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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 Jessicas attention. She has no patience with overly friendly Caryn, but shes instantly drawn to Alex, a self-assured, mysterious boy who seems surprisingly familiar. If Jessica didnt know better, shed think Aubrey, the alluring villain from her novel had just sprung to life. Thats impossible, of course; Aubrey is a figment of her imagination. Or is he?

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Jessica, the author of a vampire novel, wishes she felt as comfortable with her school mates as she does among the vampires and witches of her fiction. Life changes when two new students arrive at Ramsa High wanting Jessica's attention.

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Amelia Atwater-Rhodes wrote her first novel when she was 13 years old. You can visit her online at www.ameliaatwaterrhodes.com. She lives in Massachusetts.

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emmejo, June 4, 2013 (view all comments by emmejo)
Jessica is a teenage writer, published under the fake name Ash Night. What she doesn't realize is that the stories she "invents" are true events and histories of the immortal vampires she doesn't even know exist. Her first clue that something odd is going on is when new student enrolls in her school, a boy who looks exactly like one of the vampires she wrote about and who seems oddly interested in her despite her attempts to chase him off.

I've read and enjoyed some of Atwater-Rhodes' other books, but this was just terrible! The plot is weak, but could have been propped up by good writing and intriguing characters. Sadly Jessica is a blatant self-insert and a horribly designed character. She's also highly unpleasant to others with no reason (not even self-justification or defensiveness), arrogant, selfish, spoiled and the author still tries to paint her as perfect and powerful. I just kept hoping someone would slug her hard in the face! And I say that as a devoted fan of anti-heros. All the other characters seem to be there either to be her verbal punching bag or worshiper, which I also found distasteful and lazy writing.

As far as the writing, it is not Atwood-Rhodes specialty at this early point in her career. That is clear in the other books written around this time as well, but it felt even more obvious here. I suspect that was because she normally does a solid job world-building, and so the content often grabs more attention than style, where as in this book there are minimal words devoted to anything but Jessica herself.

If you are interested in the Den of Shadows world, you may want to read this book for the info on witchcraft in this setting, but I recommend you brace yourself.
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coolj440, October 14, 2006 (view all comments by coolj440)
this book was really good, detailed, and even though it's not my favorite book i highly recomend it for it keeps you entertained the whole time you read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440228844
Author:
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Author:
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Horror
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Youths' writings, American.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Den of Shadows
Series Volume:
P20-534
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.93x4.24x.61 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , Jessica, the author of a vampire novel, wishes she felt as comfortable with her school mates as she does among the vampires and witches of her fiction. Life changes when two new students arrive at Ramsa High wanting Jessica's attention.
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