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Being permanently based in a local New York City high school as an undercover operative has its moments, good and bad, for 16-year-old safecracker Maggie Silver.

Pros: More quality time with her former mark-turned-boyfriend Jesse Oliver and insanely cool best friend, Roux.
Getting to spend quality time with her semi-retired and international spy honorary uncle, Angelo.

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Walker Childrens (first published January 1st 2014)
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Robin (Bridge Four)
The first book in this series was better and a little more fun than this book but I still really enjoyed being in a Young Adult book again with actual Young Adults and not characters that do things that 30 year old characters would do.

First this book has actual parents in it. I KNOW!!! A young adult book where the parents aren’t mysteriously absent the entire book or the MC is lying to them constantly, thank you. Maggie is a Spy her parents are spies and that does lead to some issues but she tre
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Keertana
I honestly didn't expect to fall in love with this series as much as I did. I tend to gravitate towards darker contemporary fiction featuring teens on the cusp of adulthood and yet, Benway's entertaining spy thrillers have managed to establish their own niche in my heart. In Going Rogue, Maggie, a safecracker whose life has been spent working for a spy agency known as the Collective, has finally settled down for the first time in her life. She's been in New York City for nearly a year now, spend ...more
Jeff Raymond
I don't know what it is about teen spy novels that grab me, but I think I'll probably give anything in the genre a shot.

Going Rogue is the sequel to Also Known As, a book I liked a lot but didn't outright love. In the first book, our heroine is on her first spy adventure, and it ends up being a better Heist Society even though the true espionage-style story was lacking to a point. Going Rogue definitely turns up the energy a bit, with a broader conspiracy and an actual need to use spy skills for
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Jaime Arkin
This review will encompass book 1 & 2 so some spoilers ahead!

So basically the Also Known As Series is now one of my favorites. I don’t even know why I waited so long to read these, but I’m glad I finally found the time.

At the ripe old age of 16 Maggie Silver is a seasoned International spy…. Yes, I said spy. She and her parents are part of a group called The Collective and they do what they need to do to keep the world safe. Her mom is a master hacker, her father a connoisseur of languages
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Jen
May 15, 2014 Jen added it
Shelves: netgalley, jan-2014
Beware: spoilers for book one, most of which are in the book description anyway. But just warning you….

I was thinking back to those things I loved about Also Known As, which was the first book in this series. Here goes: 1) watching Maggie attend high school for the first time. 2) watching Maggie fall for Jesse but not be able to tell him that she's a spy AND spying on his family. 3) Maggie having to hide the spy thing from everyone, including her new BFF, Roux. 4) Her new BFF, Roux

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Danielle (Love at First Page)
Last year Also Known As took me completely by surprise with its adorable cast of characters, laugh out loud charm, and all around fluffy goodness. We watched as Maggie stumbled her way through school and relationships for the first time, trying to learn how a spy can also be a normal teenage girl. In Going Rouge, she finds herself in the opposite situation: how a teenager can still be a successful spy. The gang (including Jesse, Roux, her parents, and her esteemed mentor Angelo) are of course ba ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I fell in love with Benway's writing after reading Also Known As, it was such a fun read. When I saw Going Rogue I snatched it up because I knew it was going to be another great read and I was really looking forward to jumping right back into Maggie's world full of espionage, adventure and even a little danger.

This was exactly what I needed when I needed it. Something fun and exciting with great characters, a little romance, a whole lot of spy action, and laugh out loud moments. I wasn't prepar
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Julie Covington
Hmmmmm. It's fine but not near as good as the first.
Danielle
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I’m really glad I gave this series a second chance.

I liked Also Known As, (really!) but my main issue with it was a lack of actual espionage. There was a botched job at the newspaper owner’s house and the big conclusion, but for the most part the first book is about interpersonal relationships. Friendship, romance, letting your teen leave the nest...typical high school stuff. And I thought it suffered for that.

