Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Integration Blog Tour, Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Review!

Bonfire Book 2
By Imogen Rose

Second Haiku warning:

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

Welcome back to Bonfire Academy.

A Teaser Excerpt:

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.

Guest Post:

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 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.

My Thoughts and Review:

Anyone that has read my review of the first book in this series (okay I may have gotten a little fan girl with it but anyone who has read it or any of Imogen's work will know exactly why I did), Initiation, will know that I completely fell in love with Imogen's writing abilities after reading it so it was so big wonder that as soon as I finished the first book I dove right into the next. I mean after the fabulous writing of the first, how could I not?

And boy let me tell you, the prologue alone would have done me in if I hadn't already been so interested in this one. I mean, can we say page turner? Completely captivated me.

This whole book held my attention, something that I can't say happens in every book that I read.

So much happened in this story, so much was fleshed out and so much was left unsaid. I just loved it. It kept me guessing and speculation the whole way through.

I fell more in love with Faustine, Cordelia, Quinn, and Jagger and there were a quite a few new characters that were just as great as the old favorites.

Werewolves, witches, trolls, vampires, demons, wanders...oh my!

I couldn't of dreamed up a better cast of characters and supernaturals beings if I tried.

Just when I thought the writing couldn't get better or the storyline more interesting and suspenseful it does. Time and time again Ms. Rose managed to blow my mind, make my heart pound, made me smile, made me frown and kept me at the edge of my seat just purely wanting more.

The ending, well all I can say is that I think I literally gasped and went Noooooo! How could she do this to us!? Not him, never him. This changed everything!

I didn't think it was possible but Integration was better than Initiation and that in itself is saying something. I so can not wait to start Faustine!

Well done Ms. Rose!

I give this one another very solid 5 Stars!

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  1. Thank you for the introduction to a new and fascinating new writer.

  2. You are on a reading roll lately, all these great five star reads! I have read some great reviews on this series and I remembered I have book one of her Portal Chronicles on my Kindle. Imogene sounds like a fantastic writer.

  3. I hope you give her a try when you can Heidi, I think you would really like it!

  4. This series has been on my radar for awhile, and hopefully I can start it in the near future. And I have to say, I really like the covers, except I wish the guy wasn't on this one. lol

  5. I am so glad I took the time to read it, it is fabulous! I still have the last one to read and I have been saving it because I don't want it to end yet lol!

  6. Thanks for sharing your review. Like Heidi mentioned, I have been wanting to read Imogen's books for a while and just haven't had a chance to yet - I have a number of her books on my Kindle that have just been sitting there. Argh! Too darn many good books to read... But I do have the first of this particular series and am looking forward to reading that and this one. Thanks!!

  7. This really is a great series and if I didn't already have all her other books, it would have made me want to go out and buy them all.

    I hope you can get to it soon Holly! thanks for stopping by!

  8. Thanks for the post and the awesome giveaway!

  9. Wow Ali, that's quite the praise! I think I have Book 1 of this series sitting at home somewhere. I can't wait to get to it now! Lovely, lovely review.

  10. Thanks everyone and good luck with the giveaway!!