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Demon in My View (Den of Shadows #2)

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Alternate cover for ISBN 0440228840.

Jessica isn't your average teenager. Though nobody at her high school knows it, Jessica is a published author. Jessica often wishes she felt as comfortable with her classmates as she does among the vampires and witches of her fiction.
But two new students have just arrived in Ramsa High, and both want Jessica’s attention. She has no pati
Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 2001 by Laurel-Leaf (first published May 1st 2000)
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Apr 13, 2008 Kim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was written when the author was only fifteen. I want to get that out in the open to begin with, and yes, I admit that it is indeed impressive to have a book published while one is still in one's teens. That being said, I also think that when a teenage author gets published, s/he must be held up to the same standards as adult authors, and by those standards, well, this book isn't particularly good. There are certainly good aspects to the story, including some exciting fight scenes and a ...more
Brittany (Nice Girls Read Books)

I didn't like Amelia Atwater Rhode's writing, though a lot of people would disagree with me. I could tell through her words that she was a young girl, though many people praise her for her literary skill.

That's not to say I didn't enjoy her writing or her story one little bit, I did, I just thought it could've been a lot better from all the hype I had heard. I didn't like the main character, Jessica, at all. I found her stereotypical... ungrateful and frankly someone that I couldn't come to l
Jun 19, 2012 Roxy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Katie, what the hell did I just read?
Lacee Pilgrim
Mar 30, 2012 Lacee Pilgrim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vampire lovers
Title: Demon in My View
Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Target Audience: Young Adult
Pages: 176
Rating: 7.5/10
Genre: Vampire Romance
Person: Third
Tense: Past

Blurb (quoted):

My Summary:
Jessica Alodola has been writing novels about vampires and witches for a few years before one is accepted for publishing and soon comes out under a pen name.
What Jessica doesn’t know is that her ideas that come from her dreams are all real and the vampire’s who’s lives she’s allowed humans to read about aren’t happy
Jul 06, 2012 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay. Now in all honesty--how cool does that summary sound?! The book is great! Rhodes, who wrote her first novel at the age of thirteen, accomplished almost everyone's dream young writing dream (or at least mine at the time) and became a published author at such a young age! Of vampire fiction, nonetheless, WAY before Meyer ever came along! She has been a constant inspriation for me, and I attribute this book, and others she wrote, such as Shattered Mirror, as really inspiring me with my own fi ...more
Sep 15, 2008 Caroline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club
The main charaters are Jessica and Adurey. Jessica is strange but a very good write.Adurey is a high classed vampire who has been tracking Jessica for some time.
Only when he finaly meets her deos things change. Adurey has to find away to save Jessica from the trouble her books got her into.If you like vamipers, whitches, and fights this is the book for you to read!You will not want to put the book down when you frist start to read!
My rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Jessica Allodolla a secretly published author still attending high school as a Senior realizes suddenly, that the characters of her novel tiger, tiger are real, either that or, she is going insane.
Ash Night, the pseudonym of Jessica, writes a story about her dreamed-up character, the villain Aubrey. But when two transfer students - the sociable and affectionate Caryn and the mysteriously dark Alex - draw Jessica out her social pariah status and into the cut-throat
Chloe Paulino
Apr 19, 2016 Chloe Paulino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica thought that witches and vampires were something that were only real in her novels that she writes. She soon finds out that isn't true as she comes face to face with one of the vampires from the novels she writes. Jessica writes about her dreams and she has had them for as long as she can remember little did she know that they were actually true events that actually happened in the past. I really enjoyed this book, I love that it has supernatural things like vampires and witches. I like ...more
Nov 02, 2015 Shirleon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
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I saw this title on the shelf and just had to have this book. You see, Poe's poem "Alone" is one of my all-time favorites, probably second only to Baudelaire's "Les Chats." So this book had an awful lot to live up to in my mind. And it didn't. But I have a hard time blaming Miss Atwater-Rhodes for this. You see, when this book came out, the author was a 15-year-old girl. Having once been a 15-year-old girl myself, I recognize a lot of her writing style as quite typical of a teen girl who doesn't ...more
This novel opens with a backdrop of a high school setting; the protagonist is fifteen year old Jessica Allodola, who has conflicts at school, a communication problem with her single mom, a cold, “I don’t give a care attitude” and the entrance of a mysterious sinister classmate.
Nothing and no one do not seem to please her nor does she care about having or making friends at her school, particularly a new and friendly student named Caryn. However, things start to take off when she meets newly enrol
Oct 03, 2015 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vampire fans, Fantasy fans star crossed lovers fans
Demon In My View is the second book by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. I also read this book in high school right after her first one. Where as In the Forest of the Night was all about Risika story with Aubrey being the villain. This book is all about Aubrey and Jessica, I really enjoyed this book more than the first one like I did the first time I read it.

