By: Marissa Meyer
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Magical realism, superheroes, YA
Page Count: 552
All’s fair in love and anarchy…
The epic conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City
The first part of this review will be spoiler free.
Oh My Goodness. This book was a wild ride from start to finish. I have loved this series, and I was so ready for this book, but I had my usual reservations since it is the last book and there are so many hopes riding on it. But man did this book deliver. There was so much action, there was back and forth, and man that ending! I would like to say first, that it was incredibly rude of Marissa Meyer to end this series on a cliff-hanger, what the heck was that?! What am I supposed to do now?
Nova was such a great character, I really felt her internal struggle between good and evil, and her loyalties to the villains was so well balanced with her desire to be good. I really loved her character development and to be honest she kind of stole the show from Adrian. His chapters were fun, but I found myself waiting to get back to Nova’s point of view. Also can we get a book form Narcissa’s point fo view? she was such a dynamic character and I had actually forgotten about her until this book.
As usual Marissa Meyer’s writing flowed really well, I could practically see the movie adaption of this book appearing as I read! The world-building was subtle but nice, and it was fun to be introduced to even more powers in this book. Overall, it was a wonderful ending to this series, and I highly recommend this series to any fans of the X-Men, Marvel or anyone who wants a good anti-hero story.
Where to start?! I was shocked when Nova was caught and thrown in jail in like chapter 3. I was at a loss to how the rest of the book would go, but Narcissa stepping in and pretending to be Nightmare was a wonderful twist. Also everyone temporarily losing their powers was so cool, I almost wish no one had gotten them back, but having everyone in the world now have powers was also a good way to end it. Adrain and Nova’s romance was very sweet. It was clearly not the centre of the story, which is totally fine, and it didn’t overshadow any of the action. Finally, can we talk about that epilogue????? Magpie is Evie!!! Nova’s sister was alive this whole time? What the heck was that?! How could Marissa just end the story there, where is the reunion, or the shocking moment they both find out the truth? I NEED MORE