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Rogue

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Really enjoyed the premise of this one, but mostly it's a military training arc with a slightly futuristic setting.

It's weird that Jaxon can read a person so perfectly without any professional training at all to where he can immediately assess a threat correctly, but is apparently so much of a loner he doesn't know what finger-guns are.
You don't learn how to read a person without being social, so it came off as Gary-Stu where he's just a badass at everything.
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This is an honest assessment based on a review copy provided by NetGalley. After it is revealed that a renegade planet is on its way to destroy Earth, humanity is plunged into disarray; in this moment of hopelessness, the world comes together to find a method to survive. The Bertram Ramsay emerges from it, a space station that will host humanity's chosen to ensure the species' existence. An opportunity to earn his way aboard is a miracle for Jaxon, and he's not going to squander it. Entering Compression, a specialized camp, each Crew member is prepared for not just what space has in store for them, but also their future tasks aboard the station. A known rogue organization has dispatched individuals to infiltrate the project trying to save humanity, as if being pushed physically and mentally wasn't enough. In a race against the clock, Jason must uncover the secrets of his fellow crew members in order to reveal the harmful plan. Rogue is a wonderful dystopian tale that is beautifully written, fast-paced, and intensely fascinating... definitely recommended.
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This was slightly different to the normal books I read, but enjoyed it a lot. At the heart was a murder mystery in a sealed environment, but very well done. The descriptions of the space station and craft, as well as the cities, was plausible and enhanced the main plot. I’d recommend it and would read any sequel.
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This was a really good book - I would recommend it to any sci-fi lover.  I did enjoy that it was set in England, with recognisable places, but the book could be equally appreciated by those who live elsewhere.
I really hope that there is going to be a sequel - it looks like there will be, although there was no cliffhanger and the story nicely finished one chapter of the main character’s life.
I also did enjoy reading about and getting to know that character, Jaxon, who seemed realistic and believable.  I enjoyed his reaction to the feminine attention, and it was a nice take on that side of things.
I am looking forward to the sequel and hope it will be just as good a read as this book was!  A very well deserved five stars.
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Basic Trope … The big one is coming and there is no surviving it … when a rogue planet is found heading toward earth, they have centuries to prepare for the end (even with a miss, the gravitational destruction would still wipe out all life on earth).  So mankind builds an ark and we get a lottery for the golden ticket.  Needless to say, those [fated to be ] left behind are not happen, so the Acolytes of Gaia (AoG) plot to stop the evacuation by any means necessary.

Lucky kid from the slums wins a ticket and joins up with a small team for training and ultimate transport to the Bertam (IOW the Ark), but the AoG has infiltrated the team and it is up to Lucky to help flush out the saboteur.  This basically turns the story into a mystery whodunnit set in a SciFi environment.  The world building was decent if not particularly unique and the characters were ok, if just a little over the top (expected).  Nothing really stands out either good or bad.  Over all, it was a good enough story to read straight through, but ultimately it only offers pure escapism as entertainment.  The ending as a tad disappointing in that it was clearly a setup for a series … although it was not quite a cliffhanger ending.  It was fun … and I would probably read the sequels.
I was given this free advance reader copy (ARC) ebook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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Great premise but the "slums, smart, outside the box loner" had me rolling my eyes. I honestly was hoping it would be a different kind of story but I was wrong. After I accepted what type of story it was going to be I was mildly entertained. Overall, it was decent but nothing I would push for friends or family to read.
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