Xoe

Title: Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My!

Series: Xoe Meyers Book 1

Author: Sara C. Roethle

Published: October 3, 2009 by Vulture’s Eye Publications

Price: Free on Kindle

☆☆/5

Blurb: Xoe Meyers had a normal life. So she was stuck going to high school, and she only had a few friends to call her own. She liked her normal life. Things were about to change though, because there’s a new guy in her small town, and he is anything but normal. Before Xoe can say, “Werewolf,” her best friend’s life is in peril, and Xoe’s world is turned upside-down. Then, of course, there’s Jason. Xoe doesn’t trust him as far as she can throw him, and given that he’s a vampire, she’d have to be able to catch him first.

Review: I…didn’t really like this book. It dragged so many things out that the vampire didn’t show up until chapter 8, nearly half-way through. So, because of that, the romance between said vampire and Xoe suffered so much. Not to mention there was such a lack of emotion from both characters and the writing it felt like.

Honestly, this felt like someone trying to do a re-write of Twilight to include being able to turn people into werewolves and demons.

I think it would have been a bit better had most of the things being dragged out been condensed and Jason introduced much sooner, to give the audience more time with Jason and Xoe. Even when they were just waiting around, there was no dialogue between them so when something romantic or something came up to hint at their feelings for each other, it fell flat. There was hardly any interaction between them, hardly two words said between them, really.

I finished the book, but I felt like I skimmed over a good bit of it because of all the play-by-play happening. I don’t need to read about her getting the table set for them to eat Chinese food.

Also, I kind of…didn’t like how she came to the conclusion that the supernatural existed? I don’t know why exactly, but I didn’t like it. I would probably read Twilight again before reading this.

Thank you for reading my review.

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