Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Summary from Goodreads

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?

Paperback, 147 pages
Published December 14th 2012
My Review
Just when you have officially had enough of all things vampires, along comes this little gem and makes you realise how much you love them all over again - If they are set apart form just you typical vampire tale.

To be completely honest I wasn't expecting too much with a page count of only 144 pages, but I am so pleased to say that size didn't matter on this occasion, this bowled me over and I was more than pleasantly surprised.

Bella Forrest has brought a different sort of vampire book the the table here and I think it outshines quite a few other big players in the genre. Her writing is brilliant and I instantly got wrapped up in this fabulously imagined world with it wonderfully rich descriptors.

The characters are very intriguing and I liked all of them for their differences. My favourite would have to be Derek Norvak who can be very dangerous and quite charming depending on the circumstances. Main character Sofia is really great, I clicked with her quite early on and I found her to be very down-to-earth and intelligent.

I'm not going to try and sum up this one in my own words because the summary (above) does so perfectly with out giving anything away.

I loved the end section and things have been set up so brilliantly for what I expect will be lots of awesome things to come in the next book - which I just can't wait for.

If your after a quick, action packed vampire story, that is packed full of dark characters and a complex storyline - then A Shade of Vampire is definitely the book for you!

4.5/5 Stars!

*Special thanks to Bella Forrest for the review copy*

Carly :)

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