Writer: Alisa Kwitney
Writer: Aconyte Books
There are particular elements of Rogue’s historical past that X-Males followers of all ranges know. She kissed a boy named Cody and put him in a coma, she connected with Mystique earlier than switching sides to hitch Xavier’s merry band of mutants, and she or he and Gambit are simply at all times…one thing. All of those factors are hit in Rogue: Untouched however not essentially within the order or the best way you keep in mind.
The origin novel by Alisa Kwitney reads like a cross between a What If comedian and a paperback romance, full with a number of shirtless Remy Lebeau scenes (hey, I’m not complaining, particularly when he appears like Jensen Ackles in my thoughts’s eye). Anna Marie is a working lady in Caldecott County, MS and nonetheless coping with the fallout of sending star footballer Cody into the hospital after some harmless smooching. She’s now the city pariah, however she has plans to get the hell outta there and head to New Orleans to review psychology at Tulane. She doesn’t get very far when Remy and a mysterious blonde identify Lucretia go to the diner the place she works. Earlier than she will be able to say “sugah” Anna Marie is swept up in a mutant slave ring with attractive Remy. She additionally quickly learns Lucretia isn’t all that she appears both. It’s apparent to any X-fan who she is by the characters who encompass her.
The e book deftly captures the essence of acquainted figures like Gambit and Rogue; whereas he’s charming and easy, full with a wink and smirk, she is a muddle of feelings. Rogue is assured whereas not sure, scared whereas courageous, and each different excessive that the character feels as she slowly understands that she saps greater than powers when she touches you. She takes your recollections and your thoughts, which makes her personal head a bit of crowded.
Total the novel is a enjoyable learn, particularly in case you love something Rogue and Gambit. It’s fashionable (they textual content!) and she or he’s not the scared teenager annihilating the Avengers earlier than in search of assist. Anna Marie is extra level-headed early on and doesn’t let too many individuals sway her. This model of Rogue may very well end up alright with extra management over her powers sooner if extra books on this universe are written. And I’m at all times open for an additional run-in with a shirtless Remy.
Search for Rogue: Untouched on April 6.