The Camp Kiss That Started It All…
Lauren Carlson, a fourteen-year-old expert on the cosmos, superheroes, and science fiction trivia has a crush on her longtime camp friend, Seth. Last summer she’d dreamed about upgrading their relationship to BF/GF status and this year she has a plan… if only her well-meaning cabin mates wouldn’t interfere before she’s ready. She hasn’t even adjusted to her new braces yet, let alone imagined kissing Seth with them. When a dare pushes her out of her comfort zone, will she and Seth rocket out of the friendzone at last? There’s only one way to find out…
Ever since I heard about Spencer Hill Press having a new imprint for Contemporary books I was overjoyed. I am such a contemporary kick lately and really can't get enough of YA or NA contemporary books. After waiting very impatiently for news on what their first book release would be I heard about Camp Boyfriend, the first in a series by JK Rock....
Then enter the news that there would also be a free download of the prequel novella, Camp Kiss, I was pretty much bouncing off the walls with excitement. Well the day is here people and Camp Kiss has finally been revealed into the world and it is not to be missed. It's freaking phenomenal!
Lauren is your typica nerd girl. With a love of all things science fiction and superheros she has always crushed on her summer camp best friend Seth. The only problem? Seth is drop dead gorgeous and Lauren is super-nerd, especially with her new braces. After Lauren's friends dare her to kiss Seth she knows she must go through with it... after all it's camp tradition. But will it turn out to be more than she hoped for or will it all end in disaster?
AHH I have so much love for this novella. I am praying that I can get a hold of this in print because it's one of those books that after finishing you just want to hug to your chest and rock back and forth... for hours! After reading a lot of contemporary novels whenever I read another one I always fear that I will find it boring because some contemporary can feel repetitive. Let me tell you JK Rock is one incredibly outstanding addition to the contemporary genre. The writing style was just amazing and sucked me in right from the start and I didn't stop reading until I had finished.
Lauren... AHH I love Lauren. She is so amazing and she is the character that you can identify with. She isn't the perfect, typical heroine of a story she is just normal and she likes nerdy things and I could really identify her. Reading her story was just so incredible and I really felt like I was experiencing everything along with her. When she swooned I swooned when she hurt, I hurt and there were often times when I was crying along with her. I absolutely adore her and I think she is definitely one of my favourite lead characters from YA contemporary novels.
Seth... Oh my god! You see that puddle at my feet? Yeah that's my insides because he just melted them all! He is just the most amazing character ever and you can guarantee you will fall head over heels in love with him. He is just perfect! I definitely have a new boyfriend.
I already had pretty high expectations for Camp Kiss as I was just so excited to read it and let me tell you it met them and surpassed them all. This is without a doubt the best novella I have ever read. Usually with novella's I find that I just don't enjoy them as much because of how short they are. I feel like I need a full-length book to identify with the characters and enjoy the story. Camp Kiss was 100% different. It sucked me in right from the start and I was already in love with the story and the characters within the firts 2/3 pages. This novella is just phenomenal and not to be missed.
Camp Kiss was perfect in every way. I am literally dying for Camp Boyfriend now because I need to know what will happen next. I have already chosen a side... I don't care what other guy comes into it I will forever be #TeamSeth. Camp Kiss is a phenomenal novella that really gets you into the camp spirit and gives you a sneak peak into the epic awesomeness that Camp Boyfriend will be. This novella will make you giggle and swoon and even cry. Every emotion you could possibly hope to feel while reading a book you will feel while reading this one. It is phenomenal and epic and completely unputdownable. It will take your breath away and leave you begging for more.