(review) A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
Series: A Shade of Vampire #1
Release date: December 14th 2012
Source: Given by the author (ebook)Rating: ★★★★☆
First of all, thank you Bella Forrest for sending me the ebook. And in return for my honest review. So here it is.
Since Twilight, I was kinda trained to think that YA+romance+vamps = Twilight-ish-cheesy-novels and I am definitely not a fan of it (Even though I actually loved vampires). The moment I saw this book on Goodreads, I was prepared to back off. But when I read the synopsis and I'm actually interested in it.
Really, I think A Shade of Vampire is nothing like Twilight. Well, yeah Derek fall instantly for Sofia (I rolled my eyes a bit at this) but... it wasn't all that cheesy and blargh for me. If anything, I think this is more similar to the Hades and Persephone myth. Sofia being kidnaped and all... (not that similar though)
The characters... well, I liked Derek and Sofia. In this book, it was all positive for Derek. He didn't do anything bad, except for drinking from a girl and even then he regrets it. I may not swoon for him (like the way I did over tobias) but who can resist a gentle, good looking, and nice vampire? (not being sarcastic) really. And Sofia... I don't know. I just like her, despite her flaws [end of conversation] The new vampire world that Bella Forrest made was really interesting for me. They live in an island where it's always night, and did I mention that they live in trees?
yup, all of those combined into 4 stars. Definitely love this! but really, what's with the ending! thank god the second book is here. At least I wouldn't be waiting...