Honestly, I find the writing to be awful. Biased opinion aside, I know I myself have written better things than this, and it is she that gets the published series and the accolades. A few other issues I have with the book: - Everyone is apparently a Barbie or Ken doll, and the cast is incredibly whitewashed I think Marguerite might have been briefly mentioned to have been a little tanner than others? In fact, it made it confusing as the spellings got switched back and forth for their names several times throughout the book, and sometimes there was no context for it Nikolas suddenly became Nicholas and then changed back to Nikolas in the span of a sentence and a half. In my opinion, real love does not happen in ten days, whether your a vampire, a witch, a human, or something else. The revelation at the end that Christopher loved Sarah made me want to throw the book down in frustration and call shenanigans.
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In middle school, Atwater-Rhodes was questioned by an English teacher when a girl she knew proceeded to brag that Atwater-Rhodes was trying to get a book published. As it turns out, the English teacher was also a literary agent and asked to read some of her work. This teacher later represented Atwater-Rhodes. The first draft of the novel was completed in August of that year.
In mid-February , Atwater-Rhodes met her agent, Tom Hart , and he would go on to contact her to announce that Random House had accepted her manuscript for publication. Hart also stated that it would be published on April 14, , her fourteenth birthday.
The novel, however, was not published until May 11, ,  two years after she began working on the manuscript. The novel was written in first-person narrative , a feat she did not repeat in the three later novels. Hart stated that the novel was "the fastest sale [he] ever had. The novel was praised highly by critics such as Publishers Weekly who called it "Insightful Atwater-Rhodes graduated Concord-Carlisle High in , a year early  because she completed her junior and senior years simultaneously.
All the novels in the series are told in first-person narrative , a feat she had not done since her first novel. The first volume in the set of novels was released in July , titled Hawksong. Hawksong tells the story of a young woman named Danica Shardae, who is a princess and hawk shapeshifter of the Avian court, who also narrates the story. She tells of how all she has known all her life is war and all that she wants is to put an end to it.
The third novel in the series, Falcondance was released in September  and is told by Nicias Silvermead. The story takes place nineteen years after the events of Snakecharm. The fourth novel in the series, Wolfcry was released in September The story is told by Hai and reveals everything that was hinted at in the prior novels.
Voice of Youth Advocates called Snakecharm "Amazing. On July 10, she released her thirteenth novel entitled Poison Tree. The titles were also announced in the same post. Three short stories, only available as E-Books, are also being released that are related to the series. In March she announced that her first trilogy for adults had been purchased by Harper Voyage Impulse-part of HarperCollins. The first book in the Mancer trilogy Of the Abyss was released digitally on August 30, and the paperback is set to be released on November 1, This new trilogy has no direct ties to the Den of Shadows world but Atwater-Rhodes stated in her blog that "Message board veterans may even remember some drabbles and a Reality: Nyeusigrube appearance by Umber and Hansa, characters from the first novel, Of the Abyss.
On February 26 and 27, ,  she announced on her blog that she was engaged to her partner, Mandi McCrensky, of two years. On December 2, , in a blog post, Atwater-Rhodes confirmed that the divorce became official on November 1, In , Atwater-Rhodes converted to Judaism. She also has a daughter, Rebecca "Becks," born in and a son, Michael, born Website[ edit ] Atwater-Rhodes operates, codes, and participates actively in her own website, AtwaterRhodes.
A previous site, The Den of Shadows ,  became defunct in late However, as of December , most of the site was inaccessible. The new site was announced in a blog post  and on her Facebook and Twitter accounts as a replacement for the old site, and includes a blog and, formerly, a message board.
Common themes and traits[ edit ] The books often have misunderstood, quiet, lonesome protagonists who often have supernatural abilities along with a tough exterior and interior. They usually have had difficult or unpredictable pasts. Demon in My View, Midnight Predator, Falcondance , Wolfcry , Wyvernhail The antagonists are often extremely violent, politically powerful, possess supernatural powers, think highly of themselves, and have "short fuses. Atwater-Rhodes often describes architecture and art in her work.
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Demon in My View was written two years later. The aura of vampires seeping from the house in front of her was nearly overwhelming. She drove around the block once, then stopped her car a couple of yards away from the white Volvo she had been following. She was lucky she had been planning on crashing a different party, or she would never have been ready for this one.
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Her line of witches are the most powerful of the mortal vampire-hunting witches and are very attack oriented. Instead, they feed on animals and willing humans. After intense internal debate Sarah decides to reveal her identity to Christopher and a wall appears between them. She manages to escape with the help of her sister Adianna.
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In middle school, Atwater-Rhodes was questioned by an English teacher when a girl she knew proceeded to brag that Atwater-Rhodes was trying to get a book published. As it turns out, the English teacher was also a literary agent and asked to read some of her work. This teacher later represented Atwater-Rhodes. The first draft of the novel was completed in August of that year. In mid-February , Atwater-Rhodes met her agent, Tom Hart , and he would go on to contact her to announce that Random House had accepted her manuscript for publication.