A Shade of Vampire (Shade of Vampire #1) by Bella Forrest

A Shade of Vampire

A Shade of Vampire is the first book in the Shade of Vampire series by author Bella Forrest. I’ve heard good things about this series and after this first book, I’m liking it so far.


Sofia Claremont has just turned seventeen years old. Her best friend, Ben, has forgotten it. When she said something to him, he apologized and she ended up walking out on him and going for a walk on the beach. She senses when someone walks up behind her and she hopes it’s Ben only it wasn’t. It was a gorgeous man who ended up putting a needle in her neck and knocking her out.

She wakes up chained to a wall in a dungeon. She is later taken, cleaned up and presented to the ruler of the vampires who has just happened to wake up a short time earlier that day/night. Derek Novak is the ruler of the vampire coven in The Shade. The Shade was his dream over 500 years ago when he first became a vampire to help protect his family and those that had protected them as well.

He takes an immediate liking to Sofia and refuses for her to be treated like the other slaves. Lucas, the one who captured Sofia, is Derek’s brother as well as Vivienne’s twin brother. Lucas hates that Derek has claimed Sofia as his as he wants her. He claims she is his because he found her and brought her to The Shade. To his brother and sister’s dismay, he decides to train Sofia and the other girls in his “harem” how to fight and defend themselves. Especially after Lucas kills Gwen.


I like this book. Right from the start I like both Sofia and Derek. Lucas and Claudia I don’t like at all. Ben and Vivienne I’m not so sure on. We’ll see how opinions change over the course of reading the next several books in the series. (I have the first seven books.) Definitely a book to read. I can see this series being as good as if not better than Twilight!


99 cents on Kindle

$10.79 Paperback

285 pages according to Amazon.

***I paid full price for this book***