Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Title: Renegades
Author: Marissa Meyer
Rating: ★★★★
Summary: 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 have to be honest: I 100% picked up Renegades because of its cover. That muted blue and gray color palette, the minimalist character drawings, the unrecognizable cityscape… I just had to know more. The plot which is your standard good vs. evil revenge tale featuring super-powered individuals feels like it’s been done before, but in Marissa Meyer’s hands, the characters jump off the page and creep into your subconscious and you find yourself reading late into the night because you need answers. Some of the twists were softball throws, detected chapters in advance, but then others were a fastpitch to the stomach, leaving me capslocks-rage-tweeting an hour after I should have been in bed. (It was so good, y’all; I gobbled down 500+ pages in under a week.) Perhaps if I had known that Renegades was merely the first in a planned trilogy, I wouldn’t have read the book so soon after it was published, but now I have not one but TWO sequels to look forward to. (The second book, Archenemies, drops in November.) Meyer is perhaps best known for her young-adult cyborg series the Lunar Chronicles, but even if you’ve never heard of that, Renegades deserves to be read on its own merits.

First reaction: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Just finished #Renegades and holy hell @marissa_meyer what have you done to me. Pls write faster. K thanks.

— ze vaz of sheel (@thewasofshall) December 20, 2017

Did any of you read Renegades by Marissa Meyer yet?? Because it is insane and Twitter would only let me choose one reaction gif… but fear not, GIPHY’s got my back. May I present to you all of my feels regarding this amazing piece of YA literature.


New to the Queue #3

Jamie of Perpetual Page Turner started this and I love it so I’m (politely) stealing it!

I add a lot of stuff to my TBR list, my Netflix queue, and my library holds list. Here’s stuff I want to actually seek out and consume right now.

Stuff I Want to Read


The Anatomical Venus: Wax / Sex / God / Death by Joanna Ebenstein // Arcadia by Iain Pears // Cinder by Marissa Meyer // Sex Object by Jessica Valenti // The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Stuff I Want to Watch


Black Mirror // Crazy Ex-Girlfriend // Dirty 30 // The Magnificent Seven // Marvel’s Luke Cage

Stuff I Want to Listen To


Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande

I Am a Nightmare” by Brand New

“Rise” by SUPERFRUIT ft. Mary Lambert, Brian Justin Crum, & Mario Jose


Sooo Many White Guys


x Infinity by Watsky

What did YOU add to your queue?? Let me know!