In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The main reason of picking up this book was that it is written by a 13 year old. I didn’t really have high expectations but still I expected it to be better than usual YA stuff still it is written by a young girl and they are the figure of creativity. 3.5 stars to this good including a bonus star for not including romance, handsome vampires and werewolves.
This book is about Risika, a vampire who doesn’t want to be a vampire. Anther and Aubrey (Aubrey is a guy, by the way. Wikipedia says, It is most commonly a female name, although historically its use has been masculine.) converted Risika to vampire and she want to avenge this conversion by killing them.
In this book, vampire can take the form of different animals, make themselves invisible to humans and many other powers which depend on their vampire mother. While these powers are different from usual clichés, there were many loopholes in this book. There was no proper flow in which the story moves. You reach at a point and Risika will tell you that vampire can be invisible to human and after some time, vampires can do that too….. and that too. I was looking for a prologue, perhaps, or something in between which, like, explains the legend and this new world.
Even after a-three-star-read, I am looking forward to continue this series as I guess it would be great to see how the writing style changes as the author grows up 🙂
Overall, 3.5 stars.