Renegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Renegades (Renegades, #1)

A high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal . . . . From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer comes the New York Times-bestselling YA novel Renegades. 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 re...

Details Renegades (Renegades, #1)

TitleRenegades (Renegades, #1)
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherSquare Fish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Reviews Renegades (Renegades, #1)

  • Emma Giordano
    I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. So fun so complex so interesting – a must read!! Check out my video review!: than the epic superheroes, what intrigues me most about Renegades is that it focuses on the concept of anarchy, which appears to be lacking in YA despite the abundance of dystopian/futuristic novels already on the market. The history of the time of anarchy combined with active anarchists in the pr...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Reread! THAT was freaking awesome!! Nova is a girl called Nightmare. She's part of the Anarchists group. They are the villains, but not everything is as it seems. The thing is, the Anarchists and the "good guys" the Renegades both have bad people in their groups and good people. Nova (Nightmare) wants to take the Renegades down. She was raised by her uncle, Ace after her family perished. Ace was the leader of the Anarchists. Both of these groups ...
  • Emily May
    2 1/2 stars. I'm reminding myself while I'm writing this that I really didn't like Meyer's Cinder but went on to enjoy the rest of the series. Maybe Meyer is just not great at beginnings. Maybe I'm already feeling burned out on this new "It" genre featuring superhero stories. All I know is that Renegades didn't really pick up until the second half and, looking back, I don't get the sense that this first book really had a story arc. There was no c...
  • Em
    It’s with a heavy heart that I must announce that I’ve got like, 2 feelings (maybe 2.5) about this book and not all of them are Good.I'm trying to come to terms with the possibility that I will never form a meaningful emotional connection with a Marissa Meyer book like I did with The Lunar Chronicles. It's like my heart closes for maintenance when it comes to anything else written by her. I don't know. There must have been a dimensional hiccu...
  • Melanie
    “Hero or villain, all prodigies were powerful. All prodigies were dangerous.” Me and Marissa Meyer have an all over the place relationship. I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Lunar Chronicles, but I love Scarlet and Wolf! But my favorite thing she’s ever created was Heartless, which I five starred and it made it onto my best of list the year it came out. So, I didn’t know what to expect going into Renegades. I wasn’t even going to pick ...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    This was SO fun! I went into it not knowing anything about the story itself, and I was so pleasantly surprised. Think of it as a superhero mashup told from opposing side POVs in a totally unique way. I was worried that with the overcrowded superhero media these days, the constant similar retellings and such, that this one wouldn't stand on its own.It totally did. Super fun and unique, while still throwing nods at other stories.Before I say anythi...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Ok I honestly had no idea what to expect from this (except that it was Marissa Meyer yay), so the whole thing was SUCH a fun surprise. Ughhh this is one of those books where I'm going to fail miserably at explaining what it's about because I need to use my hands to map out the tangled web of identities and goals...So Nova starts out with the "villain" Anarchists and Adrian is with the superhero Renegades, but Nova eventually goes undercover to tr...
  • may ❀
    I feel like the amount of expectations I put on this book just made it bound to disappoint me. Like, think about it realistically, how is ANY book ever going to live up to the glory that is Scarlet??You just…can’t compete with that ya know.My feelings and thoughts summed up: The Pros - I love me some anti-heroes, give me bad guys with tragic back stories and complex development that make me rethink my entire moral compass - The ending was bl...
  • Lola
    From fairytale retellings to... Marvel-reminiscent superheroes. Did anyone expect it? I didn't. In my mind, Marissa Meyer still had Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, hell The Princess and the Frog, as well as many other fairytales to write entire books about. But you have to admire her(?) decision to write about something different. She has no idea if her new series will be well-received or completely hated, and yet she still dared to wri...
  • emi
    One week into the new year and I've already finished three books? I'm on a role. Maybe I just developed a new superpower.RTC
