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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  298 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Don't-Ever-Run

Words to remember when staring at a brown bear in the woods of Alaska.

Emma Walton is excited to attend a wilderness camp in Alaska, but what she really is looking forward to is being away from her parents before she enters college. Unfortunately, the moment she arrives on the island she realizes things aren't as they seem. Something far more sinister than a
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Paperback, 250 pages
Published April 18th 2013 by Createspace
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Jennifer
Oh man, I HATE giving any book a less than 4 star rating, and this was is even more heartbreaking :(
And I was soo looking forward to reading it too. Such is life, I guess, but it doesn't make it any easier. Let me start off by saying I have read all of the Witch Avenue books, so I am familiar with Karice Bolton's writing style. I LOVED them. LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. I think that is what makes this review even harder to write.
THE CAMP made me feel like I was reading the narration to a cheesy teen ho
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Dibi
This book was promising, but the writer didn't know how to use it. It had its moments but when the creepy part started it just went too quickly, I couldn't enjoy it. This book was more about the relationship with Emma and Liam, that about a horrifying camp where everybody could die.
I knew all the time who was the killer, it just seemed too obviously to me, so I was expecting something more shocking. This couldn't have been so easy, right? Well, it was.
I still have so many questions (view spoiler
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Tom
Emma didn't want to go to camp in the first place. It's the summer before she starts college, and her 18th birthday is just a couple weeks away, but her cruel stepfather decided that Emma would spend her summer at a place called Re-Boot Camp in the southeast Alaska wilderness.

Emma knows she's in for unpleasant times when there were some seriously tough punks on the tiny airplane en route. Her instincts are right: every other camper there has a criminal record.

As she gets off the plane, she meet
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Kelly Hager
This book was a complete delight to read. I was expecting a fun summer read (very light, a little creepy, some romance) and it was that, but it was also very good.

(Note: I wasn't expecting it to suck, of course, but I was expecting brain candy.)

I completely adore Emma. She's smart, funny, sarcastic and completely capable. The fact that there's a potential serial killer on the island scares her, of course (she's still a person!) but whereas a lot of people would be nearly catatonic, she's determi
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Marse
Que manera de sorprenderme este libro (aunque no se si para bien o mal). Tenía una expectativa dada la sinopsis y la portada pero empecé a leerlo y wtf, pasan cada cosas x__x pero en fin
Esteer
La idea no esta mal pero es todo muy forzado muy directo sin crear detalles y sin duda el final es muy predecible.
Anya
May 08, 2013 Anya marked it as to-read
I'm going to give this author another try... and because I'm a sucker for beautiful covers!
Cara
It was an amazing book.
Angie
It's a week before Emma's eighteenth birthday and she's heading off to Alaska where she thinks she'll be attending a conservation and forestry camp, since that's what she plans to study in college. Well, upon boarding the plane she's handed a pamphlet for a reform camp. It's where juvenile deliquents are sent before they fully turn to a life of crime. Clearly, there's been a mistake, but instead of jumping on the next plane, Emma decides to stay. Because of a guy. Of course. It looks like Emma i ...more
Cait
Originally posted at Escape Through the Pages with the same rating.


My opinion is definitely the minority on this one, but THE CAMP by Karice Bolton – while having an interesting premise and solid writing – just did not really work for me. It certainly delivers on the synopsis, and I had no problems with Karice Bolton’s writing style, but there were things that did not add up and the book was very quick, plot-wise.

First and foremost, I enjoyed the premise. Emma is sent to ReBoot, a camp for juven
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nurmawati
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
The Camp by Karice Bolton is another hit from her. I have read almost all of her books and I have to say that every time I pick one of her books up to read I always know I am going to be reading a great book that is going to take me away on a vacation that I know I will love!

The Camp is a story about a girl named Emma. Emma lives a very nice life with her parents who are rick and she is in her senior of school getting ready to enjoy her summer before she goes off to college. But her step father
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Jennifer Bielman (Bad Bird Reads)
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3.5 stars.

At A Glance
The Camp was a fun, exciting, light read. Even with the okay writing, I still enjoyed myself.

The Good
This is so a lazy summer mystery read. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

First let me say that I was shocked by how horrible Emma's stepdad was. He straight up tricked her into going to a rehabilitation camp for teenage criminals. She thought she was going to a conservation summer camp. Is that not horrible? So as you can
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Kate
Emma never dreamed that the wilderness camp she agreed to attend is actually a place for juvenile delinquents to spend time in order to escape community service – or worse, prison. But as the tiny plane lands in the Alaskan wilderness, Emma realizes that there can’t be much worse than being exiled to the middle of nowhere with only perverts and wild bears for company. Oh – and Liam, the very handsome camp handyman with exceptional forearms.

For me this book was Dear Cassie meets Harper’s Island –
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Jill Marie Swanson
Okay kiddos! I have to start by saying that Karice is a very solid writer, and I just adored Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue Series #1). If you haven't gotten a taste of her writing yet, you definitely should pick up the first in either of her two series. Better yet, start with The Camp!
This was a fast paced, down right creepy read. It has a bit of a different feel than her other novels and is the first one she has written as a stand alone.
This is definitely a book for fans of contemporary romance a
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Heather andrews
What made me want to read this bookie was actually the cover Karice always finds prettyful ones. The beginning is a great attention grabber, "And Baranof Island doesn't have nearly as many brown bears as we have." That totally would make me feel safe, wouldn't it you guys? Emma she is a real character, she's feisty but not in a 'Imma gut a b**** way.' "That's why you didn't get them. I'm not on meds either, but I might want some by the end of this ordeal." My my Liam, "it only took one punch fro ...more
Kimber Wheaton
The Camp was not really what I was expecting, which is good. It's first and foremost a romance with a mystery woven within. The mystery aspect helps push main character, Emma, and romantic interest, Liam, together. This is another one of those novels that's difficult to review without spoilers, but here goes nothing.

