Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

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Renegades trilogy, book 2. Pan Macmillan, 2018. ISBN: 9781760559526.
(Age: 12+) Highly recommended. Archenemies by Marissa Meyer is the second book of the Renegades trilogy. This is a continuation of Renegades, the previous book in the series and takes place shortly after the conclusion of the first book. Much like the first book Renegades, Archenemies also has aspects of an Action/Romance novel which takes place in a world of superheroes and supervillains. The two main characters Nova and Adrian are friends and each have a romantic interest with the other, however unbeknownst to each other they are each other's worst nightmares; Adrian as the Sentinel and Nova as Nightmare. After the ending of the first book Nova is trusted by the Renegades even more after she saved many of them from an explosive death. Nova however is struggling to hide her feelings for Adrian while she attempts to destroy the Renegades, the so-called heroes who failed her in her time of need.
Much like the first book this was an enjoyable read and a great continuation of the series. From the beginning I was immersed with the story as I knew the characters, and I wanted to know what happened next. Compared to the previous book, Archenemies is very action packed and there are numerous fighting scenes described in the book. The characters are also developed more and become more of their own persona and feel more real, as if they were a real person. I would recommend Archenemies to people who have read the previous book Renegades and who have a love for superheroes and comics.
Hoop P. (Student)