Rogue (The Academy Series Book 2)
Rogue (The Academy Series Book 2) by Jaci Wheeler is the perfect conclusion to Operation Child Soldier, and I loved, loved, loved it!! It provides the feels: glee, heart-breaking sorrow, laughter, and joy! There is nothing fiercer in the world than a mother. Especially a lethally trained one.
Edward made the mistake of taking the only thing I had left to lose and now he's going to pay with his life.
I've spent my whole life training to be elite, and I left it all behind without a second thought. I don't fail. My father made sure it wasn't in my DNA to fail. I'm going to take him down, make him pay for his lies and deceit. But first I'm going to get back my son, or die trying.
When Edwards empire crumbles, will Aria be able to pick up the pieces or will the burden be too much to carry?
My favorite quote from this book shows my glee in the darker side:
“Aria’s back and she’s going to love making them scream.”
Aria’s “father” made the biggest mistake of his life. He took her son after she left the Academy. He trained her to be ruthless and it is going to be his funeral.
Aria is a trained agent, fighter, and assassin. And now she’s a mother fighting to get her son back. What I love about Aria is that she’s not a cold-blooded killer. She has such a beautiful heart…even while she is forced to use her lethal skills as part of the way to get her son back. There is so much I want to share, but I don’t want to spoil anything.
I will say however, there are so many surprises and jolts in this book! And though I am loving it, there is one event that I’m trying hard not to be mad at Jaci for. What is it? You have to read it to find out! The return of a certain person gave me so much hope for HEA for Aria. She NEEDED to be truly happy for once in her life. I needed her to be happy and boy did Jaci deliver. In spades.
One thing that I learned from Rogue is that no matter where you come from or what had been burned into your psyche, it’s up to you to take the ugly and make something lovely. The journey may be difficult and strewn with hazards, but it is well worth the effort because at the end, it is so incredibly lovely.
I absolutely loved Rogue and all I can think is: #fightlikeagirl!