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Calendar Girls November 2017 Readalong Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Discussion 3: Chapters 21-32)

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Where did November go?! How is it already time for our third Renegades discussion?! This week we’ll be discussing chapters 21 to 32! Who’s excited?! For those of you hearing about this readalong for the first time, you can find the info and sign-up post here. And if this is the first time you are hearing about Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blogging event which is hosted by Melanie and myself! For more details, please go to my info page about Calendar Girls!

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– The Readalong Book –

Renegades by Marissa Meyer


Title: Renegades
Author: Marissa Meyer
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Imprint: Feiwel & Friends
Publisher: Macmillan
Date published: November 7, 2017
Page Count: 576


Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

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– CHAPTERS 21-32 Discussion Questions –

Note: Those of you who have not yet read Renegades by Marissa Meyer and still intend to read it, don’t read beyond this point (including the comments), because there will be spoilers! You have been warned. But if you like spoilers go right ahead…haha.

To participants: It’s not mandatory that you answer these questions! This is not school, haha. The questions are mainly meant to generate conversations in case some of our readalongers are having a hard time picking something to talk about. Also, feel free to mention and discuss anything which I may not have thought of in the questions below! Please, also keep in mind that we are discussing chapters 21-32 at this point only, and that if you have read ahead,  that you be conscious about not sharing spoilers. We want to keep this fun for everyone! Please be considerate.

Also! if you do decide to answer the questions in the comments, please number your answers to correspond with the questions. It just makes it easier and less confusing for everyone to keep up! Thank you!

  1. So, it’s been a few weeks since we’ve talked about the Renegades and the Anarchists! Which group is your favourite now? Or do you have a tough time choosing?
  2. Which group would you prefer to be in, now that we’ve learned a little more about both of them?
  3. Did you expect the surveillance mission at the library to go wrong? Or to go as wrong as it did?Did anyone else maybe cry a little over the library burning down along with all of the books it was housing?
  4. What about the Librarian, who was going to try and write down all of the books that had been lost, so that other generations could enjoy them?
  5. If you haven’t read ahead, can you take a guess at what Max’s power is? And how do you think that Nova will be affected?
  6. How do you feel about Adrian and Nova? Any other actual or potential couples?
  7. Also, who is your favourite character now that we’ve gotten to know some of them a little better?


  1. I’m still having a tough time deciding! Because even though we’ve learned more about both sides, they both have good and bad attributes…which doesn’t make either of them fully good or bad. But if I HAD to choose…I’d choose the Renegades now!
  2. Probably the Anarchists. Even though there’s a lack of loyalty, I think that working with them would feel less like….working at an actual job. Haha. I was getting a bit of anxiety from Renegades HQ because of all of the authority figures, regulations, protocol, etc. etc. etc.
  3. I actually didn’t expect it to go wrong at all! I thought that Nova’s plan would work out, and that the story would go in another direction. So, I was definitely surprised, and more than a little pissed at Detonator for what she did! Is she anyone else’s least favourite character right now?!
  4. Well, as my question suggests…I was quite upset over the library burning down. I was actually audiobooking that part while driving out of town for work, and I my eyes might have fogged up a bit haha. Which sounds dangerous hahaha.
  5. Same goes for the Librarian! I wasn’t expecting his death…and I was very upset over all of the books that had been lost just because of one bullet. Gah.
  6. I listened ahead while driving home from out of town work yesterday haha. So I will be skipping this question. Sorry!
  7. I think they’re cute…and that there’s potential there for quite the epic romance. I’m kind of excited and afraid of what’s going to happen at the end of this book…considering who the author is…bahahaha. As for potential couples, I think that Ruby and Smoke Screen are cute….but I’m a mega fan of Captain Chromium and The Dread Warden!
  8. I would have to say that…Nova has grown on me quite a bit….and that Adrian has too. But I think that Nova wins by like a hair’s width. (Is that the correct saying? English is my third language, okay?! Haha.)
  9. Psssst! I only just found the quiz on Marissa Meyer’s site hahaha. What’s your result?!

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– Schedule –

November 11, 2017 Start reading! N/A
 November 18, 2017 Preface – Chapter 8 Here
 November 25, 2017  Chapter 9 – 20 Here
 December 2, 2017  Chapter 21 – 32 This post!
 December 9, 2017  Chapter 33 – 43 Flavia the Bibliophile

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6 thoughts on “Calendar Girls November 2017 Readalong Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Discussion 3: Chapters 21-32)

  1. 1. Now, I’m leaning more toward the Renegades. I hated the way that Ingrid betrayed Nova at the library. And the Renegades have been so welcoming to Nova even though they don’t know anything about her. At the same time, they shouldn’t be doing that since she’s actually an Anarchist, but they seem really nice now.
    2. I would prefer to be in the Renegades. They have such a cool HQ whereas the Anarchists live in a subway tunnel…
    3. I didn’t expect the library mission to last as long as it did, and I trusted that Ingrid would get the Librarian out of there. And yes I was dying inside at those books!!! And rare first editions and signed copies!! I wanted to jump into the story to save them!
    4. Even though he’s a criminal I felt so sorry for the Librarian at that point. I would totally be standing around helping him or trying to save the books if I was there.
    5. Well since his power is absorption I’m guessing that he’s absorbing her life? Something like that. It sounds so mysterious, and since he is 10 years old I suspect he’s somehow related to Ace.
    6. I love how Adrian and Nova are in similar positions. They both have secret identities that they have to hide from the people around them. They would be such a cute couple, if they could get past their egos. Same with Oscar and Ruby.
    7. I still like Nova the best. Adrian is kind of frustrating because he’s trying to be a hero with the Sentinel identity, but he won’t tell anyone it’s him. It’s like he’s trying to take all the credit for finding Nightmare, but he isn’t even doing a good job at it because she’s RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM!

  2. BTW I just did the quiz (I saw it after I answered the questions) and I got Renegades and my power is water because “I’m laid back but I get the job done” haha!

    1. 1. Yeahhh Ingrid makes me so ANGRY.
      2. Hehe. Good point!
      3. We should jump into the story together and save the books!
      5. Very mysterious indeed.
      6. For sure. They definitely are in similar positions. I’m very curious to see where the story will go.
      7.Yeahhh Adrian is kind of frustrating hahaha.

      Ohhhh water! So cool 😀 I wish mine was water. And that’s too funny 😛

  3. 1. I agree with you Flavia!! it’s hard to choose but if I had to, Renegades as well.
    2. I’d prefer to work with the Rebegades but maybe something behind the scenes.
    3. As soon as Ingrid walked in, I knew something was off. The library burning down was so painful! When The Librarian tried saving the books, all I could think was “I would try saving my books too if there was even the smallest chance.”
    4. I felt for him too, I think anyone who loves books would!
    5. I don’t have a guess about Max.
    6. Adrian and Nova definitely have some potential, but I can’t say much else other then it’ll probably be super complicated haha!
    7. My favorite is Nova! Adrian pulls a close second though!

    1. 1. Hehe glad you agree!
      2. Yeah behind the scenes sounds good. Or working from home 😛 I’m very much the working from home type.
      3. Yes! Wasn’t that part so heartbreaking?!
      5. Meyer definitely kept us in the dark on Max, eh?!
      6. Super complicated for sure! I agree 100% At one point I thought that they would switch sides haha with Adrian becoming angry about something and turning villain, and Nova realizing she’s too good to be an Anarchist haha. My mind works in strange ways.
      7. Yay! Awesome 😀

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