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Shattered Mirror (Den of Shadows #3)

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To the casual observer, Christopher Ravena and Sarah Vida look like normal high school students. But he’s a vampire who has sworn off human blood, and she’s a witch, a daughter of the most powerful vampire-hunting dynasty in history. Slowly, without meaning to, Sarah finds herself won over by his sensitivity, his gentleness, his kindness.

But his past and her future collide
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 8th 2003 by Laurel Leaf (first published September 11th 2001)
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Cait
My biggest problem with this book was that I thought I was getting a book about a teenaged witch in which witches hunted vampires but then this young witch learned that friendship! can! transcend! etc. And for the first third of the book, that's what I got, and so I was lured in.

Unfortunately, when the jaws of the actual book snapped shut, it turned out that I was trapped with a book that was really about the ~tragic~ ~immortal~ ~angst~ of twin vampire brothers and their desperate need -- expres
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Sarai
Feb 24, 2010 Sarai rated it it was ok
Okay, so I did not finish this book. I picked it up because there were a ton of books by this author on the shelf, so I figured, okay, she must be pretty good. But I was turned off right away by the heroine as she went off to kill people and thought about how tough she was, and then right after she met Christpher he started leaving things in her locker (which I had someone do to me in college, and found it very creepy and an invasion of my personal stuff). There was no time for a relationship or ...more
Corina
Oct 27, 2012 Corina rated it it was amazing
Shattered Mirror (Den of Shadows, #3) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


Cold as ice; strong as stone;
She faced the darkness all alone.
A silver goddess; a reflection
A mirage; a recollection.
No return; no turning back.
The past is gone, the future, black.
Serpents gather in their nest.
And she stands above the rest.
Shadows hunt; she hunts the shadow.
The moon is risen; she stands below.
She views her world through the eyes of others.
Black and white; there are no colors,
As she looks down upon a shattered youth.
A shattered mirror shows a shattered truth.


-Nikolas, Shattere
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Andrea Brown
Somewhat Spoiler Warning

I read Demon in my View years ago when I was in high school; I'm not entirely sure if my tastes have matured since then (most likely), or if it was just a better book, but I remember enjoying that one far more than this one. In the end, I can only say there was one redeeming quality about this book, and that is that Sarah does not immediately decide she's in love with Christopher at the end of the book, even though he seems to have taken quite a liking to her in the span
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Baile Hanak
Nov 15, 2011 Baile Hanak rated it it was ok
Why just two stars, you ask? This book had potential. It could have been a high-seller. Unfortunately, it simply fails to fulfill its potential. I liked the storyline: Christopher is a fascinating character, and his sensitivity is refreshing compared to the usual stereotypical vampire archetypes. Sara is..okay. As the protagonist, there should be a lot more feeling associated with her, but she was a truly dull, flat character. Yes, she falls in love with Chris, but the reader can't feel any of t ...more
Zach
Nov 23, 2008 Zach rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who enjoy mysterys
Recommended to Zach by: no one
Shelves: book-club
Shattered Mirror was an excellent and thrilling book. It was about a girl named Sarah Vida who was from a long line of witches. These witches also hunted and killed vampires. Things start to change when Sarah meets a charming new guy at school named Christopher who happens to be a vampire. She struggles with this problem very much through out the book, because it is against her families "laws" to befriend a vampire. She also struggles with trying to hunt a very ancient and dangerous vampire name ...more
Ashley Manzueta
Jul 20, 2009 Ashley Manzueta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-books
Shattered Glass is about a girl named Sarah Vida who is a vampire hunter and Witch. The setting takes place in Massachussetts. Her Family, The Vidas, are one of the most famous witch families known to kill Vampires. She moves to a new town and falls in love with a vampire named Christopher. Christopher is harmless but his twin, Nikolas, is not. The vidas has been chasing him ever since he killed one of their family members. Sarahs mother, Dominique, would be furious if she found out Sarah has be ...more
Jennifer
Aug 12, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it
"Haven't you ever once wanted someone you could talk to about something besides killing? Someone who has no idea about your power and is simply a friend?" pg. 45

