Subtitle: The Vault Book 2
By: A. J. Betts
Genre: YFG - Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Pan Australia
Published: 25 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781760556440


There was no going back; there was no choice, anymore. I'd chosen out and this was it: hot-cold,   dry-wet, bright-dark and lonely. Hayley has gone rogue. She's left everything she's ever known - her friends, her bees, her whole world - all because her curiosity was too big to fit within the walls of the underwater home she was forced to flee.

But what is this new world she's come to? Has Hayley finally found where she can belong? Or will she have to keep running?


Hayley is back, but this time it is after she has left the HIVE -  think Atlantis  - and is discovering Earth 100 years into the future.

Everything in the new world is strange to her and she has difficulty tyring to find a place that gives her happiness. But then Will arrives from the HIVE, she is sure it is love that has drawn them together. But is it? Is there a future for these people from a past so different that the new world is struggling to classify them? And in this new world all people must be classified and blood coded to allow them to access different levels and places in society.

Should they stay or return to the HIVE? Should they tell those in the HIVE that Earth goes on and it is safe for them to come out?

This is an action packed adventure, and I don’t want to give away any more of the story!

This is a wonderfully written, believable, and therefore quite scary dystopian world with a storyline that flows. You don’t have to have read the HIVE to read Rogue, but both are great so I would recommend that you do!

With themes of survival, family, your place in society, friendship and a little bit of love, Rogue is a fantastic novel, suitable for all teenagers.

Reviewed by Rob