Monday, October 8, 2018

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?

The Facts:

Publication Date:
December 17th, 2012
A Shade of Vampire #1
Paranormal Romance
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audiobook
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My Review:

After reading a lot of Contemporary Romance novels I was looking for something different to read. I was browsing through Amazon when I saw ‘A Shade of Vampire’. First of all I loved that cover, and secondly I really like vampire stories so I decided to buy this book. After I read the book descriptions and a view reviews I got super excited about this one and started reading as soon as possible.

In ‘A Shade of Vampire’ we meet Sofia Claremont. Sofia’s life has never been easy, but she has a best friend that makes her days’ worth while. On the day of her 17th birthday, Sofia gets kidnapped and finds herself in a world she never imagined would be real: an Island filled with vampires. And Sofia is send to the most powerful vampire of them all: Derek Novak. Now Sofia is a slave, and her days are spend thinking of ways to escape. But there is something about Derek Sofia doesn’t want to admit. He has a kindness over him and somehow she feels safe with him.

I didn’t really knew what to expect when I started reading ‘A Shade of Vampire’. I was fascinated by the book descriptions and several reviews, but I hadn’t read a lot of paranormal romance stories lately and didn’t know if this book would feel too ‘immature’ for me. Thankfully, I found myself being hooked to the pages from the very first moment. The fact that I didn’t know what to expect made this book even better. I obviously hoped for a romance between Sofia and Derek, but I didn’t know if I would get that. And when I did, I felt absolutely giddy.

‘A Shade of Vampire’ is a very short novel that makes you want to read the other books in the series right away. Although there is still a lot I don’t quiet understand, I loved this book and devoured the pages. Both main characters Sofia and Derek where really fun to read about and I loved that this book was written through both point of views. And I definitely loved Derek’s character the most.

Even though the romance between Sofia and Derek seemed a little strange and sudden, I totally felt their romance. I didn’t think it was strange or odd at all and I found myself excited to read the next book. As a vampire book lover myself, I’m surprised that I have not heard about this book before. I definitely loved it, and need to start reading book two ASAP.

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About the Author:

Bella Forrest is a lover of fantasy, romance, action, and mystery infused stories with twists you don't see coming. She has sold over seven million books since her first novel was published in 2012.

For more information about Bella Forrest please visit her website. Or visit her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


  1. I loved this one too! So glad you found it!

    1. Thanks! I can't believe it took me so long to find it though. But better later than never. ;)

  2. I read this one when it first released and loved it! I can't wait to see what you think of the series as you make your way through it. :)

    1. Thanks Brandee. It can't wait to read more in this series!


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