Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: "The Camp" by Karice Bolton {plus: GIVEAWAY & BLOG TOUR}





Dark pasts, intertwined in horror-filled events, though empowered by...love.


A little bit about "The Camp" by Karice Bolton...


Emma has always tried to be perfect in her almost eighteen years of existence, but it has never been good enough. As she finds herself counting the days until she’s officially free from her parents’ reins, her stepfather hands her a plane ticket explaining that she must attend the Re-Boot Camp in the wilds of Alaska.
Once she lands in the middle of nowhere, she realises the camp is nothing like she imagined, and she wants out immediately. That is until she meets Liam.
The camp is full of teens with dark pasts, but she finds herself drawn to Liam’s ability to see who she really is and who she wants to become. While Emma and Liam begin adjusting to a place neither wants to be, frightening events begin to unfold. When people begin disappearing, it becomes apparent they can only trust one another as they fight for survival.


And a little bit about Karice & her novels!
 
 
Karice Bolton is a Young Adult/New Adult author living in the Pacific Northwest. Karice would love if you stopped by her blog or FB page to find out the latest news on giveaways and upcoming releases, or you can just send her an email. She loves hearing from her readers and responds as soon as she can. Her books include:
The Camp (MY personal favourite...)
The Watchers Trilogy
Taken Novella (A Watchers prequel)
Awakening (Book 1)
Legions (Book 2)
Cataclysm(Book 3)

The Witch Avenue Series
Lonely Souls (Book 1)
Altered Souls (Book 2)
Released Souls (Book 3)
Shattered Souls (Book 4) - June 4th

 
My review:
 
 I loved The Camp. Seriously! It was incredible. I don't usually read kindle books or electronic copies, except for my Netgalley books; but this was an amazing exception! I'm so glad that Foreword Literary asked me to be a part of this tour because I got to read this awesome book! Okay, so let's start...

I want to start by saying how strong and feisty the lead character; Emma, was. She had all the characteristics I look for in a lead heroine of a novel, and was believable and human; in a way that she didn't make me think, "girls don't behave that way," or "girls wouldn't say that" sort of thing. Emma had a back story, too--a solid one that she was determined would not define her. She was smart and sassy, and had just one weakness. Liam. He was a strong, caring and an independent person just like her and they seemed extremely suited to one another, almost like they were made for each other. Their romance was a huge part of what made this book a winner in my eyes; that, and the plot of a serial killer being on the loose at the camp Emma goes to stay at--she shouldn't even be there, because she was sent for all the wrong reasons. But she doesn't let that, or the fact that there was a killer on the loose, get to her. In fact, she isn't cowering under a blanket or demanding to go home. As soon as I read the ending I was so shocked that I just stared for a few moments at the page, thinking, how did I not know...and where did this leave things? But the ending was perfect, and left no strings untied and no cliff-hangers! Yay!
The Alaska Wilderness that Karice described painted an image so vivid that as I read, I got the feel for how it would look like, how it would feel to be there. Karice is a 5-star storyteller and I could praise The Camp all day! It's not like me to guess after a few chapters that I was going to adore the novel, but a few pages in and I was hooked. Nothing could draw me away, not even Twitter. So, I'm going to give The Camp a huge 5-stars (or Cats, given my rating system...) because it is now one of my favourite reads this year. An incredible book from an amazing author!
 
 
 
 
 
You can buy the incredible "The Camp" here.
Also check out what everyone's got to say on Goodreads!
 
And now for the awesome GIVEAWAY! If you're interested (of course you are...) in winning some amazing prizes of your choice including a Kindle Fire 7", Nook HD 8gb or a $100 giftcard...then all you need to do is enter right here! >> a Rafflecopter giveaway  
 
This giveaway is open internationally!


here is the FULL TOUR: where you can visit all the other blogs participating in Karice's blog tour:
May 13 |
http://kellyvision.wordpress.com | @khager
May 15 |
http://www.memyshelfandi.com/ | @myshelfandi
May 17 |
http://thereadingdate.com/ | @readingdate
May 19 |
http://kaidansseduction.blogspot.com
May 20 | http://fictionfolio.com/ | @TaraMQ
May 22 |
http://littlehyuts.blogspot.com/ | @LittleHyuts
May 28 |
http://thecompulsivereader.com | @compelledtoread
May 28 |
http://bookwormdream.blogspot.com/ | @BookwormDreams
May 31 |
http://prettylittlememoirs.blogspot.com/ | @LittleMemoirs << TODAY!
June 3 |
http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/ | @b_ls
June 3 |
http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/ | @JenniferBielman
June 4 |
http://theobsessivereader.com/review-policy/ | @ZeniaRadoor
June 5 |
http://whyanot.wordpress.com/ | @whyanot
June 5 |
http://mundiemoms.com | @MundieMoms
June 6 |
http://bookreaderchronicles.com/
June 6 | http://thekams.wordpress.com/ | @thekams
June 7 |
http://bookalicious.org/ | @BookaliciousPam
June 8 |
http://www.moonlightbookreviews.com | @MoonlightReview
June 9 |
http://goodbooksandgoodwine.com/ | @booksandwine
June 10 |
http://ramblingsofabooknerd.com/ | @sarabooknerd
June 11 |
http://pageturnersblog.com/ | @pageturnersblog
June 11 |
http://alexalovesbooks.com/ | @alexalovesbooks
June 12 |
http://www.bookscompleteme.com/ | @bookscompleteme
 
 
 
 

Wait! There's more...

Karice Bolton has written some other awesomely talented novels and you can get her book "Witch Avenue: Lonely Souls #1" for free on kindle! Click here to get it and here to read all about it!
To get the info on all of Karice's novels, visit her website for all the latest and greatest.


Thank you for stopping by the latest stop on Karice Bolton's book tour & for visiting Pretty Little Memoirs where you're always welcome!
 
happy reading,
 
xo Becca



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