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Rogue (Talon #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  9,479 Ratings  ·  1,144 Reviews
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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
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Amanda Personally, I think that Rogue was a little bit boring towards the end. Just an opinion. . .

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Natalie Monroe
3.5 stars

You're free to go, The Infinite Sea... Hello, Rogue! Please, take a seat.

Your blood results are in and I'm afraid you have an abnormally high amount of hormones in your system.

What? Oh no, of course it's not fatal! They're like germs, in a way. Every YA book has some. They're healthy in small amounts. But yours are beginning to distract from your body's main purpose, which is plot.

"Riley refused to have me and Garrett in the back by ourselves, Garett wouldn't leave me alone with Rile
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

Book 1 : Talon ✬✬✬✬ (3.5)

BR with the amazing Garret's Pimp, Chelsea (click to read her review) ♥

Actual rating : 2.5 stars

Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the Dragoooooon Gaaame! Please welcome the fighters, I said PLEASE WELCOME THE FIGHTERS, Talon and Rooooooogue!

► I can't deny that this sequel is action-packed, and that's why my rating isn't lower. Moreover, we learn more about both Talon (via Dante's and Cobalt's POV) and Riley's rogue organization. Secrets societies people! You've being
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
Buddy read with my wonderful and fiery Anna

It was our job to find and kill as many of the monsters as we could, in the hopes that one day, we could push their numbers over the brink and firmly into extinction where they belonged.
That was what I'd once believed. Until I met her.

Bawling sick upset emotional dying a slow and painful death.... Yeah. So....Is it weird if I'm not okay? This one....wasn't one of those books that I would say out-shined it's predecessor in any way, shape, or form. Norm
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin




And that is only because I wanted to smack a few people for being stupid. It's like, what are you thinking?!

I very much enjoyed that we got to see more dragon action than we did in the first book. I loved the first book better though. But we did get more dragon action :-) I know I said that, but dragon action is always cool!

I even stopped being mad at Ember when she got her dragon on. I mean come on. How can you not love getting your dragon on!


Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
Jul 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink by: Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
UGH. 3.5 stars. I might change my rating to 4 stars but right now...I am peeved and I need to vent.


Because this is another Kiss of Deception series where you fall in love with BOTH OF THE SHIPS and there is nothing you can do about it except sit there and get your heart broken.


And... I know I got attached to the losing ship. Don't get me wrong.. I love the ship that is inevitably endgame.. but UGHHHH the other ship just had to be so darned heated and intense. Whyyyy write
Dannii Elle
Actual rating 3.5 stars

"This is still a war, but we aren't just fighting one side anymore."

This such a superior installment to the Talon trilogy, in comparison to the first book. The writing felt vastly more mature and all the characters had grown and, therefore, felt more relatable. There were also additional flashback scenes that helped me understand the modern day Talon organisation and some of the characters motives in their attempt at its destruction. It was the plot that had really seen th
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this series. The only thing I dislike is Ember's naivety about Dante, but I it seems to be clearing up now. Hopefully! Going to start Soldier now to prepare for Legion!
Kiki Rizky Agustina
Apr 26, 2014 marked it as to-read
! ! ! ! !

That's insane~

Maybe by the time the fifth installment comes out, I'd probably be married and a mother of...

Aly's Bookish Wonderland
To read the full review, click HERE!

“What I’m trying to say, if you’re going to stand against Talon, you have to do whatever it takes to stay alive.”

Rogue picks up directly where Talon left off. After the fight at Crescent Beach, Ember and a very reluctant Riley are on their way to break out Garrett from the St. George western chapter-house, where he’s being held prisoner for treason after he helped the dragons escape.

Now, not only do they have St. George on their back, but they also have Talo
The Empire of Books
Toll! ♥ Noch besser als Band 1 :)
Courtney (librarycutie)
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

Let me start off by saying I've been in a huge book slump for going on 3 weeks and I am thrilled that Rogue had go me out of it. I read the majority of it in 2 days. I LOVED this book! It was definitely better than Talon, the first book in the series.

As I mentioned in my review for Talon, Dragons excite me! I just love the idea of this series, An organization of Dragons, rogue dragons, humans in the dragon organization, dragon slayers, and even rogue dragon slayers! Oh
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
The best thing about Julie Kagawa is that she can get away with almost everything. She put us through hell so many times – just think of that cliffhanger in The Eternity Cure – and still we keep coming back for more.

The very simple truth is that I liked Rogue more than Talon. The first read like light contemporary YA at times, what with all the surfing, parties and teens hanging out. It’s true that we needed to really see Ember as part human in order to understand her struggles, but it’s also t
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AH, so good! Loooved this sequel! Something totally rare has happened and I have no idea whose team I'm on in this love triangle... I love Riley & Garret both for different reasons and have no idea who I want Ember to end up with! Can't wait for book three!
Noha Badawi
Holy mother cliffhanger.
tbh, I didn't see it coming.

Rogue picks off right where book 1 ended. Which is great because it doesn't cause any confusion plot related or anything; it's like you turned the page at the end of Talon
This installment was an action-packed, thrilling and even more insightful on 'Talon' background; need to find out more about the 'St. George Order' though.

I have to make a point on the fact that Julie Kagawa - in my opinion - plays it right with the love triangle that was hi
Portia Lynn (itsportiasbooks)
This was extremely aggravating. Infuriating at times.

I mean, in the middle I got a little bored, but I kept going. By the end I was so angry I was literally growling out loud at the book.

First, I hate Cobalt. Riley. Whatever you want to call him. Every time he opened his mouth or we were reading from his perspective I wanted to punch something. He is so annoying. Like, just SHUT THE HELL UP, RILEY! Go away.

