This book was provided to me for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Well, reviewing „Camp Lake Omega“ is a real tough one for me. It’s not the book’s fault – but I’ve actually got no experience with this genre… I didn’t even know about its existence when I read about the content of the book. Now I know that some of you may laugh about me but I thought that the book would be about students – one from an alpha and one from an omega house. But it really soon (I think already on the second page) turned out that it wasn’t what I expected it to be and I got confused and somehow a little frustrated because I didn’t quite get anything. I mean I somehow got the feeling that I had missed anything or my English was somehow disappearing out of my brain *lol*. But then I did a short research on the internet and I found out about this special genre. But I’m still far away from being an expert so I can’t tell if the book really fits into it or if it fulfils its characteristics.
What I can tell you is that I really liked the story. It’s a straight love story where you can see the development of love and where it leads too.
After I had found out about the genre and my confusion was gone I really got driven into the book and I had the feeling of being at the camp myself. The story itself is alternately told by Jim and Zachary. But it’s not overlapping. They always continue with their own part where the other stopped.
This makes the story varied. The author really managed to present the two points of view differently so that you totally believe that it is told by two different people. And both of them use a lot of dialogues while narrating, what I really like because so the story gets livelier.
Within the story you get information about alphas, omegas and little bit of betas and the whole society they life in and what life is expected to be in this reality.
One thing I didn’t quite like at the beginning, maybe because it was kind of disturbing for me, was the fact that people don’t seem to care about the gender of the partner they fall in love with or bond. So there is no homosexual, bisexual or heterosexual. But then, given a second thought, I actually loved it. Because there is just love for the one person you want to spend your life with. Why do we or I always think in these stubborn patterns?
The only thing I didn’t quite like until the end is that kids refer to the partner who gave birth to them as mum, even it’s a man – but well I think that’s just one more of my thinking in the patterns I’m used to.
But all in one I really liked the story and have to rate it with five stars. I got along well with the plot and the content as soon as I found out about the existence of this fictitious society. All the typical features about them are described in detail, so it’s easy to follow even if you don’t know anything about alphas, betas or omegas. Just make sure you know about their existence otherwise you’ll get as confused as I was at the beginning.
I’ll definitely read more from this author.