Integration (Bonfire Academy #2)
Author: Imogen Rose
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Second hauki warning:
A boyfriend missing
A lover must pay in blood
A princess must die
Welcome back to Bonfire Academy.
Broken. I couldn’t think of a better word to describe it. I felt as if I’d been torn to bits, maybe even shredded. I was suffocating, surrounded by a wet tightness of skin and flesh all crusted together. My body was home to excruciating stabs of pain searing about randomly before a final thrust of sheer agony. I couldn’t tell if the source of the pain was within me or if I was being repeatedly sliced open with a knife. Did it matter? I felt as though it was only a matter of seconds before my thoughts would end.
My name. I flinched as the same voice repeated my name again and again. Why? Who was it? It—he—sounded familiar. I heaved as the voice triggered the memory of his face. Then, not being able to stop the bile from traveling up my throat, I gagged and purged, emptying my stomach completely. The next time he muttered my name, his voice was laced with disgust. But his revulsion couldn’t compete with my utter repugnance and disbelief at what he’d done. Him. Someone I had trusted with my life, even though the rule was clear:
Trust No One.
Integration is the second book in the young adult paranormal Bonfire Academy series.The book continues to follow the heroine, Cordelia, as she must find her missing boyfriend, protect those closest to her, and try to bring down the person responsible for it all.
This book is very well written and is full of mystery and romance, among other things. Although it is a paranormal novel that deals with a private academy for supernatural beings, there are a lot of deeper topics being dealt with throughout the story. Love, friendship, fate, courage, and believing in yourself are all prominent themes in this series. The characters are quirky and have unique personalities, especially Cordelia. She is realistic and her problems are common, which makes it easy to like her as the heroine.
The romance in the book is a good level -just the right amount of tension and steam without going overboard. The plot is very well written and is taut with excitement and mystery, which definitely made this a page-turner that I couldn't put down. Although the concept of private schools that paranormal beings attend isn't a new one, I think that this series gives a fresh look into the topic and has it's own merits with the characters, romance, and twisting mystery. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series!
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, 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.