Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In the Forests of the Night by Kersten Hamilton

The battle against goblinkind continues . . . but which side will Teagan be on?

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. Tea 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.
 In the Forests of the Night starts where Tyger Tyger left off. For those that have not read it, I will do my best to be non-spoilery for the first book as much as possible. It did take me a minute to catch up since the last book, but I did so easily. I was back with the crowd loving all the characters again. In fact, you will all love Aiden the little boy in the first book... and you will have your heart stolen again in this book.

In fact, although this is primarily Tegan's tale, really Aiden steals the show for most of the book until the end climax. Although I really enjoyed that, I also would have loved a bit more of Teagan. What she learned since the first tale and how she applies it to life now. It is by no means devoid of that growth, but I think I would have liked to be a bit more intimate with her in that growth.

For those that demand good research within a book, you will not be disappointed. It is well researched and little known facts are woven into the story and the lore within the book. I found that fascinating and even checked on a couple of facts to see if it was true and not Kersten's imagination. :D I really thought that was fun.

I give this book 4 stars. I really enjoyed my time there and I cannot wait for the next adventure. It is a good book for adults as well as the YA crowd that enjoy a good goblin tale!!
I received this ARC ebook from the publisher and no compensation for my review was given.

Don't forget! This one is published today! If you missed the first one, it is on sale at most ebook locations (Amazon, B&N, iBooks) for $2.99! Get them both!
Also, don't forget to come back on Friday, 25th. Kersten will be over for a blog post and a giveaway!


  1. I've heard great things about Tyger, Tyger though I haven't yet read it myself. I'm glad to see that the sequel is good as well.

  2. I am not sure I would like to read this without knowing much about the first part but the Amazon deal is great, I might be tempted!

  3. Goblins make a nice change from the usual vampires and werewolves, thanks for the recommendation.

  4. I like great adventure books and I think this is it. And it also looks good. Yes, that is very important. :) I haven't read the first book, but now I wished I had. :) I should get it.

  5. I confess that goblins don't really do anything for me, but I think Ms. White has convinced me otherwise. I think I'll look into picking up these books. Thanks for the nonspoilery review, Melissa!

  6. I keep forgeting to get this series, it sounds really great, I keep hearing goos things. I need to read the first one. I hope you'll have more of Teagan in the sequel

  7. Aiden was my favorite part of book one, I just loved him! Glad to know we get lots of him this time around, but I can tell too that I'm going to want more of Teagan as well:) Thanks for the review Melissa, I'm looking forward to staring this one!

  8. I'm really intrigued by this series I only heard about it recently. I love the sounds of the researched facts included though I find it give extra charm to a book! I have to check book 1 out soon. Wonderful review, Melissa!

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  9. Hey lady! :D So glad to see you enjoyed this one as well. I'm really looking forward to the last book. This one left me wanting the last book. :) Great review!

    *scurrying back to my desk for pen and paper to write more.* Please, don't grab the whip.... I'm doing really good,,,

  10. Readers do seem to enjoy these books :) And now you did too.

    I am feeling an urge to go shopping

  11. That little tyke is so adorable! My favorite character in this series without a doubt. Team Aiden!

  12. I have Tyger Tyger READY and begging to be read dude!!!

  13. There really aren't enough good goblin books out there..heck, there aren't enough goblin books! This series wasn't really on my radar before but I might think about it now... :)

  14. Awww! Aiden. I'm glad to hear that he steals the show!

  15. @Simcha...I think you will enjoy both.

    @Anachronist... *faints* ;) Ana reading YA AND PNR??

    @...Petty... Oh I think you'd enjoy this series!

    @Nina... Oh I do hope you really enjoy it.

    @Rummanah... Oh if you like fae stories, you will like this one. Think of it more in that vein. ;)

    @Melliane... Oh I don't doubt there will be more Teagan in the next one. I don't mind if there is more Aiden either! :D

    @Jenny... I know he was just so adorable! You will LOVE him in the next one!

    @Giselle...Oh I think it really does add the charm!

    @Melissa... *gets out whip* *sees you writing* *puts in on the floor next to my chair* Just in case! ;D I'm also with you... want the next book now!!

    @Blodeuedd...Oh, well, while you are there you can pick me up a dozen of books you have recommended... you know they are on my list! ;)

    @Stephanie... Total Team Aiden! I wanna pinch his cheeks! :D

    @Mel... Oh really? You should read it. I think you'd have fun with it!

    @Missie... Yes, he totally does. :)

  16. Thanks so much for the review! I liked Tyger, Tyger but wasn't sure if I continue onto the series. With your review, I want to.

  17. I only perused your review because I haven't read the first in the series. It looks like they are pretty good though. It's not often I get to read about goblins and I kind of love that. Plus, BOMB they are $2.99 on Kindle! Do you know how much I'm in love with Amazon. I'm thinking affair pretty soon...o_o


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