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INITIATION (Bonfire Chronicles Prequel 1) (Bonfire Chronicles: Bonfire Academy) Kindle Edition

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Length: 413 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1759 KB
  • Print Length: 413 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Thorn Publishing (23 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006DI7XH6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,168 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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, the 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 Hermès 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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Think about the average high school, full of hormonal teens pushing all the limits set by those in authority (I had to dig deep into my repressed memory to remember. If I can do it, so can you.). Now give those teens paranormal powers that they are still learning to control (not unlike those hormones in humans). In fact, learning about their just emerging powers -- how to control them, and how to put them to the proper use -- is the reason the Bonfire Academy exists. With werewolves, vampires, shape shifters, and wanderers, along with various hybrids, life at Bonfire Academy is even more complicated than a regular high school.

Although "Initiation" focuses on Faustine, who Rose fans will know from the book of the same name, and Cordelia, an older student assigned as Faustine's mentor, the book has enough other characters who play major roles that it could easily be viewed as an ensemble cast. It appears the "Bonfire Academy" series will be a prequel to the "Bonfire Chronicles" series. Those who haven't read "Faustine" should have no problem understanding, while those who have will meet a younger, less mature version of Faustine along with an earlier glimpse of a few characters they'll remember from "Faustine."

With "Initiation," Rose introduces a series that should be a hit for fans of YA Paranormal (a demographic that seems to include as many adults as teens). She has laid the groundwork for at least two more books in the "Bonfire Academy" series and the possibility of many more in the "Bonfire Chronicles" series.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
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I was completely hooked from the moment I read the very first page of Initiation. This is such a compelling and interesting read that it was simply impossible to put down once I'd started.

I loved how this was a really easy book to read. The words simply flowed off the page and it required very little effort to read this book. It's the sort of book that you fly through in a few hours without even realising that any time has passed at all. Some parts of the story weren't properly developed and I thought they were a little rushed but for the most part, this was a well structured and well written book with a really interesting plot line.

I was quite surprised by the story line for some reason. For starters, there are many more paranormal creatures than I imagined with faeries, shifters, demons, vampires, wanderers and witches. Some things that the characters do are completely unpredictable and surprising which I both like and dislike. I suppose this was because we don't really know the characters all that well yet and the academy's second golden rule: 'Trust no one', doesn't help when you're trying to figure out what everyone's up to. The action started pretty much from the beginning and continued all the way through. Some pretty gruesome things happened along the way which I was not expecting at all, but I like it when a book surprises me.

The chemistry between the characters is great and that really helped to cement this story. The majority of the characters are new to each other so they all had a certain air of mystery about them as we don't have any prior knowledge of any of them. My favourite character was Jagger because he just sounds so sexy. He has a really commanding presence and I love the way he is written in the novel.
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A stylish, sleek book in the genre. Somehow Imogen Rose has the knack of making the old good vampire writing stylish and realistic, nom-judgemental and avoiding stereotypicality.
So yes-here is something fresh, alive.
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I've just found my next paranormal series, this had me hooked from the blurb. Strong characters throughout. Set in bonfire academy with all varieties of paranormals reeks trouble especially for new girl on the block faustine who is part human. Faustine is put with mentor Cordelia who finds the person she syncs with but also has a boyfriend.
This story has twists at every turn and keeps you guessing through out, looking forward to reading more of these great characters and more from imogen rose.
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Easy to read with a creative, unique storyline and fun characters who are easy to get attached to. I will definately be looking out for more from this author.
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I bought this book because it sounded quite good and wasn't disappointed definitely worth the money and your time. highly recommended.
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I enjoyed the book well written keeps you interested from the start, can't wait to read next instalment much awaited
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