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Contributor(s): Meyer, Marissa
ISBN: 1250044669     ISBN-13: 9781250044662
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
    OUR PRICE: $17.99  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: November 2017
Annotation: In a ruined world where humans with extraordinary abilities have become the world's champions of justice, a vengeance-seeking girl and a justice-seeking boy team up against a villain who has the power to destroy everything they have worked to protect. By the best-selling author of the Lunar Chronicles series. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Superheroes; Fiction.
Supervillains; Fiction.
Revenge; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2017038137
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Renegades
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 6.50" W x 1.75" (1.72 lbs) 556 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 192083
Reading Level: 6.5   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 25.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q72466
Reading Level: 6.6   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 31.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2017 October #2)

The night that Nova's parents and infant sister were murdered, the Renegades—superheroes who protect her city—never came to save the day. Ten years later, the time has come for 16-year-old Nova to infiltrate the Renegades and exact her revenge: her power to induce sleep has been honed by the Anarchists, the so-called villains of her world. In a vividly dark and fully imagined universe where special abilities are feared unless they can be strictly controlled and labeled, Meyer (the Lunar Chronicles) celebrates and subverts popular superhero tropes while mining the gray area between malevolence and virtue. Third-person narration builds suspense as it shifts between Nova and Adrian, a Renegade with his own secrets; the worldbuilding details and many combat sequences will captivate devotees of superhero comics. Beyond the capes and masks is a strikingly grounded story of star-crossed would-be lovers, deception, and the recognition that most of humanity exists between the extremes of good and evil. A twist ending casts doubt on a key aspect of the story's history and leaves the door open for future exploration. Ages 12–up. Agent: Jill Grinberg, Jill Grinberg Literary Management. (Nov.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 November)

Gr 8 Up—From the author of "The Lunar Chronicles" comes a story of superheroes and supervillians. After the chaos of the Age of Anarchy, when some humans discovered their superhuman abilities and used them to wreak havoc on the world, a group of superheroes came to power. Calling themselves the Renegades, these heroes have established order in a disorderly world. However, some resist the rule of the Renegades, among them Nova, a teen with powers of her own who resents that the Renegades were unable to save her family. Bent on revenge, Nova plans to join the Renegades and destroy them from within. Meyer delivers a balance between intricate world-building and fast-paced action sequences. Nova's childhood tragedy will draw sympathy from readers as they watch her integrate into the group of Renegades in order to seek vengeance. Back-stabbing, plot twists, and hidden agendas will have readers turning pages in an attempt to discover the truth. Give to fans of Brandon Sanderson's "Reckoners" series. VERDICT A first purchase for most libraries.—Jenni Frencham, Columbus Public Library, WI

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.