Sunday, December 1, 2019

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

Title: Archenemies (Renegades, #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Pages: 497
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Release Date: 18th April 2019

Blurb from Goodreads: 

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they are 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.

Archenemies is Marissa Meyer's explosive second book in the Renegades series – eagerly awaited by her many fans, as well as a new audience of readers who love comics, superhero movies, fantasy, and speculative fiction.

My Review:

*I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley*

-Contains spoilers for Renegades, book one-

After the staged fight between the Detonator and Nightmare, the world now believes that both of the Anarchists are dead.
Still pretending to be Insomnia, a Renegade, Nova continues to work for the Anarchists and her uncle Ace. In her undercover role, Nova discovers that the Renegades have a plan that threatens the future of the Anarchists and anyone that stands against the Renegades.
Will Nova's real identity be discovered?

I enjoyed the first book, Renegades, and was intrigued to see what would happen to the characters in the second book, especially after the reveal at the end of Renegades.
It was interesting reading Nova's thoughts and seeing how she reacted to things that happened.
I found Adrian more likable in this book compared to the first one. His power is an intriguing one that has a lot of possibilities.
The romance isn't one of my favourites, but I don't dislike it.
I liked Adrian's friends, Oscar, Ruby and Danna, and enjoyed reading more about them.
The plot was a bit slower than I would have liked. It didn't really feel like much happened and I did find myself becoming bored.
I liked the questions that were raised by a certain thing that happens in Archenemies.
The writing was easy to follow, but I wasn't gripped.
I'm not sure if I will read the third (and final) book but I am kind of intrigued to see what ends up happening to Nova.
I'm disappointed that I didn't enjoy this more.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read.

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