Remember my review of Tyger, Tyger, the first book in The Goblin Wars series?  I absolutely loved the intro to this great fantasy series!  The second book, In the Forests of the Night, releases on November 22.   Here’s a quick description from the publisher:

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.

Thanks to the author, I was able to get an advance copy of In the Forests of the Night for review. Again, I was sucked into this world in which there are invisible doorways into other realms, goblins and other fascinating creatures, a group of characters with heart and grit, and a need for the good to vanquish evil.  I really love that the author intensified the story with not only a clear “good against evil” plot, but with Teagan having the new issue of fighting a side of herself that she doesn’t like.  The romance is getting good, too – I love Finn!  Both his name and his character. :)

This imaginative addition to The Goblin Wars series left me hanging yet again, and now I can’t wait for the next book to be released!

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Recommended for: Anyone who loves a well-written fantasy adventure and especially Irish lore.  Although written for young adults, I recommend it for adults, too!

Detailed Rating Breakdown:
Characters: 9/10
Plot:  9/10
Writing:  9/10
Creativity:  10/10
Cover:  9/10  (I think the cover embodies what is within the book very well – it’s like you’re looking into Teagan’s soul!)

Overall Rating:
♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5)

Parents’ Corner:
Violence
Mild Cursing
Sexual Content
Drug/Alcohol Abuse

Book source:  I would like to thank Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt (and the author!) for sending me a complimentary advance copy for the purpose of this review.  Amazon links are my affiliate links.

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