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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Book Review: A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest

A Shade of Blood (A Shade of Vampire #2) by Bella Forrest 
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: April 8, 2013
Publisher: Self

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?

A Shade of Blood is the second book in the A Shade of Vampire series by Bella Forest. I had all kinds of emotions reading this book. At times, I hated Derek. We see his evil side, which is understandable. He's a vampire afterall. We were bound to see it sooner or later,, but he started to do something that truly shocked me. And yes, I'm judging him, because the only reason why he stopped is because he was caught. I'm angry just thinking about it. It's just not tolerable, but this is Derek right? And it's fiction. So, he weaseled his way back into my good graces somewhat by the end of the book. All that being said, I'm still rooting for him. He is what I picture a vampire being like if they existed. He's not entirely civil, but not entirely uncivilized either. There is an untamed beastly nature to him. Sophia keeps him tame. I don't think she should have ever left The Shade, but by doing so I think it woke her up and strengthened her. Ben is not an option for me. I don't think he's good for Sophia, and I hope he doesn't cause more trouble for her and The Shade. I'm kind of hoping he hooks up with one of the other characters. I think he'll get to know this person pretty well, so we'll see. Fingers crossed!

A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out my review of A Shade of Vampire!

I guess my life as a writer started when I was five; I'd sit under the kitchen table with my box of multi-colored wax crayons (I miss those) and create picture books. Creative writing was always my favorite subject and I used any free time I had to sit down with a notepad.

Not much has changed, except that now I have developed vampirish habits: my writing "day" typically starts at 1am.

I'm an avid reader and a big fan of cookie ice cream. When working I have to disconnect the internet for fear of being endlessly distracted by websites such as

To learn more about Bella Forrest and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on FacebookTwitter, & Goodreads.

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