Archenemies by Marissa Meyer is the second book in the Renegades series.
We pick this one up where we left off in book one. Nova is still impersonating a Renegade, Adrian is still living a double life as The Sentinel, and both are fighting a losing battle against their feelings. But both still have their mission.
For Adrian, Nightmare’s death was a dead-end in his investigation to track down his mother’s murderer. And things are getting dicey with his alter ego, The Sentinel. Although, Adrian believes he is doing good, the Council wants The Sentinel stopped at all costs and that cost could be Adrian.
For Nova, bringing the Renegades down is still her priority, especially when they introduce the new submission tool — Agent-N. But not all of the Renegades seem bad and Nova seems conflicted.
Who will win when it comes down to a war between the Renegades and the Anarchists? And what side will Adrian and Nova ultimately be on.
Is it weird to write that I found myself muttering to myself, “Oh, God” and rolling my eyes at some of the awkward teen moments? Ha! That being said, this was an entertaining read. I didn’t have to listen to it non-stop like I wanted to do with the first one, so take that for what it is. I just had a hard time believing certain parts of the story this time. It just baffles me that Nova and Adrian haven’t been found out and their conflicting emotions seem just a tad overdone.
Nova, just seems so naïve to me sometimes, especially when it comes to her uncle and the other Anarchists. She “bad” and “powerful” when she’s Nightmare and she didn’t have a problem killing Detonator but she has too much of a conscious… without meaning to. Things “bother” her and she wishes things were different but I think the real thing is, is that she doesn’t realize that her goals don’t actually align with the Anarchists and this is going to cause a whole world of hurt in book three.
I think at this point, I’m mostly in it to see what happens. Entertaining, kept me going but I could go one way or the other. Hopefully, the conclusion will floor me! This one gets 3.5 stars from me.
That’s all for now!