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A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest Mini Book Review

A Shade of Vampire
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?

I was excited to read this novel, especially since I haven’t read too many paranormal books in a while. A Shade of Vampire was an enjoyable, very unique take on vampires. 

It was a short start to a new series involving vampires. In the Blood Shade, vampires take humans captive to be their slaves. Sophie is taken slave to the prince of the shade, Derek, after he wakes from a 400 year sleep. 

I really liked seeing Sophie’s and Derek’s relationship grow. It was very sweet and I did like Derek. The writing style was also nice. Unfortunately, I felt the short length of the book, plus the fact that each character’s pov switched off chapters, made it pretty hard to connect with them.

Also, it was pretty hard for me to adjust to the idea of the Blood Shade. I don’t think it was right and there was one very gross, gory scene in the book. Despite that, the plot was interesting and it was a quick read. I’d give A Shade of Vampire 3 out of 5 flowers :) 


  1. That's exactly what I thought. There growing feelings were cute, the new take was fun, but the length of this book was too short. The author told me that the next book is going to be much longer! :)


  2. My sister read this one and she thought it was cute too...and also a little short. Glad to hear it's unique for being a vampire book though. Great review :D

  3. This sounds unique but I am soo tired of vampires right now, although I do like the idea of the new spin on them. And the characters sound likeable too. Sorry the idea of Blood Shade didn't work out for you, and I am NOT a fan of POV's so I know I wouldn't like that aspect.

    Great review, Montana! :D

    ~ Maida


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