THE SERIES WITH OVER A MILLION BOOKS SOLD
Amazon Overall Top 40 Bestseller. #1 Bestseller in Vampire Romance, Paranormal & Fantasy.
FULL LENGTH NOVEL (more than twice as long as Book 1).
Having been delighted by the bestselling debut, A Shade of Vampire, readers are begging for more. 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? ... Or the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?
Buy now to find out...
"A Shade of Blood is a completely captivating sequel to A Shade of Vampire." (City of Books)
©2013 Bella Forrest (P)2014 Bella Forrest
I loved Anne Rice and her books, I read Twilight because of the hype, not as good but the vampire story from a different angle...This book is badly written, juvenile, wrong choice of narrator and aimed at the 12 - 14 years. I persisted with it to the second book, so bad, I cant even finish it, returning it . Don't waste your time...
One of the top Audible Audiobooks I have listen to. I love 'The Shade of Vampire' to begin with, but listening to them brings them to life. The narrators to the book justice and why really make you feel like your live the life of Sofia, Derek and Ben.
My favourite part of this audiobook was when Sofia Claremont returns to The Shade to find Derek taking revenge on Ashley because his beloved twin sister had been captured by the hunters.
My Favourite character was Sofia, narrated by "EMMA GALVIN".
Yes, I couldn't stop listening to it. I Loved it and stop listening.
No human has ever left the Shade alive. Now, after weeks of captivity on the sunless vampire island, Sofia is given the choice: stay, and remain with her beloved Derek Novak as his human slave; or return to her life with Ben and have some chance of normality. Can she live with the choice she must make?
Book 2 continues the series exactly where book 1 left off. If there’s one thing that jars me a little when reading this series, it’s that there are no clearly defined beginnings and endings to each of the novels. Each book seems far too short and ends abruptly, leaving you hanging, wondering what is next. Sheer genius of Bella Forrest, I think. I know that as readers, we like tidy little packages with all the ends neatly ribboned off, but when you’re reading a series, there has to be a reason to move on to the next book, and Bella Forrest certainly knows how to provide that. So, I’ve made peace with this series by viewing it as one long book that has been broken down into smaller chunks. And it’s one of those fast-paced series you have to read from cover to cover!
Book two featured a greater variety of character’s POV. I particularly enjoyed this, since it gave depth to many of the characters that I felt was missing in book 1. Strangely enough, I relished Lukas’ POV, it was just fresh and unusual to see things from the POV of the villain.
The emotional intensity from the first book was heightened in this one. I felt that Derek’s ‘fall’ following Sofia’s decision made him more ‘human’ and ‘inhuman’ at the same time. The chemistry and intensity between Sofia and Derek remained intact and there was some lovely character development all round, including for Ben.
This is definitely an addictive series.
"Better than the first"
This book was much better than the first! Book one intrigued me enough to keep me reading, but this one brought out so much more of the story line. We learn about the history of the Shade, get a glimpse into Vivian and Derrik's pasts, we see beyond the beautiful penthouses and into the caves.
Did I mention a MASSIVE cliff hanger...?
Yes, the book is good, but the ending is mind blowing. No way can you finish this one and not immediately start book three!!
I'm fully invested in this series now. It's still a bit too young adult for my liking but the story is interesting enough that I just don't care. I can't wait to see how things play out in the future. There are so many wild cards. Ben, Lucas, the Hunters, the other Vampire Coven's... at some point they've all got to meet in the middle, and what will become of Derrik and Sofia then?
"Excellent story and awesome narration!"
Loved the second installment of the series. I really enjoy the narration in the Audible version. Cannot wait to read the next book!!
"Never ending surprises"
Yes. This series so far, and I'm on book 4 has constantly kept me surprised. It's literally impossible to predict how the any of the ongoing stories will end.
Finding who out who Ingrid is...
The narrator for Ben. He was pretty awful, unless he's planning on being the next James T. Kirk from the Starship Enterprise. Unfortunately his portrayal of Ben ruined the ability to bond and like the character I believe I would have like his character a lot more had it been done by a seasoned narrator.
I think the title of a film should be the same as the book.
They say this is for young adults. Maybe for the romance part (sexual aspects), but the truth is, this has more twist and turns than most of the Adults book I have listened too this year. That's saying a lot since I have listened to over 40 books so far for 2014.
"I agree, it good for Twilight fans"
Definitely caught my attention. At first I was comparing it too much to Twilight and thought it was just a copycat but it's got it's differences and I'm hooked! Can't wait to read the rest of the series!
I don't like the voices of Ben (too breathy, especially for a teenager!!) and Lucas reads with a lot of unnecessary pauses. Annoying. Derek sounds handsome as ever.
"A guilty pleasure"
This second installment is much better than the first book/novella. It’s a longer story which gave the author more time for backstories and world building. I don’t know what it is about this series but I am truly enjoying it. I’ve been growing tired of the vampire genre lately but this one is too entertaining to ignore. It’s a guilty pleasure for sure.
"Female narrator not that good"
Better female narrator
Yes - story was okay
Overall voice - too hard to listen to for a long period of time
More interaction between the characters and less emotional thoughts of each
"Good narration, slow story"
I like the voices of the narrators, they do a great job capturing the feelings of the characters.
However, I feel like nothing happened in the story. It dragged. The revelation at the epilogue was the most interesting thing to happen.
*Full review to come soon.*
loved the book surprise ending I did not see that coming like OMG. Can't wait for the next book
"well the story is getting more interesting."
Sophia and Derick's love story is starting to heat up and key players are peeking in to the story making the story more interesting. By the end of this book you know that what is coming is war.
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