{Review} A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

A Shade of Vampire
by Bella Forrest
Series: A Shade of Vampire #1
Pages: 149
Format: Paperback
Release Date: December 14, 2012
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?

*A copy was provided by Bella Forrest for review purposes*

Even though it’s a small book, I think that A Shade of Vampire has all the qualities of a book twice its size.  It had good world building, good writing, and a good story line.  I loved how Forrest managed to explain the world and situation without making it boring, and how she moved the story line along quickly and efficiently.  With this being such a short book, it is hard to not write an insta-love, but Forrest did a great job of building and growing the romance so it didn’t come across of too sudden or fake.  The staging was awesome, and the ending was a completely crazy and thrilling.  But it was also a happy, sweet ending.

Forrest did a fabulous job of developing her characters.  I really loved the romance, and Derek and Sofia.  Derek was nice, caring, sexy, yes, but also cute and adorable.  Sofia was strong, defiant, and didn’t take any crap.  Their romance was so sweet and genuine, and believable, it was so nice to read.

This being the first in a series, and leaving off with a bit of a cliffhanger, I can’t wait to see what Forrest does with this world and the characters in the next few books.

2.95 pink flowers (random number, I know)

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