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Rogue Heart

(Rebel Seoul #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  23 reviews
NEO BEIJING, 2201. Two years after the Battle of Neo Seoul, eighteen-year-old telepath Ama works by day in a cafe and moonlights as a lounge singer in a smoky bar at night. She’s anonymous, she’s safe from the seemingly never-ending war, and that’s how she’d like to stay. But then PHNX, a resistance group specializing in espionage and covert missions, approaches her with a ...more
Published October 8th 2019 by Tu Books
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Sam Welboren You don't have to read the first book, but I would strongly suggest you read the first book. The narrator of this book is a different character than t…moreYou don't have to read the first book, but I would strongly suggest you read the first book. The narrator of this book is a different character than the narrator of the first book.(less)
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after like two years of emotional pining over Alex and Ama from Rebel Seoul....this book just decided to deliver the most pitch-perfect concoction of everything I adore from kdramas in the form of this innocent looking book. THE ANGST LEVELS IN THIS

also [redacted spoilery name] is like favorite favorite character and really took me by my surprise how much I fell in love as literally he's my favorite archetype in fiction ever. probably.

anyway, fans of the first book definitely will not be disap
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Rebel Seoul was my top read of 2017!! So when I heard there was a companion novel / sequel I knew I had to read Rogue Heart, especially if it shed light on what happened between Ama and Alex!! I am always on the lookout for books set in Asia and this series fits the bill.

Rogue Heart as a title does speak to the romance in the book. It's not a bad title... but I would have loved to continue the location titles... Rebel Seoul... Rogue Bei
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

For fans of Rebel Seoul, let me just start this off by saying you have to read Rogue Heart - it will soothe your soul. Although Rogue Heart is full of all the angst! What I adored about Rogue Heart is a combination of the detailed science fiction world and the characters. It's been so long since I read a science fiction world in the psuedo future. I'm such a sucker for technology! Oh d
Axie Oh does it again with another scintillating spi-fi tale that spans time and dimensions. Set two years after the events of REBEL SOUL (which you can find my glowing review over here:), ROGUE HEART returns us back to a technologically-advanced future and beloved characters that are still alive, against all odds. With Oh’s beautiful writing and complex characters, ROGUE HEART is an adventure that will capture readers’ hearts and souls as we follow the adventure of Ama and her path back to just ...more
michelle (magical reads)
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.75 stars

POETIC CINEMA and YES. I AM crying rn!! the angst was Too Much and I will not be able to stop thinking about this book for quite a while
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Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, dystopian, sci-fi
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I enjoyed Rogue Heart as much as the previous book, Rebel Seoul. Although the focus here is more on cloak-and-dagger machinations rather than mecha battles, these very anime-inspired characters are just so much fun to follow. In the first book, we followed Jaewon as he becomes close to experimental test subject Tera. In this book, we follow fellow supersoldier test subject Ama as she attempts to hide from the authorit
Jul 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Ama is a lovely heroine—sensitive, capable, a romanticist—and Alex and Tsuko are deliciously complex, though ROGUE HEART's climax was not afforded adequate page space or drama. Underrated, and recommended.

My fan cast (it's my first)!

Wang Yu as Ama
I do apologize as I failed to find a Chinese idol and/or actress who's currently 18 years old—yet I do believe Wang Yu embodies Ama?

SKZ's Hwang Hyunjin as Alex, 20, 179 cm (1 cm away from Alex's 180!)
Laura (bbliophile)
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: yarc2019
I'm so blown away by how much I loved this, wow
Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
Oh man, I'm so ready for this book! The first book was like coming home, so I can only imagine how this one will make me feel and I'm SO EXCITED!

Also, can we talk about how gorgeous that cover is?!

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K.E. Radke
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes the path you want and the path you need will get you to the same place, you just needed a detour and a little guidance from someone who believes in you.

