Review: Renegades (Marissa Meyer)


Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: 
November 7th 2017
Pansing Books
Page Count:

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.




Initial Thoughts:

Believe it or not, I have waited since 2017 to read this and finally I have finished it! Marissa Meyer is one of my favourite authors because The Lunar Chronicles made me fall in love with her writing. I would not want to miss this oppurtunity reading another book from her.

However, it took me almost 2 months for me to pick this up once I received it, because I was very intimidated by the appearance of the book. It is 552 pages long and I have never read any other book which has 500 pages except Harry Potter. I was scared that I might be disappointed with this but I got nothing to lose, so I just gave it a try then.

After Reading Thoughts:

Alright, that book is very long.

It is not necessarily a bad thing you know. Long books can be very good as well but some long books can have so many fillers such as this book here.

It is hard reading the first 50 pages because I don’t know what the hell that is going on most of the time, but when I go through the next part it starts to get interesting and easy to comprehend after that.

The story mainly revolves around superheroes and villains, both fighting each other to serve justice. This concept is clearly new to me, and it is refreshing to see how the world evolves after the war and how, from scrapes, they can manage to build a new era of vast technology. The idea of superheroes truly amazes me throughout the book, it tells how people develop superpowers from young or even since they are born. However, superpowers can be abused. The result of power abuse leads to rise of villains, which their main aim is to topple governments. The politics keep me going, as some of the characters have their own story and desire to make changes in the society.

However, there is no speciality or plus point in the book. I am hoping for something bombastic and extraordinary plotlines, subplots or even revelation in the story, but there is not. Maybe I am hoping too much since The Lunar Chronicles is very great in terms of character development, plotlines and also the plot twists. It is disappointing that I don’t really enjoy this as much I enjoy reading The Lunar Chronicles so it is a sign for me to put my expectation low for the next book, Archenemies. I feel like this book does not have the charm like her other books. Besides, I don’t think that the 500 pages is worth it though, they can just cut it short to 300 pages and it will do just fine. The characters have so much potential in developing but they sort of become so bland that they are nearly forgettable in the story. I really hope Archenemies will be better than Renegades.

Thank you very much Pansing Books for providing this copy.



One thought on “Review: Renegades (Marissa Meyer)

  1. Renegades has been on my TBR for a long time too, I think I’ve been avoiding it since I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews like yours. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like this one as much as the Lunar Chronicles, that series is hard to live up to! I hope you enjoy the sequel more ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s