Have no fear, Going Rogue
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Maggie
4.25 stars

Robin Benway is the master of writing smart, thoughtful books that you don’t even realize are smart or thoughtful because you’re having so much fun reading them. It’s been well established that I loved Also Known As, 50% because it’s a great book and 50% because the main character’s name is Maggie and I’m happy to say that I loved Going Rogue just as much, if not more, then I loved Also Known As.

Because I didn’t think Also Known As needed a sequel I was slightly worried going into this
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Snsrose
I started out with liking this book to ABSOLUTELY loving it. The characters were awesome, and there a mix of comedy, action, suspense, and other elements of good, creative writing to make a great story.

I liked the first book,but I LOVED this sequel to it. Also Known As, the first book, earned an applause from me, but Going Rogue received a standing ovation. I found it more interesting due to the increased involvement of Maggie's friends in her life spy-wise, as well as more frequent suspense an
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Stephanie A.
I was sure there was no way the sequel could be as exciting as the first book. NOPE. WRONG. Every bit as much action and adventure, if not more. It also continues its adorable G-rated romance with barely a blip, so there's that factor of awesome to consider too.
Marla Mei
3.5 stars!

I take back my previous statuses regarding this book. I actually almost dnfed this and I'm so glad I picked this up again and gave this a second chance.
The first book is undoubtedly much better but I still enjoyed reading this very much. Still very full of snark and witty banters. Maggie and Jesse were so cute. I ship them so much it hurts. And Roux.. I want Roux for a BFF.
Paulina Romero
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I might have given Going Rogue the same amount of stars as I gave its predecessor, Also Known As, but it was for entirely different reasons. I know a lot of people are awaiting anxiously to hear if there will be a third installment to the series. I can only hope that, if there is, Benway will manage to combine the aspects that I loved from the first two, and get rid of those I did not. Maybe it is too impossible, but a girl can wish, right
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WJ
I'm left feeling rather disappointed by Going Rogue. Maybe it's because of how much I enjoyed, Also Known As or maybe it's just because the plot seems rather disjointed in this follow-up but I just didn't like this book as much as the earlier one. I feel like Robin Benway has lost the plot a little, even though I still love the characters (especially Maggie!).

In Going Rogue, Maggie's learning to be an ordinary girl. Having been nothing else but the expert safe-cracker her whole life, Maggie is n
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Lisa (Lost in Literature)
After finding out that Robin Benway narrated her own audiobooks, I knew I had to try it with this one. There’s just something about an author reading their own book. You just KNOW you’re going to get all of the emotion for each character exactly how the author originally meant it to be read. And Benway did a fantastic job of writing AND narrating this book. I really enjoyed it!

In Also Known As we met this group of characters, and I instantly felt connected to most… especially Roux. She was a fan
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Angela
If this were rated by my earlier self, I would've definitely given it five stars. even though I loved this book A LOT, it didn't really change my life or was particularly influential in any way. It was just extremely cute, hilarious, and a generally feel-good type of book.

Wow, I love me some spring break. TWO WEEKS OF FREEDOM. I seriously need to catch up on reading. Going Rogue was the only thing that made Vancouver's rain bearable. I mean, how long does it have to rain for it to stop. Please
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Alexa
Going Rogue is, without a doubt, one of the most fun novels I've had the pleasure of reading. It made me laugh, kept me on the edge of my seat, gave me new characters to be friends with to like, and made me fall harder for the characters I already knew. It really surprises me how much I fell in love with this sequel!

