Book Review | Supernova (Renegades #3) by Marissa Meyer

Hello everyone! I am so excited to share this review with you guys today because I simply just fell in love with this series last year, it just captured my entire heart. This series as a whole for me was a 5/5, total win, and I’m officially calling it one of my favorite series of all time, next to Caraval of course. It was an honor being able to read these books and review them for you guys, so let’s just get right to the review.


Supernova (Renegades, #3)

Title: Supernova

Author: Marissa Meyer

Pages: 552

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

Audience: YA

Publication Date: November 5, 2019

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.

  • Adrian & Max Relationship – These two brothers had an amazing relationship throughout the series. I was hoping Meyer wouldn’t cause these two to get into any conflicts because honestly, it seemed like the one thing that kept Adrian a little grounded and was definitely a comforting relationship for him to have, despite all of his other relationships throughout this novel. Adrian goes through the most stress throughout this series, and Max was always there to help guide him, and I just noticed in this book that Meyer made the relationship even STRONGER. Loved this sibling dynamic, and I wish we could see more of that.
  • The Writing – As the first two books, the writing was absolutely incredible. It just makes me want to read literally everything else she has ever written because… it’s just a masterpiece. This book was just over 550 pages long, and she wrote this book so well, I got so angry when I had to divert my attention away from reading it.
  • The Cover – THAT COVER! It’s absolutely stunning! All the covers are really amazing, but this one is just ugh! Gorgeous.
  • THAT ENDING – Not giving anything away, but the ending will mess you up.
  • Not Predictable At All – I happened to not even be able to think up an ending for this book. Throughout reading the series, I couldn’t think of a way of how this would all end, and honestly it just made the ending even better. I did try to predict one thing, and even though I was partially right, Meyer expanding on that thought even more and twisted it into something I wouldn’t have really have been able to think of. I suspected nothing throughout the whole book, and I love when I’m just surprised at every turn in a book.
  • Nova Stayed True To Herself – I loved that Nova did not change just over a boy. This was big for me, I wanted Nova to follow through as her being a villain instead of just becoming a hero all because Adrian was. Nova definitely followed through with being a villain, and that was what I was so happy about. She didn’t just switch over to the hero side all because the cute boy happened to be on the hero side.
  • Narcissa – Narcissa was in this book and I love Narcissa! Her power is so amazing. Being able to jump through mirrors? Sign me up for that superpower! Supernova just made me realize how helpful her power can actually be, and honestly, Narcissa is just a total bad ass.
  • Everything Wrapped Up Lovely – I thought the ending to this trilogy was perfect and made me so happy. I’m happy with the way this ended, and there’s really nothing I thought was missing. It wasn’t rushed either, which is an added bonus.
  • Explanation Of How Everyone Received Their Powers – I thought this was the only part I couldn’t really understand. It didn’t make sense to me, and it made things confusing for a little while. I get why Meyer wrote that as an explanation, it really does cover a lot, but… it wasn’t the best way to explain it. It also just wasn’t a very good way to wrap up the question of how people got their powers in the first place.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

I would 100% recommend this series to well.. anyone! I am not big into fantasy, science fiction, those kind of books, but this book was a definite exception. This series as a whole was amazing, and this book just really was the perfect ending. This was definitely a series where the next book you read just keeps getting better than the last. I can’t wait to read the Lunar Chronicles soon.


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Arc Review | Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot

Hello everyone! Today is an Arc review post!, which I am very proud of since I am starting to actually try and read some Arc’s. I love comics, I love graphic novels, but guys this just wasn’t it for me. Let’s get into the post and see why.


Black Canary: Ignite

Title: Black Canary: Ignite

Author: Meg Cabot, Cara McGee (Illustrator)

Pages: 144

Format: paperback

Genre(s): Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Superhero Comic

Publication Date: October 29, 2019

*Thank you to DC Comics for sending me a copy of Black Canary: Ignite in exchange for an honest review*

Meg Cabot’s first graphic novel!

Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she’s going. First, she’ll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she’ll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. Who knows, her rock star group of friends may even save the world, but first they’ll need to agree on a band name.

When a mysterious figure keeps getting in the way of Dinah’s goals and threatens her friends and family, she’ll learn more about herself, her mother’s secret past, and navigating the various power chords of life.

  • Black Canary story – This is a different superhero I have honestly never even heard of, and come to find out, the Black Canary has been around for a long time. I was glad I got to meet this villain for the first time in junior high school form I guess.
  • Rare Superpower – The superpower Black Canary has, which is like this screech call thing that breaks glass and a whole bunch of other stuff, is pretty cool and also not really popular in books/movies dealing with superheros, so I liked that a lot.
  • The artwork
  • Dinah was so whiny– One of my biggest problems with this book was the fact that Dinah was just so… annoying. It got to the point where I just couldn’t stand her in the end. She was way over the top emotional, complained about having a freaking superpower!, and was too much for me. I get it, it’s supposed to go for a middle grade audience, but should we really be teaching kids it’s okay to basically complain about everything and anything? No.
  • Story was boring – There was nothing really going on in this story. We get the smallest littlest bit of the ‘Black Canary’ origin story, and then we just know how to fight crime now and defeat a villain and it’s just all fun and games with the very predictable ‘I can’t be with my friends so now my friends are mad at me’ stunt.
  • The ‘joker’– The joker is mentioned like 3 times in this book, and so is Bruce Wayne’s manor, and that’s really the only connection to Gotham City that there is. I thought the lines about the Joker were cheesy and was just used to give the book a little bit more umph.
  • Middle Grade book – I think this was kind of my fault, I honestly thought this book was going to be a YA Comic… BUT I was wrong lmao. I think it makes more sense now when I realized at the end she’s only in middle school, but it definitely threw me off because literally the whole time I was like ‘what the hell, this girl is really a teenager in high school?? She’s acting like a baby!”…. Makes sense now guys.

⭐⭐/5

I feel like if you are the intended audience (Middle Grade), then possibly you might enjoy this. Other than that? I don’t really think so.


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WWW Wednesday #26 – 11/13/19

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This book meme is hosted over at Sam’s Taking On A World of Words page! Just answer the 3 questions below every Wednesday, and feel free to post your answers in the comments and of course check out the other participants and see what else they are reading for the week. The questions are:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What have you finished reading?
  3. What will you read next?

So let’s get onto the post!


What are you currently reading?

Love and Other Words
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

What have you finished reading?

Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating
Black Canary: Ignite

What will you read next?

Wild and Crooked

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WWW Wednesday’s #20 – 9/25/19

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This book meme is hosted over at Sam’s Taking On A World of Words page! Just answer the 3 questions below every Wednesday, and feel free to post your answers in the comments and of course check out the other participants and see what else they are reading for the week. The questions are:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What have you finished reading?
  3. What will you read next?

So let’s get onto the post!


What are you currently reading?

Archenemies (Renegades, #2)

I was going to try and at least wait until October came around to pick this one up, but I couldn’t help it. I was too excited, like the kids who can’t sleep in the Disney commercials lol!

What have you finished reading?

Sheets

I’m actually really glad I picked this up from the library because it is just super cute! Perfect for my spooky themed blog coming in October. This book review will fit very nicely.

What will you read next?

Batman: Nightwalker
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)

Honestly, I don’t know which one I’m going to pick up first, probably the Batman gn since it’ll be quickest, but I am excited to also pick up The Handmaid’s Tale as well….


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