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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review- Renegade by JA Souders

Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles Book1)
JA Souders
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN:  0765332450
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: Obsessed!!!!!!!!!

From Goodreads.

Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been 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 thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come 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.

Holy crap y’all this is one of my favorite books of 2012! Renegade is a sci-fi Dystopian post-apocalyptic book that rocked my world!!! I literally tweeted my friends and told them that if they had this book that it was a DEAR! (For those of you who don’t know DEAR= Drop Everything And Read) I fell for this underwater Utopia and the beautifully written characters, crazy plot, and holy shit hang on the edge of your seat last few chapters!!!

I instantly fell in love with Gavin he was brave, smart, strong, and OMG swoonworthy! And Evie is an amazing MC I mean the chick battles amnesia on a daily basis. She is a very badass chick! I mean who can just spout off gun specs on a whim and then turn around and hack into a tricky computer system? Evie can! And the bad guy? I loved that it wasn't actually a guy! It was a woman whom Evie called her mother and she’s completely unhinged and evil! The funny thing is I could kinda understand her motivations even though she went about thing the crazy way! Y’all seriously need to add this book to your TBR piles you won’t regret it! And I'm dying to get my hands on book 2 like now! Oh and if you read German which I don't there's a prequel novel from Gavin's POV called A Dark Grave so go check that out! I really hope it releases in English soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a good amount of passages marked but I thank you’ll thank me for this one it’s hot and funny and we've dubbed it the “Shower Scene” lol

I find a pair of black leather sandal wedges that I can run in if I need to, then I gather up Gavin’s clothes and step into the bathroom to set them on the counter for him.

In a classic case of worst possible timing, he steps out of the shower just as I look up from the clothes. My jaw drops and I have to force myself to shut it. I can’t help it—my eyes travel the whole lovely way from his muscled shoulders to his stomach and back up again. Water slides gloriously over every muscle, causing them to glisten in the lights.

I’m barely aware that I’m staring until he says, “Enjoying the view?”

Heat rushes into me and I blush from the tips of my toes to the roots of my hair. I quickly avert my gaze to the wall behind him. “I’m so sorry. I just meant to drop off your clothes for you. I, uh, I’ll see you…out there…when you’re finished.”

I rush out the door on shaky legs. The minute I hit the living room, I lower myself onto the couch and stare off into space.

Oh, Mother. My mind keeps replaying what I just saw. Wavy, golden hair. Thick muscular chest, hard toned abs. Bronzed skin. And…I shake my head. That is not something I should be thinking about.

I fan a hand in front of my face. It feels hot, like someone has raised the temperature a good twenty degrees.

Hehehehehehe I hoped you liked that one!!!! I sure did :D

Want to check out more about Renegade? Go to the Macmillan/TOR site and read chapter one! http://us.macmillan.com/renegade-1/JASouders


  1. Yayyyyy I'm so glad this is a good one! It's headed my way in the mail and I'm so excited to read it!!! Great review, I can't wait :D

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  2. Awesome review!! I'm so glad that you loved this book because I'm DYING to read it! It sounds amazing and I have really high hopes!!

  3. OMG I am so looking forward to this one. I got asked to be on the tour for it so I think that it's coming in the mail. After reading your review I am convinced it's a must read!!


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