In A Shade Of Blood, Bella Forrest transports you deeper into a unique, enthralling and beautifully sensitive story. Prepare to be lost in its pages…
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? … and the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?
Ok I am devouring this series. I am already halfway through book 3 as I am doing this review. After Sofia leaves with Ben to go back to their lives. You would think that this is a dream come true, right?! Well not so much. Turns out that trying to be normal after going through everything they did is almost impossible. Ben and Sofia both have nightmares from their time at The Shade. They are trying to fit in but, football and prom are just not doing it. Neither is their relationship. Things have changed between these two. Ben finally realizes he loves Sofia and Sofia realizes how deep her feelings are for Derek. What is a girl to do? Let's not forget Derek who is on the war path back at The Shade after losing Sofia. Things were suppose to be easy now. Sofia wasn't suppose to miss The Shade. What will she do now? Can she go on living a normal life?
I didn't really get into Ben and Sofia's relationship. It seemed very forced. Like they were back to real life and should just start dating to see what happens. Ben moved to fast. He jumped in head first. While Sofia took the safer approach. Her heart was not in it and it showed. After Ben decides to go to join the Hunters, Sofia draws the line. She does not share the intense hatred
I felt bad for Derek during this book. He was alone and was honestly trying to make things better but, failed. He was heartbroken and a heartbroken man will do terrible things. I was worried he would do something he would regret later and in a sense he did. Sofia yearns to find a way back to The Shade. When low and behold Vivienne shows up. Things do not really go according to plan though.
I am really enjoying this series thus far. It is a fast read and I am reading almost 3 a week haha. I would have liked the romance in this one to be a little more detail oriented. The "tumble in the sheets" didn't really do it for me but, it is YA so I expected that. I am excited to continue on!