Renegades by Marissa Meyer | Cress is still my Meyer Peak

Renegades (Renegades, #1)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.

The Good

  • THE FREAKING WORLD BUILDING. YES MARISSA MEYER, YOU SHOW EM HOW IT’S DONE! From the underground Anarchists to the Renegade government squads, I would want to see this world.
  • I’m a sucker for big battle scenes and that last one is so good. I could hear the surging music playing in the background.
  • Honestly, that whole last scene redeemed Renegades for me, no joke I probably wouldn’t read the next one otherwise.

The Bad

  • Feels like its a really long book when it’s not. Maybe it was because I read half then stopped for a while but I just feel like it dragged in the middle. It really does play out to be a long intro to the series which I don’t mind but I feel like it should be able to stand alone too.
  • I’m kinda scared to say this because I know a lot of people like the book for this reason but… it’s kind of preachy with its whole humans must be the ones to save humans not superhero. The first time that came up I agreed and it gave the book a certain edge. The second time, ok she’s reinforcing that message. And then it happened again… and again. Ok, I get it!
  • The lack of direction, especially in the plot. Nothing was really set up for the next book.

The Feels

  • The cliffhanger kills me.
  • Maybe I’ll never love anything as much as the Lunar Chronicles, especially Cress. That’s just sad to me though 😦
  • Adrian liking Nova but he hates Nightmare who is Nova who hates the Sentinel but kind of likes Adrian who is the Sentinel. OMG just imagine when they find out omg betrayal, angst!! There’s just something about this romance that triggers my fangirl!

Rating: 3/5 stars | It’s good but it felt aimless and preachy at some points.

What did you think of Renegades? Did it measure up to Lunar Chronicles for you?


Weekly Wrap Up | In which I actually read

This week has been one of rediscovery. Rediscovery of reading, rediscovery of blogging and also rediscovery of Big Time Rush and my 12 year old fangirling of them. So in honour of this, get ready for the BTR gifs 😀

First of all, I’m going to be a bit egotistical and applaud myself for actually posting anything this week. How do people do this daily?? You crazy people deserve a standing ovation and a giant ass crown.

I finally got around to reading some books on my TBR pile…. aaaand also some that weren’t. Finished Renegades by Continue reading “Weekly Wrap Up | In which I actually read”

WWW Wednesdays: 22nd November 2017

WWW Wednesdays

First thing on the new and improved Panda Hearts Books: joining WWW Wednesdays! Hosted over at Taking on a World of Words, the meme consists of answering the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading…

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