Sunday, 3 October 2010

Rogue by Rachel Vincent Review

Summary: (Goodreads)

Okay, so cats don't always land on their feet.

I know that better than most. Since rejoining the Pride, I've made big decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove to my Father, the Pride, and myself. And with murdered toms turning up in our territory, I'm working harder than ever, though I always find a little energy for a little after-hours recreation with Marc, my partner both on - and off - duty.

But not all of my mistakes are behind me. We're beginning to suspect that the dead are connected to a rash of missing human women and that they can all be laid at my feet - two or four, take your pick. And one horrible indiscretion may yet cost me more than I can bear...

If you've read my review for Stray you've probably guessed that I was slightly apprehensive about reading the next book in the Shifters series. 

Still, I decided to give this one a try as I was told it does actually get better and it did. Although, not one of the greatest books I have ever read, Rogue was a vast improvement to Stray.

My main problem with Stray was how intolerable the protagonist Faythe was; she was self-centred, stupid (at times) and pretty much a spoilt brat who didn't own up to her mistakes. It made it really hard to relate to her and sympathise for the mistakes she did happen to make.

Faythe develops a lot throughout Rogue. Even though she still makes a truckload of mistakes she still admits to them and tries to rectify them enabling me to sympathise with her just that little bit more.

Be that as it may, the plot-line was a little bit predictable at times and seemed too similar to the first book in the series.

What I did love about this book though was it's pace. There was always something happening throughout the book whether it was a fight with Marc, investigating another murder or just Faythe getting in trouble again. It was what kept me reading for the most part.

All things considered, Rogue was a thrilling read that was a colossal improvement to book one in the series. Plus, the ending gave me a whole lot of reason to read on. To the next book!!

About the Author: 

A resident of San Antonio, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her office with two black cats (Kaci and Nyx) and her # 1 fan. Rachel is older than she looks—seriously—and younger than she feels, but remains convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan.

My Rating: 7/10

Publisher: Mira   


1 comment:

Wrighton said...

This is a very nice review. I enjoy knowing what you think about the main character, and I like how you tied it back to the previous book. I don't quiter understand the rating system, but it does look more developed then some.
Have a great day.:)