Author: Imogen Rose
Release Date: December 24, 2011
Publisher: Self Published
Bonfire Academy Book #1
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Bewitching Book Tours
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.
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.
I gave it 3.5/5