Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: Integration by Imogen Rose

Published: July 10, 2012
Publisher: self published
Pages: 416
Received: for honest review/blog tour Bewitching Book Tours
Buy Now: Amazon 

Second haiku warning:

A boyfriend missing
A lover must pay in blood
A princess must die

Welcome back to Bonfire Academy.

I was pretty happy to be returning to the Bonfire Academy to find out what was happening with some of the most interesting paranormal students I've read about. Upon starting Integration I found myself drawn back into the story of Faustine and Cordelia - the demons I so loved in Initiation. So many crazy things happened to them in the first Bonfire Academy book, that I thought this one couldn't top it, but I was wrong with that assumption. Faustine and Cordelia both end up fighting some of the same evil as they had in the previous school year, only this time things are somewhat predictable.

Many of the same characters are back or make appearances, but there are also a few new characters introduced. I cannot wait to learn more about, like Colton, a shifter whom the demons seem to actually get along with. The only character related thing that bothered me about this book was that something happens to this one character and they are almost completely ignored for much of the story until closer to the end. Though I am sure in the next book in the series things will be explained since there was a bit of a cliffhanger ending on this book. Hopefully it will all be explained a little better. 

Part of this story was a bit of build up for the next book, but I felt like this current installment was missing something. I felt like part of the book was the same scenarios playing out again that happened in the previous one. The one thing that you do learn a lot about is how the classes/training work and more about the different powerful monarchies around the paranormal world. Faustine does grow very much as a character, but it is really Cordelia that seems to have the biggest changes to her life. It will be interesting to see where the story leads after the crazy cliffhanger that Imogen Rose has left us with.

About 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, the 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 Herm├Ęs 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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