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Review: A Shade of Vampire By Bella Forrest - Such a fun read! More please!

Series: A Shade of Vampire #1
Source: Amazon Kindle Store
Format: ebook
Pages: 149
Genre: YA Fantasy +Vampires + Magic
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 17th 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?

My Thoughts...
Going into this I knew this book was hugely popular and it was being compared to Twilight. I had never really read the summary and I had this one on my TBR for awhile now. This one wasn't on my September TBR but a coworker convinced me to try out the first book in this series and boy am I glad I did! 

This one was a really quick, fast-paced and very entertaining read! While I didn't love it as much as I thought I would (you know me, I love vampire romance!) I do want to continue with this series. 

My favorite part of this book was the romance. I loved the dynamic between Derek and Sofia. 

“From the moment I got here, all I’ve wanted to do is escape and go back home, but Derek…” She leaned toward me and placed a gentle kiss on my cheek. “You’ve begun to feel like home.”

There's not much more I can say that hasn't already been said by the other 20,000 reviewers who have written reviews for this one. 

I'd recommended if you like:
  • Vampires
  • Magic
  • Romance
  • Fast-paced reads

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