Monday, 15 October 2018

Archenemies (Renegades #2) by Marissa Meyer (Review)

     The exciting second instalment in the Renegades series, Archenemies continues the thrilling superhero-riddled-tale of Nightmare and Sentinel/ Insomnia and Sketch/Nova and Adrian. To the world, Nightmare is dead. Blown up by the very supervillain/anarchist that Nova shot dead not long after. With this deception in place, she is able to continue her espionage on the Renegades, looking for a way to destroy them from the inside-out. While this happens, she grows closer and closer to the kind and smart Adrian, and develops a relationship with Max, the bandit, for her mission… yah… for her... “mission”. The plot is coming to a close, and the danger is only increasing. With all of Nova’s and Adrian’s secrets piling up, it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets caught by the other… or by the Renegades.
      I was super pumped for this installment in the series. I am a HUGE Marissa Meyer fan and really enjoyed Renegades. In all honesty, it is the only book series about superhero’s that I have ever liked. It balances honoring the classic nature of superhero stories, while mixing in new elements and an analysis on good and evil that was more nuanced then I ever would have expected. All of the characters are rounded and developed, with pasts and motives and reasonable fears and pains. I love how characters that can be so different can be brought together to be so similar, like Nova and Adrian. Everyone in this story thinks they know what’s right, and in that, they are all so very real. My only real criticism of this novel was how it was a filler novel. There were moments that made this story feel more like a bridge from book one to book three. I was hoping for a big showdown in this book, but didn’t really get one, leaving that big reveal for the next novel. Other than that, though, the story was fantastic, and left me wanting more. All in all,  I really enjoyed Archenemies and I give it the rating of FOUR AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE!!!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

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