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Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

January 29th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this one a 3 out of 5 stars.

Description from Publishers Weekly: Teenage author Atwater-Rhodes returns to the vampires and witches of In the Forests of the Night for this fast-moving sequel. This time, she focuses on Jessica, the high school student who put in a cameo in the previous installment and, under the pen name Ash Night, has since published her first book, a vampire story called Tiger, Tiger. What Jessica doesn’t know is that the characters in her book actually exist, and they aren’t too happy that she’s spilled their secrets and unwittingly alerted vampire-hunting witches to the location of their undead village, New Mayhem. Out for revenge, the vampire Aubrey shows up at Jessica’s high school in the guise of a new student. But Jessica’s dark aura unexpectedly attracts him. He pursues her, unsure if he wants to kill her, protect her or change her into one of his own kind. Jessica feels equally drawn to him, and drawn to the idea of becoming stronger than human.

The concept in this book was interesting.  I need to go back and read In The Forests of the Night as I think Jessica makes her initial cameo in that book and I hope you learn more about Aubrey.  The story kept me going right to the end but everything seems to happen so abruptly.  In the space of 176 pages you meet Jessica, learn she dreams are reality of the vampire community, meets Aubrey, falls in love and then chooses to become a vampire.  The book really glosses over her reasons for being so eager to become a vampire that it is a little shocking.  Considering the author wrote this at such a young age though it was a good book to read if you enjoyed The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

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