Archenemies Review

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Ebook, 560 Pages
YA/ Fantasy
By: Marissa Meyer


“I just want to remind you that there are no lone wolves in the Renegades. There is no I in hero.”

🌟 I insist on calling Marissa Meyer the queen of re-tellings. TLC is one of my favorite series that kept improving somehow till the last book. I expected Marissa to be awesome when she writes an original series, except that it was not original!
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🌟Jump back a few years ago to when the X-Men movies were released, particularly the 3rd movie. Which I watched a million times on a DVD player back in the day where there were not many options to choose from. The point is that this book felt like a YA retelling of that movie rather than being an original.
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🌟 I don’t have any problems with Marissa’s writing style and I probably shouldn’t after 8 books. Although some of the conversations felt comical more than realistic but that didn’t bother me.
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🌟 The other problem I had was the slow pacing, for the first 50-60% of the book, pretty much nothing important happened and it was repetitive. The book is a large one that could have been cut to half and still delivered the same story.
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🌟 I like the characters. And though I was rooting for The Anarchists rather than The Renegades, this book focused on the later group which made me feel something was missing.
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🌟 As I was saying above the plot was easy to predict. Specially if you are into superheroes and super powers. I can’t stop thinking of some characters as characters in the X-Men movie which is sad.
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🌟 Summary: I originally read this because it was supposed to be a duology and it is now a trilogy. Something that made me skeptical and it looks my fears were in the right place. It should have been faster, shorter and more original. I am still invested enough to read the last book and I hope it doesn’t become longer than that. I ended up being generous and gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

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🌟 Prescription: If you like superheroes but hasn’t watched/ read books like that then this may be for you.


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9 Comments

  1. I just bought this for 1/2 price because I have seen so many talk up Renegades. I still need to read that one and then this one. I hope to get to it soon. Great review. I’ve missed them!

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  2. I gave this one 3 stars too. So many issues that I wish it was left as a duology. Some of the plot lines STILL haven’t been added in when I thought they would so the plot remained slow and dragged. Lots of does he love me, does he love me not? rather than action.

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