Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Shade of Blood By Bella Forrest---- I Need IT!!!

BOOK 2!!!! I Need It!!!!

A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest


Let me start this review off by saying I started reading this book within 30 seconds of finishing the first one A shade of vampire - Here is my review of that one! Usually follow up books are not as good as the first one but.... Jeez Lousie!!! Ms. Forrest did a wonderful job!!! The first thing that I will say is that my hatred for Ben grows with each passing page.

Ben this is how I feel about you ----------

If you really cared for Sophia even as friend how could you tell her that you always knew that she liked you and you liked her too but you weren't ready to settle down. SO INSTEAD OF MANNING UP  and telling her your feelings you decided to play with her emotions by having her watch you tounge down every chic in sight....ugh... you DISGUST me! Then on top of all that you decide after of course seeing her with another man, Derek Novak (*******SIGH*******) ,  That you want to be with her more than just her best friend. Really? Really?? Really!!!!!   Then on top of that you give her an ultimatum, Either you or Derek? How could you do that, did you even think about your family, your little sister? 

 Next Bozo up----


Derek Why oh why did you do it. You spent all that time convincing me that you were a good person only to drain someone as soon as Sophia leaves. I understand you are losing yourself right now but how do you think Sophia will feel when she comes back....oh yea she comes back! HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!!  Come to find out the ultimatum that Ben gave Sophia did nothing but push her further into the shade. But not before Derek decides to chase his brother off the island and destroy the sun room. He just keeps making worse and worse decisions. But.... I still love him. Apparently so does Sophia.

Just when you think things can't get any worse, Vivienne goes off to find Sophia and ends up getting kidnapped by the hunters! This is no good for Derek and is the catalyst behind him going after Ashley. Then to add another twist into the mix, Ben goes off and joins the Hunters only to find out that the leader of the Hunters is Aiden Claremont.....yes that's right Sofia's deadbeat father is the leader of the people that are trying to extinguish everything that is the Shade.  

I was so caught up with this book. I just wanted everything to work out.....smh.

Awww he loves her!!! I knew it but the fact that he says it outloud makes all the difference. He also winds up taking her to his sanctuary which happens to be a lighthouse, all very romantic. The couple goes through a series of ups and downs one being Sophia demanding that he no longer allow any of the vampires to kill the humans on the island. This causes a great ruckus with the Elite. Safe to say they are not happy.

In keeping up with the story, we finally find out what happens to Lucas he goes over to the Maslen clan but not before trying to locate his father who refuses to meet him.  Once Lucas gets to the Maslen clan in Egypt we are able to meet Borys Maslen and the widely talked about Ingrid.  To my great surprise Ingrid is none other than ..... WAIT FOR IT......

Camilla Claremont

Yes Sophia's mother is Ingrid and apparently she has promised Sophia to Borys.... Bella Forrest is going to make me go insane with these cliffhangers.... but I love it.

Questions I wish I could Ask  the Author!

1. This Island seems to be HUGE! Any place inparticular you based the location off of?
2. Why is Gregor Novak so distant from his children?

For my fellow book lovers:

Do you feel like the other girls of the Harem have Sophia's best interest at heart?
Do you think the Elite will go along with them not killing anymore humans and going back to the blood of animals and of the dead?
Should Ben really be trusting Aiden Claremont?

The Candy Coated Books Rating!!!!

Story line (easy to follow):
4.5 Stars
This book was so hard to put down and since I already read the first book I already am invested in the story. I caught myself being surprised at few points in the story but at other points I was a bit disappointed, ok one point. You only give one paragraph to the first sex scene? There could have been more detail and still kept it PG. 

Characters (Likability)
4 stars!
I wish I knew what happened to a few characters, Vivienne for starters and the Hudson family? But besides that I think the characters stayed true to what they were in the first book. I was happy to see That Derek returned back to his tortured diamond in the rough ways.

How bad ass was this book:
5 Stars!!!
For the second time in this series- I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!  
Besides the few times that I got caught up because of the change in POV, this book was absolutely breathtaking. I find myself sighing at certain points and laughing at others. I can't wait until I start the next book.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Shade of Vampire- Bella Forrest They say it's a twilight 2.0...Ugh

A Shade Of Vampire by Bella Forrest


This is a review for a series that I stumbled across via Facebook. I am a little put off only because the ad claimed that it was better than Twilight. I don't want a book trying to live up to Twilight, I want a book that is its own separate entity.

The start!!- so first I would like to say that I was sucked in right from the start. I was a little pissed off at Ben for not putting her first but I tried not to let it get the best of my feelings for him. I am hoping that he plays a bigger part later. Unfortunately I am a bit disappointed in the inconsistencies in the book. There is one part where it says that her hands are bound and that it hurts for her to even move her arms but then the next chapter she is using her hands to rub all over her body?  One chapter Derek removes the chains and has her walk beside him then the next chapter she complains that she can't help because she is chained and watched behind him
(*********AAAAAAA..... HUH?********)

SAY WORD!!! I was all set to dislike this book based on other peoples reviews and the fact that they kept comparing it to twilight.... THEY ARE SOOOOO WRONG!!!    This book is great on its own merit. I love the fact that Bella shows just how much the other slave women mean to Sophia. The fact that she was willing to ask if she could take them with her when Derek was going to set her free showed just how much compassion she really had. 

Out of all the characters in the story that I really should be made at I was surprised that out of all of them BEN was who I have a severe hatred for.  Sophia loved him for years and although she never said anything he should have known that there were some feelings going on there. She was obviously caught between wanting to stay with Derek and leaving with Ben. She tried to explain to him that Derek was not as bad as Claudia but Ben was just not having it. I can understand that he was taken by the most sadistic of the them all and was tortured but just because one was bad does not mean all of them are bad.

Lucas- Where did you go??? Lucas is also on my shit list. I don't know how he could betray his brother that way but at every turn he seems to want to hurt Derek.

Questions I wish I could Ask  the Author!

1. Is it me or does this really have a slight Beauty and the Beast feel to it? Was the Disney classic any influence while writing this book?
2. Did Lucas believe that he should be king instead of Derek?
3. Where did the members of the shade reside before the island?

For my fellow book lovers:

Do you feel like Sophia and Derek could be compatible for the long haul?
What do you feel like the Derek Father is going to be like? A tyrant like Lucas or more like Vivienne?
What are your thoughts on Ben?

The Candy Coated Books Rating!!!!

Story line (easy to follow):
3 stars!
I was on enthralled with this book but I will say that getting used to the switch in point of view took a little getting used to. I especially noticed it when there were discrepancies in what happened in the previous chapters. With all that said, the actual story itself kept me quite entertained, this book was definitely a page turner.

Characters (Likability)
4 stars!
There are so many characters to get used to right from the start in this book. For the most part I felt like the characters played true to themselves, Lucas was a jerk from start to finish, Derek was the tortured soul from start to finish, and Sophia was the strong compassionate flawed one from the beginning. The only one that was a little bit of a mystery to me was Vivenne. I can't tell if she means everyone well or not. Also I wish there was a bit more backstory on the other harem girls.

How bad ass was this book:
5 Stars!!!
After being ready to be disappointed I am happy to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!   There is very little I can say bad about this book, the story was riveting the characters were new and refreshing and the cliffhanger literally had me downloading the next book immediately. I can't wait to read what happens to Sophia and Derek. I have a feeling that this is going to be a killer series!