Friday, January 9, 2009
In The Forests of the Night-Amelia Atwater-Rhodes @ 6:25 AM
Synopsis (from back of book):
By day, Risika sleeps in a shaded room in Concord, Massachusetts. By night, she hunts the streets of New York City. She is used to being alone.
But someone is following Risika. He has left her a black rose, the same sort of rose that sealed her fate three hundred years ago. Three hundred years ago Risika had a family-a brother and a father who loved her. Three hundred years ago she was human.
Now she is a vampire, a powerful one. And her past has come back to torment her.
Description in one word: Enslaving
In the Forests of the Night will keep you hanging until the very end. Risika encounters few people of her past, and they are haunting her. Risika's past took you on an exciting journey in the present, and will change her future forever. The only thing that I didn't enjoy much about this book is the fact that, because it was the first book in a series, it was a bit introductory and not like any other book in the series.
The idea of this book was not a very unique one. Considering the popularity of the Twilight saga, most may think this was a knock-off version of those books, but they really aren't. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes did a wonderful job writing about vampires.
If you're looking for a book about adventurous vampires, this book is for you. Risika is facing the horror or her past as it catches up to her. I do not recommend this book to you if you are not a big fan of vampires and fighting.