Though nobody at her high school knows it, Jessica is a published author. Her vampire novel, Tiger, Tiger, has just come out under the pen name Ash Night. Now two new students have just arrived in Ramsa, and both want Jessica’s attention. She has no patience with overly friendly Caryn, but she;s instantly drawn to Alex, a self-assured, mysterious boy who seems surprisingly familiar. If Jessica didn’t know better she’d think Aubrey, the alluring villain from her novel had just sprung to life. That’s impossible, of course; Aubrey is a figment of her imagination. Or is he?
Now first I want to say if this book interests you and you want to check it out, wait! Demon in My View is the second installment in the Den of Shadows series, so please check out the first installment, In the Forests of the Night.
I want to start by saying that the reason I chose this book is because this was the book that first sparked my interest in writing when I was 13. Now at the age of 26 I figured I’d give it a review from an adults perspective. That being said I still love the Demon in My View.
The main character, Jessica, is not your average teen. There’s something dark and mysterious about her, besides the fact that shes a secret author. When I was young I could really find myself relating to her moody sarcastic ways. As an adult I empathized with her but I’m not going to lie some of the ways she acts is kind of annoying.
As for the male lead, Alex (no spoilers here haha), is every dark moody chicks fantasy. At times I couldn’t help but chuckle at the banter between him and other characters, which is some of the big highlights for me. I also enjoy that even though the book is told in third person you still get a few moments of his perspective on the story from time to time.
All in all its a good read, that I was able to complete in a couple of hours, while chasing two munchkins around. The idea of an authors world being brought to life is an intriguing one that holds your attention, and if that doesn’t do it for you then the exchange between characters should.
Last thing I would like to point out is that this author was first published when she was 14! That’s amazing! Demon In My View was published when she was 16, and the writing style does show that. If you can get past some of the naive points in the story then it can be very enjoyable!