Series: A Shade of Vampire

Average Rating: 4.5


Review: A Blaze of Sun by Bella Forrest

Posted 5 December, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: A Blaze of Sun by Bella Forrest

Check out my review of Shade of Vampire (Shade of Vampire #1) Check out my review of Shade of Blood (Shade of Vampire #2) Check out my review of A Castle of Sand (Shade of Vampire #3) Check out my review of A Shadow of Light (Shade of Vampire #4) Favorite Quote(s): “‘You on the other hand…there’s something about you, Derek Novak…that makes it easy for me to forgive and forget your numerous offenses against me. What is it about you?’ I raised a brow at her, unable to keep the grin from forming on my lips. ‘I think it’s the charm. You can’t resist my charm.’” Favorite Character: Sofia. First Line: “The moment I opened my eyes and woke up to the dim candle light of my bedroom, I couldn’t help but groan.” My Musings: First, I want to start off saying that Bella Forrest is both a phenomenal writer and person. She has created a unique world of vampires with this series, unlike anything that I’ve read before. So much happens in A Blaze of Sun! There’s talk of a cure, the return of a new enemy, an attack…and maybe something a little sweeter. This books was a fast-tracked roller coaster that just didn’t stop, which made it, of course, keep me pulled in until the very last page. I was actually sad when I tried to turn the page […]


Review: A Shadow of Light by Bella Forrest

Posted 26 September, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: A Shadow of Light by Bella Forrest

Check out my review of A Shade of Vampire (Shade of Vampire #1) Check out my review of A Shade of Blood (Shade of Vampire #2) Check out my review of A Castle of Sand (Shade of Vampire #3) Favorite Quote(s): “‘You really need not fear, Sir.’ lily nodded. ‘Derek would never intentionally harm Sofia. He loses himself sometimes when he blacks out, but there’s only one person who can reel him back to his senses, and that’s your daughter. No one else is capable of doing that ti him.’ “‘King Derek needs Queen Sofia.’ Madeline had a sweet smile on her face as she spoke the words. She nodded as she said them, her eyes twinkling.” Favorite Character: Derek. First Line: “‘I am going to kill him!’” My Musings: Wow. Just wow. So I am writing this review not five minutes after reading the last line of this novel. Alright, so I’ve been a horrible person–I’ve been trying to get this novel read and reviewed since three days before the release date, but life caught up with school starting, and now there’s drama going on with my sport.  But I really wish I could have gotten to this one earlier. This is the first book in a few months that I’ve actually sat down and read in one 4 hour sitting. And boy did I get my fill of awesomeness! I […]


Review: A Castle of Sand by Bella Forrest

Posted 24 September, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: A Castle of Sand by Bella Forrest

Check out my review of A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire #1) Check out my review of A Shade of Blood (A Shade of Vampire #2) Favorite Quote(s): “Let the sandcastle collapse. In its place, I will build a fortress–one that the waves of nature and time could never destroy.” Favorite Character: Sofia. First Line: “My blood was pounding within me.” My Musings: Wow! I’ll have to say that these novels keep getting better and better! Bella is weaving an incredible tale that keeps pulling me in and begging for more. A Castle of Sand leaves off where A Shade of Blood did. I can say that this is the most action packed installment thus far. There was lots going on and lots to keep up with. That was added to with more points of view. I feel like the alternating points of view gave the novel a sense of wholeness and made all of the action less confusing. The story was plotted out with what seems like great intricacy, everything weaving together perfectly. I really enjoyed the characters of Derek and Sofia in this novel. In this novel, like those past, Sofia continues to be a head strong leader. Even more so in this novel. However, we do get to experience some of her insecurities, which really humanize a her. But she doesn’t let them get her too down, and still […]


Review: A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest

Posted 18 July, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest

Check out my review of A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire #1) Favorite Quote(s): “Before he could stop me, I forcefully shoved a piece of my sandwich inside his mouth. Derek sat frozen in his seat, his bright blue eyes staring in shock at me, the toast beginning to get soggy inside his gaping mouth. He looked like he was about to spontaneously combust.” “‘I love you, Sofia,’ I whispered. ‘And I honestly believe that I could never love another woman for the rest of my life. For the first time in the past five hundred years, I am sincerely thankful for my immortality, because without it, I never would’ve found you.’” Favorite Character: Sofia. She’s a tough cookie! First Line: “A cold wind howled as it whipped though the giant redwoods surrounding us.” My Musings: I recently read and reviewed the first novel in this series, A Shade of Vampire, and I absolutely adored it. So when Bella Forrest accepted my review pitch for book two, I was beyond happy. I was so excited to see where Forrest decided to take this story, especially after the cliffhanger of the first novel. In this novel, Sofia and her best friend Ben were offered a once in a life time chance—a chance to leave The Shade. But they soon realize that their lives would never be the same. Both […]


Review: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Posted 23 June, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Favorite Quote(s): “At that, I broke down into tears. He was right. Whether I liked it or not, home had become wherever Derek Novak was.” Favorite Character: Sofia. She was spunky and brave! First Line: “I never once imagined that my life would play out the way that it did.” My Musings: Now I’m going to share with you all something that is very shallow of me: I’ve been putting off this novel because I didn’t care for the cover. I know, I’m a shallow, shallow person. But I am so glad that I decided to give this novel a chance—despite the mediocre cover (in my opinion), the novel was anything but. This novel follows Sofia as she is kidnapped from her vacation on the beach and taken as a slave in a vampire coven on an island. Sofia soon learns that the best way to stay safe, or as safe as you can be on an island full of vampires, is to stay in the good graces of Derek Novak, legend Prince of the Blood Shade coven. Sofia soon learns, however, that even Derek can’t protect her from the darkness that resides on the island. “The moment our eyes met, he looked away, almost as if he were embarrassed over something. It was actually…cute—a word I never thought I’d use to describe Derek Novak.” I liked Sofia’s character. She […]