Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles #1)
by J.A. Souders
Published November 13th 2012
by Tor Teen
ARC from Netgalley
Unlike all the other dystopians out there, Renegade actually takes place underwater where an exclusive community of humans took refuge from the horrors of war that has destroyed earth. Evelyn who was chosen by Mother; the leader of the community to be the future leader always thought that her life underwater is just perfect. And although she knew that Mother is not her real mother she embraced her purpose in the community until she discovered a strange boy in her garden.
With its many twists and turns, Renegade certainly captivated me. The unpredictable plotline keeps me stuck to the pages until the very last. Just as you about to discover some truth about Evie and her relationship with Mother, another curve ball is thrown into the mix. I just wished that Gavin had a more prominent role rather than just being the romantic interest since Evie is the one making all the decisions. I love strong female protagonist but Gavin seemed clueless most of the time. There's a lot to be discovered beneath the multi-layered clues found in the pages and I'm eagerly anticipating the next in the series. Definitely a fantastic new series to watch out for!
Verdict: 4 stars.
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