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A Shadow of Light by Bella Forrest

A Shadow of Light

(A Shade of Vampire #4)

by Bella Forrest

PBT Review #44

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Here we are, back at The Shade. Well not exactly, but you know what I mean. I can definitely say that this is my least favorite book in the series so far, but not by much. As you can see from my 4.5 heart rating (instead of the normal 5), I still loved the book!

The story opens with a back story from Camilla, who is Sofia’s mother. To be honest, we desperately needed this back story. But the story continues to be in large part about Camilla, who is a conniving witch of a woman. I think that’s why I didn’t enjoy this story as much because I was just so done with Camilla. Once I found out that Camilla hated her daughter because her husband loved Sofia more, I just couldn’t take anymore of her. I mean how twisted is that?

The absolute best thing that came out of this story was the return of a character that we all thought for sure was dead. I seriously wanted to scream for joy when this was revealed! With the return of this beloved character came a change of heart for another character. But unfortunately it was too late and proved to not matter. 

In the beginning of this story, I was EXTREMELY disappointed in Derek and basically wanted to strangle him with my bare hands. He still has some making up to do in my eyes, so hopefully he will in the next book!

I was so happy when Sofia made it out of Hawk Territory even though she had to bring Reuben with her. That was extremely frustrating and I’m still not sure exactly how that’s going to play out for Sofia and The Shade.

When we finally literally return to The Shade, we return to a cluster mess of pure chaos and I was extremely worried there for a little while. I couldn’t believe the standoff between Derek and his father Gregor. I’m glad Derek grew some balls and proved why he was King of The Shade. Gregor had chosen to side with Darkness, which apparently is a tangible force that Derek is going to have to face, so when Gregor tried to choose the Light it cost him his life. Which was kind of sad even after everything he put Sofia and Derek through.

It was also really reassuring to see how much influence Sofia has at The Shade, especially with the Naturals. It was also nice to see that Derek and Sofia were seen as a unit and not two separate entities.

With the end of the book came the demise of another character. I was so glad when this finally happened because I couldn’t stand another minute of this person torturing Sofia. I literally breathed a sigh of relief, even though it completely shattered Sofia and her accomplice.

Also with the ending we get a nerve racking VISION and I cannot with what was seen!

Other than Camilla playing such a large part in this novel, I really don’t like “the cure” and “the immune” aspects of this series. I really wish they would get over one and change the other. But we will see if that happens, I really hope so!

I CANNOT wait to see what the next book holds!

The next book in the series is A Blaze of Sun


Yes, I’m still trying to convince y’all to start reading this series! If I haven’t done it yet, I still how 36 books and counting to do so!


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