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December 18th, 2009

December 18th, 2009
08:36 pm


Book review: Rogue
Today's book review is Rogue by Rachel Vincent.

This is the second book in the series that started with Stray.  It's probably reasonably understandable on its own, but events from the first book are referred to without a lot of explanation and the central characters are ongoing.  This episode ends, but it's a major cliffhanger in the overall story arc.

Yes, this is another of these urban fantasy series that there are so many of.  This one is about werecats -- people whose alternate form is a 200 lb. black cat, rather than a wolf -- but it's pretty much a werewolf book.  The magic and the world seem to be fairly internally consistent and believable by the standards of such things.  The werecat society is frustrating but all too believable, and so are the personal relationships and decisions of the main character.  This is a very girly book -- we spend a lot of time worrying about clothes, for instance -- but it still held my attention very tightly.

8 out of 10.  Your mileage may vary.

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