Sunday, September 16, 2007

#74 -- In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes




From the Publisher
In the Forests of the Night is a lush, moody tale of vampires, witches, and shape-shifters. It’s the story of how one female vampire comes to terms with her inner nature and reclaims her rightful powers. From the first few pages, readers will feel themselves transported into this haunting world that rests just on the edge of our own.
Readers will also be interested to learn that this exciting debut novel was written by a teenager herself. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes found out that In the Forests of the Night was accepted by Delacorte Press on her 14th birthday! We caught up with this busy young author to find out the story behind the story.

My Opinion
Excellent book by a great young author. In this book we meet Rachel/Risika who has been a vampire for 300 years. The story jumps back and forth from the present, back 300 years when Rachel was changed. But the transition is smooth and works well to let us get to know Risika (as she is now known). We get a glimpse into a world where vampires can change shape, instantly transport and kill with just their minds. This is a dark story but a very powerful one. Well written and completely enjoyable. I really am looking forward to reading more by this author.

5 comments:

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Hey Wendy! You are winner of the Curves book. I don't have your email, but if you will send your shipping information to me at jkayeoldner@yahoo.com, I'll get it out to you. :)

J. Kaye

http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/

Amberkatze said...

This is next up on my TBR shelf! I will post on my blog what I think of it ;)

Amberkatze said...

I came back to say that I loved this book! I have ordered a few more of her books because I was so impressed!

Amberkatze said...

I just read 'Demon in my view' by this author. Another great book and it is a sequel to this great story!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Wishing you the very best this Thanksgiving! :)

J. Kaye