Mini-Review: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Mini-Review: A Shade of Vampire by Bella ForrestA Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
Series: A Shade of Vampire #1
Published by Self Pub on December 14th, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 149

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’m going to keep this review short and to the point. You have been warned.

I liked the story, I liked the characters, I even liked the plot. I didn’t love it, I wasn’t yearning for more, and although I will probably read the sequel I’m not exactly in a rush.

The story starts with our heroine Sofia being kidnapped and taken to a “vampire island”. On said island she is degraded, abused, rescued, pampered, and then threatened. It’s not the most original story I’ve read and it did have its “what the hell are you doing?!” moments but overall it was a pretty good read. Especially for 3.99.

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4 thoughts on “Mini-Review: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

  1. Christine D.

    Lol. That ending phrase killed it. It sounds like one of those time-filler reads to me, but the vampire island thingamajig does sound unique.


    1. Octavia

      That’s exactly what it was! I needed something short and simple to read while I recovered from Splintered. It served it’s purpose but that’s about it.


  2. Lectus

    Ahem, ahem… I bought the book because it was on sale. I didn’t pull my hair out as my eyes rolled in disbelief with the pathetic romance because… well, at least I didn’t pay full price!
    I am glad that her book has been a big hit, though, since it was self published and all… but really…
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    1. Octavia

      It made for a nice filler read for me. I had just finished Splintered by A.G. Howard and I had such a book hangover! That book was so amazing, everything else I picked up just seemed gray. This book got me out of my hangover state. 🙂
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