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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sorority Wolf by Rebecca Royce (Review)

Title: Sorority Wolf
Series: ROAR
Author: Rebecca Royce
Published: September 2014, Decadent Publishing
Format: Ebook received for review

Kieran is a demon with a big problem. The person whose body he has stolen won’t give up and fights him on every front. Not to mention he has to figure out how to blackmail the president of a werewolf sorority to appease his demon father. He has no time for lost werewolf Alexandra. But he can’t stop thinking about her.

Alexandra is a werewolf who needs a pack. She comes to college determined to get one. But when her plans fall apart, she turns to Kieran for help—unaware of his true nature or exactly what he wants from her.

The two will play a dangerous game…and with so much at stake, can they see the love right in front of their eyes?

This is a short book, roughly 72 pages.  Really, that is such an incredibly short time to make a story work.  Sadly, Sorority Wolf just didn't do it for me.



It all started out very good.  Alex has all these plans of joining a sorority and getting a pack, after being a lone wolf with her mother for her whole life.  Kieran offers help and let's her know he is a demon.

Then it kind of falls apart for me.  ROAR is a help line, that you can text.  But apparently they are clairvoyant?  I don't know.  I really wish that it would have been a more integral part to the story, because it kind of felt like an after thought.

As for Alex and Kieran... friends, then they don't like each other at all, and then mates?  Huh?  This proved to be too much too fast for me.  On top of all that, there were several other issues addressed in the book, adding for less time per plotline.

I had hopes.  It sounded like a very interesting idea.  I think this is one of those books that needs to be full length, so that everything has time to play out in a realistic fashion and allow the reader to connect with the characters.



5 comments:

  1. There are some stories that, as shorts, work...but usually they have limited plot and are mostly pertaining to sex (IMO). The ones that try to throw deeper storylines into it? They wind up feeling incomplete and conclusions forced... At least that's what I've noticed.

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  2. Yep I agree. Like if you are going short, stick to o e days time. This one spanned weeks and made assumptions.... like geez, what do I mean... like one paragraph it's one day and things are basic. Then the next paragraph it's 2 weeks later and all this stuff happened in the interim and we just didn't see. Know what I mean? That stuff bugs me.

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  3. I do know. So far my first 2 have been shorts, but they can both be read as stand alones and each story happens within a day to 2 days. Too much plot, and you're right. Too much assumption that your readers lived in your head while everything was happening off book. :-D

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  4. It was one of the first pieces of advice given to me by my editor. If you're going to keep it small, keep it simple.

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