23 July 2012

Review: Initiation (Bonfire Academy Book 1) by Imogen Rose

Title: Initiation (Bonfire Academy Book 1)
Author: Imogen Rose
Pub. Date: Nov. 23, 2011
Acquired: Purchased
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Welcome to Bonfire Academy. Set in the foothills of the alpine mountains in St.Moritz, this exclusive private school caters to a special kind of student. Enter at your own risk... but if you are human, you may not want to enter at all.

Imogen Rose is an absolute genius when it comes to writing in the supernatural genre. I'm sure of it. So far, I've not been disappointed by her. Ever.

Having read the Portal Chronicles (well, most of them, anyway) I fell in love with Ms. Rose's writing. I never expected that these two series would somehow be connected. And by connected, I should add that you don't have to have read one, to get the other. But, the connections are so subtle that only a really big fan of Ms. Rose's would be able to pick up on it and be so excited about it. (Yeah, that's me)

So, I totally and completely fell in love with Cordelia. She is probably now one of my favorite heroines. She's smart, feisty, loyal, but she's also so different from most of the other main characters out there.

As a Daemon, she's obviously got a set of morals that are...Um...Questionable. But, it makes sense for her character and I feel like as with so many other characters, we're not getting a view of the author's personality. We're getting a bona fide, original character.

The story is mainly just a prequel to Faustine. It's a way for the readers to get a peak at Faustine and how her life as a supernatural being began.

Poor Faustine has SO much to learn, when she first starts Bonfire Academy. And she has Cordelia there to guide her through it.

I'm absolutely anxious to read the next book, Integration.

So, check back here soon, for my stop on the Integration blog tour!

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~About the Author~

Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling series, Portal Chronicles, which has attained cult status within indie literature and become a favorite among teens and adults alike. An immunologist by profession, Dr. Rose published her first work of fiction in 2010. She now writes full time and is currently working on her second teen series, Bonfire Chronicles. Imogen was born in Sweden and has lived in several places, counting London among her favorites. She moved to New Jersey in 2001. A self-confessed Herm├Ęs addict, Imogen freely admits to being obsessed with Kurt Cobain. She enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies, and hanging out with her family, friends, and Chihuahua.

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