Review: Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie Kagawa

Posted February 5, 2016 in review / 4 Comments

Review: Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie KagawaRogue by Julie Kagawa
Published by Harlequin on May 1st 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Reading Challenges: #RockMyTBR Challenge Source: Library
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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?

I love dragons. There, I said it. And I love their scales. This makes me want to caress the cover of this book.


This book makes me so DARN frustrated on so many levels. I definitely think that Talon was better. Though, I still love this book because it involves dragons fighting, and legit, actual fire-breathing action. Written in four different perspectives, we get to her Ember, Dante, Cobalt and Garrett’s voices in the book, which makes this a whole lot interesting and easier to understand. It’s like, each and every one of them is has different thoughts and I find that really refreshing. Though, Dante makes me wanna bang his head against the wall.

Let’s talk about that first. Dante. I swear to freaking God that Dante was the one thing I haaaated in this book. He was already pretty unbearable in Talon, but woah, his arrogance in Rogue makes me want to cut off his head or something. If you’ve read Talon, you would definitely know that he chose the organisation over his own sister, his own family. He was very very close-minded, and did not even give his sister the benefit of the doubt. I mean, DUDE, THAT’S YOUR OWN SISTER. But ahem, YEAH. SIGH.

And then there was Ember. In this book, I kinda have a love-hate relationship with her. There were times when I could not handle her stubborn ass. Seriously. This girl, or rather dragon, has issues with following orders, that I think she went WAY TOO FAR. But I do love the fact that she’s pretty kickass when she needs to be, and she doesn’t give up on what she loves. Which also brings me to the point of the love triangle. YES, there is a legit love triangle in this book, which I somehow have no idea how to feel about. I mean, I do love both guys. But I hate it that Ember is split into two? View Spoiler » This is exactly why I do not like love triangles HAHAHA.

But dang, I am really looking forward to the next book. I’m super duper curious as to how everything would turn out.

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4 Responses to “Review: Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie Kagawa”

  1. I actually enjoyed this one a lot more than Talon. I thought it was faster paced and actually felt like it was going somewhere. Talon was so slow to me, except the last quarter which was awesome!
    I also didn’t mind the love triangle–I thought it worked well here and wasn’t the main focus which I appreciated. I definitely have a team I’m on so I hope it works out 😛
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