Friday, January 18, 2013

Shattered Mirror (Den of Shadows #3) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Shattered Mirror
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Publisher: Random House Children’s books
Publication Date: 7/8/2003

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 when they both get tangled up with Nikolas, one of the most reviled vampires ever.

As seventeen-year-old Sarah, daughter of a powerful line of vampire-hunting witches, continues to pursue the ancient bloodsucker Nikolas, she finds herself in a dangerous friendship with two vampire siblings in her high school.

Of all of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’ books I have read thus far, this one is the most like the mushy teen love books one can find today.  Only it is pulled off much better.  This book was less about vampires and their instincts and more about witches and there need to do what is morally right.  I enjoyed this about the story.  It was very different from her last two books. 

I really enjoyed hearing the story from Sarah’s point of view.  She was strong, witty, and not willing to go down without a fight.  I however didn’t care for Christopher, Nikolas, and Nissa really got on my nerves at times.  And the twin brothers bonds kind of creeped me out.

The book is fast paced, and has a good plot.  Like all of her books they are well written, and pull you into the story, and is a relatively fast read. 

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