A Break of Day by Bella Forrest book review


What a roller coaster ride the story of Sofia and Derek has been! Truly a great and entertaining read from all seven of the books!

Even though this book had a great ending it felt rushed. But that is the way of endings readers always want more of their characters. Needless to say it was a perfect ending to their story! And leads us to the next story line embarking with the twins!

I fully enjoyed these book and fully recommend them. Enjoy!

My Rating: 4Stars

Overview from Goodreads

The greatly anticipated conclusion to Derek and Sofia’s journey!

Everything Sofia believed to be true has crumbled before her very eyes…

In this explosive finale, secrets will be revealed, loyalties tested and trust broken.

Are you ready to return to The Shade?

Published By: Create Space

Publication Date: July 2014

Date Read: 1/3/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Format: Kindle Ebook

Pages: 244


A Gate of Night by Bella Forrest book review


Another edge of your seat read! So many mysteries are tangled around our couple Sofia and Derek and no end is in sight for their reunion!

Unfair is the only word I have for this book! The ending is a huge cliffhanger. And breaks my heart for Derek and Sofia! You definitely will want to read on to the next book after this one! It’s almost as if you have to keep reading just to see their happy ending!

My Rating: 4Stars

Overview by Goodreads

Welcome back to The Shade…

Derek and Sofia are finally enjoying a well-deserved break. Staying at a resort with good food, sun and sea, Sofia is thrilled to witness Derek’s re-introduction to the human world.

They would almost be mistaken for a normal young couple, if it were not for the red-eyed monster lurking in the shadows and watching their every move, waiting for his signal to pounce…

Published By: Create Space

Publication Date: March 2014

Date Read: 1/2/2017

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Format: Kindle Ebook

Pages: 276

A Blaze of Sun by Bella Forrest book review


Another great read! Finally Sofia and Derek have possibly found true sanctuary for the vampires. But is their love strong enough to survive getting there?

This book we finally get the redemption from all the horrors Sofia  and Derek faced from the last book! Even though you know this will be short lived as there is more for them to finish.

Because I don’t want to give away what happens in my reviews this one  I will leave at that! Another great read from Forrest!

My Rating: 4Stars

Overview from Goodreads:

Welcome back to The Shade…

“Of course you know who I am. I’m a daughter of the darkness just as surely as you are his son…”

Ever since his brief encounter with Emilia at The Shade, Derek’s thoughts and dreams have been haunted with images of the mysterious, beautiful brunette. Plagued with guilt, he struggles to understand why he is so drawn to this dark stranger from his past.

When Emilia suddenly appears again on the island, Derek is both terrified and intrigued. But this time, he is determined to involve Sofia and discover who this woman is.

If only Derek and Sofia knew, Emilia is a mystery that should be left undiscovered…

Published By: Bella Forrest

Publication Date: October 2013

Date Read: 12/31/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Format: Kindle Ebook

Pages: 305

A Shadow of Light by Bella Forrest book review 


This book was grueling! It twists your emotions! Sophia and Derek are separated and things at the Shade are in chaos upon Derek’s return! It seems they can trust nobody and never catch a break before another thing tumbles out of control!

This was a good read! Although I felt myself yelling at Sofia for being so rusting and yelling at Derek for being to broody! Ikept thinking get your heads out of your asses and just do something already!

And the ending left a bad feeling about their future! Don’t get me wrong I liked the book but man there is only so much you can take of negative events! lol I wanted something to lift my spirits after all the horrors they went through and the ending did not help!

Even with all that said I can’t wait to find out what happens next! (Something’s wrong with me lol)
My Rating: 3Stars

Over view from Goodreads

Since the implosion at The Oasis and Derek’s stay at Hawk Headquarters, The Shade has fallen into a state of utter chaos. To make matters worse, the citizens of Derek’s kingdom have become suspicious of his loyalties and accuse him of siding with the enemy… At a time when Derek desperately needs full cooperation from his subjects, they wish to put their own King on trial.

Meanwhile, Sofia is being held hostage by the hunters. They are determined to rid her of her infatuation with the vampire. She submits to the strict routine and training they impose on her, but the only fuel that keeps her going is the thought of reuniting with Derek – something Reuben is fighting with every fiber of his being to ensure will never happen.

…Until one day, out of the blue, Reuben appears to have a change of heart and comes to Sofia with a proposal; a solution that she never dreamed possible. A solution that would fulfil her heart’s deepest desires and secure her and Derek’s future together, forever.

But can she really trust this man who is so renowned for his hatred of vampires? Does she even have a choice?

Published By: Amazon Digital Services

Publication Date: July 2013

Date Read: 12/30/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Format: Kindle Ebook

Pages: 301

A Castle of Sand by Bella Forrest book review


This installment of A Shade of Vampire is an emotion ride. Lines of deceit are crossed, characters finally take their sides and things start to crumble in Sofia and Derek’s world in the Shade. Little do they know Sofia is more entwined in the Vampire world then they could possibly know. Everyone wants a piece of her and it doesn’t look like she will survive!

I liked this book as the games were played to stay alive and ahead. This book again was written in multiple perspective but is easy to follow. We finally see some action between the Vampire families and the hunters too!

I also like that Sofia is finally standing up for herself and the humans living on the Shade and that Derek is stepping up to defend them with her!

I can’t wait to see what happens next with Sofia, her family, Derek and the Shade!

My Rating: 4Stars

Overview from Goodreads

What Sofia has with Derek feels like a sandcastle; temporary and something that the waves of life and time will soon ruin…

Since the return of Gregor Novak, the island has turned several shades darker. His hatred toward Sofia and thirst for fresh blood lead to a brutal war igniting between father and son.

Meanwhile, the hunters are gaining formidable strength and resources by the day; they know that the safety of The Shade hangs entirely on its ability to remain hidden from them.

And a sinister secret lies in wait for Sofia within the bowels of an Egyptian desert… a secret that threatens to crush her sandcastle much sooner than she could have expected.

Published By: Bella Forrest

Publication Date: June 2013

Date Read: 12/29/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Format: Kindle Ebook

Pages: 329

A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest book review


The second installment to Forrest’s A Shade of Vampire series is enthralling! More secrets are revealed about Sofia and her role with the Novak vampires. These secrets lead to more questions and keep you centered on finding out what happens next!

More characters perspectives come out to read but this doesn’t take away from the story. Most books that do this can get repetitive and hard to navigate but this isn’t the case with A Shade of Vampire.

This is definitely a book to escape into and with there being so many in the series I relish that I can read without dreading an end of the series for awhile! A must read for sure!

My Rating: 4Stars

Overview from Goodreads

Having been delighted by the bestselling debut, A Shade Of Vampire, readers are begging for more. 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? … or the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?

Published By: Bella Forrest

Publication Date: April 2013

Date Read: 12/28/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Format: Kindle Ebook

Pages: 340