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Rogue: Untouched: A Marvel Heroines Novel

(Marvel Aconyte Novels)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Rogue’s frightening new mutant powers keep her at arms-length from the world, but two strangers offer a chance to change her life forever, in this exhilarating Marvel Super Hero adventure

Young Rogue’s life is a mess: she’s on her own, working a terrible diner job and hiding from everyone. The powers she has started to develop are terrifying: when your first kiss almost kil
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 4th 2021 by Aconyte
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Mar 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-2021
This is a totally awesome book!! I absolutely adore Rogue!! She has always been one of my favorites and it was fun to get her background story. The writing style is really smooth, which made for a quick read.

The action was really great and I really love some of the powers the mutants have. They are seriously awesome!! Even when they’re using them to do bad things, I was still enthralled. I knew there would be changes to the story from what I know, which is mainly the movies that I have seen. Bu
Briar's Reviews
I was SO PUMPED to see Rogue: Untouched as a book. I am a nerdy comic book fan who can't get enough, so obviously I was going to jump on the bandwagon and pick up a few Marvel superhero books when I get the chance.

Rogue: Untouched was a mysteriously epic novel that re-introduces Rogue - a very famous X-Men member who is also incredibly dangerous. She drains people she touches, so she's one to watch out for. I would argue she's one of the more underrated X-Men (at least in popular culture). I'm g
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]

In hindsight, I was totally the wrong audience for this book, so I won't be rating it.

I know NOTHING about Marvel. Zip. Nada. Zilch. I haven't watched the films or read the comics, and I've no idea who any of the characters are. But I requested this one because a) I like Alisa Kwitney's writing and b) the premise sounded interesting, so I figured this could be my intro to the Marvel world.

But I developed a suspicion pretty quickly that the book wouldn't finish with the romance in the place I
Shawna (SugoiShawn/SugoiReads)
Thank you to Aconyte Books and NetGalley for allowing me to review an advanced reader's copy of this book.

I have been a huge X-Men fan since I was in elementary school. I remember watching all of the movies and watching the animated series before school every morning. Rogue was one of my favorite characters, so as soon as I saw this book on NetGalley, I immediately requested it. Being a book about one of my favorite fictional characters, I had high hopes for this one and I was not let down at a
Katie Clark
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Me: Wouldn’t it be great if there was a new Marvel book series?
Marvel: *Releases Marvel Heroines series*

I loved Alisa Kwitney’s take on Rogue’s personality. Anne Marie (aka Rogue) is one of those characters you’re desperate to learn more about. Her power - absorbing powers, energy and memories - and her fear of the consequences of using it (draining people/making them vulnerable) creates a brilliant conflict which makes her story perfect for the novel medium. I love that this was a
laur gluchie
Feb 23, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I have received a digital Advance Reader’s Copy of this book through NetGalley. This has not affected my rating in any way.
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rogue has been my favorite X-Men character for over 25 years and Romy is my original OTP (One True Pairing.) This is a really delightful new take on our untouchable southern belle and while not exactly comic canon, it combines many "multiverse" retellings throughout the years with it's own unique twist. The moment I began reading it, I instantly heard Lenore Zann's "X-Men: The Animated Series" Rogue in my head (not to mention Chris Potter's Gambit voice... ::swoon::) Even for this die-hard X-fan ...more
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rogue: Untouched is novelization of the origin story of my favorite X-Men. It does take some artistic license and it’s not exactly true to Cannon, but I definitely enjoyed this version of the story. This is when Rogue first discovers her powers and so she is not the bada** that we have come to know and love. She’s a bit down on their luck and just trying to get by when she crosses paths with one of my other favorite X-Men, Gambit. This is before he has joined and he’s running with a rough crowd. ...more
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Aconyte Books in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Being a fan of X-Men I knew Rogue and her powers but within the book it took me a while to discover it was really her. However, I appreciated Rogue's back story on how she was a normal struggling teenage girl and then discovers the strength of her powers almost preventing her from living the teenage lifestyle. Once I read on the story, everyth
Ashley Dang
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A exciting and fun take on Anne-Marie, aka Rogue’s, origin story! The story follows a young Rogue as she still doesn’t realize she has powers and her encounter with our other favorite mutant, Gambit and the mess they find themselves in, not only their feelings, but the literal mutant hunting kind. Rogue takes in Remy after a fight she saves him from and he crashes at her place and soon they find themselves bonding. Too bad Remy has a long list of people after him and he might have failed to ment ...more
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, fiction
I’ve always liked Rogue as a character after seeing her in some of the X-Men films and I think it’s awesome that she gets her own extra chance to shine in her very own book! I love that this is a book based on her and her story, as it brings something different aside from the comics. I do love reading novels about the comic book characters, especially when they’re done well!

