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.
I’ve been a fan of Meyer since the beginning of the Lunar chronicles. In fact, she’s one of the only authors I’ve met in person (I asked her some hard questions that day, but that’s another story). Needless to say, I’m a pretty big fan of her writing. The Lunar chronicles is one of my favorite series and while Heartless wasn’t my absolute favorite, I still really enjoyed it.
I think the reason it took me so long to pick this up is that it seemed like such a stretch to what she had been writing — spins on fairy tales. But, with the stress of finals and this overwhelming fear that I would never find another good book again ever, I decided to pick this one up. And I’m very glad I did.
The opening is enough to grab someone as it is, and while I’ve never really been a huge fan of these “Marvel” type superheroes, I was happy to see that this really wasn’t what was going on at all here.
Nova and Adrian, the main characters, are great, and I really loved the natural tension that was created between them. Meyer has this exceptional talent of really making her characters pop off the page.
If it hadn’t have been that I guessed the main plot twist in the middle of the book, this might have reached the coveted five stars.
In the end, it was fun, kept me reading, and helped alleviate some of the stress of finals.
What’s your favorite superhero film or book? Have you read anything by Meyer? Let’s chat in the comments!