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November 2017

We could be heroes

By Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer, bestselling author of the fairy tale-inspired Lunar Chronicles series, is sure to please both her die-hard fans and newcomers alike with Renegades.

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Years ago, when society was overrun by bands of anarchists and supervillains, the Renegades—a group of prodigies with superhuman abilities—emerged to reclaim peace and justice. But by then, their broken promises had cost Nova her family, and she’s spent her entire life training to exact revenge. But when Nova gets to know her enemies (in particular, Adrian, a Renegade boy her own age), she begins to suspect that justice isn’t as black and white as it once seemed.

Marissa Meyer, bestselling author of the fairy tale-inspired Lunar Chronicles series, is sure to please both her die-hard fans and newcomers alike with Renegades. Borrowing heavily from established superhero lore, Meyer has created a society that is utterly reliant on the Renegades to keep them safe from harm—of the everyday and prodigious varieties. Though some of her supporting characters feel a bit derivative, Meyer has done a remarkable job flipping the hero-versus-villain trope on its head and blurring the lines between good and evil. Nova and Adrian should be mortal enemies, but through their seamlessly alternating points of view, Meyer lets readers watch as they form an unlikely friendship and begin to question everything they’ve grown up believing.

The twists and turns in this supercharged story will keep readers on their toes as they try to untangle the complex lines between hero and villain, friend and foe, right and wrong.

 

This article was originally published in the November 2017 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

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Renegades

By Marissa Meyer
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ISBN 9781250044662

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