Since the implosion at The Oasis and Derek’s stay at Hawk Headquarters, The Shade has fallen into a state of utter chaos. To make matters worse, the citizens of Derek’s kingdom have become suspicious of his loyalties and accuse him of siding with the enemy… At a time when Derek desperately needs full cooperation from his subjects, they wish to put their own King on trial.
Meanwhile, Sofia is being held hostage by the hunters. They are determined to rid her of her infatuation with the vampire. She submits to the strict routine and training they impose on her, but the only fuel that keeps her going is the thought of reuniting with Derek – something Reuben is fighting with every fiber of his being to ensure will never happen.
…Until one day, out of the blue, Reuben appears to have a change of heart and comes to Sofia with a proposal; a solution that she never dreamed possible. A solution that would fulfil her heart’s deepest desires and secure her and Derek’s future together, forever.
But can she really trust this man who is so renowned for his hatred of vampires? Does she even have a choice?
My thoughts on the book are that I love how we see both Derek and Sofia grow up and come into themselves.
Derek is facing the darkness yet he has to gather all the self control he has left, by picturing Sofia’s touch and her face. Yet he is pushed to his limits with the vampires doubting Derek’s choices and the humans shutting themselves away from what they feel is the end.
While Sofia is battling her own issues when she finds out that her father is the leader of the hunters. Yet Sofia has to deal with not only her dad who she hasn’t seen for years but also her mother who is now a vampire set to give her daughter to the one vampire who just intends to use Sofia as his pet.
I like how we discover why Sofia is so important in this book and why so many crave her blood, she isn’t a normal human.
Derek on the other hand is so romantic and caring for someone who was turned when he was 17, he acts like a gentleman and deals with his issues whilst still craving the love of his dear Sofia.
I instantly had a disliking towards Sofia’s mother, Bella Forrest has really put a lot of detail into the characters which really help me picture the worst mother who gives up everything just because she is jealous her daughter has taken her husbands heart! What sort of mother does that?
In this book I have begun to like Claudia where as in the other books she was portrayed to be inconsiderate and unable to feel love, in this book I have now seen her vulnerable side and feel empathy for her. Especially when I read how she was made so vulnerable and was not given the chance to have love, therefor now she is just misunderstood and now craving the man she has spent most of her vampire life trying to repulse.
I definitely recommend this book to you all to read after you have read the other 3 of course, this has everything. And in my mind the book is structured and wrote so well that it flows effortlessly, if you have the time purchase the books they are very cheap on the kindle and well worth the buy.
I hope this has been a good insight to the book for you and given you an idea of what to expect.
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I am so excited to annouce the release date for Archangels shadow by Nalini Singh which is 6/11/14.
I have just pre-ordered mine, I am so excited!
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially not a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot – should not – be walking the streets. This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…
Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
If you follow me you would know that this is my favourite series from Nalini Singh and I am impatiently waiting for it now, and it will be in time for my Christmas reading. Tweet me and keep following for a future review 🙂 and trust me this is going to be a book you do not want to miss out on!
Welcome to the Release day blitz of Rock Courtship! I know…. RELEASE DAY BLITZ! Which means, Rock Courtship is here and it is all about Thea and David!!
Rock Courtship (Rock Kiss #1.5) – Nalini Singh
Release date: 30 September 2014
What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?
A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.
Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.
What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth…
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Today I bring you all the third installment of A shade of vampire, A castle of sand. Here are the links to the first two books that I reviewed.
Book 1: https://hannahsbeautifulfantasy.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/a-shade-of-vampire-book-review/
Book 2: https://hannahsbeautifulfantasy.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/a-shade-of-blood-book-review/
What Sofia has with Derek feels like a sandcastle; temporary and something that the waves of the life and time will soon win…
Since the return of Gregor Novak, the island has turned several shades darker, His hatred toward Sofia and thirst for fresh blood lead to a brutal war igniting between father and son.
