Rogue by Rachel Vincent

Rogue is the second book in the new hit series by Rachel Vincent starring Faythe Adams, the feisty werecat who made her debut in Stray. In this book things are not much different for our protagonist. She’s still feeling controlled by her circumstances, getting into trouble with her mouth, and fighting with her love interest Marc over whether or not they will stay together. However, I am happy to report Faythe is finally learning some diplomacy and getting along better with her mom. It seems as if the author is pushing her to finally grow up and quit whining, and to take responsibility for the circumstances surrounding her life and actions. Boy, does that theme ever come into play in this book. When a bunch of strays turn up dead all over the pride’s territory, it is up to Faythe and Marc to not only gather the bodies, but try and figure out who, or better yet what, is taking them down.

While they are investigating, she starts to get a series of disturbing phone calls from her old college flame that degenerate into an all-out hostile meltdown on his part. It seems Faythe may have scratched the surface of something without knowing it. Unfortunately everybody in the pride is about to pay for her mistake. Just when it seems she won’t catch a break, things take a turn for the better in the investigation, but the fallout from the whole scene leaves her relationship up in the air again.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Stray, yet for some reason had a harder time getting engaged in this storyline and it took me several days to read it. There was a lot of action, good sex scenes and a solid plot, though parts of it were still a little tedious. Personally, I think it is just growing pains of the series and Faythe herself. I am sure it will smooth out in the third book, Pride, which is due out anytime now. I would still absolutely recommend this book to all of you. When all is said and done, I really did enjoy the book overall and I am looking forward to following the series.

Be sure to read these books in order, as they aren’t really standalone friendly, and you will need the back story to appreciate the storyline in this one. Once you’ve read Rogue, please come and share your thoughts on the book. I would love to hear your opinions.

Book Stats:

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Mira Books (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778325555
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778325550

To purchase a print copy of Rogue click here.

Books in Werecats series in the order they should be read:
Stray
Rogue
Pride
Prey

Rogue is the second book in the new hit series by Rachel Vincent starring Faythe Adams, the feisty werecat who made her debut in Stray. In this book things are not much different for our protagonist. She’s still feeling controlled by her circumstances, getting into trouble with her mouth, and fighting with her love interest …

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About Rachel

The Bitten by Books founder Rachel Smith is an avid reader and has been since the early 70′s. She enjoys primarily paranormal fiction, but can occasionally be caught reading non-fiction, chic lit or books on esoteric subjects. When not reviewing books you can find her blogging about her favorite products at Weird Stuff In My Desk, creating jewelry at her other business A Charming Time or peddling nail polish (her other passion) at http://patroozie.com. Rachel has worked as a spiritual counselor and teacher for many years. When not reading or hanging out online this Pacific Northwest native enjoys spending time with her husband and playing with her pack of ferocious dogs and listening to music.

11 comments

  1. This book made me cry. I got into right away though because I was hoping Faythe had grown from the last book. The moments between she and her father and she and her mother were so well done! And what she and Marc go through… well that was just author genius. :)

  2. I have a copy of Stray on its way and I bought Rogue so that I could get it autographed by Rachel when I went to the RT book fair. I am really looking forward to reading this series.

  3. I enjoyed the twist on Faythe’s past coming up to….. er bite her back! It was an interesting twist that I wasn’t expecting, but truly enjoyed!I have enjoyed the series so far, and enjoy Ms. Vincents take on family and pride, lol, in all senses of the word!

  4. I hadn’t thought I would like this more than I liked ‘Stray’.

    I was wrong.

    I love being wrong. ;)

  5. I love it when there are several books of a particular series out because I hate waiting. I’m also glad that this book is as good as the first and that the characters appear to evolve because I like it when characters grow. Otherwise, it’s kinda boring…and irritating. ^_^

  6. It is just too much to ask a girl to clean up dead bodies. And old boyfriends can be so annoying.

  7. This book was a hoot! I love all of the twists and turns that Rachel Vincent offers! I agree that these are not stand alone books. This is definitely a series that should be read in order, since each book leads into the next!

  8. I enjoyed Rogue just as much as I did Stray. I love the deepening of the relationship with Marc, as well as the angst that goes along with it. I love that the suspense and action don’t take a back seat to the emotional developments, but go right along with them. I did not expect the twists and turns of this plot and really loved it!

  9. This story gave us another side of Faythe and was another favorite.

  10. Shelley aka spgirls

    I too enjoyed this story. It was action packed and Faythe did do some growing up which was great. Now in saying that she still has quite a ways to go and I for one am looking forward to reading about it in the future. I cracked up at the way Faythe speaks or acts before thinking and I bet that’s going to be the hardest thing for her to break. Rogue is a great book! Great series so far!!!

  11. I thought that this was really an incredible sequel, especially since sequels, in general, don’t reach the same level of expectation that the first book developed.
    I really love Rogue, though!

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