27 August 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Integration by Imogen Rose









Title: Integration (Bonfire Academy Book 2)
Author: Imogen Rose
Pub. Date: July 10, 2012
Acquired: From author, for honest review
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Second Haiku warning:

A boyfriend missing
A lover must pay in blood
A princess must die

Welcome back to Bonfire Academy.



~Review~

Integration, the second book in Imogen Rose's Bonfire Academy series takes place a few months after Initiation.

And in true Imogen Rose-fashion, I fall more in love with these characters as the series goes on. I'm still convinced that Cordelia is my favorite character of Ms. Rose's ever. She is so multi-faceted and believable. One moment she is watching over Faustine, taking care of her, almost mothering her. The next she's a badass demon who is terrifying.

Then, there's Faustine. Who I first met when I read Faustine, the first book in Ms. Rose's Bonfire Chronicles series. As much as I loved her in Faustine, I loved getting a peak into what she was like, in this prequel, as a young teenager. She's quirky, loveable, and in the process of discovering herself.

With these two characters, plus a slew of others, I was left with an unforgettable story. A story with a couple of fantastic romantic situations, that barely just skim the surface as to what's possible for these couples.

Integration has the intrigue and suspense of all Ms. Rose's other novels, with a fantastically superb paranormal setting. The rule of the academy is "Trust No One". By the end of this story, I realized that I had done exactly what I shouldn't have. I'd trusted characters and was completely blindside by those that I thought, were in fact, pretty trustworthy.

This story was brilliant, captivating, and I can absolutely not wait until the next installment.

My Rating:


~Excerpt~
Broken. I couldn’t think of a better word to describe it. I felt as if I’d been torn to bits, maybe even shredded. I was suffocating, surrounded by a wet tightness of skin and flesh all crusted together. My body was home to excruciating stabs of pain searing about randomly before a final thrust of sheer agony. I couldn’t tell if the source of the pain was within me or if I was being repeatedly sliced open with a knife. Did it matter? I felt as though it was only a matter of seconds before my thoughts would end.

“Cordelia!”

My name. I flinched as the same voice repeated my name again and again. Why? Who was it? It—he—sounded familiar. I heaved as the voice triggered the memory of his face. Then, not being able to stop the bile from traveling up my throat, I gagged and purged, emptying my stomach completely. The next time he muttered my name, his voice was laced with disgust. But his revulsion couldn’t compete with my utter repugnance and disbelief at what he’d done. Him. Someone I had trusted with my life, even though the rule was clear:

Trust No One.

~Book Trailer~




~Giveaway~
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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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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  2. Hi! Thanks for taking the time to read and review my book, glad you enjoyed it.

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