Bad Call

A viral Book Bad Call the best work It was supposed to be epic During a late night poker game tennis teammates Colin Ceo Grahame and Rhody make a pact to go on a camping trip in Yosemite National

A viral Book Bad Call the best work It was supposed to be epic.During a late night poker game, tennis teammates Colin, Ceo, Grahame, and Rhody make a pact to go on a camping trip in Yosemite National Park And poker vows can t be broken.So the first sign that they should ditch the plan is when Rhody backs out The next is when Ceo replaces him with Ellie, a girl Grahame and Colin have never even heard of AnIt was supposed to be epic.During a late night poker game, tennis teammates Colin, Ceo, Grahame, and Rhody make a pact to go on a camping trip in Yosemite National Park And poker vows can t be broken.So the first sign that they should ditch the plan is when Rhody backs out The next is when Ceo replaces him with Ellie, a girl Grahame and Colin have never even heard of And then there s the forest fire at their intended campsite.But instead of bailing, they decide to take the treacherous Snow Creek Falls Trail to the top of Yosemite Valley From there, the bad decisions really pile up.A freak storm is threatening snow, their Craigslist tent is a piece of junk, and Grahame is pretty sure there s a bear on the prowl On top of that, the guys have some serious baggage and that s not including the ridiculously heavy ax that Grahame insisted on packing and Ellie can t figure out what their deal is.And then one of them doesn t make it back to the tent.Desperate to survive while piecing together what happened, the remaining hikers must decide who to trust in this riveting, witty, and truly unforgettable psychological thriller that reveals how one small mistake can have chilling consequences.. The best Ebook Bad Call *I would like to thank BookishFirst and Hachette Book Group for a print copy of this book*When I first read the sampler to the book I thought it sounded awesome and the summary didn't sound too bad either. But unfortunately, this was a "Bad Call" for me. The story is about a group of people: Collin, Ceo, Grahame and Ellie going out on a camping trip together. Now another friend was supposed to go with them but he backed out. He was the lucky one. There ends up being fights, fires, snow storms, maybe a bear, an axe and a very strange adventure in my opinion. I know plenty of people will love this book so pick it up and decide for yourself. Happy Reading! Mel ♥

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  1. I wrote freelance in the health and fitness industry for twelve years before re committing myself to my first love writing fiction After publishing several short stores for kids, I wrote and published my first novel, POD namelos Penguin Ace , a YA scifi survival story set in Prosser, Washington and Los Angeles, California My second novel, BAD CALL 2017 with Disney Hyperion is a YA survival thriller set in one of my favorite stomping grounds, Yosemite National Park My third novel, TANUM CREEK BRIDGE 2018 Disney Hyperion is another YA survival thriller set in the Pacific Northwest I grew up in the northeast and enjoyed backpacking and later, during my college years in California and Montana, rock climbing and wilderness survival My favorite books to read and write are centered around real characters dealing with extraordinary circumstances and how they rise to meet those challenges My passions are my family, reading, writing, cooking, racquet sports, and the environment particularly climate change The basic rule in wilderness survival is shelter first.

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  1. I would like to thank BookishFirst and Hachette Book Group for a print copy of this book When I first read the sampler to the book I thought it sounded awesome and the summary didn t sound too bad either But unfortunately, this was a Bad Call for me The story is about a group of people Collin, Ceo, Grahame and Ellie going out on a camping trip together Now another friend was supposed to go with them but he backed out He was the lucky one There ends up being fights, fires, snow storms, maybe a be [...]


  2. i read the excerpt over on bookishfirst and i m supposed to copy my reaction over here, for POINTS i love pointsis is me after reading the first 20 pages or so i m a sucker for survival stories, particularly YA survival stories, so this one grabbed my attention right away and this excerpt bodes well it s a strong opening that definitely makes me want to read it s got good pacing, the characters have promise and rhode island is mentioned as a place people are actually from, not as a unit of meas [...]


  3. 3.5 Stars Bad Call by Stephen Wallenfels was quite the read One filled with jealousy, deceit, anger, and misconceptions but it was also one about friendship and making wrongs right and yes, even a tiny bit of romance, or at least something that could be romanceeventually maybe But mostly, it was one heck of a thrill ride One where you weren t always sure which direction it was going to take and exactly what the heck was going on, but in a good way, not a bad way and one that was almost always fi [...]


  4. This book isn t quite what I thought it was going to be I thought this was going to be creepier, suspenseful, and definitely thrilling It s not really any of those things It s a YA novel and it most certainly reads like one and maybe if I were still a teenager I might of liked this I found all of the characters pretty annoying I found the reasons for why they did certain things to be beyond stupid There was just constant bickering and it was all just very melodramatic It is a quick read and I [...]


