Published - 28th April 2015
Publisher - Harlequin/MIRA
Format - Kindle
Synopsis - Ember Hill left the
dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt
and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for
her by the human boy who could have killed her—Garret Xavier Sebastian, a
soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her
from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he'd signed his own
death warrant. Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember
must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order's headquarters.
With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the
hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new
perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George. A
reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking
and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another
day…or start an all-out war?
Rogue is the sequel to Talon by Julie Kagawa. If you've read Talon then you'll know just how much I was excited to read this! Talon ended so amazingly and full of possibilities that I was itching to start reading it. Rogue picked up quickly and it felt seamless following on from Talon.
Rogue is told from the perspective of multiple characters. Usually I love this writing style but this time it kind of felt a little too much - at the beginning at least. There were multiple character POV's but it also switched between past and present. In hindsight, I loved it but at the time of reading it felt a little confusing.
No review should ever really start with 'It wasn't a bad book but...' but that's what this was for me. It was enjoyable and had a lot of points where I was biting my lip because of the tension but it just didn't really give me what I was looking for. If i'm being totally honest, I can't tell you what the main focus of this book actually was. There was a little bit of everything going on but nothing that stands out majorly. When I started reading Rogue, I was hoping that I would find out more about the inside workings of Talon and St George.
That's also the beauty of trilogies too I guess. Each book hints just that little bit further at what really matters, ready for the climax in the final book. It just makes me anxious that i'll invest so much time and never really get the answer that i'm looking for! There is so much potential with this series that I am genuinely looking forward to seeing where it's heading.
As I mentioned in my review of Talon, the love triangle seems to be teetering on the edge now. Garrett makes a choice that forces Ember to think about what she really wants and who she wants to be. I don't think that it's done with yet and one of the biggest things i'm looking forward to is seeing it resolved.
There's no release date (that i'm aware of) but keep an eye on Soldier, the third book in the series!