May 1, 2011

The Forest of Adventures by Katie M John

The Forest of Adventures (Knight Trilogy, #1)
Goodreads Summary: For seventeen year old Mina Singer, falling in love with an Arthurian Knight on a white horse was never part of the plan - especially being that she's an ordinary college girl living in the twenty first century.
As Mina finds herself catapulted into a land she believed only existed in the bedtime stories of her childhood, she soon discovers that Fairyland is not quite as innocent as she imagined.

The question is...who will come out alive?

forbidden love. 


My Take: What? Seriously? That was the end? That’s just mean! And then to give me a little taste of the beginning of book two, why? You’re torturing me here!

Yes, this book was really good. I had a little bit of a tough time in the beginning trying to create a mental image of this story-world in my head, but once I did I was sucked into The Realm. It was a tough time for me becasue I had to first create in my mind a real-world image of the main character's world, and then I had to re-create her world in the image of fairytale picture. Eventually I found a happy medium and I loved it!

A very real picture AND a fairytale picture is exactly what this book is all about. One minute Mina is in the real world with her friends and family, but as soon as she enters the forest with The Realm, it is almost like she's in a fairytale. Don’t get me wrong, the fairytale isn’t all fun and magical. It is also gruesome and deceitful.

I loved how the majority of the book enveloped a young innocent romance. Hmm, but is it really innocent?! Is their love and romance forbidden? In the beginning of the book, I was getting a little irritated with Mina because she already has a boyfriend, but she's almost immediately awestruck and smitten by another boy, Blake. But when Mina enters The Realm and it looks like her attraction to Blake seems inevitable, I felt like saying, “Come on! Will you KISS EACHOTHER ALREADY!!” Why does Blake have to be such a saint?

This is supposed to be the first book in a Trilogy, and I hope I don’t have to wait long for the next two books. If I do, I think I just might go insane. I HAVE to know where this trilogy will end!

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1 comment:

D. U. Okonkwo said...

Hmm, interesting review. Always interesting to see how readers think of books.

Are you writing your own or do you simply prefer to read? You must have learnt a lot from doing all these reviews.

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