Thursday, October 20, 2011
Book Review: Camille
Author: Tess Oliver
Genre: Paranormal Romance (YA)
Page count: 252
Favorite character: I think either Camille herself or Nathaniel
Plot: (from Goodreads)
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's loses another inch of her soul to him. She knows that in a month's time she must face the prospect of destroying the boy who has stolen her heart.
Camille is a young adult, paranormal romance set in Victorian England.
I loved this book. The characters were believable and human and the mythology that is created is just so interesting. The book is full of twists and turns and even surprised me a couple times, which I wasn't expecting at all. I don't want to say too much, to give too much away, but I really enjoyed the backstory of Camille and her sister.
It's a really good, cute, short read and if you like werewolfs and some romance all set in Victorian England, I'd definitely recommend that you give this one a try. It's indie-pubbed so I don't know how easy it will be to find in physical form, but you can get it in eBook form.