‘Renegade’ review

Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles, #1)Renegade by J.A. Souders

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It’s been a while since I’ve done a review, but I’m back!

At first, I wasn’t sure what I was reading. Evie – the main character – read very young and immature. The writing wasn’t too developed and there was an overuseage of words. But I always try to finish a book I’ve been asked to review, and in this case, I’m glad I pushed myself past those awkward first chapters.

Because then the book morphs into an action filled, mystery packed, suspenseful story. The setting was intriguing, though I would have loved a little more description of it. A world undersea! How fantastic! I wanted to really feel it. Rather than have Evie spend the first couple of chapters being uninspiring and often, frankly, annoying, she could have been our eyes a little more. Because we could trust her eyes even if we couldn’t trust her mind.

And the mind. I LOVED the conditioning aspect. The repetition of lines like ‘My life is almost perfect’ which is the dead giveaway when something is wrong. I spent most of the book asking ‘why’ and at the end it was all explained, if not in a rushed and anti-climatic way. But I did enjoy the conclusion.

There was a lot of action and adventure in this. As I was reading, I couldn’t quite believe that 3/4s of this book was dedicated to the escape, but it was and I loved it. I kept thinking that something was going to happen and both Evie and Gavin would be captured and a new storyline would happen. But it didn’t.

Evie was developed well, but all the other characters needed more. Gavin was a little…empty. I liked him, but only because he helped Evie. Their romance was VERY fast, and while I understand first impressions and love at first sight, I didn’t quite buy their strong feelings.

However, I did really enjoy this book and the bad points I mentioned didn’t interrupt the flow of the story or the enjoyment of it. 4 Stars.

View all my reviews

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “‘Renegade’ review

  1. Greetings, earthling!! Shouldn’t be long, gottawanna run back to Heaven; however, in the meantime, take anything and everything you wanna from our wonderfull, plethora-of-thot to write the next, great masterpeace -if- I can but kiss your gorgeous, adorable feets and/or cuddle withe greatest, ex-mortal-girly-ever to arrive in Seventh Heaven. Think about it. Do it! Get back with me Upstairs, k? God bless you, doll: pleasure-beyond-measure is waiting in the Great Beyond for you and eye. PS: the musical name MORENDO means dying-away in tone-and-time. How verrry apropos for U.S. …thewarningsecondcoming.com

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s