This was brilliant and I loved the story. The plot was great and it was so easy to get into from the get go. I quickly warm
Wendi Lee
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This Rogue novel was a lot of fun! This doesn't follow the official X-men canon, but I personally thought that allowed Kiwtney to be more imaginative, and for Rogue to be more of a three-dimensional character. Rogue is a waitress at a diner, and dreaming of a collegiate future at Tulane. Then her paths cross with Remy (who will eventually become Gambit), and Rogue realizes that she isn't just a boring old human, after all!

I was expecting this to be a graphic novel, but honestly, it worked quite
Emma Piper
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Without realising I thought this to be a graphic comic book when I clicked to review. In a way Im glad that it was a traditional book. I personally am not an X-men fan however this made reading this book so much easier. I had no clue on the back stories of the characters and this made this story more enjoyable. I personally think this could become a graphic novel pretty easily.
The story itself was engaging enough that I read 90% in 1 day and proceeded to read the next morning when I woke up. I
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Netgalley for letting me read this book in return for an honest review.

Rogue is my favourite mutant, she has been since I was four years old. Remy has been a close favourite as well which is really good considering he has such a prominent role in this! This book is full of x-men cameos which is great and was when I realised who they were, I was grinning from ear to ear. While I would say there are a few creative liberties (which is to be expected with a book rather than a comic/graphic
Michael Botterill
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
I have been provided with an advance copy of the new Marvel Heroines book Rogue Untouched by Alisa Kwitney, published by Aconyte Books, so here is the honest review I promised in exchange for the book.

So here is an important disclaimer which is always important to put out there first. I have a casual work contact with Asmodee to demonstrate board games for them in stores and at conventions. Asmodee being the parent company of Aconyte the publisher.

I am going to try my best to not let that cloud
Apr 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Aconyte Books and Marvel for providing a ARC in exchange for an honest review.

By far Rogue has always been my favorite member of the X-Men. Southern, sassy and tormented by her powers, I think she is one of the most compelling characters in the comics. Author Alisa Kwitney tackles Rogue as a young woman in Untouched, a new young adult novel in the Marvel Heroines series. When Untouched opens, Anna Marie is a waitress trying to scrape enough money together to apply to Tulane University.
A huge thank you to Aconyte Books and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Rogue has always been one of my favourite characters from X-Men (ever since I saw the X-Men: Evolution cartoon as a child), so when this popped up I was unbelievably excited to get into. I mean, a Rogue origin story? Sign me up!

Rogue: Untouched was a pretty interesting dive into Rogue's character, and had a super intriguing start - starting with a Rogue
Mar 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I’ve always found Rogue to be an interesting X-men character, that is… ever since I first watched the 90’s X-men cartoon. Let’s just say that Rogue: Untouched didn’t disappoint and managed to stay fresh, without rehashing too much of past stories.

The novel is written in simple prose from a first-person perspective, with a good sense of humor. Kwitney’s writing made Rogue more than likable, bringing the character to life more than the recent films did, I would say. Speaking of which- Maybe due to
Elley Murray
Apr 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
I think a lot of my enjoyment of this book comes from a place of deep nostalgia. I kept envisioning Rogue and Gambit ala the 90's X-Men: the Animated Series and the comics from that era, which I love. Would I have liked this book as much if I couldn't hear Rogue's throaty southern sass or Gambit's lazy bayou drawl in my head while I read their dialogue? I'm not sure, but I don't think I would have.

Since I can't go back in time and unlive my forever love of the X-Men, I'll just review this book
Apr 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
I received an advance copy of Rogue: Untouched from Aconyte Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rogue: Untouched follows Anna Marie, AKA Rogue, as she realizes she's a mutant and becomes entangled in the troubles of a handsome stranger. As her involvement in the mutant world deepens, Rogue is forced to come into her own power or risk losing everything.

