Google+ Reading Teen: ARCHENEMIES by Marissa Meyer // How to chose between Heroes and Villains? Hint: You Can't

Thursday, September 20, 2018

ARCHENEMIES by Marissa Meyer // How to chose between Heroes and Villains? Hint: You Can't

Renegades #2
By Marissa Meyer
Print Length: 496 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (November 6, 2018)
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Sold by: Macmillan
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The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles.
Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they each other's worst nightmare.
In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory.
The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City - and the world - as they know it.

Okay Marissa Meyer needs to stop making these books because let me tell you ladies and gents, I'm DEAD BECAUSE I HAVE TO NOW SIT HERE IN A PUDDLE OF TEARS WAITING FOR BOOK THREE.

Now you might be saying to yourself, 'Well Reagan, you say you cry a lot, how can we tell if this book is actually good, or if you're just an emotional mess?' and I'm here to tell you that I am an emotional mess but that this book is worth EVERY LAST MINUTE OF EMOTIONAL TRAUMA.

Cinder and her gang live in my heart for all eternity (we're not going to talk about Heartless, you thought I'm overreacting before? Hahahaha you've seen nothing yet, I was depressed for a week straight and couldn't do anything other than stare at the ceiling wondering what I had done to deserve this emotional abuse). So when I say that I loved Renegades and Archenemies just as much as the Lunar Chronicles, you should rush on over to your local bookstore and pick yourself up one of these (or both while you're at it).

What I think I loved the most about this book is that it's fantasy based on reality. What I mean by that is, the characters act like how people would act if we found out people had superpowers. This book explores not only the blossoming romances of teenagers, but also shows the political side of this world. It shows how having superheros has affected the world around them, positively and negatively. It is SO well thought out, and it honestly amazes me.

Nova is one of my all time favorite main characters. She is strong willed, and so sure of herself without being cocky. She is classified as a villain in her society, but she has a strong moral compass that tells her the way society is being run isn't good enough. She believes that her uncle is the way to fix that and so she stands by him. She wants revenge, but she also wants justice. It's a careful balance in her mind and heart that Meyer explores so well. Her hard edges, and quick wits are the perfect balance to Adrian's softness and golden heart so they're literally perfect for each other. Besides the whole, villain vs. hero thing or course.

Adrian in question is so CUTEEEEE. I know guys don't like being called cute, but let me tell you, he's so cute. He's so unsure of himself and he wants to impress Nova so badlyyyyy and it's adorabllleeeee and makes me so happppyyyyy. You can tell how happy I am by the amount of unnecessary letters I put in my words. I love his ability, it is so creative and cool. It doesn't seem to have that many limitations so it's really cool and fun to watch Adrian explore his powers (the exploration is generally him finding a new way to try to impress Nova). I love that their relationship is kind of reversed from the usual YA relationships. He's the creative, insecure, nerdy one that can't shoot a gun to save his life, while she's a the one with the past, the evil family, the hard edges, the mysteriousness, and she is the one who can teach him how to use a gun because she is amazing.

Also, I (hate) love the way that they both have secret identities. Lol that's a real(ly frustrating and makes me cry on the inside to think about) hoot. Nova is all like, 'I hate the Sentinel he's so full of himself' and Adrian is like 'ahahahahaha yea me too.... (pls don't kill me I really like you)' and then Adrian is like 'Nightmare is my nemesis I must find her' and Nova is like 'Mmmm yeah okay you do that. Have fun trying tho'. It gives me a great (misery) laugh.

OkAy I think I've gushed enough, I'm going back to my corner that's soaked in tears and wait for the next emotionally traumatic book that I will love. Au revoir readers! Scroll down for some quality throw back of me meeting Marissa Meyer.

Yes I still have the sweatshirt.

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