Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.


In the Forests of the Night Book Review

In the Forests of the Night Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes' wrote her first book, In The Forests of the Night, at age 13! Check out her take on the world of vampires and witches!

Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Do you believe in Vampires? How about witches? Is Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel your fave TV show? Well, then we're about to introduce you to your new fave writer - Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.

Amelia's first book, In The Forests of the Night, was written in 1997 when she was just 13 years old. Kinda amazing, huh? It's even more amazing when you read it. It's filled with details about Vampirism, witches and other freaky stuff that'll make you think Amelia grew up in a coffin or a crypt, instead of Concord, Massachusetts.

Risika is a three hundred year-old vampire who can not forget her past. Though she hunts and kills, she remembers a life in the 1700s which was filled with a close family (including a twin brother) and a fear of the damned. Unfortunately for Risika, she is one of the damned now.

In the Forests of the Night jumps back and forth between present day and the 1700s in order to weave a tale of how Rachel became Risika. It isn't like other novels that are hard to follow when they jump around. This one tells you clearly which time you are in and the chapters are short and packed with details. (Stuff, you actually want to know.)

You can't help but become sympathetic to Risika and the big chip she has on her shoulder over Aubrey - a vampire even older than her who has been a jerk to her since the beginning. He also helped destroy her family.

When you read In the Forests of the Night and you're totally digging it, keep in mind that this girlie was only 13 when she wrote it. It makes it even cooler - and even more eerie.

In the Forests of Night Rating: 4

Related Stories:
  • Amelia Atwater Rhodes Interview
  • Persistence of Memory Book Review
  • Demon in My View Book Review
  • Midnight Predator Book Review
  • 1 Comment

    latest videos


    Pick the Cutest Bloodsucker - Vote!

    • Angel is the hottest cuz he's got a soul.
    • Spike is the cutest cuz he's tough.
    • I like Lestat from Anne Rice's novels.
    • Jaggar from In The Forrests of the Night sounds like a hottie

    related stories

    Love comes in all shapes and sizes, at strange times and in strange ways. But for Bella Swan read more >

    Random in the forums

    iambatman posted in General:
    Me!.... Jk Who loves me
    reply about 2 hours
    IndigoTiger19 posted in Debating:
    LMAO hahaha your so funny Starlifeee123  trying to make me upset and angry nice try lol if thats what you call being mean i wonder what you you look like trying to find good come backs lmao next time try harder so toughen up princess because it didn't work 
    reply about 3 hours
    When none of your teachers give you homework over winter break except for that Social Studies teacher who forces you to do 33 paragraphs on the Medieval Period which have to be done on jumbo-sized index cards with citations, and upon asked about why it's being assigned over break, says, "this is the real world, honey. Get over it." I genuinely pity the 7th graders who have the misfortune of having her as a teacher.
    reply about 3 hours
    Do you agree or disagree with the speech in the video? What are your thoughts on it? (Video on my profile​​). In summary, the video is a speech from a (fictional) television show, but it does pertain to recent events, such as the terrorist attack in Paris, and I wanted to know what you guys think about it. So...yeah. Feel free to comment below about it.  
    reply about 4 hours
    Banned for not sniffing my rear end 
    reply about 6 hours

    play online games