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