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Camp Neverland is special. At least that's what it said on the mysterious brochure. But when Max arrives to discover her tormentor Chuck Snyder is there, too, her hopes for a magical summer are dashed. Still, the bond she develops with her cabinmates feels almost too good to be true. And when kids start dying in gruesome ways, Max hides a frightening secret. She soon learn ...more
Paperback, Rewind-or-Die #29, 79 pages
Published June 24th 2021 by Unnverving
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OutlawPoet
Apr 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Well this is a deliciously devious little horror romp!

Honestly, I’m more of a door-stopper kind of girl, so it’s rare that a novella hits me as really satisfying, but this one did.

Lots of old-school horror nostalgia in the camp setting, but fun, modern characters and some serious girl power! I loved our characters and found myself a little too invested in a bit of bloody vengeance.

This was an absolute blast of a read. I enjoyed every page and would happily read the author again!

*ARC via Net Gall
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Jackie Cowgill (LanternsJourney)
This is the second Rewind or Die book I've read and I can't wait to read more! They're the perfect length and have a wonderful retro-movie feel. Camp Neverland in particular is about friendship, belonging, and finding your truth, wherever that path may lead... It gave me vibes from The Craft and all the other camp-based retro movies. I really enjoyed the characters even though we only had a short time to get to know them and the ending was satisfying. ...more
Anna Kay
May 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The satanic cult, summer camp story I've been searching for! I liked the feminist twist and after this one I think Lisa Quigley is officially a favorite author. ...more
Tracy Robinson
May 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
In 79 pages, Lisa Quigley provides a quick, brutal book perfect for summer reading. Life is busy and these Rewind Or Die books from Unnerving provide quick bites of nostalgic horror able to be devoured in a sitting.

Camp Neverland is a coming of age story focused on a new arrival at a seemingly idyllic summer camp in Vermont. Quigley is able to quickly endear the MC to the reader and there isn’t a long wait before things get moving. With just enough backstory and character development, readers w
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Irene
Jun 11, 2021 rated it liked it
This was my first venture into the Rewind or Die series and although this is book 29 don't let that stop you from diving in. This is a stand alone novella, in the style of those great old horror movies of yester-year.

Max is a lonely teenage girl with a passion for drawing, and no friends to speak of. She is ignored by most, and tormented by one in particular. She is looking forward to the end of the school year when she can get a break from being bullied and harassed by Chuck, the boy who makes
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Suz Jay
Apr 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
“A forked tongue darted from her mouth She was hungry. Hungry for blood. Hungry for revenge. Hungry for men.”*

Camp Neverland gives Max the opportunity to find friendship and explore her artistic talent. But the special serenity shatters once she discovers the boy who bullied her at school is a fellow camper. And Max fears her new found friends will abandon her once he reveals her shameful secrets.

I really enjoyed HELL’S BELLS, Quigley’s earlier Rewind or Die installment with its Freddie-Mercury-
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Hailey Piper
Apr 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was lucky to read Camp Neverland early, and it's a thoughtful and thought-provoking exploration into the woods of power dynamics and legend. Quigley's sinister magic draws us in, and once we're there, we don't want to go home. A wnderful mix of coming-of-age and folk horror, these are the girls you want as friends to the end. ...more
Jacqui Hertz
Apr 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, horror
Camp Neverland is a horror novella with a teenage heroine named Max (short for "Maxine") who will likely appeal to female young adult readers. The setting of a summer camp with the familiar forest, lake, cabins, s'more, art sessions, and campfire ghost stories will likewise resonate with a young adult audience. The way the familiar aspects of a summer camp are twisted in this horror story would make this book one that could produce shivers up the spine if read at sleepaway camp in particular.

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Laura
May 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book thanks to NetGalley and publisher Unnverving in exchange for an honest review.
The Rewind or Die horror series is fast becoming one of my favourite sources for good horror. I feel like every installment has something new and interesting to offer, and Camp Neverland is no exception. As always this is a standalone book which tells the story of Max, a girl keen to escape her life of being bullied by going to a mysterious camp for the summer. Unfortunately for her, when
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Nikki (Spine Tinglers)
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Camp Neverland tells an interesting tale of young women at a camp, forgotten by those around them as they learn to be independent, self-assured, and strong in every sense of the word. It tells a tale of friendship, burgeoning womanhood, and mystery, as the camp belies the idyllic nature it has as a facade.

I enjoyed this book, a quick read, for its story of sisterhood and growth. I thought the horror elements were powerful, and at times ghastly in a good way. There was a great balance of gore and
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Paul Downey
Apr 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Camp Neverland is a short novella that explores the consequences of bullying with a supernatural twinge.

