Book Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Genre: Science Fiction

Published: November 7th, 2017

Pages: 552

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis: In a world where humans can have super powers, called prodigies, the Anarchists had fought to protect these people in the past. But now, the Renegades rule, a group that wants justice. Nova, an Anarchist, attempts to infiltrate the Renegades, where she meets Adrian, a Renegade who is working toward the same goal Nova is.

Non-Spoiler Review:

I started reading this in December, but I just really wasn’t feeling it, so I got the audiobook to finish it. To be honest, I felt like I wanted to finish the book because I love all of Marissa Meyer’s other books, so I wanted to love this one too.

The most interesting part of this book to me is the question of who is good and who is bad. We get view points from both sides of the conflict, but both sides genuinely think they are doing the right thing. So then, who is the “bad guy”? Is there one? At different points of the book, you are lead to believe that one side is worse than the other, but then you get more information and it makes that side seem better.

Nova and Adrian were fine as characters, but nothing really made them special to me. All of the side characters were honestly forgettable. The plot was honestly underwhelming. The writing style was good, but I expected that. The superpowers were cool, but not cool enough to keep me interested.

I just have very lackluster feelings about this book, as you can probably see by how little I have to say about it. I still have not decided if I want to finish this series. The book ended on a cliffhanger, but I don’t know if I care enough to put the effort in.

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