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  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 890L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press; First Edition edition (January 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385737521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385737524
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #924,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

AMELIA ATWATER-RHODES wrote her first novel, In the Forests of the Night, when she was 13 years old. Other books in the Den of Shadows series are Demon in My View, Shattered Mirror, and Midnight Predator, all ALA Quick Picks for Young Adults. She has also published the five-volume series The Kiesha'ra: Hawksong, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror List Selection; Snakecharm; Falcondance; Wolfcry, an IRA-CBC Young Adults' Choice; and Wyvernhail. She is also the author of Persistence of Memory. Visit her online at AmeliaAtwaterRhodes.com.

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Chapter 1

Saturday, 5:52 a.m.

The ringing in her ears surely was the sound of the world shattering. It was louder than the November air whistling outside as it tore leaves the color of fire and blood from the trees, and louder than the hum of the Chevy's engine as Adianna Vida pressed the gas pedal down further, accelerating past sixty . . . seventy . . .

Pushing eighty miles per hour, she twisted the dial on her satellite radio, turning the music up in the hope that it would drown out every other sound and thought. She wasn't even sure what she was listening to. It didn't matter.

She wondered if this was why Sarah had always been drawn to fast, flashy cars. Adia went for vehicles that drew no particular attention, cars she could get on short lease terms and trade in frequently, and she had always thought it was a little silly when Sarah picked out something that turned heads whenever she drove up.

But that was the way Sarah was.

Adia glanced at her instrument panel and realized the needle had just passed ninety. Where were the cops who were supposed to be patrolling this highway, anyway? Wasn't there anyone out here still serving and protecting?

She flexed her left hand, clenching her jaw to control a wince as she did so. Two of the fingers were broken. They wouldn't wrap around the steering wheel. The arm was still sore from a minor fracture she had received half a week earlier. She would have double-checked that the hastily tied bandage on her arm was still in place, but she didn't think it was a good idea to take her one good hand off the wheel, even to make sure she wasn't bleeding again.

At least the other guy looked worse . . . though that would have been more comforting if the "other guy" hadn't been a large bay window and some kind of ugly garden statue she had hit on her way down.

But it wasn't a complete loss. She had learned what she had needed to learn.

She had learned the last thing she had wanted to learn.

Adianna Vida, now the only child of Dominique Vida, matriarch of the ancient line of witches, wished she were still ignorant. It had taken a hell of a fight, but she had finally, unfortunately, throttled the information out of someone.

"Looks like she's decided to live, witch," a bloodbond had told her, the last word like a curse. "She's staying with Nikolas and Kristopher. Not that you'll find them. They've been hunted for more than a century. They know how to take care of themselves."

Sarah was still alive.

No, not Sarah. The creature who existed now looked like Adia's little sister, but she wasn't a witch anymore; she was a vampire. She had woken at sundown and had hunted. No one had been able to tell Adia who the victim had been, but Sarah's change had been traumatic, which meant the first hunt would have been fierce. She had probably killed.

And then she had decided to live as a vampire.

To continue as a vampire, at least.

Which proved it really wasn't Sarah, right? A daughter of Vida waking to find herself a monster should have ended it at that moment. She should have known that stopping herself then, before the vampiric power twisted her too badly, was the only way she could protect the helpless victims she would inevitably end up hurting in the future. But she hadn't.

Before Adia could learn any more, another bloodbond had leapt forward and sent them both through the window. Adia had wanted to fight at that point but had already found the information she needed, and knew that Dominique would disapprove of her lingering.

Realizing she was approaching her exit, she slowed--probably more abruptly than she should have, but who cared? It was six in the morning on a Saturday, and she hadn't seen another car in nearly half an hour. She was almost home, and when she pulled into the driveway, she would have to be fully under control.

She turned the radio down to barely a whisper, until she could hear the mournful wind again. In front of her mother's house, the trees were already nearly bare, except for a few golden leaves they still managed to cling desperately to. She sympathized; some part of her had been ripped away, as well, when she had let her sister die.

It took her two tries to get the car door open with the damage to her arms. The frigid air that rushed in to replace the warmth in the car was bracing and helped her calm her thoughts. She managed not to limp as she approached the front door.

Her mother was waiting for her in the kitchen, at the antique oak table where Adia had spent countless hours as a child studying ancient Vida laws.

Forty years old, Dominique had been the only child of her father's second wife. She had survived the deaths of her parents, her sister, a niece and a nephew closer to her age than her sister had been, and Sarah and Adia's father, and all Adia had ever seen from her was stoicism and the grim acceptance that a hunter's life was dangerous. Her practical short blond hair had occasional bits of gray and her Vida-blue eyes were perhaps a little more tired, but she still stood as if carrying the weight of the world were simply a task she had to accept.

And at that moment, she wasn't alone.

