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 YA 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.
INITIATION is the first book in the prequel series (Bonfire Academy) of the Bonfire Chronicles.
A Red Adept Select book (voted "Outstanding in Genre"-YA)
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - Herman Melville
That one phrase changed my life, AND my perception of what people expected. So I wrote it down, in a little black book, and put it in my purse. Now, I can't tell you exactly how many times I have read that 1 phrase since I wrote it down, but every time I read a book, and then bask in the brilliance of it's originality I think of Herman and his wise advice. THEN...I think of the authors that exude this quality more than most. Imogen Rose is one of these authors.- KindleObsessed
Did the author make a deal with the devil or something to get this level of pure talent or what? Or maybe one of these demons from this book? Hmmm... - Candy Beauchamp (Candy's Raves)
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I gave it 3.5 stars
I was pleasantly surprised with INITIATION. The Cover art is kinda Bleh and the blurb was interesting but not "mind blowing I have to read now" worthy. Even after reading the book I didn't fully picture Cordelia really looking like that. I guess this series and book is a prequel to another series that Imogen Rose has made. If you are worried about being lost while reading, don't be. I didn't know about the other series and wasn't lost with characters at all.
Cordelia wasn't especially excited to find out that she would be mentoring someone when she settled back into school. She was looking forward to playing lots of Tennis and hanging with her boyfriend Quinn.
Cordelia and Faustine connected right away and even though the schools number one rule is Don't trust anyone they still ended up being pretty close. I really enjoyed the action, it seemed that Cordelia was constantly on the move and was constantly fending off dire situations. The mystery left you stumped and the ending started a new mystery that got me wanting to read book 2. I liked the characters. Cordelia was fun and it was interesting learning about her abilities and what she thought of them. Jagger was mysterious and likable. I was rooting for him for Cordelia from the begging. Quinn was easy to like and I could see why Cordelia was with him but I still like her better with Jagger. There were something that left me kinda feeling like I was lost at the end. So did she end up with her boyfriend Quinn, Jagger or both? Did the boyfriend ever find out about her and Jagger being "connected"? These are things a girl needs to know!!
INITIATION definitely left me interested in finding out what happens next. I will be reading book 2 of the series when it comes out and also go and read the other series this is connected with so I can see some of the characters in the future.
This book is a must read! It got me hooked onto all of Imogen Rose's novels. Her imagination will take you places you never thought possible! Highly recommend!
A bit backwards, but a good story none the less
The story was written a bit backwards. It seemed as though the climax of the story was at the very beginning. However, despite the organizational flaws it was a good story and it'll have you turning the pages until its over. Unfortunately it ended with some unanswered questions, but as I said a good story none the less.