Jessica Allodola is a senior in high school, but that is not what makes her special if you want to call it that. She is an author of the book Tiger Ti
Jan 26, 2009 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesting setup but mediocre execution. Jessica is an unusual teenager because, unbeknownst to her classmates, she's the author of a recently published novel about vampires. Her classmates shy away from her dark aura (and her unpleasant personality) until two new students arrive. Caryn tries desperately to be her friend. Aubrey bears a striking resemblance to one of Jessica's vampire characters and seems to be stalking her. Jessica soon discovers the world she thought she created from fiction ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Jessica Allodola, a senior at Ramsa High School, is not your average teenager. Under the pen name Ash Night, Jessica has already published a vampire novel entitled TIGER, TIGER. She also has a pretty mean spirit, goes mostly ignored by her fellow students, and acts mostly indignantly towards her adopted mother.

The problem is that with the arrival of two new students in school, Caryn and Alex, her book seems to be coming to life. Caryn claims to be a witch, des
Jun 28, 2013 Becca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book was simply beautiful. It was, in a way, everything I felt was missing from the beautiful prequel to this novel, which was In the Forests of the Night. It was, in a way, Aubrey’s side of the story – but of course, it isn’t the same story.

The prologue of this book is intriguing, and to my peril I didn’t take much notice of it, dismissing it as the usual; “Short, dark, mysterious prologue designed to pull you in.” That is, of course, exactly what it was, but as a seasoned reader I should
I enjoyed it, but not as much as I enjoyed "In the Forest of the Night," partly because I had trouble with the thought processes of the central character. She slowly turned from sympathetic and interesting into something very different, and it didn't feel like a natural progression, especially given the background for her which slowly emerged. I really wanted to like this book better than I did.

The book itself, written by a teen author about a teen author, whose first book was clearly the real a
Oct 14, 2012 Pearl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My book is a Thriller/Horror novel, called: Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The intended audience would be teenaged readers at both the middle and high school level. I chose this particular novel because I enjoy thrillers about vampires and the title caught my eye. This novel opens with a backdrop of a high school setting; the protagonist is fifteen year old Jessica Allodola, who has conflicts at school, a communication problem with her single mom, a cold, “I don’t give a care attitud ...more
Adrienne Santiago
Feb 09, 2011 Adrienne Santiago rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
Demon in My View is a beautifully written novel and one that I personally can identify with because the author was just fourteen I believe when she started to get her work published. The story of Aubrey, this hell-bent vampire, who stumbles upon a human girl and has to decide what he feels is right about letting her live or not, is a heart-wrenching plot. I love the perspective in the book, third person, because we're able to see into the lives of all the characters, and not just the main charac ...more
Jessica isn't your average teenager. Though nobody at her high school knows it, she's a published author. Her vampire novel Tiger, Tiger has just come out under the pen name Ash Night. Jessica often wishes she felt as comfortable with her classmates as she does among the vampires and witches of her fiction. She has always been treated as an outsider at Ramsa High.
But two new students have just arrived in Ramsa, and both want Jessica's attention. She has no patience with overly friend
Conan Tigard
After reading Amelia's first novel, In the Forests of the Night, I looked forward to seeing what her second book would be like. Her writing style is much improved, but the content is just as dark as her first novel. The story is good and entertaining, with less violence as the first novel, but is more depressing.

