Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Renegade (Review)

 (The Elysium Chronicles, #1) 

Release Date: November 13th, 2012
Genre(s): YA Dystopia/Romance 
My Review: (4.5/5 stars*)

I received an ARC of Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles) through Goodreads and I'm so happy I did. This book was SO incredibly entertaining and enjoyable! The cover is absolutely stunning, the colors are extremely gorgeous and vibrant. It fits the imaginings of Elysium and Evelyn perfectly.

Renegade will hook you from the first two chapters and from there you won't want to stop reading! The dystopian world of Elysium is really fascinating with a cruel and strict hierarchy structure that's full of secrets and betrayal. Some elements of this book reminds me of Stephenie Meyers' The Host, and Scott Westerfield's The Pretties. It's such a unique story and a fun, easy read. The main characters are very likeable and interesting you find yourself compelled to find out more about their backgrounds. I really enjoyed the romantic aspect of the story; the two characters have to build up to their relationship and don't always see eye to eye. That's refreshing to see in an YA novel because typically so often its a big cliché with love at first sight which gets redundant and irritating but not this book; it's a nice change of pace.

It definitely earns a 4.5* rating. 

Renegade is gripping, highly intriguing, dark, and deliciously mysterious.

Evelyn Winters life is just about perfect; at only sixteen she has enviable genetics, intellect, and the perfect life -or so she thinks. Taught since age 3 to be Daughter of the People which is the equivalent of a princess soon-to-be queen of an underwater utopia establishment known as Elysium she knows of nothing better. That is until a surface dweller named Gavin Hunter stumbles into her life and upsets the balance of all she thought she knew. Elysium's ruled by "Mother" and her law is all surface dwellers be executed on site but Evelyn can't help to be drawn to him which makes being Daughter of the People that much harder. It also doesn't help that Evelyn keeps remembering things from her past that she seemingly has forgotten. As Evelyn delves into understanding what's happening to her she begins to unravel the dark secrets and mysteries surrounding the Utopian society she lives in - because she starts realizing nothings perfect; not even close.


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