Why I Read It
The Renegades series is amazing and I love Rebecca Yarros.
What I Rated It
What It’s About
He’s Landon Rhodes.
The Renegade they call Nova.
Sinfully gorgeous, broody, tatted-up, professional snowboarder.
They say a girl broke him once–
That’s why he’s so reckless, so driven, so careless with his conquests.
But I’m that girl.
They can call me his curse all they want.
He and I both know the truth–
He’s the one who destroyed me,
And I’m too smart to let that happen again.
First, we were given Paxton Wilder and Leah… who taught us to “let go of fear and touch love” and now we Have Landon “Nova” Rhodes and Rachel who show us that being each other’s infinity is more important than any medal or trophy.
“For every inch I gave him, every part me that relaxed into him, there was a part of me banging even harder against the bars to flee.”
Rachel Dawson is Yarros’ strongest female character to date and will be hard to top. She has a sassy mouth and shows no mercy if you have pissed her off (just ask Landon). She is fierce. She is brave. I love how she is toe-to-toe with Landon with many of the stunts. Her smarts even lend a hand in planning said stunts. All of this is just proof to us how complete they make each other, however, her tenacity at guarding her heart was admirable and I think she would be a good example for all females.
“Losing love came with withdrawal symptoms for which there was no known relief.”
Nova was not always meant to be short for Casanova, but it was apparent from Wilder why it stuck. As penned in the book, this was a form of self-medicating from his own broken heart. His swoon worthy passages will melt your heart (no worries, Rachel will gladly be reminding us why he must try so hard), and really help you see him at his core. You see how lost he has been the past few years. You see just how much he will do for the one he loves. I have officially named him “the comeback kid” of romance characters.
This book was a long journey through hurt, hope, trust lost and won, and the kind of love that never fades. The stunts were things the normal person would never think to be possible. The comic relief (partially from Rachel being snarky) was sprinkled in perfectly through out this emotionally heavy book. This series also has a knack for revealing one secret (that can often be guessed), only to deliver another shock that you truly don’t see coming. Yarros definitely knows how to write a complete package of a book.
“Because love makes us do things we swear we’ll never do.”
This quote perfects the series thus far and I cannot wait to see how it will come through in Rebel.