A Shade of Vampire

A Shade of Vampire - Bella Forrest A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I’m a bit conflicted. I liked it, but there were certain aspects of the book that could have ruined everything. Though it is slightly formulaic – tortured vampire, girl who doesn’t know her own worth – it still managed to bring something a little new to the equation, and make it spicy enough to keep reading.

However, there were still some basic problems with it: it was too short, could have use some more developing, a little more work in editing. I think both the story and the author have potential, even if a little rough around the edges. Certain things didn’t need to have been explicitly explained, the reader is smart enough to reach his/her own conclusions.

I am not a fan of the whole everyone-has-the-hots-for-the-main-character thing, but I liked Ben and how he fit into the story (even if it was unlikely). I don’t think the romance was too rushed, I like how they had plenty of time together, just being with each other, getting comfortable. I was pretty satisfied with this aspect of the book.

Overall, though I can pinpoint many things about the book that weren’t as good as they could be, it was a very positive read. If a little shaky at first, halfway through I could not put it down (always the highest praise a book can get). I liked the characters, the romance, and I’m looking forward to some of the action I believe is coming up. The ending, though a bit abrupt, had the desired effect – I wanted to read the next one right away.

A very easy and enjoyable read, I am looking forward to reading the second book.