Book Review: A Shade of Blood (A Shade of Vampire 2) by Bella Forrest

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Book Description from Goodreads:

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? … and the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?

Book review:

Another amazing book by Bella Forrest, A Shade of Vampire is by far one of my favorite paranormal books and after reading A Shade of Blood I reconfirm that she’s a great writer and one of my favorite authors.

This book is dark, captivating and intense, it was impossible for me to put it down, even when that meant for me to stay awake almost all night.
The story is still as good as in the first book, and thanks to the fact that places and scenes are well described and detailed, it’s fairly easy to be transported to the world that the author created, that mysterious and intriguing place called “The Shade” where exist all these vampires governed by Derek Novak.
The characters are well developed and for me it was really easy relate to them, you can feel their pain, frustration, love, their struggle and I think this is why I’m so captivated by Bella Forrest’s books.
One thing I really enjoyed was the multiple POV’s that we find in this book, to be able to switch between Sofia, Derek, Ben and Lucas really helped me understand these better characters (their feelings and what was behind their actions).
In this second book we learn more about Derek’s past, “The Shade” and also we get to know Ben better (Sofia’s best friend who after this book became more interesting to me than in the first book).
This book in a manner explores the subject of how people deal with their pain and how after a life changing event it seems fairly impossible forget and leave everything behind, also it shows that even when there’s love, relationships are not always easy and sometimes you have to fight for what you want.

The end of this book left me wanting to read the next in this series (can’t wait for the release) and I definitely recommend it to YA, Romance, Fantasy and Paranormal fans, but to understand and really enjoy this book you should read first “A Shade of Vampire” also by Bella Forrest.

Children’s Book: Thanks By Luciana Reis

Even when this is a children’s book (and I don’t have any yet) I was curious about this Kindle book, after I started reading I got caught by the beautiful photos and the messages than appear in each page.

This book is about gratitude and be thankful, something that I think is really important to teach to children since early ages and also an important value than we must live as adults.

Something really nice is that the book is available in different languages in the Amazon Kindle Store (english, spanish, portuguese and even catalan) and a few moments ago that I visited the Kindle Store in US the four editions were free (the prices in the kindle books may vary by country and also can change at any time, is important than you review the price before any purchase).

I’m really thankful 😉 that I found this book, and I would love to share it with my nieces the next time I meet them.

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Once, the movie and the music

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Almost a year ago I watched on Netflix the indie movie “Once” and the thing I loved the most about this movie was the amazing soundtrack, Marketa Irglova and Gleen Hansard are great artists.

Today while I was looking for some piano’s songbooks in Amazon I wanted to listen this soundtrack again and to my surprise I just found out that the mp3 version is on sale at $2.99 USD in the Amazon store.
I don’t know for how long the offer will be available (and I think is only available for U.S. Customers), but If you enjoyed the movie and the music, this seems like a good opportunity to buy the soundtrack at a really good price.
🙂

Book Review: Days of Love and Blood by R.S. Carter

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Book Description:
“A post apocalyptic zombie book for women. Without the zombies”

The Demon Virus spreads worldwide in a matter of days leaving nothing but a few uninfected people in its path along with disease-riddled survivors who possess homicidal tendencies.
Carson drives across the country, back to her parents’ farm, with her son Ronan to begin a new life in a post-apocalyptic world. There she discovers more uninfected people like herself and attempts to build new relationships after the devastating loss of her husband.

Two men distract Carson from her grief, each possessing different characteristics that she found, loved and needed in her husband. Cooper has a bad attitude but gives Carson the space she needs with his self-sufficient, independent ways. Ben panders after her but exhibits a kindness she appreciates. Neither of them embody all of which she lost in her husband’s death.

The need for human interaction intertwines with the daily struggle of tribulation, remorse and adjustment, revolving around the constant battles between the uninfected and the last remaining homicidal maniacs. ‘Days Of Love and Blood’ is a story which examines the bonds created between people in times of change with an unexpected shocking end that will have you questioning your own threshold for pain.

Book review:

I was really intrigued by the book description, a “zombie book for women without the zombies”, so of course I wanted to find out more about it.
Starts with Carson a strong woman that will do anything to keep her son alive in the middle of the devastation caused by a virus that kills people and in some cases it transforms them in something call “homicidals”. This story makes you question how far will you be willing to go to survive and to keep safe the people you love and what can you lose in the middle of it.
I enjoyed how throughout all the book I got the chance to know more about how was Carson’s life before the virus started to spread, this allowed me to be more engaged to her character, and then there was Copper, I just love his character.
This book made me feel many emotions: fear, anticipation, anxiety, tenderness, compassion, at one point I was angry for what was happening (I won’t reveal any spoilers here) and at another I was even crying.
The story had everything to keep me interested: action, romance, suspense, drama, I started reading this book around 8 pm and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it (It was 4 am).
I truly recommend this book and I’m looking forward to read more from this author in the future.