Review: Rogue by Rachel Vincent

Rogue Rogue by Rachel Vin­cent

My review

rat­ing: 2 of 5 stars
I am offi­cial­ly annoyed. I want some kind of law, or at least an indus­try stan­dard, that requires pub­lish­ers to label any nov­el that does­n’t tie up all its lit­tle plot threads in ONE vol­ume. This is one that would def­i­nite­ly have that label, as we’re left wait­ing Impor­tant Things on the very last page. Blech.

It takes a lot of tal­ent to write good poet­ry, to com­press mean­ing into those few, per­fect words. Writ­ing short sto­ries is, again, some­thing that requires skill, tal­ent, and dis­ci­pline. Nov­els give the author more lee­way, and the best, in my opin­ion, are those that are pared down to the essen­tials. More and more, I see the ser­i­al nov­el as the mark of a very undis­ci­plined writer. I like series, certainly—as long as each vol­ume can stand on its own mer­its, enjoy­able with­out hav­ing to read sev­er­al oth­er books. Ms. Vin­cent is nowhere near that lev­el of pro­fes­sion­al­ism.

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