The Forest of Adventures (Knight Trilogy, #1)
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The Forest of Adventures (Knight Trilogy #1)

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****** An Amazon No.1 Best-selling Fairytale series ******

"5 Stars! An Awesome Young Adult Escapade!" The Kindle Book Review

"Totally Captivating. A stunning series!" Amazon Review


Mina's life is nicely ordered, thank you very much. She has a clear handle or reality and a well plotted life plan. But when she finds herself unwillingly falling for...more
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 384 pages
Published February 10th 2014 by Little Bird Publishing House (first published December 1st 2010)
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It's a love story. It's a magical world full of mystery and deadly situations. It's a story in which men are raised in chivalrous and honorable conduct. It's a story about Knights in their shining armour and the heavy weight of their choices.

I loved reading this book and I'm sure anyone who reads it will love it too.

Mina is an average 17 year old girl, she dates her childhood sweetheart Sam but their relationship doesn't sparkle with the flames she so much hoped for, that's when Mina meets Blak...more
When we meet Mina she seems like a typical British, college-aged girl. She attends college, hangs out with her friends, and lives at home with her mother. Mina's future is already mapped out; she'll finish school and marry her loving and sweet boyfriend. However, nothing ever goes as planned and destiny awaits her.

How many times have you thought that you had everything planned out, a set order of how your life will proceed and then in the flash of an instant, everything gets turned upside down?...more
Erin Danzer
An amazing, beautiful tale. Katie John proved herself to be a fantastic storyteller as she took the world of King Arthur and wove it around and into the life of seventeen-year-old Mina Singer. Beautifully crafted, the prose is engaging and the characters are solid. My heart broke with Mina's with every decision she was forced to make... and for Sam in the end though he seemed to understand. I look forward to the next adventure!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I could really feel how much the author loved her story!
What? Seriously? That was the end? That’s just mean! And then to give me a little taste of the beginning of book two, why? You’re torturing me here!

Yes, this book was really good. I had a little bit of a tough time in the beginning trying to create a mental image of this story-world in my head, but once I did I was sucked into The Realm. It was a tough time for me because I had to first create in my mind a real-world image of the main character's world, and then I had to re-create her world in t...more
I added this book to my ‘to read queue’ quite some time ago because it looked interesting and original, and it seemed like the kind of book that was written solely for my reading enjoyment. I had almost forgotten how much I really wanted to read this book until two magical things happened almost simultaneously. First, I discovered this book was available as a Kindle download for 99 cents, which is spectacular in itself. Second, I won the opportunity to read an advanced reviewers copy on Twitter....more
The Forest of Adventures is a romantic, often times poetic, beautifully told and perfectly descriptive story that weaves together the lives of modern day heroine, Mina Singer with the honorable, totally swoonworthy Arthurian knight, Blake Beldevier.

The storyline is adventurous, unique and fascinating. Mina, an easily relate-able character, is involved with the immediately loveable Sam, her boyfriend of over 2 years but has never really given her self over to their relationship for reasons she's...more
When I read the synopsis for this book, I thought 'Great! Something different!' This book mixed together several topics that interest me - new world knights(on horseback,no less), tales of the round table of Arthurian legend, modern mixed-up YA relationships (including a strong female lead, and a couple of handsome, semi-dangerous male counterparts), some supernaturality, and throw in a bit of Egyptian mythology, for good measure. The result was a pleasantly surprising story of a beautiful fairy...more
Kirsten Humphreys
I was drawn in to this book from the very start. Katie M John has done fantastic job at developing the characters and being able to pull you in to their world leaving you breathless. The Forest of adventures is beautifully told. Mina who could be like any girl you or I know falls for Blake (who I WISH I knew) unknown to her is a knight of the Realm. Life is not simple - There is Sam Mina's current boyfriend, and Morgan La Fey who wants to destroy everything Mina holds dear. Mina is split between...more
I don't read a lot of YA fiction. I'm glad I picked this one up though. The author handles the contrast between the day-to-day and the fantasy very well, and she does the atmosphere bit really well, threatening and sinister before you even know what's going on.

Like several YA novels though we don't reack a conclusion in this book, so if you don't like being left in the air, be warned.
I won this book as a giveaway through Goodreads and I really was impressed. I absolutely love stories that deal with Arthurian times so I was very excited when I learned that Blake was from the Realm!! This book was a very quick read and I devoured it from the instant that I opened it. I thought the story could have used a little more detail in some areas just to beef it up but all in all I really liked it. I will certainly be waiting for the next installment!
I finished this book while lying in bed at 11pm one night and immediately got up to download the second book onto my ereader. To say I really enjoyed this book is an understatement. It was a quick read with relatable characters. I liked the Arthurian aspects of the story. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new series with a fairy tale twist.
Inspired Kathy
Author Interiew + Book Giveway for Forest of Adventures on my blog (giveaway ends 1/31/11)
It was really nice to read a story based in England and with a background of what I already knew. A great beginning now let's see where it goes.
Loved it! Katie M. John writes in a style that makes you really feel what the character is feeling.
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
That ending killed me!!!! Review to come.
Absolutely loved this book.
I want the next book now.
This was pretty adventurous story that I got sucked in to right in the beginning. The story is about a girl named Mira who falls in love with an Arthurian Knight. The problem is she is also in love with her boyfriend of 2 years, Sam. The Forest of Adventures is based in a magical realm, were there is a dark and enchanting forest. Even though there is all this magic, knights and evil forces the story still reflects reality, and is full of interesting characters.