  5. Review BAD CALLI started this book with a sense of foreboding Beginning with the first page what a reader s hook , my intuition just knew something was going to go very badly wrong Some one or of the characters would suffer, and so would I, vicariously Some of them I distrusted from the beginning plus I knew that the deception from the very beginning would prove disastrous, bringing on trouble, and lies, and quite possibly betrayal As the story continues, the suspense ratchets higher and the t [...]


  6. Bad Call Written by Stephen WallenfelsReview written by Diana IozziaI was really excited to read this, but I think the anticipation had to do with the length of time I waited for my complementary copy to come Not to be disparaging, but I think I built up a huge amount of excitement When I do this, I do find myself becoming a little let down and disappointed Bad Call let my twenty two year old self down, but would have really impressed my 13 16 year old self This is a book created by Disney s tee [...]


  7. This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews.2 5 DNF at 48%When I won this book through BookishFirst, I was a little hesitant The blurb for it didn t do it for me and I remember thinking that I was interested, but not entirely sure if I d like it That feeling basically stayed with me.In short, three college aged guys decide to get some weed from somewhere and find a way to fake everyone out about it so they don t get in trouble After all, they re tennis players Big deal athletes Then, [...]


  8. I really loved the characters a lot They were relatable and had flaws like humans They had bad and good feelings that made me love them The setting was beautiful and chilling, pun intended I liked how Ellie s point of view differed from Collin s because he s closer to the others than Ellie the outsider Ellie saw the emotions in Graham s eyes which caused me chills Graham was a jerk but he did redeemed himself Ceo was a jerk but he had admirable qualities about him that made me like him I thought [...]


  9. If only plans went as plannedThis wilderness psychological suspense is quick read about how the reaction of one person to one moment in time sets off a chain of events that forever alters the lives of four teenagers, CEO Cee o , Colin, Grahame and Ellie.Four fourth year boys from a Prep school decide to take an unapproved long weekend trip exploring and hiking some nearby mountains When confronted by a school official about leaving school, they lie about going to a tennis tournament which has be [...]


  10. My first read of the year and it was an awesome YA thriller But what s not to love a camping trip in Yosemite in inclement weather, four high school students three boys and a girl who each have secrets and jealousy abounds Between past and present, the story unfolds as we get to know them through each bad call they make as of course they aren t experienced campers What starts out as a late night poker game challenge between friends, ends with heart racing chills breakneck speed as they attempt t [...]


  11. The first thing I noticed about this book is the cover Normally I just barely skim the picture on the cover and don t pay attention to it This one was quite different If you pay attention to the tree s shadow, it promises a sinister story It set the tone for a book that promises to be a gripping thriller.This story is interesting and it did stay with me for a few days after I did like the plot and I enjoyed how the character s interacted with each other However, I was confused on the thriller p [...]



  12. To be truthful I did not like this book at first I am a mature librarian I asked myself why would a young girl go camping with three boys I kept reading this story and could not stop The storyline was intriguing Again, being an older reader I thought that I could not recommend this book to a middle school student, but I was wrong The language was a little crude, but not offensive Great adventure and realistic mix I will recommend this this book to people looking for a adventure and thought provo [...]


  13. I finished this last night, after the last third of the book really sped up and kept me awake until I was done I finally think I ve come across a YA book that guys will actually like It s set with mountain climbing as the main activity and Yosemite as the backdrop the author, Stephen Wallenfels, is big into the outdoors and mountain climbing, and through the dialog and writing, it shows The book is described as a thriller, although it s low on thrill content, plus there s a complicated relations [...]


  14. Review will be on my blog in January Feb 2018 I was a little unsure of this book at first Three teenage guys and one girl going on a mountain hiking trip alone I knew it wasn t going to end well, but I was not expecting it to go as bad as it did.Three friends Ceo, Graham, and Collin from an elite school that are all in the tennis program one night while playing poker decide to go hike a mountain With another friend backing out the day of Ceo decided to invite someone else along with them, and th [...]


  15. updated review Friends, Ceo, Grahame, Rhody and Collin all attend a yuppity boarding school Ceo, who is the king manipulator primarily to get anything he wants from women of all ages sets in place a plan for the 4 of them to go camping in Yosemite for the weekend He creates an elaborate plan manipulating many entities to get them off campus unauthorized At the last minute, Rhody backs out of the deal Little to the other s knowledge, he has also invited along a girl, Ellie, to join them.It is cle [...]


