Ever since Bloody Fall, humans have lived in fear.
Even though the apparently senseless massacres have ended, President Elizabeth Ryan's administration has been under a cloud of disapproval for failing to bring the terrorists to justice.
She braces herself as a new spate of carnage is unleashed.
Cordelia and Faustine are recruited back into action as the supernatural agencies go on high alert. Has their nemesis re-emerged?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nice to have all the characters still involved. Good action.
I enjoyed this book for the most part, the reason I didn't love it is only because I felt like I was missing information, and that is because I had only read the first 2 books in this Bonfire Chronicles , and apparently the other series the author wrote all tie into this one and I had not read any others. So I am not going to judge on the lack of some info as that is my fault. I still do not like Faustine, I got to not liking her in the first in series, called Faustine. So when the point of view is from her I am not liking it as much. When the point of view is from Cordelia, I like it alot. I did like the different paranormal creatures in this, seemed to get more action from the other creatures in this one, and I really liked the tiny trolls. Overall it's a very interesting world that the author has created. I think I would really like all the other series that tie into this one. Maybe when I get time some day I can get some of the others and try them out. Get some back-story on the characters. I do recommend this book to paranormal lovers like me. I give it 4 1/2 out of 5
I don’t usually start a series with the third book and I worried I wouldn’t be able to follow the story and enjoy it. That was not the case with Retaliation. I quickly became immersed in Cordelia’s story and as I got attached to the characters all I was thinking was, I have to read the other books. It’s been a year and a half since Code Uprising was deactivated and things are back to normal, as much as they can be in a supernatural world. Cordelia now works for King Sebastian and her romance with the sexy Fay, Jagger, is going strong. The human world is safe from further attacks by Sebastian’s now missing power hungry daughter, Katerina. But something new is starting to happen. A Haiku is left at a gruesome scene involving the kings assistant that may be connected to Katerina. A school is attacked in Japan, leaving all humans dead and another occurs in the US with casualties over a thousand. A cloaked figure supplies GRIP with a formula they suspect is targeted towards humans. Could it be Katrina’s doing? And why would she only be targeting humans? The council has a policy of not getting involved in human matters but they may have to change that if they are being attacked by a supernatural entity. While the humans are unaware of their existence, that may change. Imogen has created a complex world with many strong voiced characters. While I joined this series late, I was provided with enough background to easily follow their stories and connect with past ones. There are terrorists, spies, all kinds of supernatural beings and humans co-mingling to get to the bottom of the attacks and the action steps as the attacks escalate. This book came across as believable. You could take out the supernatural element and have a hack of a good action thriller, but the added otherworldly characters and world made it much more interesting and unpredictable. I’m sure the many that have read the first two books in the Bonfire Chronicles will love this next installment and those that haven’t will want to read them after this great follow up.
Her best yet! With each new adventure I fall deeper in love with these characters. Each one reminding me why I love them so. Cordelia & Jagger are still my favorites, but I always enjoy Faustine & the others as well. Watching them grow up & mature is fascinating (& sometimes infuriating). I simply can not get enough of this fantastically complex world Imogen has created. And sheesh does she know how to leave us begging for more!?! This is definitely the best yet, & I can't wait for the next journey!
After reading Retaliation I started pondering what it is about The Bonfire Chronicles series that has set it apart from other series I’m reading or have read. I realized that the majority of my series reading has been mysteries of some sort, either detective or police procedurals, with the same characters doing the same basic thing each book, even though each “case” may be unique enough in the specifics to keep it feeling fresh. Less common are other series where each book builds on what happened previously. But even among those, Rose’s series stands apart in that she reveals more and more detail of her story world, making it more complex with each new installment. In the beginning, with Faustine, the reader was exposed to Rose’s supernatural world and given a glimpse of the governing bodies that exercised control over the supernaturals, but at its heart it was teen drama (even though the teens are strange creatures, like wanderers or those obnoxious trolls). Each book introduced a few more characters, and the reader learned more about the world. We also went from plots that were amped up high school infighting (the cliques were just formed based on what kind of supernatural being you were) progressing to a major uprising among the world’s supernatural community, to Retaliation, where the conflict within that world is slopping over much more into the human world. The complexity of the world and plot, plus the intensity of the conflict continues ramping up. It keeps me coming back, wondering what is going to happen next. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **