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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Atwater-rhodee. By day, Risika sleeps in 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 By day, Risika sleeps in shaded room in Concord, Massachusetts. Three hundred years ago she was human. Now she is a vampire, a powerful one. But her past has come back to torment forest. Paperbackpages.

Published February 2nd by Laurel Forestz Library first published Den of Shadows 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about In the Forests of the Nightplease sign up. Silverin I haven’t read it yet but the author wrote this book when she was thirteen years old! So it should be readable by someone slightly younger than that. Also froests a vampire book so obviously there’s going to be blood and themes of death.

See 1 question about In the Forests of the Night…. Lists with This Book. A short sweet novelette on ln vampires and their grandiosity. Plus a Tiger-loving vampy, a whole lot of talk about power and its origins, Triste witches sect very high up on their respective horses, judging by Alexander.

A really nice sweet short read written by a year old authoress. Worth flipping through the rest of the series, if only to see what this unholy bunch comes up with next. Forever is too long to live in fear. I did not know then that she had been raised to speak a langu A short sweet novelette on the vampires and their grandiosity.

I did not know then that she had been raised to speak a language long dead. And strength and eternity… c Q: I simply bring myself away with the ability that only vorests kind has—the ability to change to pure energy, pure ether, for the instant it takes to travel in that form to another place. It takes me only foreshs thought, and I arrive in less than a second.

Close to dawn I lift my head, my long golden hair blending with Tora’s tge fur. I do not think, but add the black stripes to my own tiger-gold hair. I will wear them so that your beauty will not be forgotten. In this moment I feel like exactly what I am: A dangerous shadow in a mood to make trouble. I lie back on the counter, thinking on his words, and then I too am gone.


We are phantoms of the night, coming and going from the darkened city like shadows in candlelight.

In the Forests of the Night

People say he treats all life as a game that must be played—a cruel and deadly game in which whoever is winning makes the rules. Jessica writes about vampires, and her noght are true, though no one understands how she knows what she does. I wonder if I should tell her my story—perhaps she could write it for atwater-rrhodes.

Perhaps it is my story she now writes. I am in nighr far more destructive, reckless mood than ever. I remember the stories I have been told about Jager—how he flirted shamelessly with the virgin followers of Hestia in the Greek era, danced in a fairy ring at midnight under the full moon, and spiced up a atwatfr-rhodes performed by a few modern-day Wiccans by making the elements called actually appear.

I am in that kind of mood. I have nothing left to lose, and I want to change something. Dec 02, Bark rated it it was ok. Read this one in a day it’s only pages after all and though it was interesting it wasn’t all that memorable. In the Forest of the Amwlia contains only pages and those pages are filled with big fonts and lots of white space. Risika is a year old vampire who was turned and torn forwsts everything she loved when she was only seventeen.

The story flips back and forth between present day and the time when Risika was a dorests on the eve of her change. I thought the past story was more engaging Read this one in a day it’s only pages after all and though it was interesting it wasn’t all that memorable.

I thought the past story was more engaging than the present. In the present Risika discovers that her archenemy, a darkly handsome Eeevil vampire named Aubrey who is evil, I’m guessing, simply because he can beis near and begins causing her great distress. She fears him, he’s more powerful than she, but yet stubbornly defies him, baits him and, by her actions, basically dares him to come after her. It didn’t make any sense to me. Because of her actions a tragedy occurs. For a year old vampire she doesn’t appear all that bright and is completely ineffective for the majority of the book when it comes to atwater-rhoses with Aubrey.

In the Forests of the Night

The glimpses into Risika’s past as she learns to live her life in darkness are much more interesting than the present bits with Aubrey. The writer was only thirteen when she wrote the story according to the blurb and, to my jaded eyes, it shows. Her character lacks maturity and common sense and character motivation wasn’t explored as nearly as fully as it should have been. There was also an odd sense of emotional detachment throughout atwater-rhoded book and I never felt like I knew any of these characters very well.


But it was the ending that truly did me in. Everything is wrapped up with a twist that isn’t explained and didn’t make a lick of sense and, again, the lead character acts oddly and without emotion.

Though the atmosphere was done exceptionally well all dark and broody-like I was left in the dark too often when it came to character motivation and the plot was too thin to rate this book as anything more than average.

Oct 12, Samantha Ortiz rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Definitely one of my all time favorite books. Although it’s a short fkrests, Amelia offers a very interesting views on the modern vampire.

Her main character -Risika- is a sassy Vampress with a chip on her shoulder. However, she’s not brooding and all woe-is-me. I so tire of those Amelia’s use of First person draws the atwater-hodes into her ‘Den of Shadows’. It’s very easy to get caught up in Risika’s own bias, whether it’s th or against the other inhabitants of the world.

For example it’s easy to disl Definitely one of my all time favorite books. For example it’s easy to dislike the main antagonist Aubrey.

From Risiki’s POV he’s truly despicable. Interacting with her only when he wants to torture her or teach her he’s top dog. However, an outside look and you can see that it’s hinted Aubrey may have had a crush on her hundreds of years ago. Or he’s just afraid of the power Risika could gain and he doesn’t want to be outdone. Personally I think he had the hots for her, but gave up at some point and just decided to enjoy being strong and tough.

On the other hand the reader can also be caught up in Risika’s love for tigers. Whereas otherwise tigers aren’t very important to the reader. I love tigers, so that was a bonus for me. Or her unconditional love for her brother and the fact she thinks he’s dead. Whom I kind of don’t like by then end. And on one hand she did assume she saw him killed, but the reader can still tell he is behind certain things, not Aubrey.

Overall the plot of the book, which is what whoever is reading this probably cares more about, doesn’t just focus on the current events of Risika’s life. It’s more about how her past has caught up and she must deal with it.

Unlike the majority of the vampire heroes today, by the end of the novel Risika doesn’t hate or resent herself. Nor has she found solace in believing she’s still human even though she’s a monster. Instead throughout the novel she looks back on her life and wonders things.

Things from when she was Rachel her birth name and things from after she was turned.