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A Shade Of Vampire (A Shade Of Vampire #1) By Bella Forrest

A Shade of Vampire - Bella Forrest




This book started out like any other vampire book out there and since I'm a sucker for kidnapped by the big bad vampire novels I was pulled in from the start. Though by page 70 (eBook) I had a sense of déjà vu. Since I watch and read A LOT of vampire movies/TV series/books, I guess it was to be expected.


Sofia was WAY TOO innocent and, since she's SO lucky, got pawed at the first 5 minutes of being captured. The trauma only piled on from there. I found it funny that almost every vampire pushed her up against a wall (and not in the sense of what you're thinking. Get your head out of the gutter C:). Though there was insta-Love found in this novel it did take a while to to appear and by then it was somewhat believable (if you tried VERY hard to just ignore it).


We'll get on the topic of Derek in a minute. First things first: Ben. I have never loathed a fictional childhood BFF as much as I did Ben. From what Sofia says about him it seems like he controls her (even without knowing it he influences her). It seems like if he tells her to jump off a bridge she'll actually consider it if he keeps pushing. She has to have a backbone and make up her OWN damn mind.


Derek. I respected him from the beginning. He wasn't overly nice and gentle, but he wasn't a jackass either. He respected her and she respected him. Towards the ending (just when their relationship was getting somewhere) the story had to end and Ben had to appear. I totally intend on finding out what happens next C:


Favorite Quotes:


"(...) blood runs thicker than water."


"She was no longer mine. In fact, it was the exact opposite. At some point during all those times I'd spent with her, I'd become hers."


"Whether I like it or not, home had become wherever Derek Novak was."