12. ruj 2013.

A Castle of Sand by Bella Forrest

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Book summary: 
What Sofia has with Derek feels like a sandcastle; temporary and something that the waves of life and time will soon ruin...
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 hunters are gaining formidable strength and resources by the day; they know that the safety of The Shade hangs entirely on its ability to remain hidden from them. 
And a sinister secret lies in wait for Sofia within the bowls of an Egyptian desert... a secret that threatens to crush her sandcastle much sooner than she could have expected.
          With every book in this series it gets harder and harder to review them. Ever since A Shade of Vampire I became the fan of this series and even now three books later things haven't changed. I still enjoyed the story and once again I can't wait to read more.

           In the previous sequel A Shade of Blood some things made me realize what I do like and what I don't like when it comes to this series. For instance I enjoy Sofia and Derek's relationship so much that I don't think even after reading hundred books about them I could feel different. Simply I can feel it and enjoy it that much. When they are parted it brings some problems to me but luckily after some ups and downs they were back together. Only things aren't even close to perfect because many are against them and they have to fight with everything they have and more.

            One thing that annoyed me is Ben, truth to be told he still annoys me. Even though I got to meet him better and maybe see him in different light for me he lost all his chances. But still even I was surprised with some of his actions here.

             What is special about this series is that books are relatively short - around 200 - 300 hundred pages and it's just the right size to gets you to enjoy the story and adds some drama but still it stops when it's time to stop so when some time after you get to continue with the next you really get excited. That's why I can't wait to see what A Shadow of Light has for me.

            I really enjoyed this one but still A Shade of Vampire stays my favorite.

Rating: 4 stars.

Until the next time,


34 komentara:

  1. I love when you find a series that delights you time and time again, even when characters annoy you. I like that these are relatively short, since I could gobble this up in a single sitting :) I know what you mean about writing reviews for fav series.

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    1. Yeah, luckily it's only one character :D Yeah I usually read them in one sitting too. Thanks :)

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  2. Aw sorry to hear that ben annoyed you. I have been eyeing this series for a bit

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    1. Not mind that little boy, I can go without him. I hope you'll give it a try :)

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  3. I read the first book in the series and liked it but didn't love it enough to continue on with the series. Maybe I should give the second book a try?

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    1. Dunno..the whole series goes around Novaks and vampire covenant but if you didn't like the characters then probably no. :)

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  4. I have never heard of this series before, but they sound like a lot fun. It's a shame about you not enjoying Ben's character. I wonder if he would bother me as well.
    Great review, Tanja and I'm glad you're having so much luck with this series!

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    1. Don't mind me about Ben guy. Most people tend to like him after some of his moves but I'm not an easy forgiver. ;) Thanks Nick :)

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  5. I never realized that this series had reached book three already! It does sound like a pretty decent vampire book, even though I'm not a big fan of the genre (or the cover, unfortunately).

    "With every book in this series it gets harder and harder to review them." - In a good or bad way? I'm always so wary and cautious of series because of this. So afraid that the first book will be the best, while the next books slowly become worse and worse. Granted, that doesn't happen often, but I'm a paranoid reader, so...

    I do love the titles for the books, though! Great review, Tanja. :)

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    1. After all the hype with Twilight I stayed away from vampire books too, but somehow I enjoy this one.
      In a good way as it gets harder to talk about it without spoiling things. LOL It happened to me few times so I do understand it.
      Thank you Megan :)

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  6. That's great you love this series! I wasn't aware so many of the books were already out. I like books that aren't terribly long as well. Just enough to fulfill the stories' goals, especially if there will be sequels.

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    1. Yeah they're coming pretty soon one after another :) Exactly. :)

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  7. I'm not familiar with this series, but it does sound good. I love when a series can keep satisfying.
    So glad you enjoyed, Tanja!

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    1. I hope you'll get to read it Andrea :) Thanks :)

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  8. I'm so glad this is still going strong for you! The couple sounds wonderful, I love it when they face things together. I can see how some problems would come to light when they're apart, but if I get invested in the romance, i don't mind much of anything.
    Great review!

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    1. Yes they're really sweet and Derek is really swoon-worthy :) That's pretty much how it works for me too. Thank you :)

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  9. I love epic father/son struggles within PNR/UF, for some reason they often work well for me! How many books is this going to be, do you know? I may give them a try sometime.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. As far as I know six or at least that's what I have seen somewhere. I hope you'll get to read it someday. :)

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  10. I absolutely LOVE a series that doesn't disappoint and especially a romance that keeps you engaged, so I have a feeling this is one I need to check out, flaws and all. Wonderful review, Tanja!

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    1. It's really easy to fall for it here, I mean Derek is really strong and powerful - I mean he is a damn vampire and Sofia is really brave so I'm cheering for them :) Thanks Keertana :)

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  11. Oh this sounds like a great series! I think I might remember hearing of the first one. I'm going to head over and check them out!

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    1. It was really popular once it came out. The author had a good marketing :) I hope you'll enjoy it :)

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  12. LOL, that cover is hot-hot-hot! :) I don't think I've heard of this series and I'm not all that into vampires anymore unless it's TVD (some episodes), now The Originals, Vampire Academy or.. I'll start The Immortal Rules soon, hopefully, and I hope I'll like that one. However, this seems like a good story, too. So glad you love a certain relationship in it and it'd probably not change no matter what. I appreciate when a book in a series is short since that's the reason it's a series, you know? If a stand-alone, I don't usually mind if it's a bigger length novel. Glad you enjoyed this one, Tanja:)

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    1. Young lady I'm not sure you should be looking at it ;)) I cannot stand TVD they are getting annoying as hell. Oh its a good one - TIR :) My thought exactly, not too long nor too short - just right. Thanks Siiri :)

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  13. I've only read the first and haven't gotten around to the rest of them. I'm glad you like this one!

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    1. I hope you'll get to read the rest of it soon :) Thanks :)

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  14. I've not heard of this series, but you've made me curious! I will have to find the time to look up the other books in the series. Great review!

    Sarah @ Kitties Like Books Too

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    1. I hope you'll read them someday. Thanks Sarah :)

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  15. I remember when the first book came out and literally everyone I follow, reviewed it. I should have gotten a hint! I like that it is a short, quick story that can be read in a sitting. Sometimes I need books like that. Though Ben doesn't sound that good and I wonder what he did to make you dislike him so much. Nice review :)

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    1. Yeah it was quite popular back at time :) I hope you'll read and I'm curious how will you fell about him. Thanks Aman :)

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  16. I haven't gotten back to the third book yet. I've kinda lost interest in the series due to Ben. But maybe I'll get back to it if I'm in the mood for it. Actually, I was expecting it to be a trilogy but now its become never ending so I'm gonna wait for awhile. Great review Tanja! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. Don't mind Ben kid, just move on :) It's a good story. Thanks :)

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  17. I do quite enjoy shorter-ish stories now and then and though you didn't like this one quite as much as the one before, I'm glad you enjoyed it overall.

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    1. Yes it's really a quick read and it satisfies you :) Thanks :)

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