Initiation Book Tour: Review

Friday, March 2, 2012


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 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.

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Meet Imogen Rose

Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling YA series, the Portal Chronicles. She was born in a small town in Sweden and moved to London in her twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from Imperial College, she moved with her family to New Jersey, where she’s been based for the past ten years.

For as long as she can remember, Imogen has dreamt stories. Stories that continued from night to night, from dream to dream. So, even as a child, going to bed was never an issue, just an anticipation of the story to come.

PORTAL, Imogen’s first novel, would have remained in her imagination, to be shared only with her daughter, Lauren, had her eight-year-old not insisted that she write it down. In the course of a month, Imogen typed while Lauren waited eagerly by the printer for the pages to appear, and a novel took shape.

The warm reception PORTAL received encouraged her to continue with the story and the Portal Chronicles. The Bonfire Chronicles is Imogen’s new YA paranormal series.

Imogen is a self-confessed Herm├Ęs addict who enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies and playing with her dog, Tallulah

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My Review

  This is another book that I simply could not put down. Oh and there is even a sort of love triangle, but I totally did not care!lol. That is unusual for me. If you love the sort of boarding school paranormal books you are in for a treat.

When we first met Cordelia I just was not sure if I was going to like her. But after a few pages I decided I really did. Once she has to mentor the young half demon half human  girl she showed me a totally different person. She took her mentor duty seriously and even almost was killed for it.

This is one of those books there is just so much going on. Cordelia has a boyfriend but she also "synched" with another guy. This is where the love triangle came in, but it was nicely done that it never truly bothered me. Then there is also the fact that shifters tried to kill her the very first day back, the girl she is mentoring is a blood magnet to the vamps, and this was suppose to be her relaxing year.

We also have a story within the story Faustine (the girl Claudia is mentoring) well she is a half demon but anytime her demon side wants to take over she magically disappears and reappears with no knowledge how she got there. Then in comes Jaggers brother who is also just a huge bag of mystery.

So we have all these things going on and I was just hooked to the pages. I needed to see what was going to happen. I liked how this book was a YA book but with adult twists. I loved almost every second of it. The only thing I did not like was the ending. It seemed to end out of nowhere and it wasn't so much of a cliffhanger ending but it ended without getting to know a lot of things I wanted to know. It was still a fun ride and will be looking forward (or hoping) to see more of these characters!

4 signed paperback copies of INITIATION

1 of each:
Inititation Sack Pack
Initiation Bear
Initiation Toiletry bag
Initiation Gym Bag

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  1. I'm looking forward to reading this book! Thanks so much for the review!

  2. Thanks for the review and for having me on the blog. The poster above me, Naj, is the AWESOME artist responsible for the cover of my book.

  3. Naj, you made this cover?? I love it. I was going to comment on how much I love this cover more then the first one! you are seriously awesome!!!

  4. I agree!! This cover is what made me read the book! Now that I've read the synopsis, I want to win one of the books Sawesome!!! Tell me how??? ;) I don't see Rafflecopter!?

    1. Sorry I have no idea why but when I schedule a post with rafflecopter the form never shows up. Its so annoying.

  5. Initiation Bear, Initiation Toiletry bag, Initiation Gym Bag?
    That's different!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Love that cover!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been hearing great things about this one. I already have it on my to read list.

  7. What a great giveaway! I don't read nearly enough YA and this book sounds sooo good! Great review and cover too! Definitely adding this one to my wishlist!

  8. Imogen is a new author for me and this book sounds cool. Great interview. Thanks for the chance.

  9. So I love it when a book breaks your own rules of what you like. Sounds like this one is gonna be good. Adding it to my TBR pile. Thanks for the rule.


  10. The book sounds great! I like the occasional upper-YA book, and it's hard to find good ones. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Love the cover and description. Very intrigued as to why humans shouldn't enter. Definitely need to read this one!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Sounds wonderful and what a great story on how the first novel came to be! Thanks for the info on this author and book and for the wonderful giveaway!

  13. Loved the review, looks like another treat of a read :)


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