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2 disappointing stars.**Review completed January 24, 2014
I wanted more of Jacob…
…and less of the ghost hunting and paranoia which were all over the place.
Granted, Vic had reasons for panicking and feeling freaked out but I got fed up and after having been bored in book 4 already, I just think it's time to reconsider. I enjoyed the beginning but after my first update a lot went downhill fast and hard. But first and foremost...
As aforementioned I wanted more of Jacob. Camp Hell, however, was all about Vic here, Vic there, Vic everywhere. 85 % Vic and 15 % Jacob. Maybe I'm exaggerating but that's how I feel about it. In Camp Hell Jacob is like a persona non grata. Superfluous. Redundant. Oh, yes, he's good enough to give Vic mind-blowing orgasms but anything else that goes beyond the four walls of the bedroom seems to be irrelevant. To me he's more than a hot body, though. Hence, I just wanted more page time for Jacob but also more page time for Vic and Jacob as a couple.
Also, I find it ridiculous how incredibly naive Vic is. And to top everything off, I think that before Vic would shoot a baddie, he would hurt himself with his own gun. I got the impression that he doesn't seem overtly competent when it comes to arms. Maybe I'm being bitchy but I think if he hadn't that special ability he would never have made detective in the first place.
It goes without saying that I wasn't partial to the storyline. Honestly, I couldn't have cared less. Simply blah. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…And then all the empaths, telepaths, precocks, oops sorry, I meant to say precogs, etc. couldn't hold my interest. At all.
Isn't it kinda funny that I couldn't stop thinking about Mr. Bean when Vic was on my mind? I wonder why? Well, Vic has his own special brand of dorkiness, for sure.
I'm definitely a minority here and I'm very sorry that I didn't enjoy Camp Hell. While I did enjoy the first three books very much, book 4 was kinda boring already and it is very unfortunate that Camp Hell was a hellish disappointment. And finally I need to get that off my chest as well. Since I started to read this series every book is getting more expensive. Yes, I can pay the price, yet I'm not a milk cow and I think that the pricing for such short stories is quite steep. In fact, 5.14 euro for 256 disappointing pages is a lot of dough. I'm sorry but I'm not willing to pay even more for the next one. I'm done. Camp Hell goes back to Amazon for a refund of my money. I just think it's best to quit while I still have some fond memories of the series. Goodbye Vic and Jacob. It was a hot dance as long as it lasted and I wish you two all the best.