The Renegades is a young adult dystopian triology written by Marissa Meyer. The series is about Nova Artino, a 16-year-old girl who can stay awake indefinitely and put people asleep with her touch, and Adrian Everhart . The first book, Renegades, was published on November 7th, 2017. The second book in the series, Archenemies, was published on November 6th 2018. The publication and name of the third book is unknown.
Renegades is the first book in the Renegades series.
Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone... except the villains they once overthrew.
Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice — and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.
Archenemies is the second book in the Renegades series. 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.
Reviews for Renegades have been fairly positive.
A Publishers Weekly review said "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."
Common Sense Media said "This "if X-men types ran the government" story keeps the often explored superhero genre fresh enough with unique superpowers, spies, and double-crosses, and many layers of secrets."