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In a Nutshell: Anarchy, Justice, Heroes versus Villains

Hot on the heels of Wonder Woman, and timely with Black Panther’s rapturous big screen release, this kick-ass superhero adventure abounds in extravagant Good versus Evil battles and high-octane action.

In a society that’s experienced dystopian destruction, the Renegades represent goodness to most people. While the Anarchists had “cared only for change”, the super-powered Renegades emerged from the Age of Anarchy as harbingers of justice and hope. But Nova isn’t most people. Her uncle was the revolutionary leader Ace Anarchy. “Maybe Ace was really a villain. Or maybe he was a visionary. Maybe there’s not much of a difference,” Nova muses but, either way, she has reason to hate the Renegades, and she’s set on revenge. But, as she gets in deeper, even raw revenge turns out to be anything but simple. Her journey is exhilaratingly entertaining and evoked in awesome detail, with plenty of plot twists and personal dilemmas to keep the pulse racing and the pages turning. ~Joanne Owen

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Eloise Mae Clarkson, age 15 - 'I loved this book and couldn't put it down until I had read it all.  I loved the concepts of the renegades and the anarchists.'

  • Felicity Kerswell, age 15 - 'The book was awesome! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes superheros. I loved this book!'

  • Amy Laws, age 16 - 'A really unique concept that hopefully is the beginning of a great new series.The story was really refreshing and it was an interesting concept. It took me a little while to get my head around, but once I grasped the concept, I was really engaged all the way through.'

  • Rebekah Marsh, age 15 - 'This book caused me such pure joy, I will actually cry if Marissa Meyer does not write another book incredibly soon!!'

  • Amelia White, age 18 - 'A marvellous book, any superhero fan will absolutely love it! Really well written and an excellent storyline.'


Renegades by Marissa Meyer

From Marissa Meyer, author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling Heartless, comes a high-stakes world of superheroes, villains and vigilantes.

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.

From Marissa Meyer, author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling Heartless, comes Renegades a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

About the Author

Marissa Meyer is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three demanding cats. She's a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th April 2018


Marissa Meyer

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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan


576 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 16 years


NewGen - YA Fiction
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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
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