Book Review: In the Rogue by Jes Drew

Good afternoon, Arrowheads! As promised, today I’ll be reviewing the second installment of Jes Drew’s spy series, Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap, In The Rogue! So, let’s get started!

InTheRogue

Wow! This was the 2nd longest book I’ve ever read, the first being The Bible. Jes Drew has done it again, flawlessly breaking into another genre: science fiction, while staying true to her usual adventure/superhero/spy roots.

In the Rogue covers a lot of material, so rather than revealing any sensitive plot details, I’m going to review the highlights and lowlight:

Highlights:

World Building

The most impressive aspect of In the Rogue to me is the world building. The author paints vivid pictures of the book’s many settings, in turn making it feel akin to a Christian Marvel universe.

Kristian and Susan

I enjoyed the ups and downs Kristian and Susan face as they explore the new state of their relationship. They were delightfully awkward, making it loads of fun for the reader! XD

The Plot Twists

There were so many cool plot twists that kept me interested throughout the novel, and they all have a purpose that leads to the final outcome without seeming too random. Expertly done!

Lowlight:

Length/Confusion

Like I mentioned in my review of the first Kristian Clark book, because the book was so long and covered a lot of material, it was difficult to keep track of who was who and who worked for each agency (more so the villains than the main characters). However, like with the first installment, I can understand why the author kept it all as one book, because there was no real clear breaking point in the plot that could have warranted breaking up In the Rogue into separate books.

Overall, you can definitely tell the author’s heart is in this story!

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing me a free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.

Talk to Me, Arrowheads!

What is your favorite spy/superhero novel? Drop your recommendations in the comments!

Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.

-Allyson 😀

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As an author and blogger, my goal is to teach writers that there is a way to write realistic, thought-provoking, redemptive Christian fiction that honors God while not sugarcoating the realities of the world. 

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