Review – A Shade of Vampire
A Shade Of Vampire by Bella Forest
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?
I honestly admit that when I first started reading Bella Forest’s “A Shade of Vampire” I wasn’t sure that I would want to continue reading. I had to pause for a moment and remind myself that there have been many books that may not have started off with a bang but ended with me reading an entire series. So I powered through – and I am truly glad that I did. Never did I anticipate the twists that Forest would take her readers through and once again I was left at the end of a novel wanting more.
On her 17th birthday, Sofia Claremont is whisked away from the life she knows and wakes up a slave to a prince – but not just any prince … a powerful vampire prince. Sofia must learn to navigate the world of endless night she finds herself in if she is to survive her time in The Shade.
Vampire prince Derek Novak wakes after being spelled to sleep for centuries to find a harem of slave girls waiting for him. But one stands out above all the others in a way he can’t explain.
The two quickly find themselves drawn to each other – whether through an obsessive desire or a need for security.
Issues of trust, vulnerability, humanity and family are woven seamlessly throughout the book. The lecherous qualities of one character in particular were so well written that at times I’m pretty sure my skinned crawled.
There was a lot of back story and information alluded to throughout A Shade of Vampire that could have definitely been better expressed, but it in no way hindered a thoroughly satisfying read. Just as my internal character cheerleading squad was getting more and more enthusiastic about the story, Bella Forest ended the tale. Oh there most definitely needs to be more to come in this compelling series as Forest has firmly established multiple characters around which she can base the continuing saga of The
Whether you have the same aversion to her handling of the kidnapping and slave taking that first gave me pause, I guarantee you that the rest of the story is well worth any personal discomfort you may have with how the characters are brought together.
“A Shade of Vampire,” you’ve earned your 3 fangs up.
Review by Megan for ILVN