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Monday, November 6, 2017

RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer / Blog Tour: ANARCHISTS; Book Review & Villain Costume #Renegades

Welcome to the next stop in the RENEGADES, choose your side blog tour, hosted by the publisher. I'm an ANARCHISTS, a villain. Or are we really villains? Anarchists are definitely not to be undermined, but we're definitely not all that bad either. I mean, the Renegades aren't saints either. I HIGHLY recommend you pick up this book and decide for yourself who's the superheroes and who the villains are....

Today's stop includes my spoiler free review and a villain costume I'd love to wear. First, about the book:


By: Marissa Meyer 
Published by: Feiwel &  Friends
To Be Released on: November 7th, 2017 TOMORROW!
Series: Renegades #1
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
Add it to Goodreads
Rating: 5 Stars - I LOVED It!
* I received an arc of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.  

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.

An action packed, riveting read. RENEGADES is not your classic super heroes vs villains story. In true Marissa Meyer fashion, she delivers a thrilling read that will make you question who the real villains are and what makes a real super hero. She blurs the lines flawlessly between villains and superheroes, making it hard to choose between the two. This is no cookie cutter super heroes vs villains story. It's a fantastic, highly addicting story that will leave you wanting more!

Told from both Nova and Adrian's points of views really added depth and a much needed different perspective for this story. It was incredibly easy to tell when the point of views in the story telling changed. Honestly, I don't think this story would have been as good if it had been told any other way. The dual story telling not only allows readers to get to know both characters better, you get to see more of societies within both the Renegades side, and the Anarchists. It's fascinating to see how they're both governed, and who makes up the heroes and villains in this story.

Nova and Adrian were incredibly easy for me to like. I felt like I understood both of them. From the choices they made, to Nova's want for vengeance, and Adrian's want for justice. The more I got to know them, the more I realized they're not that different. They both have a lot at stake though. I understood their reasons for being on the opposites of the law. It wasn't hard for me love these two characters despite all they have working against them. I definitely felt like their story is a mix of Romeo & Juliet, meets your favorite superheroes story, meets something entirely knew, and given the perfect Marissa Meyer twist. 

The characters in Renegades are AWESOME! They were more than just villains and super heroes. They are characters who became larger than their own stories. It was incredibly easy to understand their motives, their choices, their feelings, and understand who they were, and who they became by the end of the story. I absolutely loved getting to know each of the characters in this book. Though in true Marissa Meyer fashion, there's so much more to come with these characters. I have a feeling there's a lot more shocking secrets and twists that will be revealed as this series continues.

The setting is awesome! I absolutely loved the Renegade world, because it's complex. It's a world that is full of conflict, fighting, danger, and yet full of hope. It's a world that makes you question a lot of things that happen. Similar to it's plot line, is complicated, twisted, and full of surprises. Trust me, this world is a character all it's own, and adds so much to this story. I loved the action, the electrifying character chemistry, and the unlikely friendships at the heart of this story. 

This book full of incredible characters, shocking twists, fantastic world building, and includes entertaining story telling. One of my favorite reads of this year, RENEGADES is a fast paced, highly addicting, adrenaline rush of a read. Don't let the page count fool you. With all that happens in this story, you'll find you won't be able to put this book down once you start reading.  

If I were to design an ANARCHISTS costume, I would definitely pick something that's sleek, form fitting and makes fitting super heroes look good. It would need to be something that wouldn't get in the way of fighting, but at the same time, it would need to be something that would protect you from the super powers some of the Renegades have. It also needs to be something that can protect your identity, make fighting easy (movement wise), and allows you to use your hidden superpowers as well.

I would find the perfect mix of these two costumes, to make for functionality, durability, protection, and of course looking good while fighting superheroes. 

I'm using these costume pictures for visuals. For the color, I'd keep with black, loose the cat ears, and logo, add some wrist cuffs (similar to Wonder Woman) for an accessory, and to hide weapons in. I'd also lose the pointed wedges, because that's be honest, running in heals is harder than it looks, but I'd keep the similar, sleek look to how these costumes are. Plus these kind of have an anarchists look to them. *images found online


MARISSA MEYER is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.