Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 2015
Synopsis on Goodreads:
Deserter. Traitor. Rogue. 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 death warrant. Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order’s headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember’s own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George. A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day…or start an all-out war?
I can’t say that I loved Kagawa’s book 2, Rogue, but I still really enjoyed the second instalment in the Talon series. Without spoiling anything, I’ll give you a brief review of my thoughts on the novel. We see our heroine, Ember, take some pretty big steps and make some very life-changing decisions in this book. She really takes her new life by the horns, embracing everything that the Rogue has offered. There’s a lot of growth in Ember between book one and over the course of this novel. I really liked seeing her become a more informed, autonomous character, even more so than she was is Talon. There’s a lot more at stake in this book and this means an increase in the story’s intensity. It’s a quick story and will have your heart in your throat!