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Camp H.O.W.L. by Bru Baker
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Updated for audiobook review:
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3.75 stars


Camp H.O.W.L. is both original and traditional in its approach to the werewolf genre. There are fated mates and moonlit shifts to be sure, but the idea of having a special camp for angsty teen wolves is clever and amusing. It’s hard enough to be a teenager, but when you add the concept of a first shifting experience to that same situation, things get crazy. The author does a good job of setting a time and place for the camp and to define its ultimate goal of helping young wolves make the transition from childhood to adulthood. I would have actually enjoyed a greater exploration of this because it seemed to have so much more potential than the author actual displayed.

Tate and Adrian are both fairly well developed characters and there is a real sense of distress as Adrian’s body begins to betray him. Yes, he always wanted to shift, but now after so many years, he’s moved past the pain of being left behind, or at least he does a decent job of hiding it. Now he has to wrap his brain around the fact that once again his genetics have a mind of their own and he is bound to their mercy. Tate’s attraction to and distancing from Adrian is also portrayed well. He wants to be in love, but given how long he has been away from a pack, forced to live alone, it isn’t so simple. They make a good couple, even when they’re trying to avoid the inevitable.

Read Sue’s review in its entirety here.
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Finished Reading
November 2, 2017 – Shelved
February 23, 2018 – Shelved as: elizabeth
February 23, 2018 – Shelved as: sue

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Kathleen Sue, would you shelve this book as YA or does most of the story take place when our protags are adults?


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S. Flack Kathleen, this book is definitely for adults. There are a few teen background characters. But Tate and Adrian are adults and the focus on them. Hope this helps!


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