I really wanted to like this book. I loved a lot of the X-Men movies and TV shows, and Rogue has always been a favourite characte
Mar 19, 2021 rated it liked it
Before we get into the review, I want to say thank you to NetGalley and the publishers over at Aconyte Books for letting me read this one early in exchange for an honest review. In Rogue: Untouched, we get to see Rogue’s origin story told in a completely different way. Rogue discovers her powers late in life at the age of 19 and has to have a little help from a card wielding man she meets at the diner she works at to figure everything out. This book is coming out on May 4th and is available for ...more
Emily Rainsford
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley, 2021
I *really* enjoyed this read!

I admit upfront that I do not have a lot of prior Marvel knowledge. I'm not a huge fangirl. I vaguely remember watching and enjoying X-Men movies many years ago but that's the extent of my experience.

I do know that Rogue was always my favourite (although how much of that is due to her being played by fellow Kiwi Anna Paquin, I'm not sure). So when I saw this gorgeous depiction of her on the cover on Netgalley, I had to give this a try.

This is essentially an origin
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just so you know, all my X-men knowledge comes from First Class/Days of Future Past, a few episodes of the Saturday morning cartoon, and one random trip down a Wikipedia rabbit hole, but I thought this was really fun.

I loved Rogue and the rest of the characters. I know a lot of them are already established from the comics, but I thought Kwitney did a good job making them come to life. I thought Rogue was a really interesting protagonist. The first person POV worked because her voice was so dist
Apr 10, 2021 rated it liked it
Rogue is one of my favorite X-Men characters, and I was very excited to read this novel. I enjoyed the book, but didn't fall in love with this rendition of Rogue. This is a look at her as a young person, unsure of who she is, and trying to get out of her hometown and move on with her life. It's essentially a coming of age story. It could simply be that at my age I don't enjoy that type of story as much as I used to, because I can't pinpoint any one thing that caused me to not love it. The book i ...more
Mar 13, 2021 rated it it was ok
I am well-versed in comics, but rarely read novelizations, and I don't think I should have broke my habit with this book. The situations seemed particularly contrived and unrealistic. In this small Mississippi town, we're expected there to not only be a secret society recruiting mutants, but also an underground slavery trade?

By the nature of Rogue's abilities, she can easily be seen as overpowered, but even for a superhero book, she is a bit too adaptable to be believed. She becomes a little bit
Emmie Rose
Thank you to Aconyte and NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I am a huge fan of Marvel, especially X-Men. Rogue is one of my all time favourite characters so when I saw that there were doing her origin story as part of the new line of books I knew I just had to read it.

Rogue has an amazing, yet heartbreaking origin story and while this is book does change things slightly, it still stuck to a lot of the cannon and I was impressed with how researched t
Mar 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
What would you do if you discovered you couldn't touch somebody without draining them of their strength and their memories? And how much worse would it be if you just met a person that made you want to touch them all the time? As a long-time comic book fan, I've always thought the X-Men character Rogue was very interesting and kind of tragic.

This is probably one of the better novel versions of a comic book I ever read. It started out a little "teen-angst-y", and I almost gave up on it. But I st
Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
I was so excited when I saw I could read this early.

I'm a huge comic book fan, love X-men, and I was just really excited to read a novel about Rogue.

This isn't really a novel about Rogue. It's really more like AU fanfiction to be honest because it picks and chooses when it wants to use. None of it feels like the characters, not even for a second, and just so much of this was plot holes I found myself rolling my eyes. Like how is it that Marie made her boyfriend go into a coma and NO ONE though
Myshara Leta
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have been an X-Men fan for most of my life - I read the original comics and have seen most of the shows and all the movies. One of my favourite characters has always been Rogue, so I was incredibly excited when I received the opportunity to read about her origin story again. Thank you to NetGalley for this opportunity.

I'll quickly mention the one negative thing I noticed about this novel. There were a couple of inconsistencies in the descriptions of some scenes. The example I noted was in Chap
Anna Marie is a waitress at a diner in rural Mississippi with a bad reputation. Everyone blames her for causing the high school's star quarterback to fall into a coma. Even though he recovered, Marie is still the black sheep of the town, was never able to finish high school, and is estranged from her family. Things start to change when a stranger Cajun named Remy shows up at the diner. Marie rescues him from some bullies and takes him to her apartment to recover. Along the way, she discovers tha ...more
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