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"On the evening of Sofia Claremont's 17th 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?"
The book was barely 150 pages so the review wont be very long.
The Bad: The major flaw for me was the length. The book was barely the size of a novella and there really could have been another 100 or so pages just so I could spend more time in the world getting to know Sofia and Derek and everything else. The story wasn't rushed necessarily, but it def could have used a more even pace for world and character development. However...READ MORE
with that the being said, Forrest did work with what she had and created a nice bite sized story that is sure to make many a-swoon.
The Good: What I liked most about the book was the mythology of the vampires and the world itself. I enjoyed how Forrest was able to create a mythos that was beyond girl and vampire falling in love, but rather have a vampire society with real darkness and danger. That was nice. Derek was also another interesting part of the book because his confliction with his vampirism and affection for Sofia was realistic and intriguing. I enjoyed reading about him most.
Overall, A Shade of Vampire was a book that could have used more details through many more pages, but for what it was, it was a nice and fast read sure to quench any one's current Vampire Fix!
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