Honestly, I found Going Rogue a lot more thrilling and entertaining to read than Also Known As. While I liked Also Known As, it didn't quite inspire the affection and adoration I pos
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Kathy Martin
Maggie Silver is a retired seventeen-year-old spy living in New York with her parents and going to high school. She has a boyfriend named Jesse who started out as her mark and a best friend named Roux who is the quintessential poor little rich girl. Things should be settling down after the adventures in ALSO KNOW AS and they are getting quieter but Maggie is bored. She misses the adrenaline that working as a spy gave her.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, Maggie is pulled out of her brief retirement
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EParkinson
Maggie Silver, seventeen year old international safe-cracker, has finally settled into a “normal” life in Manhattan. She has a best friend, Roux, a boyfriend, Jesse Oliver, and is thinking about her future (and the SATs) when her parents are accused of stealing from the Collective, the international spy/Robin Hood-ian organization they have devoted their lives to. With her parents under suspicion, it is up to Maggie to figure out who is framing her family and bring them down without anyone findi ...more
Valérie Carreau
Mon avis: Après avoir adoré le 1er tome je me suis replongée avec plaisir dans le second volet de cette série d'espionnage pour adolescents. Les ingrédients du tome 1 sont toujours là, avec une pointe d'action et de mystère en plus, et j'ai tout simplement adoré

Du coté de l'histoire: Cette fois-ci Maggie fait une pause dans sa vie d'espionne. Alors qu'elle s’apprête à passer un agréable été avec ses amis , elle est contrainte de se remettre à la tache pour sauver la réputation de ses parents,
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Marina
So, lots of stuff happening. Honestly, more adventures and darker themes in this one than the previous one. Maggie is still pretty cool, though a bit more angsty, Roux is still pretty crazy, though a bit more angsty, and Jessie, while cute and all, has become kind of 2D. When I read about Maggie researching Jessie in the first book, about his Facebook profile and what he's done, I thought "huh, it's a human being, not just a "Prince Charming" plush doll that says sweet things that make me wish I ...more
Ryebrynn
That was perfection.
Hannah Cobb
Maggie Silver is back with more espionage, safe cracking, and James-Bond-like illicit high jinks in book two of the of Also Known As series. Maggie has a chance at an almost normal high school life--her sarcastic new best friend Roux, her ex-mark-turned-boyfriend Jesse, and a family that is finally staying in one place for a while.
Then the Collective--the spy agency Maggie once worked for--turns on Maggie's family, and Maggie goes rogue to try to clear her parents' names. When the Collective tri
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Ally
Note: Robin Benway is too cheesy for her own good. This book is full of the silliest and craziest adventures, not to mention the new romance for Maggie's best friend, Roux. Still, I think this spy series needs to turn a little more serious. Yes, the stakes are higher. Yes, most spy books have people getting killed (like Ally Carter's series). Still, I have high hopes the next sequels will take on a darker tone.

Still, if you prefer a lighter, more hilarious, spy thriller, then I guess this is you
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Jaymie
Jul 24, 2015 Jaymie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gallagher Girls fans
Shelves: 4-stars
This is the second and last book of the Also Known As series and I gotta say, I’m kind of disappointed there are not more. Maggie and her friends make me happy. They have the right amount of chemistry between each of them to keep their banter light and witty, while also keeping the “deep” and “emotional” stuff believable. Not that there is much deep and emotional stuff, except maybe Roux’s situation. But overall the subject of family and friends is always one that I can get on board with. I thin ...more
Céline Meg
http://megworld.over-blog.com/article...

J'avais bien apprécié le premier tome de "La pire mission de ma vie" et j'étais curieuse de découvrir la suite des aventures de Maggie. Globalement, j'ai trouvé ce second tome sympathique mais en dessous du premier. Il est plus axé "espionnage" mais du coup, l'humour, qui faisait la force du premier, est moins présent. Je remercie Samia et les éditions Nathan pour cette lecture.

Après le fiasco de la dernière, Maggie a abandonné les missions top-secrètes.
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MissLittleBookAddict-YA
Going Rogue Nice thing about the author writing a second book, thus making this a series, is that one or a few of my complaints about the first book are handled! Go Robin, that is fantastic as an author.
For full review go here http://misslittlebookaddict.blogspot....

Another great plus Going Rogue is that Roux got a much larger part and she got a love interest! Again, I like Roux's romance much more than Maggie and Jesse's but I will totally admit, Maggie and Jesse's relationship got a bump up i
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