Monday, October 3, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - In the Forests of the Night + Giveaway

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.  

In the Forests of the Night
by Kersten Hamilton

Goodreads Blurb:
Teagan, Finn, and Aiden have rescued Tea's and Aiden's father and have made it out of Mag Mell alive, bringing a few new friends with them. But The Dark Man's forces are hot on their heels. Back in Chicago, Teagan soon realizes that she is not the target of the goblins. In fact, the goblins call her princess, and call her to come out and play. Something is happening to her, and she suspects it’s an infection she picked up in Mag Mell. An infected cat-sídhe becomes her test subject, and Teagan is determined to cure it of the sickness that seems to rot its flesh. If she can find a cure for the cat-sídhe, then maybe there is hope for her. 

Meanwhile, Kyle and Isabeau, Teagan’s goblin cousins, show up in her school, disguised as a substitute teacher and a foreign exchange student. They are sure she will come back to Mag Mell, as goblin blood is never passive. Once awoken, it will burn away every other aspect of her being, leaving her pure and solely goblin. When the process is complete, she will belong to Fear Doirich, the Dark Man. It is just a matter of time. In the meantime, Kyle and Isabeau are happy to entertain themselves by trying to seduce, kidnap, or kill Teagan’s family and friends. 

Tea knows she doesn’t have much time left, and she refuses to leave Finn to be hunted to the death 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.
Last year I reviewed TYGER, TYGER (Book 1 of the Goblin Wars) HERE. Loved it!!! And I have to say that book 2 does not disappoint. It was a long wait for me, but it was worth it. I am thoroughly addicted to these stories.

I still love the Irish theme, the world building (especially of Mag Mell), the characters and creatures and crazy-tense suspense. This second book really adds to the development of our favorite characters, and I've fallen farther in love with Finn. *sigh* He's my kind of hottie.

My favorite middle school librarian ordered Tyger, Tyger for her library and can't wait to add In the Forests of the Night. These books are awesome.

TODAY is the release day for IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT! And . . . Tyger, Tyger is now in paperback! Yay!

To celebrate, I'm giving away a copy of In the Forests of the Night to one lucky commenter. You just have to be a follower of my blog and comment on this post by Friday. Good luck!

** Others who can be counted on for a great MMGM review each week: **

 Happy Monday!


Natalie Aguirre said...

I loved Tyger Tyger too and can't wait to read In The Forests of the Night. I'd love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this chance! I loved Tyger Tyger and I can't wait for the second one. :D Please do count me in if it's open internationally.

sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com

Old Kitty said...

Yay for goblins!! Good luck everyone entering and thanks for the info to this series, Shannon! Take care

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Thanks for the giveaway...have the first on Kindle, but you know-it's going to be one of those must see it on my book shelve books.

Happy Monday back to you!

Rebecca Gomez said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

Barbara Watson said...

I haven't heard of these. Sometimes I wonder how I can be such an MG lover and so out-of-the-loop about so many fantastic books. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

Melliane said...

Thanks for this great giveaway, I've heard so great things about this series, I'm really curious about it.


sablelexi said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to have the second book in this great series.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Meredith said...

I have to read Tyger Tyger! How have I waited this long? Sounds great!

Jemi Fraser said...

Can't wait to read this one - Tyger is always making the rounds in my classroom! :)

Sharli said...

I loved Tyger Tyger, too! I can't wait to read In the Forests of Night :)
Count me in the giveaway if it's international, please!

Pabkins said...

I have only just now heard about In the forests of the night because of Tyger Tyger going around on a few blogs. This definitely sounds like something I'd love to read - count me in!

Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Carolyn V said...

Shannon, I love your reviews! They are awesome, plus they help me find cool books for my kiddos. (Which makes me cool in return. Right?);)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Tyger Tyger is a fantastic book! Great contest.

(not an entry)

Michael G-G said...

Love the idea of goblins being foreighn exchange students and substitute teachers!

Thanks for introducing me to what sounds like an awesomely great series.

Shari said...

I've been wanting to read these. Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

@Barbara - I know how you feel! 80% of what I read is MG/YA, but there's a surprising amount of books and authors I've never heard of.

Tyger,Tyger has been on my GoodReads list for months. They both look right up my alley.

I'm a follower! Wheeee!

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