Book Review: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Title: A Shade of Vampire

Author: Bella Forrest

Publication Date: December 2012

Page Count: 296

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Rating: 5/5

Plot Overview:

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 The Shade, 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 selected out of hundreds of girls to take up residence in the tree-top 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?

Taken from Amazon


I picked this up to read without actually knowing much about it beforehand. I was stuck in hospital and for some reason has this as a freebie on my kindle. I actually read the whole thing within a couple of hours. I was addicted, it was such a great story and I didn’t want it to end. If it wasn’t for the fact I have other book commitments I would have read even more of them by now as there are plenty to keep me going.

Sofia is a character that is likeable from the get go and she is thrust into a situation that she does her best to deal with. Derek wakes to find everything around him has changed, he is fascinated with Sofia and does everything he can to protect her, including the risk of letting her leave.

Sofia and Derek clearly have feelings for one another but their previous lives play too much into how the path unfolds. I am impatiently waiting the time to read the 2nd book of this story, I need to know what happens with them.

The story contains everything that a fantasy lover will enjoy, it has romance, thrills, evil characters and a story unkown of deep levels. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good Vampire fantasy 🙂


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