By Alayna Dill
Freshman Carter Tollman recommends the book “Renegades”
“Renegades” by Marissa Meyer follows Nova, a teenager in a world where there are two types of people: those with powers and those without.
Nova’s power is the ability to put people to sleep by touching them. She is part of a group called the Anarchists, one of two opposing groups of superheroes. After a long, bloody war, the Renegades won and took over the government and the Anarchists have been in hiding since. Nova and her team botch an assassination attempt against the leaders of the Renegades after which the Anarchists go into hiding.
They eventually come up with a new plan that involves Nova going undercover as a renegade. This risky plan all bets on her not getting found out and risks not just her freedom, but all of the Anarchists. While undercover, she meets Adrian. Together they fight on missions to protect the people from danger, but her true mission is to learn about a boy held in captivity, Max.
Max holds an unknown but special power that could bring back her uncle, Ace, who was weakened due to the war.
Nova must balance a fine line as she gets closer to Adrian her mission moves farther away.
I really like this book because it shows many perspectives on the same situations which is a difficult thing to see. I think anyone who likes action, fantasy, or superhero books would enjoy this book.