I have to say though that I was qui...more
Wow, I really loved this. i didn't know too much about Arthurian legend before reading this but I just love it - I'm obsessed.
I thought it was really fast paced and adored the way that the plot twists and turns. It's really nice to read a book where the girl is not a complete sap and although she is obviously completely in love with Blake *swoon* she is still is really in charge of her own mind.
The whole setting is just so romantic and I love the feeling of everything being so beautiful but wi...more
Keren Hughes
I was given this book to review and wasn't sure what to expect. I have to be honest and say, I didn't know much about Arthurian legend growing up. I must have been taught it in school, I just obviously didn't listen. But I have to say, if it had been as easy, fun, and enjoyable to read as The Forest Of Adventures, I would have known a lot more a lot sooner.

When we first meet 17 year old Mina Singer, she's your normal everyday college girl. She has a close group of friends, a good relationship w...more
What a lovely romance and beginning of a great adventure! The story is simple and age-old, but has some lovely twists. The best part of it was that I kept thinking "I wonder what will happen next" and I meant that not only for this story but beyond it to what I hope are many future stories about Mina & Blake! A swoon-worthy hero, Blake is a modern guy with an ancient heart and unheard of sense of right and wrong. Mina realizes right away that there's something undeniable about him and his pl...more
I can't believe how disappointing this book was for me. Maybe I'd let my expectations run a little too high, but what I thought was going to be an innovative and incredible Arthurian-based story turned out to be about a "forbidden love" that made this book into a forgettable, unpleasant read. This book focuses on an instaluv romance that did nothing for me, and instead furthered my dislike of this book. I felt deceived by the time I was done, frustrated and baffled. The Forest of Adventures has...more
I won this book through the Good Reads First Read Giveaway on 04/01/2011 and received it on 05/27/2011!

I haven't read a book this fast since my last Twilight binge. I LOVED this book. But I'm going to be brutally honest. I hope that you take my opinion as just that, an opinion. You may read this and completely disagree because you brought something different away from The Forest of Adventures. But ... at this point, this is what I think. I don't think that I included any huge spoilers here ... b...more
I won this in a contest, now I am waiting for it in the mail. I cannot wait to read it! Thank you :)


The Forest of Adventures is the first book in the Knight Trilogy by Katie M. John. She is a new young adult author and I have to say that this was an exquisite first look into her writing.

The Forest of Adventures starts out with a preface that is as mesmerizing as it is horrifying. The first paragraph grips the reader and does not let them go easily. It really opens up the reader to the res...more
** 4.5 Stars **

The Forest of Adventures is a romantic, often times poetic, beautifully told and perfectly descriptive story that weaves together the lives of modern day heroine, Mina Singer with the honorable, totally swoonworthy Arthurian knight, Blake Beldevier.
The storyline is adventurous, unique and fascinating. Mina, an easily relate-able character. She’s involved with the immediately loveable Sam, her boyfriend of over 2 years but has never really given her self over to their relationship...more
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
The premise of this book gave me high hopes for the adventures that would happen within its pages, but unfortunately I was disappointed. The book starts off with Mina doubting her relationship with her long time boyfriend Sam and feeling smothered by him simply because she sees a hot guy. Enter Blake, who is apparently so perfect and gorgeous he fails to get any type of personality beyond the cliche of the tortured bad boy who is actually a Nice Guy. Things change so quickly between Mina and Sam...more
Jade Walker
Original review at

I recieved this ARC as the winner of a giveaway over at Reading Away The Days, and I had not seen any other reviews or anything for it, so I really had no idea what to expect. Thanks so much to Katie for sending me this book!

My opinion from the summary was a bit mixed. The whole 'new boy at school' storyline is overused and I was so worried that I would find nothing original but I was also excited to read something based off the Arthurian lege...more
Katie M. John's "The Forest of Adventures" is the first book, in her 'Knight Trilogy' series, and it is not a book that disappoints. Although based in a magical realm, deep within the dense and dark foliage of an enchanting forest, the novel still remains deeply rooted in reality, and is full of characters that are real and believable.

Mina Singer is happily going about her life, with a steady and loving boyfriend in Sam, and a wonderful group of friends. And then Blake appears on her horizon, a...more
Joy (joyous reads)
The synopsis of the book didn’t do much to sell the originality of this story. At first glance, you’d think that the same old forbidden love and destiny would be the fare but there was so much more to this story. There were legends to be had and a world that bordered on ancient history and mysticism.

The first few pages of this book were written almost poetically but for some reason, the lyrical writing petered to a stop.

I’ve never been a fan of instantaneous love; and this book is heady with i...more
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Married to a handsome giant and mummy to a two foot mud-fairy, Katie has been writing stories and poetry since childhood and has always been away with the woodland fairies.
She is author of the Amazon UK Best Selling YA Fairy Tale Romance series, 'The Knight Trilogy' and a dark, Gothic paranormal detective novel called 'Beautiful Freaks'
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