Hi, friends! Sorry for not posting in over two weeks! I’ve been trying to figure out if I want to continue my blog into 2021 while also deciding what kind of content to keep producing. Anyway, it’s a bit of a jumble right now but I’ll keep going for the rest of 2020!
This review may contain spoilers. Feel free to check out my reviews of the first two books:
I think I like this series more than The Lunar Chronicles. Please tell me I’m not the only one? lol
Title: Supernova (Renegades #1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: November 5, 2019
Genre: Young adult, sci-fi, fantasy
Length: 552 pages (hardcover)
Synopsis: (via Goodreads) “The epic conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian fighting to keep their identities secret. While the battle rages on between their alter egos and their allies, there is a darker threat shrouding Gatlon City.
The Renegades’ worst enemy is back among them, threatening to reclaim Gatlon City. Nova and Adrian must brave lies and betrayal to protect those they love. Their greatest fears are about to come to life, and unless they can bridge the divide between heroes and villains, they stand to lose everything. Including each other.
Intrigue and action will leave readers on edge until the final, shocking secrets are revealed.”
EXCUSE ME, but who said Marissa could end this book and the entire series with THAT epilogue? 🤯 I…I never saw it coming, never saw any of this coming and I’m just going to ride this high. (But I assume we all figured out who was narrating the epilogue.)
I really had no idea how this series would end, especially for Nova and Adrian. It felt a bit like watching a tennis match, your eyes going back and forth, back and forth as you wonder whose going to win and when the truth and lies will finally be revealed. I knew that Adrian was a bit over his head when it came to his powers as the Sentinel, and I knew Nova’s secret would eventually ruin a lot of things. I just never saw it all happening this way!
I think I may just like this series better than The Lunar Chronicles. I love these characters. I love how Meyer puts us into the kind of both the “good” guy and the “bad” guy and allowing us to see the viable points in both parties. I love the romance between Nova and Adrian, too. It didn’t feel rushed or fake or too cheesy. They’re just two teens caught up in this crazy world, trying to take care of their families but from different sides and angles.
I’m really glad we found out what really happened with Adrian’s mother. For a moment I thought Meyer wasn’t going to give us a solid answer. And y’all, it was definitely not what I was expecting. But let’s remember that I’m horrible at making predictions. 🤣
I thought it was really interested, too, how we got more information about how people got their powers. I don’t think this was really touched on earlier in the series, so the whole idea of some being born with them while others’ powers manifest through some form of trauma in their life. Maybe some people made the connection but I sure didn’t. 😜
One of my qualms with this book is how did the epilogue narrator not figure out who Nova actually was and vice versa? (Yes, there are a bunch of questions I want to ask but can’t in this review because they are spoilers.) I know they weren’t around each other often but surely, there was SOMETHING. The second one is when the truth is finally “revealed” about what happened to Nova’s parents and sister. It encompasses all of two or three pages, and Nova seems to accept it pretty easily. I assume she does this because she really sees her uncle in a different, bad light, instead of him being this idea floating in her head about what they can accomplish the city.
These problems by no means lowers my rating for this book. It was just that enjoyable and a good ending to the series.