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Supernova by Marissa Meyer

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Supernova
Author  Marissa Meyer
Publisher Feiwel & Friends | 2019
Pages 552
fantasy | sci fi

4 stars

The epic conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian fighting to keep their identities secret. While the battle rages on between their alter egos and their allies, there is a darker threat shrouding Gatlon City.

The Renegades’ worst enemy is back among them, threatening to reclaim Gatlon City. Nova and Adrian must brave lies and betrayal to protect those they love. Their greatest fears are about to come to life, and unless they can bridge the divide between heroes and villains, they stand to lose everything. Including each other.

Intrigue and action will leave readers on edge until the final, shocking secrets are revealed. (from Goodreads)

Beware: This review contains spoilers about the first two books in this series!

OK wow. I finished this series last month but never got around to posting my review on here! This book was a wild ride from start to finish. After finishing Archenemies a few months ago, I was really skeptical about Supernova because I thought it left too many reveals for the final book and that it wouldn’t do them justice. However, I was delightfully surprised by the pacing of this book and it kept me guessing for most of the book!

Firstly, the reveal of Nova’s identity happened earlier than I anticipated, and I was super hyped about where it went from there. I thought everything involving her secrets and identity was handled really well. Adrian’s was a little less dramatic and happened way later than I thought but it was still effective. Again, I was really happy with the pacing and none of it felt slow or long at all. There were a bunch of twists that I didn’t see coming, and I felt like I got satisfying answers to a lot of the series’ questions.

There were a couple things I was disappointed with— I really adored the Anarchists and their little family and was rooting for them for most of the book (which, like, I feel justified in because some of the stuff the Renegades and the Council did in this book were NOT GREAT) but I was sad to see some of their endgames. Phobia and the Puppeteer were two of my favorites that I hoped were get a bigger role but I was let down by both. I was completely taken aback by Ace’s final reveal, but it made me sad. The very end seemed a tad bit rushed and I still don’t fully understand all of what happened (though I DID suspect the very last twist!!!) in the epilogue.  

Despite these issues, I was still fairly happy with the ending. I was really pleased with Narcissa’s reappearance and role in this book, though I wish we’d seen a bit more of her at the end. I was never suuuuuper into Nova/Adrian but they’re cute and it was a good (if a bit cheesy) book for them. I was pleased with Nova’s overall journey throughout the series! I prefer The Lunar Chronicles but I will definitely continue to pick up Meyer’s books in the future!

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