Book Reviews

A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest

My edition: Kindle

Pages: 340

Series: A Shade of Vampire #2

Rating: 3 stars

Review: I read the first book about June or July of last year. I have been waiting for a while to read this book. Well when I saw this was on kindle unlimited I was excited. When I went to get it, Amazon told me I already bought it. So I look through my kindle didn’t find it on my downloads so I had to open cloud and I found it.

To say I was a little annoyed that I had this and didn’t know about it, would be a major understatement. I’ve been waiting to read this and I had the damn thing the whole time and didn’t know it. Brain, you fail majorly. Plus I found out that this series has 25, yeah that’s right 25 books. I’m only on number two. I have a long ways to go.

So update from the first book. Sofia and her best friend Ben (whom she is in love with) are kidnapped by vampires and taken to a sunless island called The Shade. Well she thought she was going to be a captive for the rest of her life to the powerful prince Derek. At the end of the last book Derek helps her and Ben escape to go back home.

Now this book:

The book starts off where the first one ends. Derek helps Sofia and Ben escape out of the Shade. Sofia and Ben are back home. They won’t tell anyone where they had been. Ben wants revenge on The Shade. Unlike Sofia, his captor was evil and cruel.

At first, I found myself just wanting to read Ben and Sofia’s P.O.V. instead of everyone else. Derek’s, I started to skim through. He was boring. I wanted to know what was going on with Sofia and Ben. Sofia was no long in love with Ben but we do find out that Ben is in love with Sofia. He always has been. Only now he is getting the consequences of treating her like crap. She let Derek in and now he just wants her back.

Sofia has been having nightmares but something has always been in each one. A woman’s voice “The darkness is coming.”  Sofia doesn’t know what to make of this. Ben wants her to join him with joining the hunters and taking revenge.

Derek let himself turn almost cruel. He didn’t want anything to remind him of his humanity. He almost killed a girl until Sofia shows back up in the Shade.

Even lionesses fear the king of the pride.

Now towards the end of the book I was finally interested on what was going on in other P.O.V.s. Mostly Ben’s and Lucas’s because well both of their P.O.V.s contain the plot twists. Yep, two plot twists. If it wasn’t for the plot twists this book wouldn’t have gotten a high rating.

There was one major factor that was also dragging the rating down. The one thing I despise in YA books and that is:


Why mess up potential in a book and ruin it with a love triangle. I was to the point of DNFing but I decide that I was going to get through this no matter what. I’m glad I did to because of those plot twists. Now another I don’t like that this book did was a cliff hanger. Not only a cliff hanger but a cliff hanger right after the second plot twist. What in the blue balls man???

So I am going to read the third book mostly for Ben and Lucas. What can I say, I like the asshole guys more than Derek.