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, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250044662
1250044669
Characteristics: 556 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number: Y MEYER, M

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A Douglas County Libraries top checkout in 2018.

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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 - ... Read More »

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Beatricksy Dec 12, 2017

There is no need for this book to be this long. This story could have been told in 250, 300 pages, easily. There is so much fluff, you could stuff several Captain Chromium dolls with it, and still have enough left over to make a pillow that Nova won't use. Seriously, she might not sleep, but this... Read More »

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MelifluousView Dec 08, 2017

Nova and Adrian were fun to get to know. The challenges they faced: to be seen as valued members of their teams and to make a bigger difference in the world were encouraging. Their immediate connection made perfect sense. I can't wait to see how/if they will come to understand each other in the ... Read More »


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Olgalevin
Jan 08, 2019

Although it took me longer than usual to read this book, I actually really enjoyed it. It's a nice combination of X-Men meets Terminator kind of a post-apocalyptic story. I can't wait to get started on the 2nd book next month.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 19, 2018

Each person is their own hero and villain of their story. While we all have judgements on who's wrong and who's right as readers, who are we to impose it on characters that feel differently for themselves. Our two protagonists have their sides of the story to share, that will leave the audience questioning who is in the right. In a world that glorifies superheroes, hides their flaws, and ostracizes villains, is this paradise? Or is it too far corrupt and gone to be saved? I personally cannot wait for the next book after this killer cliffhanger in this one. @Siri of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Dec 13, 2018

I loved the Lunar Chronicles, and I really wanted to love this, because I think the superhero vs. villain premise of this is incredibly fun, but ultimately, while I did like it, I couldn't quite get to love, and here's why: THE VILLAINS' MOTIVATIONS MAKE NO SENSE. They are anarchists, and Meyer completely fails, for the entire book, to give any sort of comprehensible explanation for how, exactly, they think the world is going to be safer and better once it descends into complete chaos. (Having said that, this is actually a really fun read in all other regards and I'm totally going to read the sequel, which was recently released? I know, I don't understand me either -- I contain multitudes, etc. etc. etc.)

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indigo_dog_1279
Nov 24, 2018

I really liked the way the characters and relationships were developed in this story. Also, I was intrigued by the romance subtly in this novel. However, ***ATTENTION! MAJOR SPOILERS!!!!*** I was confused on the ending, whether Ace is sill alive or not, the plot of the Detonators, etc. Hopefully the second book won't be so vague.

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kkaatteell
Nov 05, 2018

There was something about this book that I really liked which kept me reading it and I'm honestly not sure what it is, but I do know that I enjoyed the overall plot idea and fell in love with the characters. Unfortunately, nothing interesting really happens in the story, especially when it comes to development between characters (with the exception of Ingrid and Nova; if Marissa revisits their relationship in the next book I will be very happy because you can't move on from something like that without a word). Unlike what a few other people have mentioned in their comments, I don't think the pacing is too slow, it's just right at the point of being almost too slow but still managing to move forward with the story. When I finished, I remember thinking, "Wow... It's already the end? That's it? But nothing happened!" I will still read the next book, though, since I've had a positive experience Marissa Meyer's other books and I would like to see where she takes this story, its world, and its characters.

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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alyssaanderson
Nov 14, 2018

"To be weak," Phobia rasped. "To be helpless."
Ingrid cast him a sideways look. "Excuse me?"
"That is his deepest fear," said Phobia, idly twirling the scythe blade overhead. "To be, in essence without power."
Honey huffed. "How fitting for a self-righteous Renegade"
"Perhaps," said Phobia, the hood of his cloak swaying with a slow nod. "And yet, a difficult fear to exploit against one who has been given so very much of it."

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Feb 13, 2018

one cannot be brave who has no fear

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green_ant_1650
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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