In the Forests of the Night
I was born to the name of Rachel Weatere in the year 1684, more than three hundred years ago.The one who changed me named me Risika, and Risika I became, though I never asked what it meant. I continue to call myself Risika, even though I was transformed into what I am against my will.By day,... show more
I was born to the name of Rachel Weatere in the year 1684, more than three hundred years ago.The one who changed me named me Risika, and Risika I became, though I never asked what it meant. I continue to call myself Risika, even though I was transformed into what I am against my will.By day, Risika sleeps in a shaded room in Concord, Massachusetts. By night, she hunts the streets of New York City. She is used to being alone.But now someone is following Risika. Someone has left her a black rose, the same sort of rose that sealed her fate three hundred years ago.Three hundred years ago Risika had a family -- a brother and a sister who loved her. Three hundred years ago she was human.Now she is a vampire, a powerful one. And her past has come back to torment her.This atmospheric, haunting tale marks the stunning debut of a promising fourteen-year-old novelist.
Publish date: May 11th 1999
Pages no: 147
Edition language: English
Series: Den of Shadows (#1)
I hadn't realised the authors age (when she wrote the book) when I picked this one up. It was fine enough for a short novella but there wasn't enough of a story here. What it needed was another character to offset the predator mindset. The lead girl Rachel was well written for the type of person she...
My only complaint about this book would be that it is to short. Otherwise it was great! You really connect with the characters. Through the "flashback" scenes I never got confused or lost in the story line which is always hard to do with scenes like those.
This book is too short and you don't get a good connection to the main charcter.
i thought this book looked interesting, and then when i read on the back that it had been written by a thirteen-year-old, i became even more curious (being a teenager myself, who wants to get published). i read it pretty fast; it was good. was it amazing? not really. but it was impressive that she w...
This is another book I read in Middle School, and I remember clearly. I loved it.