Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shattered Mirror by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Book Details
Shattered Mirror by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Paperback, 240 pages
2003, Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0440229405
Series: Book 3 in the Den of Shadows series

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.

Shattered Mirror would have been exactly like the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer if Buffy has been less perky and faked a more "tough-girl" act. Sarah is a vampire hunting witch. She kills vampires because they are bad by definition. That is until she meets Christopher. He's a good vampire. When he was eating humans, he went by a slightly different name - Kristopher. Even though she fights it, she falls for him. Sound familiar?

The story isn't bad, the writing is simple and there isn't much graphic violence. Overall, the book wouldn't be a bad fit for the youngest of teen fiction readers. Nothing new is covered and older readers will have seen it all before.



  1. Hmmmm....will probably pass on this one. Thanks for the review!

  2. For me this book was all sorts of new because I read it when it first came out 7 years ago, and paranormal was very, very slim. My how reading has changed, lol