Second, Ember is an idiot. Though this may be a side effect of an ATROCIOUS LOVE TRIANGL
WrensReads Review:

This is so boring and flat. The characters are one dimensional. Hormones are everywhere and not in the good way. I just can't go on with this series. I don't enjoy it. And I am actually pretty bummed about it because I love the idea.

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Tina ♥ Bookaholic
Fertig *yeah* - 1, 5 Punkte - leider enttäuschend :(


Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Ich habe es schon gesagt und ich wiederhole mich noch einmal: ich bin ein bekennender Julie Kagawa-Fan, und ich liebe ihre Feen- oder ihre Vampirreihe. <3 Aber hier mit den Drachen hapert es für mich leider gewaltig. Die Handlung, die Figuren, die Sichtweise-Wechsel funktionieren partout nicht für mich und das macht mich wahnsinnig. Aber fangen wir am besten von vorne an: Mit de
Colleen Houck
Loved this one even more than the first. Missed the ocean but loved Vegas! The old dragon nesting in Vegas is fascinating. Hope to see him again. He's so cool! Started Soldier immediately. Need to know what happens next. Really like this series a lot. If you love dragons like I do you absolutely have to pick this one up.
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
Even though Talon wasn't the high fantasy story about dragons that I was expecting last year, I still liked it a lot. That may be one of the reasons I liked it since I struggle with high fantasy. It did read more like a contemporary with a few fantasy aspects weaved into the story. This time, the story delves more into the fantasy side and we get to learn more about the world of dragons and the dragons themselves make a much bigger impact on the story. The longer this series goes on, the more dr ...more
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's true, I wasn't the biggest fan of the first book, Talon. I thought it was a promising start but my overall expectations regarding world building, specially for one of Kagawa's books was a bit of a let down. However, this second instalment, Rogue, was much better. More action, more answers and a lot more romantic entanglements that I found quite entertaining. I can see the bigger picture now, see how things are playing out. How certain aspects of the characters and different organizations ar ...more
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I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This is no way impacted in my view.

Rogue picked up right after the events of Talon, and I loved the way we dove straight into the action. In this book we were lucky to have the opportunity to see into the minds of four characters: Ember, Garret, Dante, and Riley. I really enjoyed the differing PoV's, though my favourite still remain Ember's and Garret's (who are by far my favourite characters in g
Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
Cosa rovina Rogue, che è decisamente migliore di Talon in fatto di trama e azione?

*momento suspence*

Si, avete indovinato, la risposta esatta è Il triangolo amoroso.

meh gifs photo: dean's lips bored spndeansmouth.gif

I 3 pseudo innamorati sono:
- Ember, un drago sedicenne che sembra possedere il cervello di una bambina di 8 anni. Passa dalle braccia di un pretendente all'altro nel giro di poche righe. Sta cosa della scissione tra la Ember umana e il suo drago non l'ho ancora capita, una vuole saltare addosso a Riley mentre l'altra è mezza innamora
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Fitting
Rating: PG-13
Thumbs Up: 3.5
Overall: Ending sucked eggs
Characters: Well Written
Plot: The story behind the blue dragon
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Probably
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Garret (but I’m going to give you Riley)

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
My rating is pure emotional. The ending sucked eggs and for that reason, I dropped off a star. Sorry. When I’m passionate, I take it out on my rating. It wasn’t a bad book. In fact, everything is plausible. That does
Book Fawns
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favorites
Book Fawns Rating: 5/5

(From our instagram: bookfawns)

First let's take a moment to breathe in the cover of Rogue *sighs* it's PERFECT.

Dragons, love, a perfect heroin and super cute guys, what more could you ask for? We absolutely loved and enjoyed Talon, it was one of our favourite reads of last year as it was one of the first novels that had us introduced to the idea of dragons.

Julie Kagawa did an incredible job in Rogue and it showed the character development through Ember as she journeys he
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Dragons, war, betrayal, and so much more….seriously epic tale of Ember, Dante, Garrett and Cobalt/Riley.

Opening Sentence: “I stood before a silent, watchful table, six pairs of eyes on me, keen gazes ranging from suspicious to appraising as we waited for the charges to be declared.”

The Review:

Ember, Garrett, Dante and Cobalt/Riley are back in book 2 shortly after the epicness of book one ends. From this point forth if you haven’t read Talon
C.G. Drews
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh THIS BOOK. So, the truth of the matter is I really really absolutely seriously love dragons. So I'm already biased to love this book. AND I DO. I think Talon was better. (So if you loathed Talon, don't even try this one.) But I still loved the action, the attitudes, the sly wit, and the draaaaagons. DID I MENTION I LOVE DRAGONS?


So this book literally takes off where the last one ended. Garett is about to be executed. Riley/Cobalt is being tough and grumpy (he prob
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book better than Talon, but the characters still bugged me a bit, especially Riley. I really wanted to slap him a few times (okay, more than a few times.) Ember too, as she still carries an awful lot of those stereotypical YA leads traits.

Plus, there’s this awful love triangle, which again carries basically every trait YA books have - the bad and the good guys, the boys both hate each other, the girl is torn between them, yada yada yada. So typical! And annoying.

I think the best
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Tilly Booth
Apr 08, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Rogue, the second book in the Talon series was a let down for me. When I finished Talon I was really hoping that the second book would be even better. I was hoping for more badass dragons, more drama, and just more in general but if anything, it lacked all of those things.

Rogue was predictable. I knew what was going to happen at the end of this book as soon as I begun it. The characters predictable. I don't feel like there's any huge love connections in this book even though Ember has two guys
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