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OMG, I started to read this book to give me something to read while I waited on another book to be released, and I fell in love with the shade from then. Sofia is 17, and has been raised by family friends, on her birthday she is kidnapped by vampires! In this first book Sofia meets the shades King, Derek! Can Sofia gain his trust, can she help him over come his darkness within? This first instalment had me sitting on the edge of my seat, and had my emotions on a roller coaster ride. If you loved reading the twilight series then you will fall head over heals with this series. Happy reading.
A really enjoyable book! Sofia taken whilst on holiday with her family wakes to find herself captured by vampires!! Given to Derik the newly awaken King as his slave..a position that doesn't seam to have any longevity attached to it!! We have Lucas the brother to the King..and the usual coward,bully personality..he wants what Derik has...and will do what ever he can to get it! Vivienne the Kings sister..knows somethings going on between the brothers and Sofia and it will end in bloodshed..but who's?
This story was well written and had a great concept but I felt it was really predictable hand didn't really achieve anything. This came up on Facebook as a suggested text if you enjoyed Twilight. I didn't think it was anything like twilight.
It was an ok read, but honestly lacked substance for me, I know there are a lot of vampire stories out there and I have read a lot some I've loved some not so much this one goes in the not so much pile, the characters didn't have much depth the storyline felt like I had read it before I needed more and better to keep me interested.
I have't read for years.. I decided to check out my kindle app and stumbled across this series.. I was hooked, read through the entire series in no time. At times it was a little PG but love how the author writes, the perspectives and intricate details. Read the spin off series, they are excellent
Awesome if you enjoyed twilight you will be ecstatic with is as it is so much better I could not put it down and when I was forced to could not wait to get back to it. Do yourself a favour and by it for 99c I did and hav just brought 19 more and still 5 more to by. Starting second book now
Brilliant, just brilliant. Was not sure what to expect beyond it was for fans of Twilight or Vampire Diaries. Happy to say it is soooo much better than either of them. It was going cheap when I picked it up, so no reason not to give it a chance. You won’t be disappointed.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Although the relationship between Sofia and Derek seemed a bit rushed towards the end, I ended up being able to forgive that because the story was enthralling. I couldn't put it down in parts. The writing is good too and so I'll definitely check out the second book.
5.0 out of 5 starsA Good Read. Great for Twi Hards and Vampire Fans Alike.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 December 2015
I am now reading the second book. It's the first thing that has really hooked me since Twilight. I would highly recommend to all Twi Hards but also anyone who 'digs' Vampires. The vampires are portrayed like typical vampires (they don't sparkle, in the sun for starters), but its not graffic or explicit in any context either (which is good for me). There is only really one focus in the first book, I guess to introduce you to the characters and begin the whole series theme, but it is still an interesting read non the less.
I can't really say mcuh more about it, as I wouldn't want to give anything away, but it's a typical vampire human love story in that they fall in love and there's the whole thing about right and wrong. The vampire isn't 'vegetarian' and he is a prince in his little kingdom. The girl is captured and turns prince vampire's eye and she is just a plain Jane so no one really understands why (especially the other vampires).
It's just an easy read really with a few twists here and there. I wouldn't say it's an overly dark story (I can read it at bedtime lol) and it's just nice. That's all I can say about it really. I hope you enjoy reading.
Quiet an easy read and struck me as being for the older teenage/young adult market. Typical sort of story Vampires kidnapping young adults and vampire leader falls for captive and upsets the status quo putting everyone in danger..sort of. The story as a basis isn't too bad but feels like the book itself should be longer and finishes just as it gets started. May or may not read further books as their seems to be a lot in the series so instead of 1 book with more to read lots of smaller books ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 February 2018
This took me by surprise! Due to my lack of excitement for Hotbloods, I wasn't expecting much from this - but given how popular the Shade of Vampire series seems to be, it felt like an injustice to Bella Forrest not to try it. I'm so glad I did! You see, I'm really not averse to a lack of adult steam, because this time there was enough chemistry and enough presence about the leading guy. I'm definitely going to read more.. But holy cow Bella.. 55 books in this series?!! Who does that?! I'm in awe and horror...
5.0 out of 5 starsBecoming one of my all time favourites
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 December 2015
I love this book and the series, I'm at book 4 now of this 20 book "library". Just when I expect this series to get boring I find that their are new and exciting things turning up to capture my attention just as much as when I started reading this first book.
Sometimes I find myself getting a bit uncomfortable about just how much of a born victim Sofia seems to be, and sometimes that reaches uncomfortable levels. However she does have her strengths as do all fully realised characters, and those strengths cant help but to endear her to me. Her romance with Dereck is often painful as both of them never seem to get it into their heads that they actually love each other, leaving me wanting to bang their heads together.
Intriguing page turner. Likeable main characters & hateful enemies leaves you wanting more. Slightly more adult than twilight & a similarity in Derek to that of Christian Grey. Leaves the reader feeling compassion, disgust & intrigue. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!