{Review+Giveaway} Uprising by Imogen Rose

October 31, 2013 New Adult, Reviews 7 ★★★½


Welcome to my stop on the Uprising blog tour

Uprising is the second book in the Bonfire Chronicles. Check out my reviews of the previous books in the Bonfire Academy and Bonfire Chronicles series here if you are new to the series:

Initiation (Bonfire Academy #1)
Integration (Bonfire Academy #2)
Faustine (Bonfire Chronicles #1)

YA Review

Uprising by Imogen Rose
Series: Bonfire Chronicles Book Two
Genre: YA/Paranormal
Publisher: Wild Thorn Publishing
Date of Publication: 10-10-2013
Cover Artist: Phatpuppyart
Source: ecopy from publisher

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 Thoughts

This is a great addition to the bonfire chronicles and bonfire academy series. (I group the two series together because they take place in the same time frame and with the same characters mostly, so I just see them both as one larger series. I would read the bonfire academy series before the bonfire chronicles series FYI. Update: the author has actually recommended mixing up the series and reading the books in this order Faustine, Initiation, Integration, Uprising, Retaliation.) It has been a while since I journeyed into the world of Cordelia and Faustine so it took me awhile to get my bearing. There are a lot of characters in this story and a lot of paranormals and they don’t give the backstory on everything, so be sure to read Faustine at least before starting Uprising. But once I remembered who everyone was, I got swept up into the action of the story.

Uprising is much faster paced than Faustine, because they are in a state of emergency. Code uprising is activated pretty much at the beginning of the story, and from then on in it was non stop running around and action. I thought it was really exciting. The book splits up in sections, and each section has chapters. I liked the Cordelia sections more than the faustine sections, but that is because I like the romance in the cordelia parts more. I like Faustine a lot and she has really come a long way in this book, but I just love Cordelia. It still cracks me up that Faustine is this bigggg bad part demon and she is so scared of tiny little spiders. I loved that it was mentioned in this book too because I thought that was so funny in the last book with her little nightmare room trips.

There is a lot of stuff going on in Uprising. I really enjoyed the story and the writing and characterizations are excellent. There are so many different people with different powers and different kinds of creatures, but you really do learn a lot about all of them. And it was great watching the students at bonfire academy start to grow up and expand their powers. They all took charge in this book. Imogen Rose has proven over and over again how talented she is at telling a story. I love her world building and her characters. This lady can write a great book! I really enjoy her bonfire series. I can’t wait to see what will happen next.


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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 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.

Connect with Imogen Rose:

 Website / Facebook / Twitter: ImogenRoseTweet / Instagram: ImogenRoseGram / Blog


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