Review: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

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A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Kindle Edition, 147 pages
Published December 14th 2012
Source: Own copy
On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s 17th 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? – Goodreads

My Opinion: I really enjoyed this. It was a mix of Twilight and The Watchers series. I reread this 2 times after I finished reading it because I didn’t want the story to end. It was like The Watchers in the way that Sofia was kidnapped but like Twilight in the way that it was a “forbidden” love story between Sofia and Derek. However, that is where it stops, because the humans are slaves and not kidnapped as their protectors, as in the Watchers series.
I also really enjoyed the way that they develop their relationship and how she talks him off the ledge, figuratively speaking, at their first meeting. I also like that Sofia is different and she figures out what has been “ailing” her whole life. I really liked some of the characters like Corrine. Corrine was one of my favorites because she is human and she makes sure that vampires are “safe and hidden on the island.” However, it appears that she was also kidnapped, but she can blast her way through the island, and it seems that Derek is the only one that knows that and has to tell them that she can and that she is free to go if she wants to.
Another character that drew my interest is Lucas. He is sadistic and competitive but I think that is all brought out by the sibling rivalry and what has been brought by their father who always made their environment competitive with each other. Plus it seemed that Derek always gets what he wants. So it is understandable. But the sadism is a little off putting but in a good book you always need that one character that you can hate.
I enjoyed the way the story progressed and can’t wait for the next in the series!
Overall: 5 out of 5
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