Renegades VS Anarchists! Who do you choose?

*Proofs and other items received in exchange for promo post*


A while back I did an ARC review for Renegades– a superfun superhero book that plays with the Good vs Evil dynamic! On one side is the ever-so-just Renegades; on the other the allegedly evil Anarchists. In honour of the publication day (*today*) Macmillan kindly offered to send me some proofs and goodies, to pair up with a friend and discuss which is better JUSTICE OR ANARCHY. And, well, I thought that was a supercool idea ๐Ÿ˜‰ So thank you to the lovely people over at Macmillan for this!


I decided to team up with my sister, the Monkey Baby, who read and loved the book. So today sheโ€™s back on my blog to tell us which side she prefers! After all, whatโ€™s better than a healthy bit of sisterly rivalry?


superhero monkey

Yes we got dressed up for this post ๐Ÿ˜‰

Me: Which was convenient for me, because Iโ€™m team Anarchist!! (cโ€™mon if I can pick Loki as my favourite Avenger, Iโ€™m naturally going to pick the โ€œbaddiesโ€ when both sides are morally dubious ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

supervillain orangutan

Monkey Baby: Donโ€™t be a Schmuck!! ย The Renegades have the coolest gadgets and the Anarchists are EVIL!!!!! Theyโ€™re the goodies!!! Captain Chromium and the Dread Warden are so sweet. They will see right in the end and everything will work out perfectly. You canโ€™t trust the villains!!! Just look at Ingrid!!!!!

Me: Yes typically speaking Iโ€™d say theyโ€™re a bit extreme ๐Ÿ˜‰ HOWEVER so are the Renegades- they pretty much exemplify what happens when the ruling elite focus too much on orderliness aka they basically become authoritarian. Aside from the fact that I canโ€™t help rooting for the underdog, the Anarchists have a point and are right to oppose them (even if their methods arenโ€™t ideal). Considering everything the Renegades plan to do, Iโ€™m not so sure theyโ€™re the good guysโ€ฆ

Monkey Baby: But Adrian will turn them into being beautifully upstanding citizens because he has a big open heart and will listen to advice whereas the Anarchists will blow everythingย  up. I mean cโ€™mon theyโ€™re already saving the planet worldwide with all their cool superheroey goodness. And Adrianโ€ฆ. Just Adrianโ€ฆ..mnmmm mmmmmmm…

Me: ahh I may not have a musical number to back it up, but I prefer Nova- I mean, she is Nightmare! Could you think of more of a badass female character? She may not be as mushy as Adrian, but she has a heart! And sure, Adrian may have the power to draw anything into existence, but sheโ€™s taught herself how to do loads of cool things, and I always have a soft spot for heroes that make themselves what they areโ€ฆ although sheโ€™s technically a villainโ€ฆ






Me: Or you know, we could work together.

Monkey Baby: I mean letโ€™s face it weโ€™re always better together.ย 

And on that note, this is available *now* on Amazon UK and US.

So who would you choose? Renegades or Anarchists? Let me know in the comments!

66 thoughts on “Renegades VS Anarchists! Who do you choose?

  1. Oh my gosh, this might be my favorite post ever! That being said, the concept of this post, heroes vs. villains, both having good points and both having bad, was what I loved so much about this book. The people who didn’t like it because it was “too slow” missed the point, imo.

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    1. Oh thank you so much!! Yes that was definitely my favourite thing about the book too and I really agree with you that it didn’t feel slow at all to me! I think it was a good pace and brought up some really interesting questions!

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  2. I haven’t read these but I loved this commentary and the superhero/supervillian monkey drawings in this post! I think if I had to pick though and that’s based off my Marvel history, I’d lean towards hero but I’d include people like Loki and Deadpool cause even though they’re like anti-heroes they have their own ways of saving the world even if it benefits them the most from doing so if that makes sense.

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  3. I haven’t read this yet, but it’s on my TBR. In general, though, I dislike either extreme. I suspect that will be the case for me with this book too, just based on the synopses I’ve read for it.

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  4. I’d definitely be an anarchist as well, especially in the Renegades world! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s a lot more fun to be bad, certainly less rules, and I definitely agree with your thoughts (and Nova’s in the book) about the fact that they’ve become too focused on ruling and less focused on fighting evil. They’re too tied down with rules to be heroes anymore you know?
    Great post. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  5. Yesss, Loki! Heโ€™s my favorite, too. โ˜บ๏ธ And I agree with you; the Anarchists are much better than the Renegades! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I pretty much always like the villains as well.

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  6. I’ve always found Marissa Meyer’s books fun and this sounds delightful!! Is there any romance in this book by any chance? (Like say a superhero-villain pairing to show the others that the 2 sides can work together *cough* sorry, I am quite mushy at times ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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  7. That’s so cool that they sent you that!! And while I like the Renegades and am totally against evil and all that, I gotta admit, the Anarchists are pretty cool. I always go for the bad guys and morally questionable characters. I wonder what that says about me lol

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  8. When in doubt about morally ambiguous teams, I ALWAYS go for Team Bookstooge! *rahhhhhhhhh*

    He’d put cap in every single one of those mofo’s you mentioned and laugh doing it. If that isn’t the definition of what a Paragon of Light is, I don’t know what would be ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. It’s all the orangey/yellowey flames in the background actually. It casts me in a good light ๐Ÿ˜‰

        What’s ironic is that I’m in the middle of the graphic novel “Batman: Under the Red Hood” and Red Hood is actually saying things like that to Batman.

        What is disturbing is that I’m finding myself almost agreeing with the psychopath ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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        1. hehehe ๐Ÿคฃ
          Oh gosh that’s hilariously horrifying ๐Ÿ˜‰ honestly, I’ve got to admit that the second you said that I just thought of Seinfeld when George says “George is getting upset” (I’m a massive Seinfeld fan, in case you didn’t guess from that ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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  9. So I feel like the “right” thing to do would be to chose Renegades. Which I do love them BUT I have a soft spot for the Anarchist. For some reason a lot of villains ends up being my favorite.

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