MP!er Katie shares her thoughts on the ‘action-packed ‘Rogue” by Julie Kagawa

MP!er Katie  reviews Julie Kagawa’s ‘Rogue’ the second book in the ‘Talon Saga’ series and got quickly caught up in to the world and characters.

Name: Katie Welbourn
Age: 18
Favourite song at the moment: Taylor Swift- Wildest Dreams

Which book in the series did you read?
I read Rogue which is the second book in the series.

Describe the plot of ‘Rogue’ in a tweet – less than 140 characters please!
Ember, leaves her old life behind to fight dragon’s & rogues and maybe falls in love on the way!

Rogue book cover

If you read ‘Rogue’ do you feel that you need to read the first in the series ‘Talon’ to understand it fully?
When I first started ‘Rogue’ I was a little confused. As far as I can tell, this book picks up where the first book left off and having not read the first book I felt a bit out of the loop. However, as I progressed I quickly caught onto the world and characters. I wouldn’t say you need to read ‘Talon’ to fully understand this book but I do think it would of helped me appreciate this book more if I had read the first one.

Without giving anything away, does the ending make you want to read the next in the series?
The ending was so action-packed and exciting that I didn’t even realise I had reached the end. I definitely want to find out what happens next.

What genre would you class the book as?
YA fantasy.

What was the best bit?
I found any part to do with the dragon mythology the best. Apart from Game of Thrones, I’ve never read a dragon book before, so I found this refreshing and exciting to read about!

Anything you didn’t like?
I wasn’t a huge fan of the love triangle in this book. I have a love/hate relationship with love triangles, and unless they are done right (for example The Infernal Devices trilogy), I find them to ruin the book for me. I would of much preferred the book and Ember if it hadn’t of involved such boy drama.

Would you recommend the Talon Saga to your friends?
I definitely would (but I would recommend reading book 1 first)! I wasn’t a huge fan of Julie Kagawa’s ‘Iron Fey’ series so this was a pleasant surprise for me and I would love to know other’s opinions!

Do you think it would appeal to girls or boys more? Or both?
I do think this book has the opportunity to both girls and boys, however, I would sway to more girls. The dragon aspect may attract both genders, but I think the love triangle would put boys off as it does become frustrating at times. Plus, the protagonist is a girl meaning females may be able to relate to her more.

Anything else you’d like to tell us about the book?
The covers of these books are beautiful! Seeing them online does not do them justice! I would recommend buying these books, not just for the story, but to look pretty on your shelves too!

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