Friday, December 16, 2011

Blog Tour: My POV of In the Forest of the Night by Kersten Hamilton

This book was provided by Kersten Hamilton via The Teen Book Scene Blog Tours for review.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 22nd 2011 by Clarion Books 
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.--Goodreads

I had way too much fun with this book! It was GREAT and I loved everything about it. I mostly  fell in love with the characters and how they all just click together in one way or another. All the references to classic literature, renowned authors, mystical poetry, and Celtic mythology makes The Goblin War world absolutely fascinating. I love to see how current authors weave classic works of literature in to their stories and Kersten does an outstanding job of this.

In this book Teagan Wylltson knows who her ancestors are and who she is so now she is trying to deal with how she feels about it. By the end of this story she is total bass-ass. I love her! Finn the Mac Cumhaill is one hot Brad Pitt looking guy who has only one girl in his heart--Tea. You can’t help but love this guy. He’s a total hero with a great since of humor. I have to mention Abby (Tea's best friend) because she is such a devoted and loving friend to Tea and Tea is lucky to have her. Plus Finn and Abby’s constant bickering is something to laugh hysterically about. It’s all too funny. I will just mention one more character which is really my favorite. Adien. Adien is Tea’s five year old brother who has the most beautiful magic in him. He can sing away the bad guys. I think his innocents is what draws me too him the most. And the coolest thing about him is that he has a M&M loving Sprite living in his hair. I think that is so awesome.
I adore him!

There are so many things happening in this book  and I was so absorbed in this world full of otherworldly creatures like Goblins (Highborns & Lowborns), Phookas, Cu Faiol(Irish wolfhounds), squirrelephants, swat-bats, cat-sidhe, ihiannon-sides, Fir Bolg, Aingeals and so much more that I didn't realize that it was over until I was desperately flipping the last couple of pages and saying "NO!! There has to be more!!" I need to know what happens next to everyone because there is so much going on. I had such a good time imagining this mythical world and laughing my heart out throughout most of the scenes.  I can’t wait to get my hand on the next book.

"She knows we can see her, right?"
"The light's behind her," Teagan pointed out. "All she sees is her own reflection."
"Face check," Abby said, as Ms Skinner stretched her lips again, then puckered. She dug a lipstick out of her purse and applied it. "Uh-huh. Now the hair," Abby said. As if on cue, Ms. Skinner rearranged her ginger bangs, fluffed them, then twisted a strand around her finger to make it curl. "That woman's man-hunting. Hide your dad, Tea."
"Don't ler her get Dad!" Aiden shouted from his fort.
"Nobody is getting Dad," Teagan assured him.
"That's all right." Abby picked up the towelette and wiped Roisin's face for her. "When it's a guy problem, we all speak the same language. So your boyfriend's a bird," she said when Roisin's cheeks were tear-free. "It is kind of creepy, but once he changed back, he looked totally Italian."
" You don't like me talking to other girls?"
"I don't like you grinning at them."Teagan admitted
"Then tame me with your fine Irish eyes, girl."
"You have nothing to worry about. You've had my  heart since..."
"I was just trying to sort it, " Fin said. "It could have been the time you explained how its cockles were related to a shellfish." he paused. "No, it was when you flat refused to kiss me-- and me thinking I'd never see you agina, risking my kife to lead the goblins away into the night. It was heroic. And sad."
Teagan punched his arm.
"All right." He smiled. "It was the first time I set eyes on you. My heart stopped  beating, and that's a fact."
"I know," Teagan said. "The first time I met you, it made me throw up."
Finn knit his brows. "I'll never get over how romantic you are. It's like you've stepped right out of one of those fairy movies Aiden's making Roisin watch."

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