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- Average Customer Review: 1,473 customer reviews
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Top Customer Reviews
After seeing all the positive reviews I was optimistic downloading this book. I couldn't have been more wrong. I found the book boring, lacking depth and below average.
The characters were either one-dimensional or cliche. I would not recommend this book.
The premise itself is an odd one and I’m not sure that it always sat comfortably with me. On the night of her seventeenth birthday, Sofia is kidnapped and taken to the Shade. The Shade is a magical haven for vampires where it always remains night. She is to be given to the Royal Prince Derek, who is going to be woken from a magical sleep, to form part of his harem.
I think perhaps it might be because I have not read a YA book for a while, or even perhaps just a sign of my age, but the premise of the story, the sexual violence (not first hand to Sofia, but other characters in the story), felt wrong in a young adult book, particularly when all the kidnapped characters were seventeen.
The romance itself was pretty sedately paced and I guess age appropriate (yikes I am sounding old aren’t I?) for the market it was aimed at. But I think if the main characters had been adult or even a couple of years older, it might have worked better. Or maybe not…
Derek is unaware of the kidnapping practises of his family and is immediately drawn to Sofia. His lack of complicity makes the romance story work. The chemistry between them is sweet and sincere, but he does still go around killing people occasionally, which kind of drops him down on the hero scale.
Sofia comes across as young and inevitably conflicted, but she is sassy and kind too, and while Derek does sometimes get carried away with the blood lust thing, he has the whole dark and mysterious thing down. He is also incredibly gracious and caring around Sofia.Read more ›
The Twilight wannabe that just couldn't.
The main character literally doesn't have a personality? And of course there was the insta-love. Broody McTortured, the hero, was obviously there.
And was there even a plot to this? Cause if there was, I couldn't find it amongst pitiful attempts to write a romance.
Save yourself the headache and steer clear!
DNF @ 45%
The book is written in first person, which took me a while to get into. But once I did, I was on a roll.
The author also separated the two main characters, Sofia and Derek into separate chapters, which enables the reader to see each point of view, and get a greater insight into their thoughts.
For me, Sofia the main character had the right mix of vulnerability and strength. While Derek, was gorgeous, even though he was a vampire. I liked the fact he tried to hold on to his humanity.
As this is book one of a series, I did feel their relationship moved a little fast, and could have been developed more slowly in the ensuing books. Also it did end a little abruptly, but it seems the next book in the series is way longer.
This is not a genre I would normally bother to read. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed it,which is a credit to Bella Forrest's writing; especially as this is her debut novel.
This book was clean, exciting and fast moving. I look forward to trying the next book in the series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read bit of a mix of twighlight and beauty and the beast though! Strange in places female charachter is a bit boring so farPublished 2 days ago
I finally decided to read this book after all the hype I'd heard and I pleased to say I liked it. It's a decent vampire novel. Full of teenage angst and fated love. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kelly
I read this book in a day it was just an amazing read i really felt everything that the characters were feeling and i cant wait to start on the next book!Published 2 days ago by LD
Couldn't put the book down, I will be definitely be getting the following books to this.Published 4 days ago by J Dis
Absolutely hooked on this, it's intense and reels you in from the moment you start reading. Can't wait to get stuck into the rest.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very captaving book from start to finish.. Couldn't put it down.. Can't wait to see what happens next between Derek Sofia and BenPublished 12 days ago by joanne Cussen
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