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- File Size: 2189 KB
- Print Length: 417 pages
- Publisher: Wild Thorn Publishing (7 July 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008IVNJTC
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- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #264,679 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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INTEGRATION (Bonfire Chronicles Prequel 2) (Bonfire Chronicles: Bonfire Academy) Kindle Edition
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The Bonfire Academy series is a prequel to The Bonfire Chronicles, which currently has only one book, Faustine. Integration bridges the time from the end of Initiation to the start of Faustine. The focus is largely on Cordelia, although many of the students are returning, including one in particular who generates much of the book's conflict. Some new characters also make their first appearances and shake things up.
I'm always impressed by Rose's ability to introduce and integrate new characters in an ongoing series and to craft an engrossing story, which is aptly demonstrated here. But what struck me as I was reflecting on Integration was that she's done a first class job of world building without me realizing it. When I think of a typical book in the fantasy or science fiction genres, I expect a large part of that will be describing a world that is much different than anything in real life, while having enough aspects of the real world for us to be able to relate. While Rose's world exists on the same planet we live on and sometimes her characters visit that world, I realized that what she has done with the Bonfire Academy series is created a world that is just as foreign to the world I live in as a story taking place on Planet X. None of the characters are 100% human. Their emotions, reactions, and powers are, at most, sometimes human-like, but more often not. Maybe the reason it took me this long to realize this is that their goals aren't that much different from those of a human teenager: Survive school, have fun, and find someone to hook up with.
**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
The next book in the series is from Faustines point of view but I can honestly say I'm not anywhere near as interested in reading that. I don't see how a book can start so great and not even finish that storyline.... When I read "The End" I was deeply disappointed and couldn't believe I'd probably have to read a whole other book just to find out what happens.
I can understand keeping the reader hooked, but with so much going on and jumping so far ahead in some cases it was almost boring.
In the first book Mason tells Cordelia to stop mentoring Faustine or she would basically be killed... Empty threat or what!!!! NOTHING HAPPENED!!! Now we get another glimpse of a great storyline and guess what... NOTHING HAPPENED!!! I'm almost too fed up to read another load of waffle just to find out. Maybe I'll just search for the spoilers and be done with it.
I don't want to hear about Faustines boring human life... I want to hear more about Cordelia and Jagger, about how she ends up in the situation from the opening scene, how Jagger saves her, if he even does, does he sense her in distress? Can he wander to where she is and find her anywhere? What happens with Quinn? How does Jagger react when he finds out Quinn betrayed them? How does Cordelia react for that matter?
These are all answers we won't find out the answers to hearing everything from Faustines POV, about how he father disappears and yadda yadda yadda...
I like Cordelias story and I think we have only really touched Base on what her relationship to Jagger means. There are so many unanswered things in her life left over from these two prequels that I'm quite disappointed with the author.
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