Review "A Shade of Vampire"

A Shade of Vampire 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?

My rating: 

The author was so kind as to give me a copy of this book :) 
It's the story about Sofia and how she ends up at the Shade. The shade is a place where a vampire coven stay hidden from humans and others of their kind. They have humans to serve them and this is why Sofia is brought there.
The book jumps right into the action. We don't really get that big of a taste of Sofia's "real" life before she ends up at the shade where she is faced with a not so nice vampire, Lucas.
But lucky for Sofia, Lucas is not the vampire she has to stay with, but his brother, the prince, Derek Novak who have just been woken from a 400 year long sleep. He is struggling with his life as a vampire and has a hard time adjusting to it all hence why he made a witch put him to sleep in the first place. 
Sofia is not some whiny girl who needs to be saved, she does whatever she can to protect herself including trying to escape the island first chance she gets. She doesn't go running to anyone with her trouble, but tries to deal with them on her own. 
Anyways, unlike Lucas, Derek is kind and he quickly favors her which does not please Lucas. He considers Sofia's his since he was the one who brought her there. Sofia realizes, after some time, that the safest place is with Derek, he is the only one who can protect her. 
And of course there's the romance. Sofia at the beginning is in love with her best friend Benjamin, but at the end of the book, she is in doubt. Derek and her have grown close and she is unsure of her feelings towards him. One of the sweet things with Derek and Sofia is how she has to teach him how all the modern things work, very entertaining.
The story is so orginal and fast paced which made it easy to read. The book is well written and I love the fact that we get in Derek's mind as well as Sofia's to see what they are both thinking about.  
This book was just a start to it all. Almost felt like a little preview meant to drive you crazy in want for the next books. Well it serves its purpose. I can not wait to see what will happen next! 

About the author: 

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, a big fan of cookie ice cream and I'm often travelling. 

When working I have to disconnect the internet for fear of being endlessly distracted by websites such as


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