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Review: Archenemies by Marissa Meyer + a Giveaway

Archenemies (Renegades #2) by Marissa Meyer

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they are each other’s worst nightmare.

Nova’s double life is about to get a lot more complicated:

As Insomnia, she is a full-fledged member of the Renegades, a syndicate of powerful and beloved superheroes. She works with Adrian’s patrol unit to protect the weak and maintain order in Gatlon City.

As Nightmare, she is an Anarchist – a member of a group of villains who are determined to destroy the Renegades. Nova wants vengeance against the so-called heroes who once failed her when she needed them most.

But as Nova, her feelings for Adrian are deepening, despite the fact that he is the son of her sworn enemies.

Nova, Adrian, and the rest of their crew are faced with escalating crime in Gatlon City, while covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also the feelings they have for one another.

The line between good and evil has been blurred, but what’s clear to them both is that too much power could mean the end of their city – and the world – as they know it.

Published 31 November 2018 |  Publisher: Pan Australia  |  RRP: AUD$18.99

My Blurb (3.5 / 5 stars)

Archenemies begins with a stake out by Renegades Sketch, Monarch, Red Assassin, Smokescreen, and Insomnia. It’s a pretty promising start that we got action right at the beginning. But then, I must confess that even if I found the book pretty easy to read, I don’t much remember what happened in the middle (did anything happen?!). The last 100 pages though near gave me palpitations! Heartpounding, action-packed with lots of near misses though it didn’t quite end with a cliffhanger (thank goodness!)

In Renegades, I really liked the dynamics of the friendship in this Renegades team but it was mostly missing in this book with a bit more pairings happening in this one. A lot of stuff between Adrian & Nova but the rest of the team was mostly missing especially Monarch. We know almost nothing about her, in fact, she seems to be most mysterious out of all of them.

Archenemies is full of anxiety. Adrian with his secrets he’s finding harder and harder to tell whilst Nova with her secrets she’s keeping a tight lid on. There were quite a bit of tip-toeing around which made the read a little bit exciting though it’s always a let down when nothing more happen. I do think that last 100 pages of the book is worth hanging on for so make sure you read to the end!

Thanks to Pan Australia for copy of book in exchange of honest review. 

GIVEAWAY

Courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia, 1 paperback copy of Archenemies is up for grabs! To enter, simple leave a comment with what book you are currently reading and include a random sentence/short paragraph from it. I will draw the winner on the evening of Friday, 30th November.

Please note this giveaway is limited to ANZ residents only.

About the author

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Heartless and The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and twin daughters. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child. She may oay not be a cyborg.

Find Marissa on:  goodreads  |  website  | twitter  |  facebook  | instagram  |  pinterest

Blog Tour: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine has a talent for cooking magical confections that can alter a person’s emotions. All she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. As a favourite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts – such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

She will do anything to avoid this fate, particularly as she finds herself falling in love with Jest, the mysterious new court jester. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

My Blurb

It’s not a secret, everyone knows The Queen of Hearts (and if you don’t, where have you been!?). What we don’t know is where she came from and how she became who she is. And this is Marissa Meyer’s gift to us in Heartless. Since we know what The Queen of Hearts is like… we know this is NOT going to be a pretty tale.  But it’s oh so scrumptious! And it began with

“three luscious lemon tarts…”

I think I have to warn you that you’re going to need some delish sweets to help you through this book because all the description of Cath’s marvellous baking made me run to the first cake shop I can find. Cath is not a thin baker. She loves tasting the goods just as much as she loves to make them. As impossible as it seems, she will not give up on her dreams of opening a bakery with her best friend. As much as I love this trait of hers, I was also a little frustrated because it feels that she wasn’t being realistic. It also became even more impossible when the King shows his preference for her. And to make things even more interesting, she was being pulled towards the new handsome and mysterious court jester. Who is he, where did he come from, why is he here?

Heartless was an easy world to lose myself in. From the very first few letters (see above), I was already drowning in the sweetness of this fantasy kingdom where everything must be pleasant. It is a beautiful world but with enough quirkiness to reflect that of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland with a love story to touch the heart and some spins & twists to delight the readers.

Thanks to Pan Macmillan Australia for copy of book in exchange of honest review

About the author

Marissa Meyer in the New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three demanding cats. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child.

Find her on: goodreads  |  website  | pinterest  |  twitter  | facebook  | youtube

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