I loved Marissa Meyer’s: The Lunar Chronicles series. The last one I remember was a beast, over 800 pages and this one here is 556 pages but feels massive. I’m a bit worried since I don’t like reading books much over 400 pages. I genuinely believe that if an author can’t get the job done in a 400 page book that I’m gonna end up feeling frustrated by something. The “Cast of Characters” in the beginning is super helpful to sketch out the teams. This was the first book where I read a prologue before the prologue.
Sometimes I wonder if books wouldn’t exist if there were no longer human rights issues. That’s usually what it comes down to. Gay rights or racial rights or religious equality or “us verse them” in some way. Why do we as a species have to separate ourselves into groups. Why do people “similar” to us in a random way automatically make them a part of our group? Why do we push away someone who doesn’t fit in our category, whether it be “cool hair only” club or “ivy league school only” club or “married people only” club or “elf only” club. I just wonder if there would ever be stories to be told if we ever reach a place of pease and true equality and understanding.
I know I just said this in a different review but I’m not in a big mood for third person narratives right now. They feel more removed.
I didn’t like that chapter one started with “ten years later.”
This is a 3 book series and this is the blurb of the first:
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 the villains who have the power to end them both.
This was a DNF for me because it had more of the sci fi vibe than fantasy.
If you wanna check if one of my books will be a DNF for you or not, lol, check them out here. Scorched is the first of an adult romantasy trilogy featuring elemental Magik and enemies to lovers.