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A Shade of Vampire 2: A Shade of Blood

Series: Shade of Vampire, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (157 ratings)

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Summary

The Series with over a Million Books Sold

Amazon Overall Top 40 Best Seller. Number-One Best Seller 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....

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

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okay

hate some of the voices...but story is holding me..
very childlike but guess that's the point

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No threat to Twilight or Anne Rice books

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...

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LOVE

Love love love love love this story, have binge listened! Cant wait to see what happens next!

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Fangtastic

Wow this is not your average story, you never know exactly what's gunna happen next. Cant wait for book 3

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gripping

Ready for the next book..I'm hooked!
Good pace of storyline and keeps you wanting to read on...

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Lovin'it!

Love this series, I have it in kindle as well so I can read when I want to and listen when I'm out and about xxx

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awsome its megmriseing

loved it so much cant wait to buy book 3 it's a shame you can't get all the books on here so I am buying the rest of the series you cant get

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Angsty, Predictable and Everything I Could Possibly Want!!

I really love these books. They are what they are and give me exactly what I’m looking for in a supernatural romance. I read these when I need a book to give me a simple story with instant gratification. Its a recipe I love and keep come back to time and time again.

I was a little sceptical about the audio but when I saw Zachary Webber was I was instantly sold. I love that mans voice! Others are a bit hit and miss but you get used to it.

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davvero bello

mi è piaciuto molto anche se le scene in cui hanno rapporti sono un pochino superficiali ... la trama mi piace molto e leggerò anche i prossimi :)

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Amazing

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.

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  • Melissa @thereaderandthechef / @yabookscentral IG Manager
  • 22-03-15

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.*

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  • Caroline Greyling (Author of Five: Maor book one)
  • 30-08-15

Addictive

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.

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  • Jason
  • 02-05-16

Not so great narration

Every narrator speaks with a sort of "tune" and the good ones vary the tune throughout their narration to add drama and interest. Unfortunately, the female narrator in this recording followed the same up and down rhythmic pattern through almost the entire book. It made the dramatic parts seem dull and the more calm parts silly, as though being told by an overly dramatic teenage cheerleader.

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  • Keesh
  • 10-02-16

Didn't think the narrators fit the characters

I LOVE this series. And things just got "real" in this book. I'm excited to see what happens next. However, while the narrators were great, I didn't think they were appropriate for the characters. Ben's guy sounded too old to be a teenager. That's my only complaint and I still wouldn't want it to deter you from listening. This is a great series.

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  • Cat Lover
  • 22-11-15

Female narrator not that good

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Better female narrator

Would you be willing to try another book from Bella Forrest? Why or why not?

Yes - story was okay

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

Overall voice - too hard to listen to for a long period of time

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Shade of Blood?

More interaction between the characters and less emotional thoughts of each

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  • Nicole B.
  • 27-10-17

Good follow up

This is definitely a YA series however I am definitely hooked. The deep and emotional connection between the strong and confident Sofia and the brooding, dark, vampire Derek is intense and I love it. This audio was twice as long as the first and twice as good. The narrators once again did a fabulous job. The author really took you into the depth of emotions that the characters have developed and allowed them to make decisions I didn’t see coming. Those decisions lead to longing and heartache and have made me purchase Audio number three.

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  • Kim D.
  • 01-02-16

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?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-12-18

Boring

The first one was okay, and this one is pretty much terribly boring. i hated Emma Galvin's voice and Zachary Webber sounds like he really doesn't want to read this.

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  • kelly audette
  • 25-02-18

I loved the first book.

I really have enjoyed listening to how the author has developed her characters. My only hangup is how authors want to make every book a series. Instead of building to a crescendo in the plot...and then the end is closure. I have a feeling Bella Forrest likes to suck her readers into series. In doing so the we the readers are sucked into her never-ending....expensive series. I'm so done with Bella Forrest. It's pathetic how authors have changed so much since "TWILIGHT"

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  • RachelB
  • 11-06-17

The First Audio Book I couldn't finish

What disappointed you about A Shade of Blood?

The main issue was the female narrator, Emma Galvin, she put all the accents in the wrong places and in one part when a vampire appeared unexpectedly she said the name in a quiet voice in a lower register, probably for impact. Had to rewind three times to work out who it was. Even had the book been narrated by someone else, the story dragged and I never really connected with any of the characters. Would not recommend this book

What could Bella Forrest have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The story was written in the first person but with very little insights into their characters, they moved from one chapter to another without giving you many clues into how they reacted with those around them

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

She put accents in all the wrong places 'the ONLY place to BE would have BEEN by her side' kind of, I never got used to it

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Shade of Blood?

All the scenes were fine, just dragged out too far but having said that, the book was the same length as any of the Morganville Vampires and I loved those - I had to keep rewinding because I listened to a couple of chapters without taking in a single word

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