Renegades – Read It and Rate It

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The Renegades
Renegades book #1
by Marissa Meyer
Adventure
Dystopian
Science Fiction

Review #1
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Nova is an Anarchist looking to bring down the groups of superheroes known as The Renegades. In trying to do so, she joins the Renegades as a superhero where she must go undercover and discover information to bring down the Renegades once and for all. It was very imaginative and fun to read. For middle and high school teens.

Review #2
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
We were all villains in the beginning…
The prodigies have been feared and hunted, tormented and oppressed, for their supernatural abilities for decades, until a visionary comes along. He rounds up the most powerful prodigies, and armed with their support, rebels. He tears down the society that had forced them into hiding. But the prodigies don’t care much for what comes next. Rebels all over the globe turn violent, and the violence dissolves into anarchy, the normal people now the victims. But from the darkness comes hope, dressed in capes and masks. They call themselves the Renegades, the leaders of tomorrow, and are heroes to all except the villains they once vanquished. Nova has spent 6 years of her life waiting for the Renegades. But the superheroes have failed her and now she seeks vengeance. As Nova gets closer to her goal, she meets a Renegade named Adrian, one who strongly believes in justice, just as much as he believes in her. Nova begins to question her loyalties, and wonders what exactly separates the heroes from the villains. This is a roller coaster of a book, with valiant superheroes in flashy capes and archetypal villians seeking revenge. It may seem like a classic black and white, heroes vs villians story, but Meyer sheds light on a world where perhaps good and evil aren’t things that you are, but things that you do.

This book is absolutely amazing in the way it portrays the villains. They wanted justice just like the heroes did, but slowly the line between justice and revenge began to blur in their eyes. It makes us really think about our society, our moral compasses, and our future. We often think that the world is black and white, good and bad, but there’s so much more than that. As a reader, I started to realize that being a hero is not in our abilities, but our choices. For middle and high school teens.