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Demon in My View (Den of Shadows #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  11,268 Ratings  ·  451 Reviews
Though nobody at her high school knows it, Jessica is a published author. Her vampire novel, Tiger, Tiger, has just come out under the pen name Ash Night. Now two new students have just arrived in Ramsa, and both want Jessica’s attention. She has no patience with overly friendly Caryn, but she’s instantly drawn to Alex, a self-assured, mysterious boy who seems surprisingly ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 11th 2001 by Laurel Leaf (first published May 1st 2000)
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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
Apr 13, 2008 rated it it was ok
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
Jun 19, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Katie, what the hell did I just read?
Lacee Pilgrim
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
The writing and execution of this book was terrible. Characterization once again pretty non-existent, plot very ho-hum. Also felt like 'Jessica' was really 'Amelia Atwater-Rhodes', who then tried to make her come across as strong, beautiful and aloof, when in fact I found her incredibly rude and stupid. And of course Jessica is the only human Aubrey the thousand year old, cruel vampire randomly falls for. Basically this is Atwater's 17-year-old fantasy.
As the dust-jacket constantly reminds us, Atwater-Rhodes wrote this "gem" at the age of fifteen. I wrote bad fanfic at the age of fifteen, too, but at least I had the courtesy not to inflict it on other people. Frankly, the only thing that surprises me about the work is that the author isn't male, as it's got a very distinct 15-year-old-boy-in-the-backseat bouquet: no rhythm, no poetry, and no payoff. Girls, stay home and wash your hair instead.
Sep 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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!
Jun 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Random was this worth publishing? I am disappointed in everyone from the author to the publisher. If somehow you read this review and are considering reading it, please don't read this book. There's nothing about it that merits the time or effort.
Alaina Meserole
“Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.”

I don't understand why people are throwing so much shade at this book. And yes I did read previous reviews before I even attempted to write my own. NEWSFLASH PEOPLE: This book was awesome. I loved everything about it. I couldn't put this book down. It is such a quick and easy read.

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Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I didn't find this one as good as the first one, but it had the same amount of wow factor. I didn't realise that each story followed a different character, but in the same world.
In terms of this book, I loved the idea that (view spoiler) but I think I'd have liked it more if (view spoiler)
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-in-2012
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
Aug 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, romance
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
Jan 26, 2009 rated it it was ok
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
Dec 01, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: den-of-shadows
This book is not something I would recommend. Yes, the first book in the den of shadow series was short (176 pages) yet it lacked my interest. The beginning few pages were very well detailed but after that, it became basic. The story line was different but not out of the realm of cliche.The main character was very annoying in my opinion; worse than Bella from the twilight movies. I kept reading to the end to see if it got better, but my thoughts stayed the same. I do not think I would read this ...more
Rebecca May
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nix by: Pvmom
I liked the elaborate world that was built here, but I did think it got a tad confusing at times. It may be because I haven't read the first book in this collection, but I have no idea what a fledgeling is. A . . . child? Or something? Of a vampire?

I also got a little muddled in the first Las Noches scene. What? Humans know about this place? Are there witches there as well?

Of course this is why it is so confusing to write sequels, because you know for sure that someone (hehe, I'm guilty) will
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Rants and Bants
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, vampires, fantasy
Nostalgia again. I remember reading this back in early high school when vamps were all the rage and when I was going through my goth/vampire phase. I’d read loads of non-Twilight vampire teen books, even before it hit hard. This was one of them. It is probably my favorite one out of series, at least out of the first three (I have a fuzzy time remembering the rest, and I definitely never finished the whole series, as there were some getting published long after I’d read the first three). It had e ...more
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires, young-adult
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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
Oct 14, 2012 rated it liked it
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
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 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 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 26, 2009 rated it did not like it
This book was terrible. I have to give props that the author was only 14 and for that she was very imaginative but the characters are flat (the main character is a blatant self-insert of the author, a teenager who writes vampire books), the plot and logistics of the world are all over the place, and the interactions between the characters leave a lot to be desired. In short, this book is worse than Twilight.
Aug 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dislike
I didn't like this book at all. It's very obvious that it was written by a teen. I couldn't believe something so bad was published. I read it a while ago so I can't be completely thorough here. The biggest thing that I remember was the hostility from the main character's classmates. Everyone hated her for no reason. Not one explanation except that they didn't like her for some reason. It was a weak story and I didn't like any of the characters.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked the first one, but this one made me aware of all the flaws in the writing.
But I especially hated the main character in this. She was clearly a self-insert for the author and was the biggest Mary Sue of all time. Not to mention, she was a giant biotch for no reason.
I just wasn't buying Audrey falling for her for literally no reason after he was described as such a bad ass vampire in the first book.
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.
Heather G Gentle
Jul 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
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...
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“Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.” 587 likes
“The night is full of mystery. Even when the moon is brightest, secrets hide everywhere. Then the sun rises and its rays cast so many shadows that the day creates more illusion than all the veiled truth of the night.” 38 likes
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