It's not easy being a vampire-hunting witch, but Sarah Tigress Vida has learned from the best. The witches of the Vida family line have been successfully stalking and staking the undead for centuries, and Sarah is immensely proud of her ancestry. So, the last thing she would ever do is befriend one of the enemy. She has always faithfully followed the golden Vida rule of vampire hunting: "Knowing your prey can cause hesitation, and when one is a vampire hunter, hesitation ends in death." Then she meets artistic, sweet Christopher. A benign vampire, Christopher lives off of animal blood or the blood of willing human donors, and begins to gently woo Sarah with his poetry and drawings. Completely against her slayer instincts, Sarah reluctantly begins to care for Christopher... until she discovers that his twin is the vampire Nikolas, infamous for his habit of carving his name into the flesh of his victims. Sarah has always sworn to be the Vida to take Nikolas out, but her feelings for Christopher have allowed her to hesitate--a hesitation that may cost her not only her family's sterling reputation, but her mortal soul.
With Shattered Mirror, wildly popular teen author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes continues to effectively tap the vein of universal adolescent fascination with all things brooding and blood-sucking. Ardent fans will be pleased to see the return of characters from the author's previous books, like healer witch Caryn Smoke. This complex dynasty of witches and vampires will no doubt enjoy long, imaginary lives as the young author continues to hone her witch... er, writing craft. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In this third installment in the series that began with In the Forests of the Night, Atwater-Rhodes focuses on teen witch (and vampire killer) Sarah Vida, who "never asked for anything more complex than the simple good and evil definitions she had been raised on" but gets more than she bargained for when she befriends vampire siblings Nissa and Christopher. This is trouble: it's harder to kill when you know your prey, and her mother the most infamous witch of all will disown her if she finds out about the friendship. Her conflict intensifies when she discovers that Christopher's twin is Nikolas, the same vampire who long ago murdered a Vida witch. Atwater-Rhodes chooses an interesting theme (no one is purely good or evil), and she builds some creative elements around it. SingleEarth, an organization of all creatures, for instance, includes vampires and witches who work together for peace. Her description of Nikolas, whose home and clothing are completely black and white, plays into this well, and provides for some striking visual images. Some of her writing, though, as in Sarah's final faceoff with Nikolas and Christopher, is over the top ("I want it as much as humans want to breathe, but I have control," Christopher says of Sarah's blood). Still, fans of the teen goth writer will likely find plenty to feast on here. Ages 12-up.
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I've been wanting to read this book, but I couldn't bother myself with going to a library so I bought it instead. The book itself came in very good condition. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sonia hernandez
Wasn't at all what I expected which is a nice change of pace. Ended up reading allt he books to this series
I read this back in middle school and really liked it. Some of the characters could've used a little more development because I couldn't remember several. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by QueenBeryl
This book was really good and I would suggest it to anyone who likes vampire books, romance novels, and/or action books. It's very interesting what Amelia portrays vampires as.Published on January 9, 2013 by Brianna Schwartz
I forgot how much I loved this book. How I don't know. I love Christopher or Kristopher, either way you want to spell it, though Kristopher is from his people killing days. Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by Cori
I don't remember how I found this book, but I really enjoy the story. Its short which is good and bad. Read morePublished on July 29, 2012 by Lauren
The first two books In the Forests of the Night, and Demon in My View in my opionion were much better than this one. Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by Jacque Cartwright
I thought this book was okay, but there was nothing very special about it. The story line was ok, but Sarah, the main character, was kind of annoying. Read morePublished on March 5, 2011 by andy
This was the first Amelia Atwater Rhodes book I read, and it made me go out and buy all her books. She is one of my favorite author's. Read morePublished on June 22, 2010 by Marlene Renteria