Santa Claus Vampyre slayer by Rob Fasone book review

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The gentle snowfall settling over the sleepy coastal town of South Rich promises the beginning of another Christmas Eve. Holiday lights twinkle in the darkness, stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and, in bedrooms across town, vampires feast on the blood of the innocent.

I’ve actually left a lot of the blurb out because I feel it had a lot of spoilers. In fact, it told the entire plot. Or, at least, what little plot there was because there isn’t much.

I would have thought that with only 98 pages to tell the story in that it would’ve been tight, but it’s bogged down by repeating past events which are unimportant to the plot. And characters constantly inside their own head and worrying about what’s happening.

Speaking of characters, I struggled to get on with them. There wasn’t much to them, except for excessive exclamation marks. I found them incredibly annoying and shallow.

I feel as if the story was told from the wrong characters perspective and it definitely needed a rewrite and also for the plot to be expanded. The plot, if expanded, might have been a good idea.

The writing itself is competent. Fasone is very good at descriptive writing.

To sum up, Forgettable characters, non existent plot

Was it worth the read? No

Would I re-read? No

Would I read this Author again? No

Stars: 2/6

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