer in our views from people who we think have opposing viewpoints than we may realize. A good read.

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Feb 14, 2018

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 a villain who has the power to end them both.

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emmayoyo5
Apr 25, 2018

Sexual Content: There is a gay person in the very first chapter. I did not even finish reading it. I closed the book. That is grose.

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alyssaanderson
Feb 13, 2018

one cannot be brave who has no fear

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