Renegades number two officially has a title and what I believe is just a title reveal cover, but it’s pretty cool so I’m gonna celebrate it for a few minutes. So, here’s the thing: I love Marissa Meyer. She is a beautiful and fantastic writer and I could not be more grateful for her existence. Simply put, I love The Lunar Chronicles. Meyer’s other novel, Heartless, was one I enjoyed immensely.
Unfortunately, Renegades really let me down. I expected a lot more from Meyer, in truth, and I just didn’t get it. I was all hyped up for an amazing book, but I got an okay one instead. And this isn’t to say that I didn’t like Renegades, because I did–I wouldn’t be posting about its sequel if I didn’t–but it wasn’t a book that stuck with me or I found entirely impressive. I saw things coming, I wasn’t attached to the majority of the characters (or any of them, really), and it all felt a little underwhelming.
It was still a really good book at the end of the day, though. And I think a part of my disappointment came from the fact that I am in love with her other books. With that said, I’m excited and thrilled to shout about the second book in the series, Archenemies which comes out this upcoming November 6th!
I’ll definitely be preordering it at some point in the future, and if you like Meyer’s writing at all, I’d definitely suggest that you do the same.