Book Review: A Shade of Vampire 2 & 3 by Bella Forrest

October 27, 2013 5 Exclamations!!! 0

Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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About the Book:

  • A Shade of Blood A shade of blood
  • by Bella Forrest
  • SERIES: A Shade of Vampire #2
  • Paranormal Romance / Young Adult
  • Pages: 322
  • Publication: April 8th 2013
  • Received From: Bella Forrest for an honest review
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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In A Shade Of Blood, Bella Forrest transports you deeper into a unique, enthralling and beautifully sensitive story. Prepare to be lost in its pages…

When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped to a sunless island, uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet, she believed she’d forever be a captive of its dark ruler, Derek Novak.

Now, after months of surviving an endless night, the morning sun may soon rise again for Sofia. Something has possessed Derek’s heart and he offers her a gift no human slave has ever been given in the history of his cursed island: escape.

High school, prom and a chance to move on with her life now await her.

But will she be able to forget the horrors that steal her sleep away at night? … and the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?


My Thoughts:

This starts off straight away and although I had not read book one for quite some time, I was able to get right into this! I love every word and the really fun thing about this one was that there are a few surprises that I just did not see coming.

Ben & Derek are both in this one and I have no idea which I like more, all I know is that I love the push/pull between the three of them.

And Sophia! She is one serious girl! I really enjoy reading about her character because I do not have any idea of what she will do next. She surprises me at every turn, which makes me want to read all the more!

The end of this one was AWESOME! Needless to say, I’m quite happy that I had book three already at my disposal!

About the Book:

  • A Castle of SandA Castle of Sand
  • by Bella Forrest
  • SERIES: A Shade of Vampire #3
  • Paranormal Romance / Young Adult
  • Pages: 296
  • Publication: June 26th 2013 2013
  • Received From: Bella Forrest for an honest review
  • Rating: 5/5
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What Sofia has with Derek feels like a sandcastle; temporary and something that the waves of life and time will soon ruin…

Since the return of Gregor Novak, the island has turned several shades darker. His hatred toward Sofia and thirst for fresh blood lead to a brutal war igniting between father and son.

Meanwhile, the hunters are gaining formidable strength and resources by the day; they know that the safety of The Shade hangs entirely on its ability to remain hidden from them.

And a sinister secret lies in wait for Sofia within the bowls of an Egyptian desert… a secret that threatens to crush her sandcastle much sooner than she could have expected.


My Thoughts:

Ok! This one floored me even more than the first, if that’s even possible!

At the beginning I was a bit confused, I felt like it started in the middle or that I missed a book but that was easily remedied by double checking which book I was reading and making sure it was the correct book, and then delving right back in! It starts off and there’s a full blown out war! Although I was confused Bella Forrest does a wonderful job of explaining throughout the book and bringing us back to page one.

And this is yet another fabulous story. Although sequels can sometimes be boring or mediocre filler at best, I feel like each of these have been absolutely fabulous! This one is my favorite so far and although I still had some issues with both Derek and Ben, I feel like Sophia is finally starting to come to terms with who is really for her, and I completely agree! Finally!!

If you haven’t read these, I would definitely suggest starting at book one. If you don’t, you just won’t get the gist of the push/pull between all of the characters. You have to know the back story, although there is a bit of reminder in each book of what went on before it, but I think the reminders as helpful as they are, will not be enough to really pull you in. Start with book one and work your way through, you won’t regret it!


About the Author:

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