Thursday, October 24, 2013

Uprising Virtual Book Tour

Bonfire Chronicles Book Two
Imogen Rose

Genre: YA/Paranormal

Publisher: Wild Thorn Publishing

Date of Publication: 10-10-2013

Cover Artist: Phatpuppyart

Book Description:

The global infrastructure that allows humans and supernaturals to coexist is under threat. A breakdown of this carefully maintained system erupts into worldwide chaos and could eventually lead to Armageddon.

Code Uprising is activated.

The power of the supernatural world shifts from the city councils to Bonfire Academy and the other elite paranormal preps. Now, the staff and students must follow the code, however deadly the ramifications, to return power to the city sovereigns in order to prevent an apocalypse.

My Review:

I enjoyed reading this book, but wish I had read the first one in the series prior to reading this one. I was confused as to what the characters were referencing often through the first chapters of the book. Other than that, and the fact that it switched character POVs several times, I really liked it. I find that when a story is done in first person, and it switches from one character to another, I get kind of confused sometimes on who the "I" is that is speaking. That is the only thing that kept me from absolutely loving this book and why I only gave it four stars instead of five. This is totally because of my preferences, not a reflection on the writing itself.

The story is pretty great. I love reading about shifters and vampires, trolls and witches, as well as demons and hybrids,  all working together. I really enjoyed the fact that they all use iPads and iPad minis. Who knew demons and trolls were so tech savvy. 

As for the storyline, it was fun reading. I enjoy a good paranormal fantasy type book as well as a good thriller. It isn't often that I run across them so tied together like this book. I loved reading about the students preparing for battle, while not knowing exactly what was going on. It was realistically done, with people questioning orders and butting heads like it would happen if we were suddenly thrown into  this situation while not knowing why it was happening. 

I highly suggest reading the first in the series for two reasons. First, I would be willing to bet that it is as enjoyable a read as this one was. And secondly, that way you already know the back story of the characters and can avoid the confusion I felt when I first started reading. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good read that involves demons, witches, shifters, trolls, and the like in any situation, but especially an intrigue type book. This does contain violence and strong language, so I wouldn't recommend it for young readers. 

Read on to learn more about the author and to read an excerpt from the book. Then enter the incredible giveaway!

About the Author:
Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling series, the 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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He felt as dead as she looked. With each blow to her lifeless body, he felt his sanity ooze, drop after drop, into the pool of her blood. She was dead. Her only hope now was the guy who had stolen her from him.
The knock on the door filled Quinn with loathsome fury. Had he not already been in his demon form, he’d have transformed because the person on the other side of the door deserved what he had unwillingly subjected Cordelia to.
He flung the door open, growling at the winter faery who was keeping Cordelia’s heart beating. Jagger swept past Quinn to the corner of the room, kneeling down beside Cordelia’s torn-up body. His pale winter hue darkened. He shot to his feet, bringing up his leg and slammed his foot into Quinn’s stomach.
Quinn fell back in surprise, his demon exterior not so much as reddening as a result, but he felt on the verge of losing it and tearing Jagger’s head right off of his fey neck. But he checked himself. If Jagger’s heart stopped, so would Cordelia’s, and Quinn couldn’t allow that to happen.
What the fuck, Quinn? What did you do to her?” Jagger’s voice was barely audible; his mood had turned from anger to desperation as he looked at the body on the floor again.
Quinn transformed back into his human form, revealing a mess of injuries and broken bones. “I had no choice. It was this or death.”
Or death? She is dead, you moron!”
No, she isn’t. Her heart is still beating.”
Only because I’m beating it for her,” Jagger muttered.
Only because I’m letting you beat it for her,” Quinn said quietly.
She needs a healer.”
Wander her back to the Academy. But hurry. Potomal’s team is on their way and will be here soon to collect her.”
A Wanderer working with Katerina.” Quinn winced at the stabs of pain his human body was unable to dampen.
What about you? What happened?”
Cordelia didn’t go down without a fight, but never mind that. I’ll heal. I need you to beat me to within an inch of my life. Here, use this.” He handed Jagger a tire iron.
Much as I would love to beat the hell out of you, why? If you’re afraid of what they’ll do to you when they find out you let Cordelia escape, why not just come back to the Academy?”
No time. Plus, the best way for me to protect Cordelia is from the inside. Hurry.”
Jagger glanced down at Cordelia and then raised the iron bar.

Imogen Rose books- Reading Order

If you are reading both series:

1. Portal
2. Equilibrium
3. Quantum
4. Faustine
5. Momentum
6. Initiation
7. Integration 
8. Fusion 

Portal Chronicles only:

1. Portal
2. Equilibrium
3. Quantum
4. Momentum
5. Fusion (to be published)

Bonfire Chronicles only:

1. Faustine
2. Initiation
3. Integration 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and your review. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com Thanks for sharing the giveaway.


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