  16. Book DescriptionIt was supposed to be epic.During a late night poker game, tennis teammates Colin, Ceo, Grahame, and Rhody make a pact to go on a camping trip in Yosemite National Park And poker vows can t be broken.The first sign that they should ditch the plan is when Rhody backs out The next is when Ceo replaces him with Ellie, a girl Grahame and Colin have never even heard of And then there s the forest fire at their intended campsite But instead of bailing, they decide to take the treachero [...]


  17. It s like we re floating on a raft in a slow motion current with the uneasy rumble of something big around the bend First, I just want to say a giant thank you to NetGalley, Disney Hyperion, and Stephen Wallenfels for providing me with and ARC of this awesome book This is my first ARC ever and I m beyond thankful for the opportunity and excited to see what else NetGalley can offer me I went into this book thinking it would just be about a camping trip between friends where some drama is revealed [...]


  18. Bad Call is a young adult survival adventure story that fans of the genre will surely enjoy I was under the impression that it was going to be mystery thriller as well, but that part fell flat, which left the book lacking for me Don t get me wrong the story is well done with complex characters, an interesting plot with lots of action and deadly survival scenarios I just personally wish there would have been thriller included It would ve made a big difference in my experience On top of the grea [...]


  19. Thanks to Bookish First for the book in exchange for an honest review Bad Call by Stephen Wallenfels is a wild, dramatic ride about four teenagers who choose to go to Yosemite to camp for the weekend and end up being caught in a storm and trying to survive The story follows Colin, Ceo, Grahame and Ellie as they try to figure out how to survive the unexpected weather and each other Colin, Ceo and Grahame all go to the same school and are tennis players After a poker night, they decide they are go [...]


  20. I m not entirely sure how I want to review this bookDo you ever read a book and sit back and ask yourself Did I really like this Did I not What s your issue The writing was great The author really pulled me into the story with the way they weaved everything together I kept wondering who is it out of the 4 that does not make it out of the woods That part drove me to continue this story I think It could also be the writing It could be I dont even know All I know is I think I liked all the characte [...]


  21. Four high school seniors decide to go hiking in Yosemite without telling anyone where they are going YOU see where this is going, though Three guys and an girl no drama, right head up for a weekend in the woods to camp and see the sights There are lots of underlying motives, which of course leads to bad things I think this is going to be marketed as YA, but I am a 50 year old mom and really enjoyed the story, so don t let the YA tag get in the way of buying this book A great quick read Thanks to [...]


  22. This book was pretty good It was definitely not what I had expected While there was some suspense and it had an amazing plot, I just don t feel it was my kind of book I expected a real, on the edge of your seat, thriller novel What I was greeted with was a great plot, and not too much of the thriller However, like almost any book I read, I still enjoyed it The plot made it interesting As well as the couple parts that were on the edge of your seat thriller.


  23. 3.75 I enjoyed this one It was my first book buy in long time where I didn t know a single thing about it In fact the day I bought it was the first time I have ever seen it lol I was pleasantly surprised


  24. 1.5 I feel really bad giving this a not so stellar review, but geeeezzzz Nothing happened until about 60% of this book other than annoying drama The characters were annoying and the missing person didn t go missing until about 75% of the way through the book Overall, I do not recommend.


  25. This book was quite predictable It had survival skills, romance, death, drug use, and bad language If all teens can not express themselves without words beginning with the letter F, I would gladly purchase them a thesaurus.


  26. I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read about a group of friends who go camping in the wilderness of Yosemite Park, when things go terribly wrong I was hooked from the first couple of pages I would recommend this book to anyone who likes survival stories and suspense.


  27. I felt like we didn t get much resolution with Ellie, and I would have like to see of her side at the end This book had some interesting twists, and I loved reading about Yosemite.


  28. Bad Call is harsh, oddly funny, a bit cynical, and totally unsettling What made it feel really creepy was the little things leading up to the action It was a slow pace that built suspense with little things that felt off Tell me you re not seriously thinking about hauling a freaking fifteen pound ax on a twenty mile hike Grahame grins into the rearview, says, I wasn t this was the line where I knew that Bad Call was going to be unsettling then I ever thought it would be For a long time while re [...]


  29. I liked this book, but it was very different from what I was expecting From the description on the back which I don t recommend you read , it sounded like this was a sort of Hatchet meets Lord of the Flies four teens go camping, a blizzard hits, and it s a fight for survival Really, the blizzard is a very small part of this book, only taking place in the last hundred pages or so The rest was all about the setup, learning the characters backgrounds, understanding their motivations I m a very char [...]


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