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Nov 27 2019

Supernova by Marissa Meyer

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Renegades series. Pan Macmillan, 2019. ISBN: 9781760787394.
(Age: 12+) Highly recommended. Supernova is the long-awaited conclusion of the Renegades series. Set in a world where prodigies are rife and the war between good and evil is continuing to rage; Supernova follows the problematic romance between an anarchist and a renegade as they try and negotiate a way peaceful way forward and out of the wars of the past.
Having stolen Ace Anarchy's helmet from the Renegades in the previous novel, Nightmare's Renegade disguise as Insomnia is growing increasingly precarious. Unsure how much longer she has as her good-girl alias, Nova dreads the moment when Adrian will see her for who she truly is - a villain. Her time with the Renegades is starting to make her question her own beliefs. Previously a staunch Anarchist, Nova starts to question if Anarchy is really the solution to the problems in Galton City.
Adrian's little brother was badly injured during the break-in at Renegade headquarters and despite his innovative tattoos Adrian can't let his Dad know he's been to see Max without revealing his identity as The Sentential. Switching between identities, Adrian is struggling to keep his secret but knows better than to reveal himself as the vigilante super-hero. Having idolised the Renegades his entire life, Adrian finds himself questioning if they are the great force of good they present themselves as.
Supernova is the perfect combination of superheroes and star-crossed lovers. An enjoyable novel, I would highly recommend to lovers of superheroes and dystopian novels. Inevitable dealing with questions of right and wrong, Marissa Meyer presents arguments for and against the need for order and leads the reader towards the need for peaceful non-violent solutions.
Kayla Gaskell

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