The story is told in first person from Emma's point of view. She has major problems with her mother and stepfather, which are made apparent when she's sent to a camp in the Alaskan w
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Lauren
It is no secret that I am quite a fan of Karice Bolton's work. I have read every single one of her books, and loved each and every one of them! When I found out that she was writing this stand alone novel called The Camp I was actually really excited. She writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels and couldn't wait to see her branch out to something different. And I'm happy to say that she did a fantastic job writing this suspenseful gem!

I generally don't even read suspense novels becaus
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Sara
This book was a joy to read. It has a little bit of everything, romance, suspense and much more. I wasn't expecting this to be a love story heavy novel but to my surprise it was. The Camp is a very fast paced book that is well written.

I loved that much of this book revolves around the relationship between Liam and Emma. I am a sucker for a good love story. However, I didn't really find there relationship believable. From the moment Emma lands on the island these two are longingly looking at each
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Kirsty Vizard
I came across The Camp when I was purchasing Released Souls on Amazon. The synopsis sounded different than any book I had read recently, and it also made a refreshing change to read a stand-alone.
Karice Bolton immediately captures Emma's fear and confusion in the first chapter. The reader is aware that Emma has been sent to the camp for the wrong reasons, whilst the other campers are offenders, to some degree. When a man attempts to get into Emma's tent on her first night, Liam, a camp guide, fi
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Kristi Ayers
The Camp is a young adult suspense-thriller set in Alaska. The title of the book drew me in because I love summer camp stories, and then finding out it took place in Alaska, I was hooked. The author wove a creepy story with romance entwined. I fully enjoyed the edge-of-your-seat feeling I got. I had no idea who the "bad guy" was until the end. Kudos for keeping me guessing! I was, however, confused a few times because there were so many male names and I couldn't keep them straight (these were th ...more
Tiffany
I was honestly at a solid 4 star rating throughout almost the entire book...and then I got to the end...and seen "epilogue" and was thinking "yeah, give me the tidbits or hints to Liam's dark little secret" and then it didn't happen.

The ending prior to the epilogue was fine (0pen for a possible sequel), but the epilogue left me going "What? Huh? Why did it end like that?" It just seemed like the information in the epilogue wasn't in the right place or something.

This is an enjoyable story that w
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April
Friends, one of my favorite settings in fiction is summer camp. I legitimately cannot get enough of it as a former camper myself. ESPECIALLY over the summer. So when a good friend was running the tour for this book, I decided to read Karice Bolton’s The Camp instead of Witch Avenue because I will read the hell out of almost any camp book. While I did not fall head over heels in love with the book, I at least found it to be much more readable than the other camp book I attempted. There are a few ...more
M.K.
Another great story Karice!
I was immediately sucked in to the Alaskan wilderness the second the main character Emma landed there. I wasn't sure what to expect out of this story other than it had to do with a camp.
I was pleasantly surprised at the direction the author took. There was plenty of action, suspence and mystery that kept me hooked and reading continually. I didn't book this book down until it was over.
The best part of the book was the wonderful Liam. I think I fell in love with him th
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Nicole/Books Complete Me
Dang, this book, I couldn't stop reading, and when I did, I didn't want it to end! We find out that Emma's dad has died, and she's been living with her mom and step-dad, who seem to make life miserable. Then her step-dad sells her and her mom on the idea of a camp that'll help Emma with college. Yeah, right!


This book is full of unexpected events. Emma doesn't know who to trust or turn to. Karice Bolton has given us a place that we wouldn't want to go to even, let alone send a kid off to. She ha
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Terri
Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I don't think I took a breathe till the end.
Anto
Bien, ¿por dónde empezar?
No es un libro difícil de leer, es una lectura muy fluida, pero un tanto rápida. Me hubiera gustado que se alargara un poco más y se profundizaran más los detalles.
La relación de Liam y Emma, fue simplemente muy rápido ._. En dos días prácticamente se aman, es muy surrealista; los secuestros son realmente emocionantes, no hay un solo personaje del que no sospeches, y las citas de Poe...simplemente genial!
Pero aún así, digamos que es de esas lecturas de un típico domingo
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Emily Pearson
Yes I am giving this 5 stars! I loved this book. It gave me horror and romance and it also kept me yearning for more. Sure there were parts of the story that threw me for a loop and I didn't quite feel they were relevant or well thought out/portrayed but the story itself was fantastic. I loved the twists throughout the story I loved the character also. Steph was one of my favorites. I really didn't expect who it turned out to be until later partly because I didn't want to believe that person cap ...more
Eva
Good enough, READ IT!
Andreina
Es un libro íncreible, la manera en que las sospechas te atrapan y el suspenso te hacen permanecer casi imposible despegarte de él.

Me encanta Liam por el innegable toque de chico malo que tiene. Y Emma por no ser la "tipica mujer" que grita y llora en los momentos atemorizantes.

Me carcome no darle las 5 estrellas, pero no me gusto como se descubrió al asesino. Demasiado fácil y casi sin complicaciones, en serio?

Léanlo, lo recomiendo!
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Karice received an MFA in Creative Writing from the U of W. She has written seventeen novels, and she has several exciting projects in the works (or at least she thinks they're exciting). Karice lives in the Pacific Northwest with her awesome husband and two cute English Bulldogs. She loves anything to do with snow, and she seeks out the stuff whenever she can, especially if there's a toasty fire ...more
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