Book Review: A SHADE OF VAMPIRE by Bella Forest

A Shade of Vampire
by Bella Forest
Series: A Shade of Vampire
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Published December 4th 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?


(Thanks for the author for sending me an e-copy of the book! This in no way affected my review.)


I love vampires.

I can never explain how much I love reading vampire books.

A Shade of Vampire is a fast-read vampire book. It is a straight to point story. It may be short, but it didn't matter because everything was written well.

Sofia Claremont celebrated her birthday being kidnapped by a stranger into a strange and unknown island. She woke up inside a dark room, and she found out she was held captive by blood-sucking creatures in an island, called The Shade, where the sun was forbidden to shine. She's one of the girls to join the island's vampire prince, Derek Novak, harem.

Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince, is not yet ready to wake up from his deep sleep but he has no other choice. That's when he met the girls in his harem, and one of them caught his attention -- Sofia. There was something about Sofia that draw his attention to her.

Though this book is short, I ship Derek and Sofia already. I love Derek! He was so protective of Sofia, and he keeps her a constant reminder of the other side of him he once had -- his humanity.

But his brother, Lucas claims that Sofia is his since he was the one who found her and brought her to the Shade. I don't exactly know what Lucas wanted about her, but I don't like it. I don't know if there's something about Sofia's blood, or he's also romantically attracted to her.

I am not disappointed reading this book. I am looking forward to reading the next books and find out what will happen next to Sofia and Derek's story, and the dispute between Derek and Lucas.


Bella Forest

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