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A Shade of Vampire 5: A Blaze of Sun, Bella Forrest



The plot:

“Of course you know who I am. I’m a daughter of the darkness just as surely as you are his son…”

Ever since his brief encounter with Emilia at The Shade, Derek’s thoughts and dreams have been haunted with images of the mysterious, beautiful brunette. Plagued with guilt, he struggles to understand why he is so drawn to this dark stranger from his past.

When Emilia suddenly appears again on the island, Derek is both terrified and intrigued. But this time, he is determined to involve Sofia and discover who this woman is.

If only Derek and Sofia knew, Emilia is a mystery that should be left undiscovered…


My Review

So, back to The Shade once again for another roller coaster ride. We were left at the end of book 4 with a sense of deep foreboding (well I was anyway), for our little Derek and Sofia, and it turns out with good reason!

Without giving the plot away, it turns out Emilia was once a close friend of Derek but has since turned to the dark side in desperation to gain Derek’s love.

Most of A Blaze of Sun sees Derek and Sofia separated, as Derek is taken to The Blood Keep, the home of the ‘the Original’. Sofia, meanwhile, is left to struggle to retain control of the Shade whilst having to deal with Ingrid’s hate.

Again in this book we learn more about the characters past, such as Anna and Kyle, which to me, is the key of any great saga. Forrest knows exactly when to give more background on certain characters, making you want to read on and on.

A Blaze of Sun ends a bit like book 4, again, I feel apprehensive for the young couple, but just can’t wait to find out what happens next!

Another excellent novel from Forrest, I genuinely think her writing gets better and better. Will definitely be reading her other work after this.


My Star Rating: 4.5/5