A Shade of Vampire (A Shade Of Vampire, #1) - Bella Forrest

Originally Reviewed at Witchmag's Boekenplank


*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*


Even though it’s a short and light read and I couldn't fully connect with the characters, there is something with this book. Something that made me keep on going, loving every moment of it. It’s written in such a way that has me intrigued. I liked how in this book the vampires are more brutal, closer to the evil beings they once were for our ancestors. Cause you won’t find any “vegetarian” vampires, or soft, docile ones. Nope, we’re back to the beginning when vampires were at the top of the food chain and humans their food. Theirs to do with what they wanted. And it is a delightfully refreshing way to look at vampires.


The story is told through both Derek and Sofia. As I said I had some trouble connecting with the both of them. I just could not feel any depth in their emotions. My heart did not race in my throat and I could not bring myself to truly care. Other then that it was fun reading about them. Sofia started out as a true wallflower, but she gradually became more comfortable and had no problem with telling what she felt. And it was great to see her grow like that.


Derek…. The verdict is still out for him. I was not able to fully make up my mind. He’s much harder to decipher than Sofia. There’s so much history between him and the other vampires. I only touched the tip of the iceberg, but I’m curious to what is underneath the surface. What secrets he has. For now he is an OK vampire, a bit different from the rest. And a knight in shining armor for Sofia. I look forward to see how their relationship develops ^^



4 HEARTS. There’s just something with this book that will make you like it. Even thought it’s a short story and the emotions the characters experience don’t really come across. The not so fluffy vampires also help add to the appeal. Sofia, a blossoming wallflower and Derek, an unusual vampire make the magic complete. I look forward to the next installment!

Source: http://witchmagsboekenplank.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/review-a-shade-of-vampire-by-bella-forrest