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Welcome to my stop on Marissa Meyers’ RENEGADES “Choose A Side” Blog Tour!

While I was asked to choose a side before I read this very awesome book, I am thrilled to say that I chose right – Anarchist.

Both the Renegades and Anarchists made mistakes, didn’t always make the best choices, had their pros and cons, and had their fair share of good guys and bad guys. But from what has been revealed so far in the series, the scales seem to be tipped in favor of the Anarchists – they’re the ones that are fighting for something better instead of getting complacent, getting caught up in the minutiae, forgetting what’s important.

And they have Nova on their side.

If you haven’t yet heard of this amazing new book, releasing next week, by Marissa Meyer, scroll down for more info. If you’d like to know what I thought, my review follows the bookish details. And if you want to check out a few of the other stops on the tour, links to several of the stops so far are at the bottom of the post.


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Title and series: RENEGADES (Renegades #1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Release date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 416
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook



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.


Note: This review is based on an ARC received from the publisher in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book. A Kindle eCopy was purchased for my collection.

The Review

Marissa Meyers’ RENEGADES is action-packed, thrilling, elaborate, exciting, and absolutely riveting. The world-building is incredible. The characters are interesting, so well-developed, have fascinating abilities, and are adorable, likable, lovable, detestable, despicable, or just plain creepy. The story offers much to think about. And deciding on who are the heroes and who are the villains isn’t always so easy.

Nova had one goal in life and that was to end the Renegades. With their parades, their trials, and their bureaucracy, she couldn’t stand to see them in power. Their promises were lies. Their sense of justice was skewed. And she would do whatever it took to ensure their destruction.

Adrian was tired of helping out the Renegades from behind the scenes. He wasn’t just a Renegade by virtue of his birth or because of his family. With his ability he could do so much to help take down the Anarchists. He just needed to prove himself by uncovering the real identity of the villain called Nightmare.

The Renegades appeared to have the advantage with their superior numbers, their seemingly endless resources, the support of the people. But their overconfidence, smugness, and self-righteousness, all but guaranteed that their enemies would work that much harder and be more clever, ruthless, and relentless.

Author Marissa Meyer took her superheroes and villains story beyond that next level. She didn’t skimp on detail. Her characters had pasts as well as presents. She challenged definitions of good and evil. She teased secrets. Her battles were complex and explosive and electrifying. Her society was extensive and captivating. She delivered twists and turns and surprises. And she made what some might consider a lengthy novel a lightning-fast read.

The story transitions smoothly between Nova’s and Adrian’s point of view. It allows readers to get to know both of these unique characters very well and to see the good and the bad within both the Renegades and the Anarchists. And it expands the world.

RENEGADES is not your ordinary superhero versus villains tale – things are not so cut and dry. The stereotypes do not align with expectations. It is as thought-provoking as it is enthralling. It has weight to it but does not feel heavy. And with so many secrets to keep readers intrigued, it promises to be unputdownable.

The Rating

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About Marissa Meyer

MARISSA MEYER is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.


A Few Other Tour Stops

The “Choose A Side” Blog Tour runs from October 23rd through November 6th. Below are just a few of the stops on the tour…