Meanwhile the hunter’s are gaining formidable strength and resources by the day; they know that the safety of the shade hands entirely on its ability to remain hidden from them.
And a sinister secret lies in wait for Sofia within the bowels of an Egyptian desert a secret that threatens to crush her sandcastle much sooner than she could have expected….
Gregor Novak comes to claim his throne from his son Derek, and to change all rules set by Derek and to get rid of Sofia and her influence on his son.
Due to Gregor’s return Derek is reminded that his slaves/friends as well as Sofia after a year either have to be killed, turned into a vampire or sent to the Catacombs where all humans are to spend the rest of their lives. With this decision Sofia has to decide what she is too do with her life if she is to show her love to Derek. To give her the space Derek makes a pent house in the catacombs much to the disgust of the other humans living there.
War is only just beginning with Derek and Gregor, however to make things worse Sofia realises her mother is no longer human but a sick twisted vampire just like Gregor.
This book is well done, I love how Bella has included the end of the book into the first chapter, therefore there was suspense all the way through the book because I knew there was going to be a fight but the whole book took me on a long journey to find out how Sofia and Derek got themselves into a win or die situation.
The story line just gets better and better, this book was my favourite so far because I was getting to know nearly all the characters, and the story line is coming together making it easier to understand what makes people the way they are, however there are still some secrets left to uncover which is great when leading each book into one another.
The evil is intensified and so is the relationship between Sofia and Derek.
If you read my other reviews you will see that I rave about this book all the time.
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Hello book lovers, especially my fantasy book lovers.
I bring you today the second book in the A shade of Vampire series by Bella Forrest, you may remember my older post on the first book called a shade of vampire. I am a bit behind in updating my blog as I am now on the fourth book so if you would like to hear about the next book please comment below.
When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped by a sunless island. Uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She believed shed 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?
…..Or the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness…….
Brief over view:
Once Sofia and Ben escape they try to take their own relationship to the next level, while trying to forget what happened to them at the Shade.
Since Ben’s encounters with Claudia he can no longer feel, he misses all the touches from Sofia and wishes he could experience her like he would have if he didn’t mistreat Sofia on the night of her Birthday.
Sofia battles on a daily basis to forget Derek, the man she truly loves however she has to keep telling herself that he is immortal, how does that relationship last with a mortal like her.
Without Sofia to keep Derek himself, he turns to his dark side, where he has no feelings and he will kill, feed, and take advantage of his slaves (Sofia’s friends at the shade).
Sofia hits the biggest decision of her life. Ben notices that Sofia is no longer as close to him as she was before the Shade and he finds pictures of Derek under her pillow as well as her sketching of him. Now Sofia has to choose between the two best men in her life, when she chooses Derek we then see what Ben decides to do with his life to get Sofia back.
I absolutely loved this book like I did with the last, this book did last longer that the first, as well as giving a bigger background on some of the characters which I wanted to read more on.
I love the relationship dilemmas and how a girl of 17 deals with them. This book was definitely well wrote and Bella deserves huge appreciation, I can imagine every scene in detail she is that good.
You all need to read this book, comment below for more details but I didn’t want to spoil too much for you all as you do need to read from the beginning and imagine the characters yourself.
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Hello ladies, today I bring you the best foundation I have tried yet :).
I am using Maybellines, Superstay Better Skin foundation in Leight-beige. This shade is probably one shade too dark for me, where as the Ivory shade was too white for my skin tone, so I still have to play around with the shades but overall this foundation has really worked for me.
Keep reading and I will show you my skin before the foundation, after the foundation and then my overall makeup complete.
My overall evaluation is that this foundation has a powdery finish and definitely gives a medium coverage. I did not use a primer with this foundation just moisturised my face as that seemed to give the best result.
I defintely recommend this foundation to you all, as you can see it really covered up my imperfections and I have a lot of them. This product was from Boots and super affordable I think I paid £8.99 for it which is a bargain.
Here is another photo of the foundation only two days ago and it looks a lot better after using it the second time.
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