Nova by Rebecca Yarros: Review

Posted February 18, 2017 in review Tags: , ,

Nova by Rebecca Yarros: ReviewNova by Rebecca Yarros

Series: The Renegades #2
Genres: New Adult, Sports Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Wilder, Rebel
Also by this author: Wilder, Rebel, The Reality of Everything

He’s Landon Rhodes.The Renegade they call Nova.Twenty-two years old, sinfully gorgeous, broody, tatted-up, adrenaline junkie.Four-time X Games medalist —Full-time heartbreaker.
They say a girl broke him once—That’s why he’s so reckless, so driven, so careless with his conquests.But I’m that girl.They can call me his curse all they want.He and I both know the truth—He’s the one who destroyed me,And I’m not the sucker who will let that happen again.
Each book in the Renegades series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order:Book #1 WilderBook #2 Nova

Nova is book 2 in the Renegade series and one that I was dying to get my hands on! While you could read it as a stand alone, you shouldn’t because book 1 was one of my top books of 2016. Nova will be on my list for 2017!

You know a book belongs on your top books list when you resent things in your life for stopping you from reading. I loathed my job for taking me away from my book. I was ticked that my dogs actually expected me to stop reading and feed them! I was desperate to read this book. I was pissed when I woke up in the morning because I realized I had fallen asleep reading when I fully planned to stay up all night to devour this book. Yeah, Nova is so going on my Top Reads list for sure. It might even maintain that top spot.

Nova (aka Landon) has been known as Casanova for his way with the ladies. LOTS of ladies. But, before he was ‘Nova’, he was a boy in love with a girl. And he chosen the Renegades instead of that girl. Rachel barely survived Landon abandoning her without so much as a goodbye. From that tragedy though she met her BFF, Leah (the heroine in Wilder). I truly wasn’t sure I could ever forgive Landon for what had happened between him and Rachel. But, as her defenses cracked, so did mine. And when tragedy struck her again, I felt it as acutely as if it happened to me. This story totally tore my heart up! I also loved the slow burn between these two. Landon withholding sex…so swoonworthy!

If you are a fan of second chance romance, Nova needs to be at the top of your TBR. If you are a fan of new adult, Nova is your next book. If you are a fan of non-traditional sports romances, Nova is calling your name. Seriously, just read the damn book and thank me!


  • POV: dual 1st
  • Tears: I teared up a few times!
  • Trope: second chance romance
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series (but it would be good to read Wilder first)
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan, Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen, Lick by Kylie Scott…then you will probably like Nova!


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About Rebecca Yarros

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to hers for fourteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a bunny named General Fluffy Pants who torments the aforementioned bulldog. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.

Rebecca is represented by Louise Fury of the Bent Agency.

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8 responses to “Nova by Rebecca Yarros: Review

  1. I haven’t heard of this series before today, but this sounds amazing. I love a good second chance romance, so I’m going to have to pick it up and I’l make sure to start with the first book too since you loved it so much! 😉

  2. Oh! I saw this book when I was shopping around on Amazon! The tattoo really intrigued me and I’m glad your review shows that the story matches it’s great cover.

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