Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Posted February 20, 2018 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Renegades
by Marissa Meyer

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 7th 2017
Series: Renegades #1
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 416
Format: eBook
 

“Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite Young Adult writers.”
~ Under the Covers

I have no idea why it took me so long to read this book. Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite Young Adult writers but while I loved the Lunar Chronicles, this book is definitely a complete change for her. Whereas the other series had a fairy tale vibe to it, this one has more of a hardcore Sci Fi and Dystopian aspect to it.

Meyer opens the book with a bit of backstory, delving readers straight into this newly altered world. To be honest, the world isn’t something we haven’t seen before, but I did find it interesting. Meyer’s writing always captures my attention and I found the story to be quite gripping with some memorable heart-stopping moments.

The only complaint that I really have about this is the fact that the book has more violent scenes than I expected. Within the first couple of chapters, the heroine’s parents and baby sister are murdered. And although it is told through a door, I feel like the violence is used to create sympathy. I don’t know. I guess it just didn’t sit well with me given the recent events of real life that are happening with violence targeting children these days. I know it’s fiction and this probably wouldn’t have bothered me so much at some other time, but if I had a young kid, I don’t know that I would let them read it until they are a bit more mature. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to seeing what else this series will bring.

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About Marissa Meyer

I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancé and our two cats. In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I'm big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. I'm represented by Jill Grinberg.

CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Thanks for the review.

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Awesome review annie!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Thanks for the heads up.

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Thanks for the review Annie

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Thanks for the review.

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Awesome review annie!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Thanks for the heads up.

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Thanks for the review Annie