A Super Short Book Review: A Shade Of Vampire by Bella Forrest

A Shade Of Vampire CoverBook: A Shade Of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Published December 2012 by Smashwords|149 pages

Where I Got It: the Kindle store

Series: A Shade Of Vampire #1

Genre: YA Paranormal- Vampires

You can find A Shade Of Vampire on goodreads

Goodreads Summary: 

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?

What I Thought:

Like most of the books I read (especially lately, it feels like), I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started A Shade Of Vampire. I was definitely surprised, and I really liked what Forrest did with her vampires.  A coven on an island, full of really powerful vampires, where the sun never shines, and they look to a royal Prince, who just awake from a coma that lasted centuries.

I liked A Shade Of Vampire, but honestly?  Trying to talk about why I liked it almost 2 weeks after finishing it…I’m finding that it doesn’t really stand out to me as a book.

Why Sofia’s blood is so important was interesting, but that’s basically the one thing I can remember.  Oh, and she manages to get off of the island, but I can’t remember if she stays or goes, because I feel like she wasn’t sure about what she wanted to do. I do remember feeling pretty meh about the romance, because they didn’t really have any chemistry- it really did feel bland to the point of being pointless.

To be even more honest, I am not sure what else to say about A Shade Of Vampire.  Although…I can imagine a group of vampires being called a shade.  Like, a parliament of owls, but with shade and vampires?  On second thought, maybe that makes more sense in my head…

It is pretty short, and I know there are a ton of books in this series, and it does make me wonder if all of the books are going to be around 150 pages.

Let’s Rate It:

I do like A Shade Of Vampire, but unfortunately, it’s a book that is proving to be not memorable a couple of weeks after finishing it.  Still, A Shade Of Vampire gets 3 stars.

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