Audiobook Review – Archenemies

Posted December 29, 2018 by Kathy in 5 stars, Audiobook Review, Book Review / 2 Comments

Audiobook Review – ArchenemiesArchenemies Series: Renegades #2
by Marissa Meyer
Narrator: Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler
Published by MacMillan Audio on November 6, 2018
Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction
Length: 14 hours and 33 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles.

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they each other's worst nightmare.

In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory.

The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City - and the world - as they know it.

Archenemies is the second book in the Renegades series, and I loved it!

Why did I love Archenemies?

  • I love Marissa Meyer’s storytelling, so I was not disappointed with Archenemies. In this world there is no clear line between “good” and “evil”, as you’ll see in the politics of this society. Meyer clearly allows readers to understand what drives both sides actions, which makes it difficult to choose who is right and wrong. This adds conflict to the plot and readers see how the characters handle moral issues. Along with the seriousness of the story there is exciting action, funny moments and sweet romance that always makes Meyer’s books entertaining.
  • Meyer’s writing always consists of well-developed and complex characters. In Archenemies I was drawn to the “good” and “evil” characters. I loved the characters and I enjoyed seeing the supporting characters get some spotlight. It was fun watching the banter between Ruby and Oscar. Adrian and Nova’s relationship is slowly growing into more than friends, but their secrets can jeopardize any future they can have together. The hopeless romantic in me wishes they will find their HEA at the end of this series. Nova continues to be torn between her alliances and her struggle is clear and realistic. I felt a connection with all the characters which made it easy for me to get lost in this world.
  • The dual narration of Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner was perfect. They brought to life the story and characters. I love that they both create distinct voices for each character and their personalities shine through.  If I see Rebecca Soler as the narrator, it’s an automatic purchase for me. I love Rebecca Soler!


The ending of Archenemies is another chilling cliffhanger and I can’t wait for the next book!

Rating Report
Audiobook Performance
Overall: five-stars

About Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer lives near Seattle with her husband and their three cats. She's a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, color-coordinating her bookshelf...) and will take any excuse to put on a costume. She may or may not be a cyborg.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 New Release Challenge


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2 responses to “Audiobook Review – Archenemies

    • Kathy

      I’m picky about YA too and prefer reading only the fantasy and science fiction. I hope you get a chance to read this series and enjoy it. Thanks Melanie!