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  • Turtleback
  • Publisher: Demco Media (February 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0606224033
  • ISBN-13: 978-0606224031
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 10.8 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)


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THE BLACK OBLIVION OF SLEEP was shattered by the caterwauling of some singer on Jessica's clock radio. Read the first page
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
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 mainly 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, descended from the Smoke line that Jessica wrote about in her book. Alex, a spitting image for her anti-hero, Aubrey, might very well be a vampire. And suddenly life starts to get a whole lot more confusing.

DEMON IN MY VIEW is an entertaining vampire story, but it never gains the potential it might have had if the story was fleshed out a bit more. Although Jessica's fiction begins to merge with real life, the chapters of the book are short, and the characters, though interesting, aren't as well-rounded as they could have been. What really irritated me about the book was the ending.

Aubrey turns Jessica into a vampire to save her life, but there's no resolution after that. Wham..she's a vampire..the end. I would have liked to have seen how the story progressed.

Overall, DEMON IN MY VIEW is a quick, fun read, but it's definitely not the best young adult vampire story out there.

Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"
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By A Customer on July 14 2004
Format: Hardcover
I've read three of her book so far, including this one, and it isn't anywhere near the caliber of Shattered Mirror or Midnight Predator. The characters were flat and don't even deserve to bear the title "one dimensional". There was no substance at all; just a messy story that seemed rushed. A bummer, but in the end I closed the book thinking, "Rhodes is still a great writer."
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By "no-chan" on July 12 2004
Format: Hardcover
I'll admit to having read three of Atwater-Rhodes' books, the best of which I liked being Hawksong. This book, however--like most of her others--seems to lack something. It's not that she isn't creative or that she lacks the talent to weave a good story. Perhaps it's only that she lacks the practice and years of experience that other authors do.
Jessica seems to be a bit flat for a main character. She feels a great deal of disdain not only for her adoptive mother but for her fellow classmates at school. Considering that they treat her like she carries some horrible, contagious disease, it's really no great surprise. But her constant sarcasm and blatant disdain for the people around her aren't really attractive qualities. It's refreshing to see a "heroine" (I use that term lightly) who has some kind of spunk and backbone, but she's overwhelmed with it. Another author also suggested below that it's a blatant Mary Sue. Although I can't quite agree with that--Mary Sues tend to embody perfection--I have to agree that it feels like a serious plug-in to me.
Aubrey, the vampire "hero" of this story didn't spark a whole lot of interest in me. He seemed alot like the typical vamp to me. Cold, uncaring, ruthless... until he meets Jessica, someone who isn't what I'd call a ray of sunshine, and by page 104 (end of chapter 19) ends up kissing her. I might be wrong, but I think hundreds of years of previous behavior aren't going to change over night.
The one thing I really do appreciate about Atwater-Rhodes's story telling is the amount of detail that she puts into describing her characters. In comparison, it leaves the rest of the story feeling drab. It would be nice if she could learn to maybe concentrate some more on other things.
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By Alex on June 30 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ok, I was more than surprised how much I liked this book, is so easy to read, Aubrey is sexy oh so sexy, but he is also very funny. I found Jessica's humor very amuzing, I think is a great book.
And the Jazlyn story starts to mix in untill it actually makes sense!
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By Kayla on June 29 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I first read this book after I picked it up in the Library. It was very suspensefull and compelling. I like how Amelia creates this sureal atmosphere in her books. You can actually imagine what's happening word for word. But the world Amelia creates strays from the cliches of witches and vampires. Vampires don't turn into bats and fly away and witches do not have pimples all over their green noses or fly on broomstick. It gives us a new image of vampires and doesn't make them seem so monsterous as fairy tales do.
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By Kristin on June 14 2004
Format: Hardcover
Mary Sues are unforgivable. This book is such a blatant and shameless MS that I regret asking for it for Christmas all those years ago. Eh, what can I say. I was only twelve--didn't know any better. But now I'm older and I can say this book is crap. It doesn't deserve shelf space in a respectable book lovers home, especially since anyone who has the audacity to put herself so obviously into her book after only writing ONE deserves to have her hands acquainted with a sledgehammer.
Sorry Amelia but this just isn't a good book. Still isn't. I'm terrified to read it again because I might rip out my hair or something. One star because I can't give a 0; and one star for making my bizarre adolescence somewhat enjoyable with your descriptions of Aubrey. (Huzzah!)
Jessica Allodola is this writer who doesn't understand why her dreams and stories about vampires are suddenly becoming reality, nor does she understand why the kids at school hate her and most specifically why the boys don't ask her out. You learn early on that Jessica is beautiful, "flawless," and yet everyone avoids her like the plague. Enter the mysterious new student Aubrey to try and seduce the girl for whatever reason. Isn't it one of those tried and true laws of vampire novels that you don't get to know the person you want to kill because some way or another feelings will develop? That's what happens here. Aubrey originally went to Jessica's school to find out more about her before he snaps her neck and he finds himself drawn to her. So immediately the tough guy of the series that Amelia is timidly laying out for herself has turned into a wishy washy sap that goes weak for a girl with a pretty face. Doesn't make me afraid of him, but it does make me fear just how much more damage Amelia can do.
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