The main character is not someone that is easy to like. Jessica is a dark, brooding, unpleasant individual who is out of sorts with every human she meets. It is hinted that Jessica is v
I've been a huge fan of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes since I was in about 7th grade. Admittedly, I did forget about her until I stumbled upon her book Hawksong when I was checking out basically every book in the school's library to read over the summer. Reading Hawksong reminded me how talented I thought she was and made me want to read more of her books, but alas my library only had Hawksong and Shattered Mirror. So I was basically overjoyed to find Demon in My View on sale for 4,000 won (basically $4 ...more
Jul 15, 2014 Nyk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nyk by:
I'm 26, I read this book when I was 13 or 14, a year or two after it came out in 2000. This was my 2nd favorite book, only because I identified more with Risika (In The Forests of the Night). This was some of the first vampire writing I got to read besides Anne Rice, and it blew me out of the water and started a lifelong literary vampire obsession (this is an overstatement but you know what I mean). People on goodreads can judge too harshly, take this story for what it is and you will love it. Y ...more
The story was different than I was expecting, but I none the less enjoyed it. I thought it was neat how this book makes the MC the author of the first book, In the Forests of the Night, and I enjoyed the comparisons with it. I'll definitely be reading more by this author.
An excellent book by one of my favorite authors. The narration is once again cold and distant, but this time, it feels like it SHOULD be cold and distant, because it matches Jessica. Both Jessica and Aubrey were very interesting, as were the various side characters that appeared. The book's central mystery really makes it worth reading. Quite a good book.
Dijon Miller
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Heather G Gentle
Another "eh" book. Disjointed and seems like it was written by a kid almost. I do think the author is young-- it shows. Not a bad premise but if I wasn't especially busy at work and needed something easy to read after work right now...I wouldn't bother with the next one...
Jaylah Wells
Oct 15, 2015 Jaylah Wells rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall I thought this was a really good book. I'll be honest that at times it did frustrate me a little bit because of her character's decisions, but that happens in some books. It's the time when you say omg, you're a dumbass why are you making her do this? I wish that the ending was a little more elaborated or that we got to see a little more of their story, because through most of the book I felt like they were just getting to know each other and at the end, bam! Now, she's a vampire and the ...more
Shell Hunt
I swear I already reviewed this, but apparantly not.
Demon in my View is my young adulthood in whole. I've read this book twice before. It's one of my favorites.
As with many young adult books, it follows a broody teenager, who finds herself face to face with the man she wrote about. Her supernatural fiction stories about vampires are real and one specific vampire is not happy.
Aubrey is not pleased about her stories and is going to stop her permanently before his fellow and sometimes more violent
May 30, 2015 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Allodola has an interesting hobby - she writes novels about vampires. Her favorite vampire, Aubrey, is often on her mind while she's at school, until she thinks she sees him.

Forced to confront a past she doesn't remember, Jessica soon realizes what she writes about is real - and part of her repressed memory. The vampires she writes about, though, aren't happy and are trying to silence her for good. Aubrey is the only one standing in their way. Can she trust him? Will she become a full va
Amelia Alwalter-Rhodes Demon In My View is a romantic novel that I personally didn't care much for. The main character is Jessica Ashley Allodola whom is a darker girl who doesn't really interact with anybody.
Jessica is a teenage novelist whom nobody knows of her great writing talents. Next two new students enter her class one of them strangely appear to be like one of her characters in her "fictional" novel who happens to be about witches and vampires. Amelia Rhodes writes her book in a first
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I grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, where I matriculated through the public Concord-Carlisle school district from kindergarten until my graduation in 2001. The best part of school, from fifth grade until the year I graduated, was definitely chorus. I love music, and I love to sing, and though I never had the courage or the talent to participate in any of the high school plays as a performer, I en ...more
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Den of Shadows (9 books)
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  • Shattered Mirror (Den of Shadows, #3)
  • Midnight Predator (Den of Shadows, #4)
  • Persistence of Memory (Den of Shadows, #5)
  • Token of Darkness (Den of Shadows, #6)
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