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INITIATION (Bonfire Chronicles)

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Reviewed By~Lisa
Review Copy Provided BY~Bewitching Book Tour

When Cordelia Hammer returns to The Bonfire Academy to begin her voluntary third year she could never have imagined how her life would change. The Bonfire Academy is a prep school hidden in St. Moritz, Sw...
Reviewed By~Lisa
Review Copy Provided BY~Bewitching Book Tour

When Cordelia Hammer returns to The Bonfire Academy to begin her voluntary third year she could never have imagined how her life would change. The Bonfire Academy is a prep school hidden in St. Moritz, Switzerland that is exclusive to the elite paranormal society. Students come from all over the world to learn how to control and develop their paranormal skills. Since Cordelia’s third year was an enrichment year, she planned to work on her tennis skills and spend time with her boyfriend Quinn. Upon her arrival, Cordelia receives a request to meet with the student council president, Jagger. In the course of their initial meeting Cordelia learns she is to mentor a young girl named Faustine, who is half demon and half human. Cordelia begins to realize that not only will she have to keep Faustine safe; she will also have to try to contain her attraction to Jagger.

Initiation begins with the opening line “Trust No One”. Imogen Rose captures the reader’s attention from that moment and does not let go. The relationship between the characters of Faustine and Cordelia deepen as the book progresses. What begins as a daunting task for Cordelia ends with a strong bond between the girls. The love triangle between Cordelia, Quinn and Jagger has the perfect amount of tension due in part to Cordelia’s loyalty to Quinn and her new love for Jagger. The secondary characters are engaging and interesting.

Imogen Rose paints a vivid picture of life at The Bonfire Academy. Her descriptions of demons, vampires, witches, shape shifters and other creatures are detailed and imaginative. This is a fast paced, well-plotted book that flows effortlessly. The elements of mystery, suspense and adventure are woven together to create a fantastic first book in the Bonfire Academy Series.

posted by RtBBlog on March 15, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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I love para-normal books, but I just couldn't get into this series. Quit reading after bk 2. I feel, there is soo much better. I recommend passing on this.

posted by 6113173 on November 3, 2013

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  • Posted March 15, 2012

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    Recommend Highly

    Reviewed By~Lisa
    Review Copy Provided BY~Bewitching Book Tour

    When Cordelia Hammer returns to The Bonfire Academy to begin her voluntary third year she could never have imagined how her life would change. The Bonfire Academy is a prep school hidden in St. Moritz, Switzerland that is exclusive to the elite paranormal society. Students come from all over the world to learn how to control and develop their paranormal skills. Since Cordelia’s third year was an enrichment year, she planned to work on her tennis skills and spend time with her boyfriend Quinn. Upon her arrival, Cordelia receives a request to meet with the student council president, Jagger. In the course of their initial meeting Cordelia learns she is to mentor a young girl named Faustine, who is half demon and half human. Cordelia begins to realize that not only will she have to keep Faustine safe; she will also have to try to contain her attraction to Jagger.

    Initiation begins with the opening line “Trust No One”. Imogen Rose captures the reader’s attention from that moment and does not let go. The relationship between the characters of Faustine and Cordelia deepen as the book progresses. What begins as a daunting task for Cordelia ends with a strong bond between the girls. The love triangle between Cordelia, Quinn and Jagger has the perfect amount of tension due in part to Cordelia’s loyalty to Quinn and her new love for Jagger. The secondary characters are engaging and interesting.

    Imogen Rose paints a vivid picture of life at The Bonfire Academy. Her descriptions of demons, vampires, witches, shape shifters and other creatures are detailed and imaginative. This is a fast paced, well-plotted book that flows effortlessly. The elements of mystery, suspense and adventure are woven together to create a fantastic first book in the Bonfire Academy Series.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

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    Initiation

    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. **

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Good!

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Very interesting story line. For a while I had been disappointed

    Very interesting story line. For a while I had been disappointed because I couldn't find anymore good book series and then I found this series. I sometimes get bored with a book when there is a lot of reading about details for EVERYTHING, but in this book I found that there was not a lot of detail work as far as describing materials and places. This was a very wonderful find and a very enjoyable book!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    highly recommended a must read for all supernatural lovers!

    great boook couldn't put it down lots of attention gripping action and great descriptions!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 14, 2014

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    Posted March 16, 2014

    Elizabeth

    * walks in* "make sure you read the annoucement i put on res three" i then walk out.

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    Posted March 16, 2014

    Rayden to Ree

    Hello?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Amazing book, with good humor and a strong set of characters.  I

    Amazing book, with good humor and a strong set of characters.  Its a MUST read if you enjoy stories were characters grow. I would love to see more books with this main character.

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    Posted February 11, 2012

    Awesome!

    Awesome!

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