In the Forests of the Night – Kersten Hamilton

09 Oct

In the Forests of the Night
By: Kersten Hamilton
Goblin Wars – Book 2
Available 22 November 2011

Caution: If you have not read Tyger Tyger, the first book in this series, Please do so before you read the description of this book, it does contain spoilers. You won’t regret it, I loved it as my review of Tyger Tyger will show you.

Teagan, Finn, and Aiden have made it out of Mag Mell alive, but the Dark Man’s forces are hot on their heels. Back in Chicago, Tea’s goblin cousins show up at her school, sure she will come back to Mag Mell, as goblin blood is never passive once awoken. Soon she will belong to Fear Doirich and join them. In the meantime, they are happy to entertain themselves by trying to seduce, kidnap, or kill Tea’s family and friends.

Teagan knows she doesn’t have much time left, and she refuses to leave Finn or her family to be tortured and killed. A wild Stormrider, born to rule and reign, is growing stronger inside her. But as long as she can hold on, she’s still Teagan Wylltson, who plans to be a veterinarian and who heals the sick and hurting. The disease that’s destroying her—that’s destroying them all—has a name: Fear Doirich. And Teagan Wylltson is not going to let him win.

This Blonde’s Review:
If you have Not read Tyger Tyger, you will have to read it before you try to pick this one up. I don’t usually need a long recounting of the things that happened in the first book before I begin the second, but I’m used to having a paragraph or two at least. In this one the author jumps right in as though we were starting a new paragraph or reading the books back to back. You may want to reread Tyger Tyger or skim the end to get a basic idea of where things end on the first book before you start this one. This really was my main complaint with this book.

I already loved Teagan, Finn, Aiden and their friends from Tyger Tyger, so I was excited to read more of their story. Teagan is struggling with the knowledge that she has goblin blood in her and that Finn seems unaffected by this news. Aiden is still adorable and lovable, they type of boy I’d want to hug if I knew him in real life.

As they fight to keep the people and things who matter to them safe, Teagan comes up with a plan. One she knows the others won’t like, so she intends to carry it out on her own. She’s going back to Mag Mell and destroy Fear Doirich before he can hurt anyone else. Finn can’t let her go on her own and helps her whether she likes it or not. There have been many changes to Mag Mell since they were there last but they make their way through Mag Mell to find Fear Doirich with help along the way.

I don’t want to give much away, but I really enjoyed In the Forests of the Night once I got past the confusing of diving in head first. I didn’t know where we’d go with this story, but looking back it seems like the perfect path.

If you enjoyed the first book you will not regret reading more about the characters you fell in love with during the first story. If you haven’t read it but read the review anyway, you should hurry and pick up Tyger Tyger so that you’re ready for this one when it comes out in November.


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