Taste of Tuesday | Rouge by Julie Kagawa


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?


Back in December, I reviewed Talon, which is the first in this new trilogy by Julie Kagawa. She was one of the first authors I added to my Kobo when I first got it nearly six years ago, and I devoured her Iron Fey series. While I haven’t had the chance to read her second series just yet, when I heard she was releasing yet-another teen series, I was intrigued.

Mostly because it was about Dragons, and who doesn’t love them?

Rouge is the second in this particular series and it picks up where Talon finished – Ember and her companion, Cobalt are on the run from The Order of St. George. But there’s a catch, Garrett, the boy who saved Ember from certain death, is now facing his own potential doom for betraying direct orders.

While the previous novel left me feeling quite disappointed with how the series was headed, in terms of writing style and characterization, I am willing to give the second book a shot in hopes that it will improve and level out to what we’ve come to expect from Kagawa as an author.

Check out the post below for a quick Taste of Tuesday summary on ‘Am Ember In The Ashes’ by Sabaa Tahir! Two great book releases in one day, we’re a little spoiled!

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