Ama has choices to make and when she gets in too deep as a spy she thinks it'll help her move on. The future is within her grasp until the past catches up to her and she has to decide to stay on her path or betray everyone and everything she's been fighting for.
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A story about love surviving like a weed in the most inhospitable circumstances - I adored this!!
Liz Friend
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
The story: Two years after the battle of Neo Seoul, Ama (now living secretly in Neo Beijing) is discovered and recruited by PHNX, a group aiming to bring down the Neo Alliance. While she wants to help with their infiltration mission by using her telepathic powers, she also wants to put her feelings for Alex, the pride of the Alliance war force, to rest. Can she control the minds of those around her to see her in a different way? More importantly...can she control her own feelings for Alex long e ...more
Rich in Color
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review copy: Purchased

I was looking forward to getting back into the world Axie Oh built in Rebel Seoul, and I am delighted to say it’s just as much fun as I remember. This time around, Ama is our narrator, with Jaewon and Tera only showing up as supporting characters in the second half. I’m happy to report that Ama is just as engaging a narrator as Jaewon was. Due to the mental powers granted to Ama by the Amaterasu project, Rogue Heart ends up being more of a spy novel compared to Rebel Seoul’
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
** I read an advance reader copy of this book. **

This was very enjoyable. Dystopian government, super-powered individuals, characters who are neither good nor evil, only human. These are some of my favorite elements to find in books and they are all present in this story. I haven't read the previous book (billed as a companion novel so I assume it's okay to read them out of order) but I definitely want to after finishing 'Rogue Heart'. I want to know more about the characters, more about the wor
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you were a fan of Rebel Seoul then you 100% need to pick this book up. This Si-Fi world is one I loved going back to. Everything is so interesting! And I love the characters so much. It was exciting to get to see them after the events of Rebel Seoul.

This book felt very political because Ama was recruited by a rebel faction. She has to infiltrate the alliance and discover all their secrets. Thats where she sees Alix! He's a trainee for the alliance and he seems perfectly happy. Oh the drama. A
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having never read the first book, Rebel Seoul, I thought I was going to take a while to catch up with what happened in the first book, but Rogue Heart can be read as a standalone companion. Ama and Alex and Tera and Jaewon were all such great characters, and while I might have missed the Jaewon and Tera couple from the first book, I still can say that I really liked reading about Ama and Alex. Although I would have liked to have had more insight into their feelings (and the ending felt rushed, l ...more
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really love Ama's world, and this was a very satisfying conclusion to the story started in Rebel Seoul. It's got all sorts of things I would have loved as a teen, from mech fights to seekrit spies to glittering tech filled sci-fi cities. It was also just really nice to read a YA book I actually wanted to read instead of one I felt like I had to read. ...more
Craig Fee
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
IT WAS AWESOMMMME! It had it all. Romance. Giant Robots. SUPER POWERS. You get all the excitement from seeing the characters from the last book as well as amazing new ones! Gayoung and Giwoo are some new aces that get introduced and theyre super badass. The best part is seeing Ama grow as a person. It was an awesome read full of action and romance and conflicts both internal and external! You should definitely read it. Like now.
John Clark
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't read Rebel Seoul, but after finishing this book, I don't feel I lost much by not doing so. That's not a criticism, but a compliment to this one. It has great characters, plenty of action and intrigue, a well built world structure, particularly in terms of the geopolitics, and a dandy ending. I thoroughly enjoyed it. School and public libraries catering to teens who like an intelligent science fiction novel would do well to consider this one.
Jon Chaisson
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fast and fun companion novel to Rebel Seoul!
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Much like its predecessor, Rogue Heart has its moments, but is mostly flat and shallow.

The world was not developed in book 1, and Rogue Heart does little to remedy that. There is no explanation given for things. What is this interface that keeps being mentioned? You can't add advanced technology and not explain to your readers what it is and how it works.

The characterization is the worst part, though. Ama has the most character development in this story, but everyone else comes across as flat,
Loved this 2nd book----Ama, Alex, PHNX, Jaewon, Tera, Su, and many more great characters. Ama begins the story and likes where she is working with a family who really cares about her---since she was made to be a weapon and exploited, this family does not know anything about Ama and accepts her. I loved whenever Ama sung, her voice and songs captured people's hearts (esp Su who faithfully came (he was disguised) to listen to Ama for 2 years). I loved her past romance with Alex and how they "find" ...more
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