The last book of the Renegades series finishes off the trilogy with a final battle between the Renegades and the Anarchists. With Ace Anarchy captured by the Renegades and the use of Agent N to take away super powers, time is of the essence for Nova and her friends to figure out how to help her uncle before his power is taken away from him. Nova has become close friends with Ruby, Oscar, and especially Adrian but must turn against them to make her family happy.
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Archenemies, the second book in the Renegades series, is a continuation of Nova Artino’s double life as Insomnia and Nightmare. Now knowing that her uncle is alive rather than killed as she thought him to be, Nova has become a part of a plan that has been hatched for Ace Anarchy and the Anarchists to come to power again.
The Oracle Code is a mysterious and thrilling graphic novel by Marieke Nijkamp. This book is about a girl named Barbra, but everyone calls her Babs. She got shot and has to go to a rehab school where they try to fix kids like her. Barbra makes some friends who help her find former students who disappear without a trace.
Tom Holland plays Peter Parker in John Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming. After fighting with the Avengers and acquiring a new high-tech suit from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Peter must return back to normal life. Living with his aunt May (Marisa Tomei), Peter must keep his identity a secret while trying to prove himself to be more than a friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man by facing his most threatening villain yet, the Vulture (Michael Keaton).
Steelheart takes a realistic look into a world of superpowers. Unlike most traditional stories of superheroes who are role-models that use their powers for good, these superheroes are corrupt, evil dictators who have transformed Earth into an authoritarian wasteland. Called Epics, they were created by a comet which flew over the Earth a few years prior to the story.
After being introduced to Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice this movie travels back to when Diana helped save the world from a war. Wonder Woman begins with Diana as a child who learns how to fight. She was raised on an island which was guarded by Zeus' dying power. Diana grows up and meets Steve Trevor. She goes with him to end the war and defeat Ares, the God of War.
In Zeroes we were introduced to a group of teens with unusual, mostly subtle superpowers who find themselves in an increasing amount of trouble with both drug dealers and the police, using the very powers that got them into trouble in the first place to get them out again. I liked the novel a lot, so when I found out about the sequel, I was very excited.
In general, I like my superhero stories epic and idealistic. The "fresh take on superheroes" idea is getting pretty worn out, and I've grown tired of people deconstructing superheroes and trying to apply the genre to "real life." But Zeroes pulls it off and really does seem fresh and original, even when relying on some standard clichés of both superhero and YA fiction.