Thursday, February 07, 2013

Review- A Shade Of Vampire by Bella Forrest

 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?


A Shade Of Vampire is a young adult paranormal romance. I went into the book with zero expectations of what was to come. This book pleasantly surprised me. I found myself reeled into the world and wanting to know more about it. It had everything one would want in a book and I enjoyed reading it. I hadn't read a young adult paranormal romance in some time so this book was a nice change for me.

Sofia Claremont is sucked into a nightmare she cannot escape. On a quiet evening she is kidnapped by a pale creature that craves much more than her blood. She is trapped on an island where it is forever dark. Sofia was a sensible and sweet girl. When she's kidnapped and taken to an unknown island she doesn't lose her mind. She has a healthy dose of fear but that doesn't keep her from taking a stock of her surroundings and her determination to escape was commendable.

What she doesn't know but later finds out is that she has been chosen out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince. Despite his addiction to power and his thirst for her blood Sofia finds an unexpected shelter in Derek. It seems like being with him is the safest place on the island where everyone is looking to take her blood.

The book moves from Sofia and Derek's point of view. This gives us a very good understanding of the whole situation from both the sides. Derek was a really nice guy who just wanted what was best for his family and his coven. He wanted to build a sanctuary. His unexpected attraction to Sofia confuses him but she is the only one who reminds him of humanity, something he can never have again. He is enchanted by Sofia's innocence and she is the light to his dark world.

The romance between Sofia and Derek is sweet and slow. It was realistic and light and really well portrayed. With a little bit of mystery and politics thrown into the mix, A Shade Of Vampire makes for a great and quick read. This book doesn't end on a cliffhanger but it definitely leaves you wanting more. I am waiting for book 2. If you're a fan of young adult paranormal romance you should give A Shade Of Vampire a try.



  1. Nothing's worse than being trapped in a nightmare.

  2. I couldn't agree more!! :) I had no expectations for this one especially because I rarely read paranormal lately so this was quite a surprise! :) Now I'm curious about more and Derek is :D bad-ass? :D I liked him :) Can't wait to see more of this. Great review :)

  3. I appreciate a sweet and slow romance, so Sofia and Derek sound great.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. Its always great when a book ends up surprising you!! The romance sounds interesting as well! Great review dear!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf


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