A Shade of Blood (A Shade of Vampire, Book 2) by Bella Forrest


Synopsis: 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?

Genre: Young Adults Literature, Paranormal, Supernatural, Romance

Cover: This cover is a little better than the first one. Very mystical but still not much to my liking. The cover is not really what is compelling me to read this book, but the totally action packed romance that is inside.

What I Have To Say: A Shade of Blood picks up right where the last book left off: with Sofia and Ben arriving on the warm beaches of CanCun after Derek had let them escape the Shade. After Sofia and Ben got their stories together, they return home and attempt to go back to their normal lives. As more is revealed about what Ben went through at the Shade and the thoughts of longing for the Shade as if it were her home in Sofia’s mind was preventing normal from ever occuring again. Normal for Ben and Sofia was gone. Ben grows vengeful and wants revenge for what has done to the both of them. Sofia on the other hand cannot find it in her to see the Vampires as her enemies. And no matter what she does, Sofia cannot get Derek’s face out of her mind and her dreams and every day she is away from the Shade she longs for him more and more.
Back at the Shade derek is trying hard to cope without Sofia. With her light gone, the darkness that has been threatening to plague him finally starts to take over and he starts to turn into the monster he has always feared to be. With rumours of the hunters banding together Derek is paranoid and plans to make a full vampire army. He becomes obsessed with war and tries to forget Sofia by sleeping with countless girls.

Derek’s sister, Vivienne, sees the darkness enveloping her brother and hows what she must do: Get Sofia to come back to he Shade. Buf if Sofia returns to the Shade can she accept what Derek has started to become, and does she have the power to stop it?

As the last book, the book was fast paced and I was never bored. there really is never a dull moment. Again Frost has several point of views throughout the book in order for the reader to get a thorough understanding of what is happening in the book. The separation between Sofia and Derek is surreal and even though they are miles apart the reader can still feel the tension between them growing. They plague each other’s thoughts and it is clear that one cannot forget about the other. Later on though, there is enough romance to make the readers very happy.

There are two plot twists in the book that may or may not have been predictable. I barely ever try to predict things in books since I prefer to be surprised, so to me, they were both surprising. In my opinion, A Shade Of Blood was supposed to set up all the events that would follow in the next book and the rest of the series. It was to the point and a very exciting read and has me anticipating the next book- which is already downloaded on my kindle.

A Shade Of Blood is the stimulating sequel to A Shade of Vampire and should leave readers exciting to get their hands on the third book in the series.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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