Once again I have to thank NetGalley for giving me the availability to have read this book. I requested a copy of this book which got approved and in book blogger fashion I am now reviewing it.
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.
What caught my eye initially was the cover. I’d been seeing it around on social media and was instantly attracted to it. Then when it cropped up for request I read the blurb and thought I’ve never read a super hero book yet, this sounds awesome. I’ll request it and see what happens. Thankfully I was approved.
Renegades focuses on superhero’s from a different perspective. It’s all about the anarchy of a dystopian world and how people with super powers live in it. It brings the barriers down between good and evil making them seem one in the same it’s all about perpspective.
Naturally, in any book you have two opposing sides. In Meyers book this is between the Renegades and the Anarchists. Now in the beginning the Renegades are pitched as the hero’s and the ones who make the world a better place but as soon as we meet our Female Main Character, Nova Artino, we find out that she is an Anarchist who justifiably yearns for the destruction of the Renegades. Our Male Main Chatacter is Adrian Everheart. Now he is a Renegade who only wants to solve the mystery of his mother's death.
The characters in this story were some of my favourites, and for a SFF YA novel there is a very diverse cast within the pages. We have one with two dads, an Italian/Filipina and another superhero is disabled and walks with a cane. Nova is resouceful and confident while Adrian is braver than most and intent on seeking justice.
There is a slight romance within this book and it's one of those slow burn romances that are only just developing by the end of the book. While this is the case you still read it and root for the characters to be together.
Overall, Renegades is a brilliant read that kept me engaged and turning the pages to know more.