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:Marissa Meyer is too legit to quit. She has never failed to suck me into one of her stories, and this one does NOT disappoint. I’m legit hooked.Anarchists vs. Renegades“All revolutions come with death; some must die so that others might have life. It is a tragedy, but it is also a truth.” Villains vs. HeroesThis was so well written. There is a lot of political angles of this. This is a world ruled by heroes, and the promis...
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW.THE REVIEW IS POSTED 3.8 STARS. Totally worth to read. BOLD. VALIANT. JUST. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A HERO?Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite authors, like I need to buy everything she writes. So, I bought this book because : 1. Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite authors. 2. The cover looked so BEAUTIFUL.3. I needed this pretty book on my bookshelf.4. The plot was interesting.Look, when my copy arrived at my hou...
  • may ➹
    PSA: THIS BOOK SUCKED BUT NOT BECAUSE OF THE GAY DADSI don’t think anything Marissa Meyer writes will ever live up to the series that The Lunar Chronicles was, because this was HORRIBLE in comparison to that. I could’ve reread the whole Lunar Chronicles series in the time it took me to finish this AND enjoyed it all much more than this one.🌹 PLOTMy main problem here is with HOW. SLOW. IT. WAS. For a book this size, it should’ve been acti...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    I hadn’t even planned on reading this and finished it in three days. It was sooooooo good & fun & dark but also funny at the right times and GREAT! Such a fun spin on the superhero/super villain type of story, and I NEED the next one!
  • 🦊 Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    “One cannot be brave who has no fear.” Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐In a World Full of People with superpowers, which Side would you choose - good or evil? Would you be a superhero or a villain? If I had to choose, I would take the side which would be the right one in my opinion. That’s what I love about really brilliantly created villains - in their own eyes they do the right thing, they are the heroes.Nova was raised by people that many call vil...
  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    Hero or villain, all prodigies were powerful. All prodigies were dangerous.Renegades is actually the first book I've read about superheroes and villains. Novels about such characters (e.g. Batman and Wonder Woman) have been trendy nowadays, but I never bothered to add them to my TBR because the film industry has already made me so familiar with the Marvel/DC universe. With that in mind, I probably wouldn't have requested this book from the publis...
  • April
    Loved it! This book reminded me so much much like the movie Sky High in some aspects. And that ending!? 😱 Can't wait to read the next one.
  • brekkersbutt
    do re mi fa so done with this book i had to dnf 90% of the way
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    4.75I did not expect to love this as much as I did...but it honestly could have been half the length.
  • jessica
    ive read many books about people who have abilities or gifts, but i think this is the first book ive read where they are actually considered superheroes. like crime fighting superheroes, against villains. and i will say it felt very cheesy in the beginning, but i got into it. eventually. because this is a beast of a book with loads of introspection and description. so there was a lot of trudging through that had to be done. but fortunately, thing...
  • Alaina Meserole
    It's not weird or anything that I can't wait till I reread this book, right?!I love Marissa Meyer and I was pretty sure that I would love Renegades.Yup, I did. I loved it.When I walked into Barnes and Noble with my boyfriend - he had no idea that he would end up buying me this book (plus a lot more). Yeah, never take me to a book store and say "get whatever you want" you will regret it.Anyways, I loved Marissa's take on superheros - it was a supe...
  • Matthew
    3.5 to 4 starsI enjoyed this book, but it was a bit draggy at times. And, while I was enjoying it, I was often not very gung go to get back to it. It felt like it took a long time to make even a little progress. But, in the end I was intrigued and entertained. For fans of YA sci-fi/fantasy, you should be satisfied with this book. I am not sure if this has been approached with the superhero element before, but it felt similar to ones I have read b...
  • mith
    holy shit i loved thisETA the HARDCOVER IS SO MUCH PRETTIER THAN THE ARC, I WANT TO HOLD IT FOREVERRRR.---SO MUCH AS CHANGED AND I'M SO EXCITED---THERE'S A RELEASE DATE AND I HOPE IT'S REAL EVEN THOUGH IT'S SO FAR AWAY.November 7th, 2017!!! I AM EXCITED---TITLE???? LIKE THE ACTUAL TITLE??? CUE SCREAMING---haha i had a whoooole review--well, er, pre-review--for this (and i was proud of it, too, because (rather vainly) quite a few people noticed it...