Friday, June 21, 2013

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Format: ebook (courtesy of the author)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, YA
Publication Date: Dec 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 plot of the book hooked me in right away. A kidnapping, horribly terrifying coven of vampires and... love? Bella Forrest had some awesome ideas for this book that should invite in a lot of readers.

The island Sofia is abducted to is called "The Shade"and because of a powerful witch, is forever in the dark of night. Vampire Prince, Derek, tried to escape the life of a vampire by going under a spell and sleeping for hundreds of years. Unfortunately it has finally came to a time where he needs to awake, and his brother Lucas has to round up girls including Sofia, for Derek. It's just too Bad Lucas wants Sofia all to himself.

The further I got into the story, the more I wanted to know. Especially about Derek and his family. I was worried from the beginning that the book is on the small end, and I didn't think I would get enough entertainment out of it. But surprisingly Forrest did a really good job introducing you to many of the important characters and you go the feel of them right away. Never really any long introductions, just straight to the point. I think one of the only character that I wish were introduced too would be Derek's father. I'm assuming we will meet him in one of the next two books, but he seemed rather important and it felt disappointing that he was only mentioned. Also, there were some scenes that were very predictable and of course, when it comes to vampire stories, there are going to be some over-used ideas but I think it was wonderfully written. Definitely a quick read for a rainy day. I am looking forward to picking up the next two books in the series as well.



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