Friday, May 10, 2013

BOOK REVIEW:A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest (A Shade of Vampire #1)

Publication Date: December 14, 2012

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.
A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?



The truth is that I'm not a big reader of vampire books. This is just my third series about it. The author generously offered a copy of the book in exchange of my honest review. I've read the blurb and it's quite interesting and I was intrigued so I gladly took it. So here goes.

The book started nicely but I would've liked it much better if I have the visualization of what Sofia looks like and more details on what her life looks like before she was captured.

I had a hard time getting into Sofia's character. I can understand her situation but it seems she lacks personality. Maybe because she wasn't introduced in a way that you can easily remember and relate to. But as the story went on, I eventually understood her better.

Her love interest and the Prince of the Shade is Derek. I was instantly captured by his persona. Even without his good physical features, I like how he's so much like human. He knows how to care and although hes somewhat used to getting what he wants, because of Sofia, he became more understanding.

What I noticed about vampire books is that there will always be wolves involved or something. It's good that in this case, it has a unique plot and characters. I liked how the author described a different world of vampires. 

All in all, it was a good read! Refreshing and I wished it was longer!


Memorable Quote:
“I know an excuse when I hear one. Don't you dare deceive yourself into believing that you're the victim."

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