Renegades by Marissa Meyer is an action-packed, riveting book. The first in a three-book series that takes place in a high-tech dystopian city called Gatlon. It is full of crime-fighting superheroes, morally grey villains, and all those who fit in between. The story focuses on Adrian, the son of two of Gatlon’s most notorious heroes, and Nova, the niece of Gatlon’s most infamous evil-doer and leader of the villain gang called the “Anarchists”. When Nova, a.k.a. “Nightmare”, decides to infiltrate the superhero team known as the “Renegades'', she starts to doubt what she has been taught and finds herself in a battle between her heart and her loyalty.
This book was fast-paced, with moments that made my heartache and fight scenes that had me on the edge of my seat. It depicts the grey space between what we think of as good and evil and deals excellently with the constant inner struggles the characters must overcome.
For fans of the show Miraculous Ladybug and the book trilogy Legend by Marie Lu, Renegades is the perfect read for anyone who loves action and dystopian elements.
Review by: Anna Cox
Anna is an avid reader who loves YA fantasy and dystopian books. She is an eighth-grader and volunteer at the Silver Lake Branch.
—Danica Sheridan, Young Adult Librarian, Silver Lake Branch