FORESTS OF THE NIGHT
York : Delacorte Press, 1999
Provence, Library Media Teacher, Springstowne Middle School, Vallejo, CA
Risika looks only seventeen years old, she is actually over 300 years old.
During the day, she sleeps in a shaded bedroom in her home in Massachusetts,
but at night, she hunts for her prey in the desolate and dangerous streets
of New York City.
guess what Risika is? (Hopefully, someone in my audience of middle
schoolers will guess correctly that she is a vampire.)
world is way different than most of us imagine from the stories and movies
we've seen. Listen to the way Risika describes her life:
the last 2 pages of Chapter 1, Now beginning with: "My home
is near the center of Concord…"
she is a powerful vampire, someone from Risika's past has come back to
haunt her; someone she refuses to show her fear to. Will they be able to
form some kind of truce, or will she and Aubrey be forced to fight to the
In the Forests of the Night to find out how Risika and her kind live and
survive in the 21st century.
Vampires -- Fiction.
Witches -- Fiction.
Time travel -- Fiction.
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