Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Enchanting Review: In The Forests of the Night

YA Paranormal
ISBN# 978-0-440-22816-5
147 Pages
Paperback- Available now

Rating: 4.5 Enchantments

Risika has a past life that she has tried hard to forget. It is her life as a human known as Rachel. Risika has nothing in common with Rachel any more. Rachel was killed being a na├»ve nosey young girl. Risika is a strong vampire who will take no crap from anyone, least of all Aubrey, her rival vampire. When Risika makes the mistake of hunting on Aubrey’s territory she is sent several “messages” to let her know she overstepped her boundaries. However one of the messages is not from Aubrey but rather someone who is trying to make Risika bring back Rachel.

IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT was a very fast fun read. When I say fun I should clarify that it is not fun in a sunny cheerful funny way but rather fun because it sucked you into a life of darkness and solitude of a lone vampire. Risika was a character I wanted to feel sorry for but she seemed to have little remorse for those she fed from. It wasn’t until one of her flashbacks that I could see she did indeed struggle with what she was. The ending was a total shock to me. I was not expecting that person to be behind the message. I really liked this story and am looking forward to the rest of the Den of Shadows books.

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is the author of several YA series including her Den of Shadows and Kiesha’ra series. She has a new book out called the Persistence of Memory that seems quite promising. To find out more about her and her books please visit her website at or her MySpace at

January 2009

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