Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Review: Renegade by J. A. Sounders

Release Date: 1/13/2012
Genre: YA Dystopian
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Received from: The publisher via NetGalley
Summary from B&

Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s believed that everything is perfect. Her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into Elysium’s secluded little world, Evelyn comes to a startling realization: Everything she knows is a lie.
Her memories have been altered.
Her mind and body aren’t under her own control.
And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb...and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

My Review:

Renegade is darkly beautiful, and riveting. It left me speechless. The storyline is amazing and addicting. The characters were some of the best written characters I have read in awhile. The Dystopian world blew me away. This book is incredible and gripping. 

Evelyn's life is almost perfect, or so she thinks it is. She doesn't start to figure out that her life isn't nearly as perfect as she thinks it is until a guy named Gavin comes from the surface to her underwater utopia; Elysium. From there her perfect life starts to unravel and reveals Mother's perfect life. This book is very gripping, and unpredictable.    

The characters in this book blew me away. I loved Evelyn. I loved reading from her point of view. She is a entertaining and exciting character. I loved Gavin too. Even though they had a bit of insta love going on, I really enjoyed their relationship. Mother is crazy. Really crazy, but her craziness makes the story as incredible as it is. To me you can't have a good Dystopian without crazy. 
It's has a very interesting and captivating Dystopian world. There is great world building in this book. It goes into great detail about how Elysium came to be. Elysium is the underwater world that the book takes place in. I love the idea of a underwater utopia, so the setting to this book really amazed me. 

 I loved this book. The storyline was thrilling and riveting. I loved the characters. I loved the dystopian world. I recommend this book to people who like dystopians.


  1. Lol, so very true you really can't have a good dystopian without crazy! Loved the review and am SUPER GLAD U LOVED THIS BOOK TOO!!! :)

  2. I loved this one, too!!!! Glad to see you enjoye it, and great review!!

    YA Sisterhood


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