Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spotlight on Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Did you know that author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes had her first book published in 1999 when she was just 14-years-old?!

It's true! This now famous author of teen monster books got her start as a teen herself! Here's a list of some of her titles! Be sure to check out Amelia's homepage to learn more about her: www.randomhouse.com/features/atwaterrhodes/about.htm

Atwater-Rhodes, A. (1999) In the Forests of the Night: A Den of Shadows Book. New York, New York: Laurel-Leaf. Risika appears to be seventeen-years-old girl, but is, in fact, a three-hundred-year-old vampire who sleeps in Concord, Massachusetts during the day, but hunts in New York City at night. Risika lives a solitary life until, one day, she receives a black rose on her pillow: the same flower she was given on the night she was transformed into a vampire.
Atwater-Rhodes, A. (2000) Demon In My View: A Den of Shadows Book. New York, New York: Laurel-Leaf. High school senior, Jessica Allodola, loves nothing more than to write stories about vampires. When one of the vampires she’s created shows up at her school as a new student, however, she finds that her imaginary world is much more real than she thought.
Atwater-Rhodes, A. (2001) Shattered Mirror: A Den of Shadows Book. New York, New York: Laurel-Leaf. Sarah Tigress Vida comes from a long line of vampire-hunting witches and is proud to carry on the tradition of her family. Her ability to hunt is called into question, however, when she befriends vampire siblings Nissa and Christopher, and discovers that Christopher’s twin, Nikolas, murdered one of her ancestors.
Atwater-Rhodes, A. (2002) Midnight Predator: A Den of Shadows Book. New York, New York: Laurel-Leaf. Vampire-hunter Turquoise Draka has been assigned the task of assassinating the evil Jeshikah, founder of the vampire sanctuary, Midnight. Posing as a human slave, Turquoise infiltrates Midnight, only to be confronted by painful memories from her past.
Atwater-Rhodes, A. (2003) Hawksong: The Kiesha’ra, Volume 1. New York, New York: Delacorte Press. Danica Shardae is an avian shapeshifter and together, she and  friend Zane Cobriana, a serpent shapeshifter, are caught in a centuries-long war between their people. Can Danica and Zane find a way to end the bloodshed and live in peace?
Atwater-Rhodes, A. (2004) Snakecharm: The Kiesha’ra, Volume 2. New York, New York: Delacorte Press. Zane Cobriana and Danica Shardae are married and have ended the war between their people. When Danica becomes pregnant, however, conflict arises over which tradition the child shall be raised in.
Atwater-Rhodes, A. (2005) Falcondance: The Kiesha’ra, Volume 3. New York, New York: Delacorte Press. Nicias, a falcon shapeshifter from the land of Ahnmik, is one of the personal guards to Oliza, daughter of Zane Cobriana and Danica Shardae, and heir to the throne. When Nicias becomes haunted by dreams of his homeland, his loyalty to Oliza is tested after his parents force him to return to Ahnmik.
Atwater-Rhodes, A. (2006) Wolfcry: The Kiesha’ra, Volume 4. New York, New York: Delacorte Press. Oliza Shardae Cobriana must choose between serpent shapeshifter Urban and avian shapeshifter Marus for her future king. Conflict erupts between the two races when the princess is kidnapped and a note is found stating that Oliza does not want to be queen.
Atwater-Rhodes, A. (2007) Wyvernhail: The Kiesha’ra, Volume 5. New York, New York: Delacorte Press. Hai has always been considered an outside in Wyvern’s Court due to her unusual bloodline: her mother is a falcon and her deceased father, a cobra. When Hai’s cousin, Oliza, refuses to be queen of Wyvern’s Court, Hai is plagued with visions of a terrible future for her new home.

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