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