Vampire-hunting witch Sarah Vida is starting a new school, and struggling to deal with the myriad of complications her paranormal life throws at her. She can only have certain types of friends and forget about being friends with vampires. It's against the rules, which are some of the strictest ones I have heard of before. Sarah's life is
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Jen
Apr 17, 2008 Jen rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Adult vampire fans
Shelves: fantasy, ya-fiction
I don't necessarily find vampires sexy, and this book seems to have been written for people who do. (Assuming those people think 2 vampires feeding on one girl is sexy, that is.) I expected a Buffy-type adventure with some romance thrown in, and in that I was disappointed. There is no romance, surprisingly enough; more of a friendly acquaintance - and the initial fun bits of vampire butt-kicking quickly degraded into the heroine doing lots of soul-searching and wondering if she was going to be s ...more
Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
It has been four years since I read a book by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. I remember thinking that the last book I read was pretty good, but I wasn't overly impressed by it. Maybe it was the vamporitic picture of the young author on the back cover of the book. Who is to say?

So, I have had Shattered Mirror sitting on my bookshelf for all of these years. In that time, I have looked at it many times, but never picked it up, remembering they previous two books. But I finally decided to crack it open and
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Shell Hunt
Not my favorite in the series so far. Shattered mirror follows a witch named Sarah, who hunts vampires and her quest to kill infamous vampire, Nikolas.
Not only is this book a lot slower than the other two, it's written very choppy and I don't give a crap about anyone.
The characters are pretty much interchangeable and their arcs are ridiculous, far-fetched and out of character and let's not forget the one human, Robert, who is used purely as plot device and really doesn't matter.
That's my bigges
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Claire
Mar 02, 2012 Claire rated it did not like it
I don't know why I keep trying to read this author's old books. They always seem to disappoint me. There's no world-building, no attachment to the characters, and the plot is usually inconsistent. I admit, I couldn't make it through all of this one. I got bored and just wanted Sarah to get killed already. The writing style is crass and it's very obvious that a younger person wrote this. Not to mention there pages are tiny and the words are huge. I don't recommend this book to anyone.
Megan
May 21, 2011 Megan rated it did not like it
I found myself trying to identify with the characters, but failing miserably. Rhodes gives us tons of backstory and everything, but the characters still feel incredibly flat. Plus the whole, "mad awesome strength" "not human" Mary-Sueness of Sarah just got to me after awhile.
Not to mention, the whole story felt rather rushed. Before I could even try and get into the story, it was over. Overall, I thought this book was incredibly forgettable.
Meaghan R. (YA-aholic)
So far, this was my least favorite story out of the bunch.

I don't think it's due to the fact that the main character isn't a vampire, i just didn't really care for any of the characters in this story.

I do enjoy the poems before each story though, and i really enjoyed Christopher's poetry in the beginning/middle of the story.

I just wasn't drawn in to these characters as much as i was with the characters from the first two...
Mary Johnson
Apr 14, 2016 Mary Johnson rated it it was ok
Shelves: home-library
Apparently there are very polarized views when it comes to Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’s Shattered Mirror. It’s one of those books that you can either love it or hate it. I first read Shattered Mirror when I was in 8th grade. So 15 years ago? God, that makes me feel old.

When I first read it, I loved it. It had everything I liked about reading: love, vampires, mystery, and the imminent threat of main character death. I thought it was easy to follow, had a well-developed plot, and interesting characters
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Allizabeth Collins
Aug 17, 2011 Allizabeth Collins rated it really liked it
I have grown to enjoy Amelia Atwater-Rhodes writing style. Her characters are a sort of guilty pleasure and her novels continue to exceed my expectations. I did enjoy this book and will continue reading her work; I do recommend this to the young adult community.
Christian
Jun 03, 2007 Christian rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: vampire lovers
Shelves: vampires
My world was black and white for months after I read this novel. It's short and bitter-sweet. Plus, if you have a fancy for twins, then this is your thing. The poems scattered here and there are a bit corny I must admit, but they add to the story line nicely.
Megan
This is a pretty good series. Is it the best out there? No. But I'm still enjoying reading them, especially in between more intense books. These are ones that are very easy to read and so I can read them pretty quickly.
Kayte
Mar 07, 2016 Kayte rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
This book went way too fast! I really wanted more in this story! What was there was awesome, but definitely needed more!
Kaci
Feb 03, 2014 Kaci rated it it was ok
I'm on chapter 25 of this book and I'm not sure I'm going to finish it. It's been a real struggle so far, which is a shame, seeing as I normally love Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's novels. While all of her stories have an element of being rushed, I can usually overlook it. In Shattered Mirror, it is glaringly obvious. The plot develops too fast, all of the characters' relationships develop too quickly... In a lot of monumental scenes, I was left going, "Huh?" because it was like I was skimming -- excep ...more
KC
Mar 07, 2008 KC rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite book out of all of the ones she has written that i've read. It was that good! I highly recommend it.
Laura
Feb 08, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
Description:
Sarah Tigress Vida is a witch and a vampire hunter — and a loner. Christopher Ravena is a vampire trying to pass as a normal high school student who wants to know Sarah better. Drawn to him despite her better judgment, Sarah’s forced to admit that there’s room for gray in her otherwise black-and-white world of good versus evil — until she meets Nikolas, Christopher’s twin and one of the most hunted vampires in history.

