Renegades by Marissa Meyer
First line: We were all villains in the beginning.
Summary: Nova is a villain. Adrian is a super hero. Nova was orphaned as a child when the group called the Renegades failed to save her parents from an assassin. Fueled by hate for the group of super heroes she joins a group called the Anarchists. When the plan to kill the leader of the Renegades fails Nova devises a plan to join the super hero force in order to bring them all down from the inside. But she did not intend to like the people she is meant to hate. Or even fall in love with the son of leaders of the Renegades.
Highlights: The cover is amazing. It is truly a cover for a super hero book. The bold colors and design are perfect for the story. This book falls in during the perfect time. Super hero movies and books are on the rise and this one great for readers of this genre. I liked that the characters. My favorite was a minor character, Winston (the Puppeteer). He is creepy and funny at the same time.
Lowlights: Most of the book is an introduction to the world and characters. The beginning is slower moving with most of the action happening at the end of the book.
FYI: This is the first of a duology. If you like this check out the author’s series, The Lunar Chronicles, a sci-fi fairy tale adventure.
I was lucky enough to attend an event at Watermark Books in Wichita when Marissa Meyer was promoting this book. She was wonderful! I loved listening to her talk about her ideas and plans for the book. She has a great sense of humor and can tell a great story. I laughed a lot while listening to her stories about writing. I was really excited to get her to sign Cress, the third book in The Lunar Chronicles series.