Monday, December 28, 2009

The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

In the Forests of the Night
Three hundred years ago Risika had a family—a brother and a father who loved her. Three hundred years ago she was human. Now she is a vampire, a powerful one. And her past has come back to torment her.
Demon in My View
Jessica isn’t your average high school student—she’s an acclaimed published author of vampire fiction. Now two new students at her high school strongly remind her of her favorite characters. But those characters only live in her imagination—right?
Shattered Mirror
Christopher Raneva and Sarah Vida may look like a normal high school couple, but he’s actually a vampire who’s sworn off human blood and she’s an incredibly powerful, vampire-hunting witch. As if that weren’t enough to prevent their love, his past and her future collide when they get tangled up with Nikolas, one of the most reviled vampires ever.
Midnight Predator
Once a happy teenager, Turquoise Draka is now a vampire hunter. Her current assigment is to assassinate Jeshikah, one of the cruelest vampires in history. But to do that, she’ll have to enter Midnight, a fabled vampire realm, as a human slave. . . .

First thing I have to say; Amelia is an amazing writer and I love all her books. I read one of them last year and then once this came out I was so excited. All the stories are totally different, but seem to co-mingle with each other. They all seem to flow together and just thinking that she wrote some of these in high school!? She's pretty amazing.

There are books like this where you seem to favor one certain story; not here. I wouldn't be able to choose which I liked better. They all had great plots, took their time explaining everything but not too slow, and had real characters. Characters in this were well thought out and expressed. Once I finished reading the book, it was sad because you want to know what will happen to everyone. For now, it's just open for your own interpretation of things.

Adding to that, how could someone NOT love this cover and just by looking at it not want to get it or read it. It goes with all the stories great and seems to make sense to me why that is the cover. I would have to say you need to read something written by her. x.