Author: Bella Forrest
Publish Date: Published December 14th 2012
On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood. She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains. Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince. Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night. Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?It’s been a while since I have read a vampire story, and I’m quite mad at myself for having this so long and not reading it sooner.
A shade of Vampire dives right into the plot, with Sofia being kidnapped right off the beach. She’s scared, not knowing what is going to happen to her, until she is finally paraded off, scrubbed cleaned, and made to look glamorous for the Royal Prince, Derek Novak, who has just awaken.
Sofia catches Derek’s eye, and also that of his older brother, which will be a huge problem. Sofia shows how strong she is by protecting the other girls, and never give up hope of escape. However, she starts to see that Derek isn’t evil as they all portray.
This story heads straight into the plot, there’s definitely no beating around the bush. The Vampire society created was fun, and it was a really fast read. It definitely has a twist at the end, that will make you want to continue with the series. So if you have the LOVE of a vampire story, with a unique twist in love, this one is for you!