We follow the character of Max, a lonely girl who has suffered abuse throughout her school life and is not sure where she belongs – until she gets an invitation to stay at Camp Neverland.

Once she arrives she sees this is a place where the women rule and the men serve, or else!

Quigley does not try to hide the social commentary throughout Camp Neverland, although sometimes it does feel it is bea
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Teresa
Apr 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Teens plus that like creepy vibes reads
Recommended to Teresa by: NetGalley
Thanks to NetGalley and Lisa Quigley for this ARC.
This book gave me eerie vibes of a summer camp in the Twilight Zone with a modern day premise of Neverland! The camp is a special place for hand-picked gifted children such as Max who has never felt comfortable at school and doesn't make friends easily. Finding acceptance upon arrival at the camp and with her bunk mates she quickly falls under the spell of Camp Neverland. Her dreams of a wonderful summer are soon dashed as a boy who taunted her a
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Manda B-Shaw
May 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Camp Neverland
By: Lisa Quigley
This book was so fun! It had a good "The Craft" feeling to it. Max is a typical teenager that ends up with the nickname "Maxi-Pad" by a school bully when she got her first period. Thinking that her time at summer camp out be a great escape from the teasing and torment. Until she finds her bully is at the same camp, her whole world is crushed. Thankfully Max has made friends with some very loyal girls in her cabin that won't stand for it. I will definitely recommend
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Elle
Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Max is a 16 year old girl who is heading to summer camp in what she hopes will be a reprieve from her regular life. Max has unfortunately been the victim of bullying and is looking forward to spending a summer where no one knows her nickname is Maxi pad. The first night she is at camp, Max realizes that this camp is a bit different. Is Max about to embark on a journey of acceptance in a safe space or was the pamphlet she received in the mail just bait to lure Max into a trap?
I had so much fun re
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ElleEm
Apr 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, kindle, netgalley
Camp Neverland by Lisa Quigley is a perfect entry into the Rewind or Die series from Unnerving Press. 80's horror movie nostalgia was dripping from the pages as I read. Wonderfully told from start to finish, this is a quick and satisfying read. I even enjoyed that some moments were predictable because as we watched those slasher movies we had a pretty good sense of what was going to transpire. And the boys didn't get to have all the fun this time!

Thanks to Unnerving, Lisa Quigley and NetGalley
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Kate Church
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read this book through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written and the characters are described well. This book is cute. It is set in a summer camp in Vermont, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat. I really enjoyed Max's character. It will be in stores on June 24 for $11.49 (USD). When this book comes out go to your local bookstore or preorder it off of Amazon because you do not want to miss out on it. ...more
Reshma Ramesh
Apr 07, 2021 rated it liked it
Crisp narration and an extremely short story for a real quick read. I completed this in about 2 hours.

I liked what I read but the story finished before it even started. The premise was promising, which was one reason I read this one. It would have been exciting if the author had expanded the story even more.

The review is exclusively my own. Many thanks to Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review :)
Lisa Jordan
Apr 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a super quick read, a nostalgic camp-gone-bad eighties movie vibe. Written with a strong feminist voice, this story could have used a little more nuance in the gender divide.
There was lots to love about this though, the visuals in my mind for a woman made of snakes was one highlight.
Overall, it was an easy, fast read. Recommended.
Margin of Terror
Apr 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was fun. Definitely a vintage B horror movie feel to it, a little nostalgic, with a ton of classic horror elements. But the social commentary feels very relevant for today’s world. Overall, good easy read in a comfy chair on a rainy night.
Effy
Apr 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really, really enjoyed this book. It was dark and twisted. This book kinda reminded me of Z Movie Horror which I am really a fan of.

I appreciated the trans rep in this book too.
Dion Smith
Apr 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd book from the ‘Rewind-or-Die’ book series, which are like Goosebumps books but a bit darker, this one is about a girl who sees going to camp as an escape from being bullied and forgotten by busy parents, but the bully shows up also, but things are different at camp.

I really enjoyed this book, more than I expected, and I am so relieved the author didn’t go soft on the ending (definitely NOT a Scooby-Do ending).

This is the 29th book (don’t worry you don’t need to read the others b
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Betsy
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Camp Neverland by Lisa Quigley is the latest installment in the series of Horror novels, Rewind or Die. I have enjoyed every book I've read in this series and this is book definitely lives up to my standards!

It invokes a sense of nostalgia for days I was young enough to head off to camp for the summer....only making it more enticing with the elements of magic and murder. And I especially loved the way they dealt with stressing to keep camp a safe space, especially for women. But the consequences
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