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Going Rogue (Also Known As #2)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  1,178 ratings  ·  198 reviews
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.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Walker Childrens (first published January 1st 2014)
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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
Jen Ryland
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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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
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
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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
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
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
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
Julie Covington
Hmmmmm. It's fine but not near as good as the first.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
Alice Of Wonderland
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
Céline Meg

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.
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.
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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
SIMON Karine
Dans le premier tome, Maggie avait tenté de se faire passer pour une fille normale, pour s’intégrer dans un lycée et approcher sa cible Jesse. Elle était aller de catastrophe en catastrophe, tombant même amoureuse de ce dernier. Elle avait fini par avouer à son petit ami, ainsi qu’à Roux, une jeune fille qui était devenue sa première vraie amie, qu’elle était une espionne.

Dans ce second tome, Maggie est censée avoir la vie ordinaire d’une adolescente. Sa vie tourne donc autour de son petit ami,
Going Rogue brings us back into the crazy world of Maggie Silver, the smart and funny main character we met in Also Known As. The real brilliance of this book is the dialogue. It is fast, witty, and hilarious. All of the characters are smart, which makes it such a fun book to dig into. Maggie is trying to lead a somewhat normal life, but that’s really not possible for her, so she is trying to settle into as normal a life as can be expected. Now that her boyfriend and best friend know her big sec ...more
Jan 24, 2014 kari rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Another fun read from Robin Benway. This time out Maggie goes rogue when the organization she works for begins to target her parents.
This one has more tension as Maggie tries to balance life as a sixteen year old with life as a safecracking secret agent. It is fast paced and edge of your seat action from about halfway through until the end. That isn't to say that the first part isn't good, but the tempo definitely picks up in the second half.
We also get to meet some new characters who add to t
Anna (
Start with book one and you'll gobble these stories up. Already a fan of the series? This one is just as fun as the first! There’s plenty of action, romance, intrigue and international travel. I adored Going Rogue!

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I enjoyed this more than the first one - this was so over the top, but in a fantastic way. Like, if you're going to do a teen spy in a crazy situation - yeah go big or go home.

I also just think this worked better because the world building has been done, so it can focus more on the plot & corrupt organisations etc etc.
*Review of ARC*
*3.5 stars*

Buzzwords: Spies, corruption, love/romance, friendship, safe-cracking, absent parents, trust

Maggie and her friends are back! The Collective has accused Maggie's parents of stealing evidence, and Maggie is determined to help prove them innocent - and, with Jesse and Roux (and Angelo behind the scenes) deal with the corruption in the Collective.

Somehow, despite attempted assassination, theft, and danger, this book was just as cute and light as the last one. Recommended f
I loved her first book in this spy series ALSO KNOWN AS. I happened upon it by chance and am so glad I did. It was such a fun read that I breezed through it in a couple days. Maggie is a sarcastic smart-ass hero who is both naive high schooler and worldly safecracker. It may sound farfetched but who cares? It's a blast to read about her and the story works. I was a little concerned that GOING ROGUE wouldn't live up to my expectations but Benway surprised me yet again. This is more of a spy caper ...more
Second in the series 'Also Known As' was a fun read. Witty banter, fun humor, and all sorts of crazy things 'spy'.
Maggie has retired her life of spying for that of a high school girl... until her parents past arises and makes things beyond complicated. Maggie has to dust off her spy skills and plunge forward into things in order to save her parents and herself from the Collective. It becomes especially complicated as she tries to keep things not only from Roux and Jesse but even from her parent
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“Oh,you love it," I said. "Do you think you love Ames, Roux?"

"I don't think it," she replied as her eyes fluttered shut. "I know it."

"I guess it is that easy." I said to Jesse. "You just know. There's not a lot of explanation.”
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