Do any of you audiobook fans have a favorite reader? One of mine is Rebecca Soler, who reads The Lunar Chronicles books by Marissa Meyer. (My other favorite is Jim Dale, because who doesn’t want to listen to the magic of Harry Potter with unique voices for each character?!) I was so super thrilled to hear her voice when I started Renegades, also by Marissa Meyer.
Great audiobook readers make the experience even better!
If you enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles, then you’ll love Renegades! In a land of prodigies, humans with special abilities, the Renegades are the governing body, bringing peace, justice, and order after a period of chaos. Though her allegiance lies with the villains, Nova joins the Renegades in an effort to seek revenge and overthrow them. This story is filled with heroism, the contrast between two sides who think they stand for justice, and maybe even the buddings of some love?
It’s even more fun because it’s half narrated by Nova, and half narrated by Adrian, a Renegade (and yes, there were two readers on this audiobook too). I’m honestly getting a little tired of YA books with multiple narrators, however this one made perfect sense. It’s fun how their narrations contrast and dance around each other. If only they knew what the other was hiding.
The ending completely left me hanging, in true Marissa Meyer fashion! I know from reading her books that nothing is ever predictable, and this definitely holds true here.
The only thing I don’t like about this book is that I have to wait another 8 months before book 2 is scheduled to be released! I just need to know what happens next, and there is so much that still needs to be resolved.
For anyone who liked Cinder and the rest of The Lunar Chronicles, definitely check out this book! And, if you haven’t read Heartless, get your hands on that one too!