Series: Renegades #3
Published by Macmillan Audio on 11-05-19
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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All's fair in love and anarchy...
The epic conclusion to Marissa Meyer's thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City.
This final book of the Renegades series brings everything together, finally pitting Nova and Adrian against each other, revealing their secrets, and showing Ace Anarchy’s plan for the world. Overall, it was a fitting conclusion and resolved most everything the other novels began. It was a lot of action, a few unexpected turns and twists, and really made me never want to stop reading/listening. It was well worth the listen.
And now the bad (spoilers ahead). Near the end, Nova stops becoming a strong take-charge girl, and sits by doing nothing while those she cared about were in danger or worse. The entire plot about that bracelet becomes a wasted effort. We are told in the book that it was a final gift from her father to set things right. Well, it does end up that way, but no thanks to Nova. We are given hints that Nova might have parts of Ace’s abilities, but it ends up going nowhere. And lastly, we are given concrete proof on who Magpie is, but the author does some huge injustices to that character and never provides any redemption or other things that the character deserves .
So while I would normally give such a book a 5, I have to take off because of the treatment of Nova’s character, the wasted potential of the bracelet plot, and the complete bumbling of Magpie’s character.
The narration was pretty good and both narrators did a fine job. I will say though that Phobia’s voice changed in the book which was completely off and wrong. And Ace’s voice was very strange.