Monday, May 4, 2015

Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie Kagawa

Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie Kagawa
This is a young adult paranormal romance novel (Rated PG-13)
 (Three & a Half Dragon Hearts)

Book Summary
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?
My Review
So, I’m going to say this again in case you haven’t already heard this from me. The ending sucked eggs. And even though I can understand why a 16 yr old girl can be stupid and uncaring (okay, I’m being dramatic), but it was how callously she thought after the event that turned my stomach. As if that person didn’t matter at all. And that's the reason for my emotional rating.
Up until that point, I knew how it was going to end in exactly something like that way. I could have even been okay with her tormented feelings.  But it was like a switch went off after the event. She walks in and her thoughts turn cold. Granted, that’s a dragon for you. But not her, she was supposed to be different. She was the exception. But the author made fools of us all. She isn’t different.
And frankly, I have a hard time swallowing reading the next book. The only thing that makes me want to read is the title of the next book. And that means, we will learn the back story to one of the characters. And I feel that character deserves for his story to be told. I’m curious though. Will this series go on and on? Or is this a set trilogy?
One more thing. I forgot to mention this in my Talon review. This book/series has a Divergent feel taking in the paranormal angle and not the dystopian view. We have factions. Instead of the person choosing their own path, this time the “governing body” chooses for you. And that is the conflict. Divergent meant that you were more than just one facet. Here in this story, dragons shouldn’t feel at all, but supposedly they do Riley and Ember at least. Anyway, I could go on. About how this girl thinks her brother would sympathize with her, but instead sympathizes with the “governing body”.  She learns how to fight and be a warrior. Etc. Etc. You get my point.
Audio Review
Caitlin Davies did a great job narrating Ember’s parts. MacLeod Andrews, Chris Patton, and newly added Tristan Morris also did great jobs narrating Garret, Riley, Dante.
My book boyfriend is Garett. But I’ll give you Riley. So here is Riley.

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1 comment:

  1. I loved your reaview and kind of agree with you about the end. Except that the epilogue was awesomeee. And there are going to be 5 books in this saga.