Official Review: Camouflage

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Official Review: Camouflage

Post by Acwoolet » 28 May 2019, 16:18

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Camouflage" by Ivy Keating and Scott Spotson.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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If mysteries, nature, chaos, and deadly prehistoric creatures are your thing; then Camouflage by Ivy Keating and Scott Spotson is the book for you. A missing persons case, a budding romance, and a leap into a terrifying secret world are what you will find when you delve into the intriguing world of Camouflage. Prepare yourself for a chilling, edge of your seat adventure that will take you deep into the forest and into the face of a prehistoric creature unknown to mankind.

When the local high school coach goes missing, newly hired police chief, Sean Dermott is lead deep into the picturesque nature preserve. While no sign of the missing coach appears, something else much more horrific emerges, leaving deadly wreckage in its wake. A creature so prehistoric that only its skeleton has been seen before, threatens the lives of the people in the nature preserve and of the sleepy little town that surrounds it. When a budding romance with the woman who had reported the disappearance, causes Sean to become even more determined to solve the case, he is lead deeper into the woods right into the lair of the creature.

I enjoyed reading this book very much, and was able to finish it in a couple sittings. The main characters had a full back story, so that I could enjoy their growth throughout the novel. The dialogue was rich, giving even more life to the characters. I also enjoyed the secondary characters, especially the scientists that assisted in the discovery of the creature. They were both funny and intelligent, lending a more well-rounded narrative. The action scenes were fantastic and the science aspect an added bonus. The setting was beautifully described, making me feel as if I were wandering the woods with Sean and the other people searching for the creature. The novel had the feel of a professionally edited book, which definitely aided in my enjoyment of it.

There was very little about this book that I didn’t enjoy. Probably the main thing that I didn’t care for that much would be the romance between Sean and Vanessa, the woman who reported the missing coach. I felt as if it had been a little rushed, and would have liked to read a little bit more about their chemistry. I feel as if they met and then jumped into a full fledged relationship with in a matter of days. While it was quite rushed, I did enjoy that aspect of the book as well, I just wish there had been more of it.

I give Camouflage a 4 out of 4 stars. The dialogue and characters were fantastic, the horror of the unknown just enough to keep me on the edge of my seat, and a picturesque setting allow for a wonderful book. I would definitely recommend this book for sci-fi lovers, and anyone looking for a book with some fun hidden twists.

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Post by Radiant3 » 30 May 2019, 13:53

This sounds like an awesome adventure book. I look forward to reading it. Great review!

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 30 May 2019, 17:45

I am a huge fan of character-driven books and it is nice that the reader is able to see the character's growth. Thanks for the fabulous review!

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Post by Wyland » 31 May 2019, 07:39

Yeah I would want to read something historic, so I guess I would go for this book. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Eclecticmama » 03 Jun 2019, 20:31

This book sounds perfect for me! I love the Jurassic Park stuff because humans just never have a great reaction when they encounter a living prehistoric animal. Your review left me wondering what exactly these guys are dealing with. Thank you for the great review. I'll definitely be adding this one to my "want to read" shelf!

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Post by Letora » 09 Jun 2019, 14:39

I loved your summary of the book! I want to read this one now! It almost sounds like an episode of Supernatural :) Thank you for reviewing!
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The book sounds amazing! Thank you so much for the review. It makes me want to definitely read the book.

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Post by Nisha Ward » 15 Jun 2019, 04:06

Why does this remind me of Swamp Thing even though I've read neither of these things? Either way, I'm here for it. Thanks!
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Post by SunVixen » 15 Jun 2019, 10:59

Eclecticmama wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 20:31
This book sounds perfect for me! I love the Jurassic Park stuff because humans just never have a great reaction when they encounter a living prehistoric animal. Your review left me wondering what exactly these guys are dealing with. Thank you for the great review. I'll definitely be adding this one to my "want to read" shelf!
t really looks like a Jurassic Park.
I wonder if this prehistoric creature was a dinosaur too?

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