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In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
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Apr 18, 2011

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bookshelves: young-adult-fantasy, vampire-fiction
Read in April, 2011

Really deserves an extra half star, but not quite a fourth full star. Very good, very short, amazing for how young the author was when it was written. There were problems with the development of the characters. The length of the book didn't really permit any. Also, the central character [Risika] seemed a little slow on the uptake, spending 300 years figuring out what the reader had no trouble figuring out, that one of the other characters was probably not more powerful than Risika.
After reading this, I will probably track down and read the others, to see where the story is going. The cover illustration was great, and actually made sense in the context of the story.
I loved the minor change in vampire mythology, that vampires could shift to other shapes besides bats and wolves, as long as it was something they had really studied. That led to a couple of excellent scenes and images.

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