Archenemies (Renegades, #2) by Marissa Meyer – Spoiler Free Review

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Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Publication Date: November 6, 2018

Genre: YA Sci-fi

Adventure Rating: 4 Stars

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“The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles.

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they each other’s worst nightmare.

In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory.

The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City – and the world – as they know it.”

First off this Gif accurately describes my feelings about Nova and Adrian…

OH MY GOSH. SERIOUSLY. This isn’t even really a slow burn. They both obviously like each other.

To prevent spoilers, I’m just writing a mini review.

This book was not as good as the first one, but I still loved it. The super powers are freaking awesome as well as the action. However, NOVA DRIVES ME INSANE. I love her but she’s stupid. There. Yeah, I said it. She’s so freaking smart so I don’t understand how she’s so blind to what is happening around her. She is EXTREMELY judgmental. She’s not willing to listen to anyone else’s point of view at all. She’s just like, “Yeah, I don’t care. I’m still going to kill everyone.” Girl, stop acting like you’re actually the “good guy” then.

And Adrian. Poor sweet Adrian. Nova doesn’t deserve him. Just sayin’. His powers get WAY cool in this book. I was more interested in his story line than Nova’s.

It’s really hard not to talk about the plot because of spoilers. But stuff happens, and it’s crazy. I am starting Supernova soon! Can’t wait! Marissa Meyer is hands down one of my favorite authors and she honestly brings a refreshing look at the superhero sub genre!

LET’S TALK IT OUT. Have you read this series? What do you like/ dislike?

The Lunar Chronicles – Scarlet Feature Week + Giveaway

Hello book lovers! I am excited to be on #teamscarlet this week for #lunareverafter! Fierce Reads has a few really awesome giveaways to celebrate the new paperback release of The Lunar Chronicles! I will post those links down below!

There is a month long celebration for these books and this week we are celebrating Scarlet, my personal favorite girl of the group! Plus, Scarlet and Wolf are my favorite couple! I am completely obsessed with these new covers. Here is the schedule if you are interested:

Lunar Ever After Sweeps

Team Scarlet Sweeps

Look at how GORGEOUS all of the covers are!

Let me know who your favorite Lunar Chronicles character is, your favorite couple, and your favorite Lunar book!

Renegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer – Spoiler Free Review

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Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Publication Date: November 07, 2017

Genre: YA, Sci-fi, Fantasy

Adventure Rating: 4.5 Stars

Goodreads |Amazon

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.”

I LOVED this book. This month was my pick for one of my book clubs and I chose this one because I’ve been dying to read it since it came out! Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite authors. If you haven’t read her The Lunar Chronicles series, you should. I love the way she retells classic themes! Including super heroes and villains!

Okay, this is going to sound crazy, but if you liked the Amazon show, The Boys, you *might* like this series. This series is just WAY cleaner. I mean, it’s target audience is teens, so, yeah.

Moving on. I loved the two main characters. Their banter and interactions are swoon worthy. Nova has been training her whole life to take down heroes. She has ninja skills as well as the ability to put people to sleep. So cool! I feel for her though. Her back story is really sad. And she was taken in by villains who are filled with some morally gray characters as well as classic manipulative villains. She’s filled with confidence and sass and I love it. It matches Adrian’s sweet disposition. He is a pretty classic hero type. He just wants to genuinely help people. He is a total cinnamon roll. But he has some awesome fighting skills too.

Random thoughts: The action is INTENSE sometimes! I couldn’t tell who was going to die or be hurt or what! I love that Nova and Adrian’s relationship is both enemies to lovers as well as forbidden romance. They don’t know each other’s secret identities which makes for some hilarious moments. I also loved the side characters on their team! Ruby is so freaking cool. She can make crystallized weapons out of her blood. Like, what?!

I love how you actually can’t tell who is all good and who is all bad. Just like in real life, every side has bad guys and good guys. It’s just weeding them out that’s hard!

That plot twist ending killed me though. WHAT?!

Let’s talk! Have you read this series? What other Super Hero books do you love?

*Mini sign is from Bookish Signs. Coupon code: Lauren10

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*Usual warning of content: This is something I put on my blog for parents specifically. Just listing the different themes or topics represented in the book.*

CONTENT: Blood, death, death of a parent, grief, Adrian has same sex parents, finding out who is good and bad, loyalty, thinking for yourself, fighting scenes

Lunar Chronicles New Art Reveal – Team Scarlet

REVEAL ALERT: Calling all my fellow Lunartics and Marissa Meyer fans, check out the stepback art for the new paperback edition of SCARLET! Out from FierceReads! You can buy/ pre-order HERE.  

Look at how GORGEOUS these are. Scarlet and Wolf are my favorite couple of the series! I can’t wait to buy these! Cinder’s was revealed yesterday, Scarlet today, Cress tomorrow, and Winter on Thursday! Check them all out! And check out my creative photo reveal on my Instagram!