Monday, August 6, 2012

REVIEW: Camille by Tess Oliver

Date Published: 10/24/10

At a time when society conforms to the strictest rules and most proper etiquette, sixteen-year-old Camille Kennecott and her guardian, Dr. Bennett, live a most unconventional life. They hunt werewolves.When unwitting victim, Nathaniel Strider, wanders into one of their full moon pursuits, Camille and Dr. Bennett believe they have found a specimen for their study. Finding a scientific key to unlocking the mystery of lycanthropy would end their late night excursions. Yet beneath the irresistible exterior, Nathaniel is transforming into a flesh-tearing monster, and as each experiment fails, Camille loses another inch of her soul to him. In a month’s time, she must face the prospect of destroying the boy who has stolen her heart.

My Rating:

My Review:

While dealing with typically dark subject matter as a werewolf losing himself to the curse, this was actually quite a lite read.

This story was on the short side, but there is quite a bit here to keep the reader interested and even give anticipation for a follow-up.

Camille was so strong to deal with everything she deals with on a normal basis. She meets Nathaniel Strider and immediately knows he would be perfect to study. The strong emotions she has for him throws her off, especially knowing how his situation will end. 

Strider, how do I even go about describing him? He is that unatainable character from the beginning. His tortured soul just leaps off the pages and makes you connect with him. Their attraction and relationship is doomed from the beginning and the way he deals with it just tears her apart while she still is so obsessed with him. I'm not going to lie, there were times when I wanted to punch him in the face, but something about him just draws you right back in! 

I'm really excited to read more! 

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