INITIATION (Bonfire Chronicles Prequel 1)

INITIATION (Bonfire Chronicles Prequel 1)

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by Imogen Rose
     
 
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.

WARNING: This story is set in a school for paranormals who are very different from normal human teens. Thus, the

Overview

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.

WARNING: This story is set in a school for paranormals who are very different from normal human teens. Thus, the language and some scenes might not be appropriate for younger YA readers. Recommended for those sixteen and above.

Bonus chapter from IMMORTAL by Lauren Burd

Editorial Reviews

Red Adept Blog - Red Adept
A Red Adept Select book (voted "Outstanding in Genre"-YA)
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Hogwarts meets Bon Temps
Freda's Voice Blog - Freda's Voice
Paranormal fans are going to go insane when they read this cool tale, that is almost reminiscent of the Xmen school, but so much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013526891
Publisher:
Wild Thorn Publishing
Publication date:
11/24/2011
Series:
Bonfire Academy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
92,987
File size:
1 MB

Meet 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 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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INITIATION 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 33 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
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.
theborneanbookworm More than 1 year ago
When J.K. Rowling started this ‘paranormal’ school story phenomenon with Harry Potter series, it seemed like it had sparked a new craze among readers and authors alike. I’ve read several books centered on this type of story but so far they fell short of my expectation. They were either a little too cliché for my liking or a lousy rendition of Harry Potter. Before starting to read Initiation, I was a bit nervous for the author for fear that her story would fail me but surprisingly it came out so well and truly enjoyable. As the story progresses, readers are introduced to several other quirky characters and brought to courtroom drama which reminded me of a scene from Law & Order. Overall, the book was a mesmerizing read; it had a great premise to it and a truly fantastic beginning to the series.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
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. **
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great boook couldn't put it down lots of attention gripping action and great descriptions!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This first prequel has andventure, love and danger. With cordelia stuck between her boyfriend and her "mate" and faustine trying to learn her demon side and contol it! This book is a real page turner straight from page one.
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Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I really, truly enjoyed this book. The characters were all very unique with their own special abilities and personalities. I absolutely loved that this story took place in a private school for paranormals, such a great combo for my personal tastes. The pacing was also very well done and even though this book is on the longer side, it never felt like it was a long book, because so much is happening. There was only one thing I didn't like, which had to do with the love triangle, but I don't want to put in any spoilers. So just know I loved the love triangle, but at the same time I didn't. Overall, really great story and I will definitely continue with the series!
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This wasn't what I expected but found it very entertaining and had to read the next book to find out what happened!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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The first half is a lot better. The second part is kinda slow.
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Awesome!
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