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 a villain who has the power to end them both. @goodreads
THAT was freaking awesome!!
Nova is a girl called Nightmare. She's part of the Anarchists group. They are the villains, but not everything is as it seems. The thing is, the Anarchists and the "good guys" the Renegades both have bad people in their groups and good people.
Nova (Nightmare) wants to take the Renegades down. She was raised by her uncle, Ace after her family perished. Ace was the leader of the Anarchists.
Both of these groups have powers. I will let you find out about those yourself.
Let me add a little ***SPOILER*** in an excerpt of what happened to cause Nova to hate the Renegades.
Nova had been inspecting some reliquaries she'd found in one of the smaller chapels when Ace found her and sat her down on a worn wooden bench. He told her that one of the villain gangs--the Roaches--had demanded that her father craft them a collection of weapons using his gift. They had threatened David's wife and daughters if he didn't meet their expectations.
When her papa began to fall behind on their requests, he went to the Renegades and begged for protection. Captain Chromium himself had promised that no harm would come to him or his family, but only so long as he stopped making weapons for their enemies.
And so her dad did stop. And the Roaches, in retaliation, sent a hitman after him and his family.
Only, the Renegades hadn't kept their word. Captain Chromium hadn't kept his word. They were not there to protect David's family when they needed their protection the most.
When Ace finished telling this story, he handed Nova a cup of cold milk and two vanilla wafer cookies taken from plastic packaging that crinkled deafeningly loud. Nova, six years old and so small her feet didn't touch the stone floor as she sat on the bench, ate the cookies and drank the milk without comment. She remembered not crying. She remembered that in that moment, she had not felt sad.
She only felt anger.
Blinding, breathless rage.
As she stood up to leave so she could come to terms with the truth of her family's deaths, Ace had said simply, practically--"The Roaches were forty-seven members strong. Last night, I killed them all."
Hell yes he did. Just reading the part when Nova's family was being killed was horrible.
***END OF SPOILERS!!!***
So one day Nova is on an Anarchists mission to take out one of the Renegade leaders. Things don't go as planned and she meets the Sentinel. He's a new hero. He has an R on his suit but he's not with them. You can meet him in the book 😊
One of the Anarchists pushes Nova to become a Renegade and find out how to take them down. She becomes friends with Adrian, the son of the main dudes. She didn't see that coming. And there are lots of secrets.
Nova finds out a bunch of stuff that could devastate the world if it happens. And then there is Max. He's a secret 😊
The ending blew me away and holy shite balls I'm ready for the next book!!