In the Forests of the Night

Author: Kersten Hamilton
Pages: 295
Publisher: Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover (ARC)
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads)The battle against goblinkind continues . . . but which side will Teagan be on?

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.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Summary: Teagan and her family made it safely out of Mag Mell, but things aren't over. Not by a long shot.

Fear Doirich is determined to get Aiden, and his warriors are invading Teagan's world faster than ever. And it's not just her family and friends that are being targeted anymore - one of Fear Doirich's goons infected Teagan with a virus engineered to destroy everything human about her from the inside out. As time races on and Teagan feels herself losing her grip on her humanity, she and Finn must travel back into the depths of Mag Mell and destroy Fear Doirich once and for all.

My Thoughts: I enjoyed this novel immensely. Kersten Hamilton set the bar high with her last novel (book one in the goblin wars trilogy) and her second novel did not disappoint in the slightest. 

The second installment picks up right where the last one left off (which is crucial in this book). Teagan and her mis-matched new family are all attempting to find some semblance of normality while they plan for Fear Doirich's next attack, but things are happening faster than anyone had ever planned for. Soon goblins are following Teagan and Finn around everywhere, and with nothing to do but fight back, the pair are more than a little overwhelmed. I loved the way the author really made you feel Teagan's frustration with the situation and the sense of helplessness she had when she didn't know what to do.

The plot, as usual, was awesome. I really liked the character development we saw in Thomas, Finn, and Teagan - it really added to the story and changed my perspective on a few things. And for those die-hard Finn fangirls: he's still just as dreamy in this installment. ;)

Final Thoughts: If you haven't already checked out this amazing, kick-ass series, I definitely recommend you pick up Tyger Tyger (and a copy of In the Forests of the Night while you're at it, because you'll be aching to read it the minute you finish). Check it out if you're looking for something new in the paranormal YA genre!


  1. Wow, this looks like a great book. I haven't read Tyger Tyger, so maybe I'll pick up both together. Nice review.

  2. Great review! I must say, I'm intrigued with a book that talks about goblins. You don't see that much!


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