Archenemies

Archenemies

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As Nova, Adrian, and the rest of their crew face escalating crime in Gatlon City, covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also their feelings for each other.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250078308
125007830X
9781250212092
Branch Call Number: YA SERIES REN V.2
Characteristics: 474 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Arch enemies

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 31, 2019

With the first book setting expectations so high, I'm ecstatic that the second didn't disappoint! From start to finish, the plot raced alongside the protagonists in their fight to establish justice in the world. With a new strategy to be launched at the Anarchists, Nova seeks a way to counter it while remaining hidden in the scenes. Adrian himself questions all he knows about what is right, and what is enforced. Can they find themselves in the process? 5/5 Stars. @Siri of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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HWALLMART
Mar 22, 2019

This book has improved from the first book, but not so much that I'm super invested in the series, but enough to keep reading. I'll repeat what I said from book one - I was expecting more from an author who had already written such a successful series and novel. For me, this book as well as the first book are easily explained and summarized in a few sentences. The story and setting and background for the city, powers, and characters have so much potential to bring many good elements in the story, but it did not play out in a way that i enjoyed. I really do hope to see the best from Ms. Meyer in the last book.

JessicaGma Mar 13, 2019

I have to agree with bookycakes, lots happened, but also not much? I was still there for it, and I am curious how the serum angle is going to play out..... I still like this take on "who watches the watchers?" so I anxiously await #3

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HappyFern24
Feb 04, 2019

Another great read from Marissa Meyer. This picks up a few months after Renegades, and the power-neutralizing Agent N is ready for field testing. I think Nova tips her hand a little much as a spy, but that's balanced out by how effectively she comes up with the information she needs. Of course her motivations are still contradictory, even to herself, which is her biggest character flaw. It can get a bit frustrating as a reader to hear her logic go in circles, but the suspense makes up for that. I'm anxiously awaiting the conclusion of this trilogy.

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bookycakes
Jan 27, 2019

I feel like so much happened, but also kind of nothing? At any rate, I think things have been set up to move VERY fast in the last book, and I'm excited.

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YUYUC
Dec 26, 2018

The true conflict in the first book is the side nova chooses. Would she be a renegade, where she can be a hero, or a anachist, the only family she had since her parents died?
Also, If I had to guess which anarchist killed lady indomitable, it would be phobia or Leroy, phobia saying the phrase “one can not be brave who has no fear” and Leroy having most likely the chance of disabling her power or paralyzing her, with the poison he produces.
Comment to see who you think did it.

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blue_dog_31717
Dec 23, 2018

Amazing book! Perfect pacing, great character development, and a stellar cliff-hanger! One of my favorite books ever, and I can't wait for the sequel! I give this book a 10/10 and a "Read This Now!" rating.

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Gwen904
Dec 20, 2018

After the unfortunate mess of 'Renegades', I wasn't expecting much from this. How wrong I was. First off, the romance. I hate bad romance in books, but the Adrian+Nova and Oscar+Ruby relationships were so darn adorable. I like how both couples were friends before they fell in love.
The story was so much more gripping than 'Renegades'. I just couldn't put this baby down! Unfortunately, almost every book out there isn't perfect, and 'Archenemies' was far from perfect. It was better than 'Renegades', sure, but it wasn't perfect. Adrian's two dads, for example. Why can't Captain Chromium and the Dread Warden be just close friends, and not gay? It's forcing political ideas on the reader, and I don't think that's fair. It's also a bit of a remake of' X-Men: The Last Stand', what with Agent N and all that. And the fact that Nova was told to gain the "affections" of Adrian was seriously set up just so that the two of them could fall in love. I mean, their relationship is cute and all, but it didn't have to be that way, like she was forced to flirt with him and then ended up falling in love.
Besides that, I didn't have many issues with the story. It was interesting to see the two different sides of Nova and how no one suspected a thing—who she really was and why.

JCLJoshN Dec 11, 2018

More plot twists, more revelations, more mysteries, more drama and romance, and more thoughts on the nature of superheroes and their place in society. Fun, engrossing, and of course it ends on a cliffhanger that has me longing for the next book in the series.

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bookishmutant
Dec 09, 2018

Real rating-...oooh, that’s a hard one. I’m torn between 4.25 and 4.5, because a simple 4 doesn’t do it justice. But I wouldn’t rate it five stars, either...AGH...okay, maybe a 4.3? I don’t know.

OH. MY. GOD. If “Renegades” packed a punch, “Archenemies” had the strength to throw you across the room, and THEN pack a punch. Marissa Meyer’s well-crafter world of heroes and villains are back with their signature creativity, wit, and heart. The plot/plot twists were intriguing, and I found myself gaping and wide-eyed on an occasion. Or two. All in all, an incredible new installation for this stunning, action-packed trilogy. I’m DYING for the sequel, but I have to wait a year now... :(

Oh, and no spoilers, but just a warning...there were tears streaming down my face by the time I finished this book.

UPDATE: This is rather random, but Thunderbird reminds me a lot of Storm from X-Men. I THINK I LIKE HER TEN TIMES MORE NOW.

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Dec 23, 2018

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Dec 20, 2018

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Nov 16, 2018

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Nov 14, 2018

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Oct 21, 2018

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Gwen904
Dec 20, 2018

Sexual Content: One long passionate kiss with descriptions of running hands across skin and feelings of desire and lips. Flirting, discussion of romance, and a few almost kisses.

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Gwen904
Dec 20, 2018

Coarse Language: Occasional use of "damn."

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Gwen904
Dec 20, 2018

Violence: Superpowers range from dangerous to harmless. A neutralizing agent is administered to prodigy prisoners, eliminating their powers. Discussion of how this agent could be mishandled. References to a character's mother's death and the war between the Renegades and Anarchists that resulted in many deaths. Uses of guns, knives, bombs, and other weapons.

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alyssaanderson
Nov 14, 2018

Sexual Content: a very intense kiss.

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green_ant_1650
May 21, 2018

Other: Renegades and Archenemies are now going to be a three book series!

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green_ant_1650
Nov 16, 2018

"Once we have total power whats to keep us from becoming Villains ourselves?"-
Nova Artiono AKA Nightmare/Insomnia

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alyssaanderson
Nov 14, 2018

"one cannot be brave who has no fear" -Nightmare/Nova Artino, Phobia, Adrian EverHeart/Sketch-

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green_ant_1650
Nov 08, 2018

"Who doesn't like sandwiches?!"
Oscar Silva AKA Smokescreen

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