Saturday, 28 December 2013

Book Review: Frenzy by Robert Lettrick

Frenzy by Robert Lettrick
Genre: Horror, YA, MG
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon Hardcover
Release: April 8, 2014


Summary from Netgalley: Ages 12 and up

14-year-old Heath Lambert is spending his summer at Camp Harmony in the picturesque Cascade Mountain Valley. It's the perfect place to enjoy the soothing calm of nature as he weighs a heavy decision. The camp offers distractions: his friends, Cricket and Dunbar, always up for trouble; his reluctant crush on Emily, one half of the beautiful Em & Em Twins; and hulking bullies Thumper and Floaties, who are determined to make him their punching bag for the summer. But no one rattles Heath like his creepy cabin mate, Will Stringer. Brilliant, cold and calculating, Will views the world as one big chess game, and he's always three moves ahead of everyone else.

Heath soon learns there's a much bigger threat to contend with. Something's wrong with the animals in the surrounding forest. A darkness is spreading, driving them mad with rage. Wolves, bears, mountain lions-even the chipmunks are infected, spurred on in droves by one horrific goal: hunt and kill every human they find.

Heath and a ragtag band of campers are faced with a choice: follow Will's lead and possibly survive, or follow the camp staff and die. But how do you trust a leader when you suspect he's more dangerous than the animals you're running from?

Heath came to Camp Harmony to be surrounded by nature. He's about to get his wish.

Review: Heath goes to Camp Harmony to have a great time in the outdoors but gets more than he bargained for. The book starts with boys in a camp doing typical things including playing games, trickery, arguing over girls and of course bucking into older bullies. When things turn from camp fun into a forest nightmare Heath and a group of of campers have to literally run for their lives as some kind of disease turn even tame animals at the camp into raging beasts. Not to mention the wild animals surrounding them, not even squirrels are safe anymore. Everyone as to rely on one another as they face the elements, crazed creatures and more risky each other. Several campers have secrets including Heath himself. He didn't just come to camp for a good time and Will who is their best hope cares mostly about himself. Not even the cute Em twins are without secrets and Heath's two close friends from camp Cricket and his chunky friend will each prove their worth or danger.

This book is great for fans of horror, nature (or not of if you want to see the dark side), outdoors, camping (or not, hey there's danger and an excuse to stay in) and books from a male's perspective. While recommended for ages 10/12-14 this book can be enjoyed by older teens and even adults who enjoy books from the YA genre. I do and I highly recommend this book.

Rating: 4 Stars

5 comments:

  1. Horror isn't my thing, but the book does have in interesting concept.

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  2. Sounds interesting. I've been keeping an eye out for books for my nephew, this sounds like something he'd like. :)

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  3. Sounds like a fun book. You were lucky to be able to read it before everyone else. Have a lovely Sunday.

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  4. I love horror, but that book has a scary squirrel on the front. That's a little too scary for me. LOL

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  5. Hmmm... sounds like a thrilling read for the MG crowd. :-)

    Happy New Year!

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