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.

Book Review: Falling for you by Lisa Schroeder

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Book description (from Goodreads):

“Rae’s always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her…and the less she wants to give. 

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous. 

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.”

 

My Book review:

I really liked this book and it was impossible for me to put it down until I finished (that was around 3 or 4 am).

The story was really heartbreaking at times, this book is so full of emotions and I found myself so immerse that in some moments I was sad, but in others I was angry because just couldn’t understand why some characters acted the way they did, I think this is what happens when the characters are well written and you can relate to them (is easy identify who are good people and who are not).

For some people this may no be an easy read, it’s not your typical love story, it’s dark at times and addresses some hard topics, but I think the author developed the story really well and everything fitted into place.

I think this book did a good job of showing that in difficult and hard times, we have to keep strong and hold on to the good stuff, even when sometimes may seem impossible.

The poetry in the book was good and the idea of share your feelings through the writing made me remember the time I got my first journal (diary) and I used to write in it all the time.

Overall I really recommend this book.

For love to the game, my first time in the CenturyLink Field

Since I was in high school I love football (soccer), and I was really happy after find out that here in Seattle there’s a great team, the Sounders.

During this month I had the chance to visit for the first time the CenturyLink Field and I was really impressed and excited, the place is just amazing.

Here are some photos from that day:

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Books and Movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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Another thing I really love besides books is the movies, in my parents home (in my home country) I have a really big collection which includes movies from different genres: action, romance, independents, comedy, musical, classics and more, to my dissapointment couldn’t bring my collection with me and I had to choose only 4 movies (I thought the best was to chose movies than probably I wasn’t to find here).A few weeks ago I started to buy movies again to start a new collection and today I was lucky to find in Target the Trilogy of “The Lord of the Rings” in 5 usd each DVD (for me that’s a good price).I’m planning watch the entire Trilogy again (but this time with my husband who to my surprise hasn’t watched it yet) and after we are planning to go to the Cinema to watch “The Hobbit” (if is still there, if not I guess we’ll have to wait until is available for rent or sale).
A part of my “To Do List” is to read the complete book’s collection of the Lord of the Rings to get a better insight.

I love compare books with the movies based on them, do you have any good recommendation? what are your favorites adaptations?
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