Faustine (Bonfire Chronicles Book One) by Imogen Rose

Title: Faustine (Bonfire Chronicles Book One)
Author: Imogen Rose
Publisher: Imogen Rose
Publication Date: February 247, 2011
ecopy, 328 pages
ISBN-10: 0982800215 ISBN-13: 978-0982800218
Available @ Amazon | B&N 

Who is Faustine? When Faustine Spencer was five years old, she discovered a secret that changed her life forever. At twelve, her parents sent her to Bonfire Academy in Switzerland to ensure that she received the training needed to control her increasing powers.
Three years later, Faustine returns to Manhattan. All she wants is to be a typical teenager, at least, one that's part of the in-crowd at her Upper East Side High School. When drop-dead gorgeous Ryker, her long-time crush from the Academy, finally notices her, she couldn't be happier.
However, her desire for a normal life is shattered when her father, a prominent sovereign, disappears after naming her as his successor. Her siblings begin to disappear, and Faustine finds herself in the midst of a power struggle. With her life in danger, Faustine must learn to follow one of Bonfire Academy's most important rules: Trust no one.

I really like Imogen Rose's Portal Chronicles so I was excited to read the first book in her new Bonfire Chronicles series, Faustine. Faustine is your average (kinda) fifteen year old girl. She's spent the last few years away from her family at a boarding school to receive special training. As with anyone starting high school, she wants everything to be perfect. The right clothes, the right friends, the right boyfriend. However, Faustine's world is turned upside down when her father disappears and she is next in line for the throne. I think Imogen really captured the spirit of the average teen perfectly.  I like that Faustine had normal issues to struggle with , some of them embarrassing, in addition to her new responsibilities. Her character really grew throughout this novel. The supporting characters in this book were also great. I really liked her mom, Lady Annabel. She's not your average mom.  All of the characters seemed to be surrounded in a bit of mystery with many layers. One of the academy's rules are to trust no one. Well I didn't and still don't know who trust.  
Imogen Rose has such a great writing style. She keeps you guessing as to what's going to happen next. She managed to put an interesting twist on this story that left me hanging. Now I can't wait until the next book in the Bonfire Chronicles comes out.  Overall this is a great book. It was a really good introduction to this series. 
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  1. Great review! It's true, there is no one to trust and I can't wait to read what happens next.

  2. Wonderful! Looks very interesting. Absolutely love your blog :)

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  3. @Fiktshun and Sarah Allen, Thank you for stopping by. It is an interesting book. I really enjoy Imogen's novels.


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