my review:
Vampire-hunting witch that learned from a family that h
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Gretchen
May 19, 2009 Gretchen rated it did not like it
I hated this book. It was hard to believe and the climax was false and sickeningly bloody.
Rachel
Jun 04, 2016 Rachel rated it it was amazing
I read Amelia Atwater-Rhodes when I was middle school/high schoolish age. Hawksong and Demon in my View are books that I have kept all the way through college and I pick them up a few times a year when I need a book that is a light read with writing that helps me get lost in the story. I read Shattered Mirror and I loved it. I don't remember much of the story, but the scenes that I remember have stuck with me and I remember reading it over and over again. I may have to pick up my Amelia Atwater- ...more
Kurara
May 14, 2016 Kurara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
Sarah knows one thing for sure: vampires are leeches that must be destroyed. But this witch has no idea that two harmless looking vampires will shatter her morally black and white world---as easily as shattering a mirror.

I picked up this book thinking it would contain below average writing and a tense, teen, mawkish love story; basically, this book was perfect for the mood I was in at the time...Yet, Shattered Mirror surprised me in a fantastic way. The writing in this book is of delightful qual
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Shirleon
Nov 04, 2015 Shirleon rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
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Christy
Oct 05, 2015 Christy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: vampire fans, amelia atwater-rhodes fans, paranormal
Sarah Vida is the youngest daughter of Dominique Vida, a woman that is not nice at all. At the beginning of the book Sarah is looking for a vampire named Nikolas. Nikolas has been hunting for years since he took the life of Elizabeth Vida.


Sarah's starting a new school because she was kicked out for fighting at her last school. She meets two vampires who are going to school with her. Christopher and Nissa Raven are the siblings.


Sarah knows the law of Vida states that she isn't supposed to be fri
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Nairabell
Sarah Vida is the daughter of the powerful witch and notorious vampire hunter Dominique Vida. When she starts at a new school she soon falls in with Christopher Ravena and his sister Nissa. Sarah immediately identifies them as vampires and can tell that they don't feed on humans so she allows herself to become good friends with them, and soon begins to develop feelings for Christopher. But hunters can't befriend their prey and soon Sarah finds herself with a choice - her family or her heart? And ...more
Jessica B
Feb 22, 2011 Jessica B rated it liked it
From shutupimreading.blogspot.com

I think I liked Demon In My View more, but this was still a really good addition to the Den of Shadows series.

The plot was very original, and executed well. There was lots of action, and the Sarah's journey was very well documented. Even so, I didn't have much trouble putting it down, although there were parts where I couldn't.

I think part of the reason it was semi-easy to put down was that I didn't love any of the characters. Sarah, Christopher, Nissa, and Nikol
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Hannah
Feb 14, 2016 Hannah rated it it was amazing
Sarah Vida is a witch and the daughter of the most powerful vampire hunting dynasty’s ever. Christopher Ravena is a vampire who has sworn off human blood. Sarah has been brought up to kill vampires, so why doesn’t she want to kill Christopher? Christopher wants more then a friendship with her, but if her mother ever found out about him he would be dead. Enter Nikolas one of the deadliest and extreme vampires. He is out to kill any Vida witch he can and Sarah’s family wants him dead for killing o ...more
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Den of Shadows (9 books)
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  • Demon in My View (Den of Shadows, #2)
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