Author: Meyer, Marissa
Superheroes and villains inhabit a brave new world in this first book of a new trilogy. The Renegades are a group of prodigies with extraordinary abilities who champion justice in a society rebuilding itself from its own ruins. Nova is out for vengeance against them but meets a Renegade boy named Adrian who believes she is really good even though her allegiance lies with a villain who can destroy them both.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: UG
Reading Level: 6.50
Points: 25.0 Quiz: 192083
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 9-12
Reading Level: 6.60
Points: 31.0 Quiz: 72466
School Library Journal (11/01/17)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/12/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 11/01/2017 Gr 8 Up—From the author of "The Lunar Chronicles" comes a story of superheroes and supervillians. After the chaos of the Age of Anarchy, when some humans discovered their superhuman abilities and used them to wreak havoc on the world, a group of superheroes came to power. Calling themselves the Renegades, these heroes have established order in a disorderly world. However, some resist the rule of the Renegades, among them Nova, a teen with powers of her own who resents that the Renegades were unable to save her family. Bent on revenge, Nova plans to join the Renegades and destroy them from within. Meyer delivers a balance between intricate world-building and fast-paced action sequences. Nova's childhood tragedy will draw sympathy from readers as they watch her integrate into the group of Renegades in order to seek vengeance. Back-stabbing, plot twists, and hidden agendas will have readers turning pages in an attempt to discover the truth. Give to fans of Brandon Sanderson's "Reckoners" series. VERDICT A first purchase for most libraries.—Jenni Frencham, Columbus Public Library, WI - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.