More About the Author

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes wrote her first novel, In the Forests of the Night, when she was 13 years old. Other books in the Den of Shadows series are Demon in My View, Shattered Mirror, Midnight Predator, all ALA Quick Picks for Young Adults. She has also published the five-volume series The Kiesha'ra: Hawksong, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror List Selection; Snakecharm; Falcondance; Wolfcry; and Wyvernhail. Visit her online at www.ameliaatwaterrhodes.com.

Customer Reviews

Although that can be misleading as it makes this book sound good and it's just not.
paranormal junkie
The story is also very fast-paced and exciting, which is great, but it also brings me to some of this book's problems.
Feelah the tigress
The point of view switched so many times that it was hard to get connected to any one character.
Ashley

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Jade on February 16, 2011
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All Just Glass is the sequel to Shattered Mirror, the story of a vampire hunter and the vampire she falls for, and it picks up right where Shattered Mirror left off. The entire story takes place over 24 hours and is told from the perspective of several of characters, from the vampires to the vampire hunters tracking them down. While I don't usually like when an author attempts to balance so many characters at once, in this case it added to the suspense while providing the reader with a deeper insight to the situation. That is, it did in the beginning. Later on in the novel you are left with a big, confusing mess that is only made worse by jumping from one character to the next.

I am in love with Amelia Atwater-Rhodes' books, since they're always fast-paced and action-packed and this one was no different, which was great. However, unlike her previous books you don't feel that connection with the characters, mainly because the perspective changes so often that you never get a chance to really know them.

Fans of Shattered Mirror will be happy that All Just Glass answers a lot of old questions, but that happiness will be crushed once they get to the end and are left with ten times more questions. What the hell is going on with Sarah, Kristopher and Nikolas? What will happen to Dominique and to Adianna? What about poor Zachary? On and on...

Overall, All Just Glass left a lot to be desired, but it did answer the big question - what happens when a vampire hunting witch is turned into a vampire - and I guess that was the whole point of the book. In spite of that I can't give it more than 3 stars, as much as I love Amelia's work, she really didn't give us her best this time around.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Feelah the tigress on June 22, 2011
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When I originally read "Shattered Mirror" and heard there might be a sequel, I just couldn't wait to read it. Now that I've managed to pick up "All Just Glass" though, I have rather mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, there's things that I really liked about it, but on the other hand, this book has some flaws.

First, let's talk about the good stuff. I've always wanted a sequel to "Shattered Mirror" because I always felt like that story sort of left you hanging, and I wanted to know exactly what would become of Sarah. This book successfully answers that question, which is great. Another positive this book has going for it is the fact that it let's the reader get to know more about various other characters from Amelia's fiction. I've read all of her previous books, and this newest book does shed some light on characters who were only mentioned in passing in previous novels. I really enjoyed getting to know the personalities of these characters (and I think I'm already fond of Kendra. Just hearing her refer to Nikolas as "Nikki" and Tizoc Theron as "Tizzy" was priceless!). "All Just Glass" is also appreciated as a sequel because it does bring closure to the conflict between Sarah and her family, and it ties up a lot of loose ends. The story is also very fast-paced and exciting, which is great, but it also brings me to some of this book's problems.

First off, all the events are supposed to be happening within a single 24 hour period, but so much stuff happens that it's really hard to believe it. Although I love a good fast-paced novel, this one feels like it's careening forward at break-neck speed. There's also another problem. This novel has a HUGE amount of information crammed into it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By paranormal junkie VINE VOICE on March 27, 2011
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I hate to say this but this book was a mess for me. The story is very cluttered with too many narrators going back and forth throughout. The story didn't flow and was choppy. There were some unwanted or maybe uncharacteristic suprises at the end of the book. The best part of the book is the product description that Amazon provides. Although that can be misleading as it makes this book sound good and it's just not. The whole thing is just disappointing because this author is much better than that.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Marie on January 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I've personally waited about seven years for this book to be completed and published, so this was definitely an anticipated release.

Amelia did not disappoint.

The book, taking place over 24 hours, makes you realize just how much can happen in one day. The carefully crafted atmosphere will keep you wanting to know what might happen next.

The story is told from the perspective of several of the characters--including some new people that Amelia managed to smoothly introduce. I found the perspective-hopping to add to the suspense while providing the reader with a broader understanding of the overall situation.

This book also really detailed circumstances regarding Sarah's father's death, and managed to clear up some doubts I had about the relationship between Sarah and Kristopher. I'm sure that some people won't appreciate the latter as much as I did, but I feel that it gave the book more realism and her characters more sensibility.

Although I enjoyed the plot, the writing, and the characters, there is one great flaw that forced me to knock down my rating to four stars--the book ends with an enormous info-dump. Even worse, it seemed to force a few people out of character. It's bad enough to have those in a book at all, but using them in the conclusion really took attention away from what should have been a beautiful ending.

I feel like there could be (and should be) a sequel for the sake of answering a few questions that the reader is left with. Overall, an incredibly suspenseful book that kept me on the edge of my seat.
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