Young Adult

Welcome to Nyeusigrube, the Den of Shadows, a world that is similar to ours, but rich with magic (for good or ill).  Complex civilizations of vampires, shapeshifters and witches live alongside humans- sometimes hiding, sometimes peacefully intermingling, and occasionally striving to dominate all those they consider their prey.

The Den of Shadows series includes nine contemporary young adult novels, two related series and three short stories published between 1999 and 2016.  Though the series has concluded, Amelia has discussed returning to the characters and the world in the aftermath of the final contemporary novel, Promises to Keep, at some point in the future.

Though the contemporary Den of Shadows books are a series, and take place in the same world in and in approximately the order of their publication, they are mostly designed to stand alone (the exception is All Just Glass, which is a direct sequel to Shattered Mirror).  They can be read out of order, but they do build on each other, and long-term readers will find cross-references and times where events from one story have triggered the events in the next.

The complete series, in order of publication, includes:

Return to Den of Shadows

Maeve'ra Trilogy
"The Assassin"* (tentative)

* "Empire of Dirt" is a short story featured in the anthology 666: The Number Of The Beast.  "Rebel," "Prophet" and "Assassin" are e-short companion stories to the Maeve'ra Trilogy.


      1. I really hope we get to see some of the Den of Shadows characters in the future! I love some of them!

      2. Would love a follow up story to Turquoise and Jaguar.

      3. I just reread both Demon in My View and Shattered Mirror (I'm starting In the Forests of the Night next!) since I first stumbled across them as a freshman in high school ten years ago. (I remember actually doing a writing assignment on Shattered Mirror in English class back then). I was just reminded in my re-read, how much I love the character Aubrey, and lament that Jessica's novel Tiger, Tiger does not exist in our world. Will we ever see Aubrey again? It may be too much to ask, but I really hope so! (Also, as a young author myself way back when, knowing that you were so young when you first were published really made you one of my role models)
        Thank you for such wonderful stories <3

      4. I began reading Amelia's books when I was about 9 years old. I began with In the Forests of the Night. And to this day, some 14 years later, I am still in complete agreement that Amelia is my all time favorite author. Every book I have read has been made a piece of who I am. They have helped me through many rough times in my life. I do hope she continues her work and I would love to read more of Nyeusigrube.
        "When the stars threw down their spears
        And water'd heaven with their tears:
        Did he smile his work to see?
        Did he who made the Lamb make thee?" <3

      5. I would like to know what happened to Aubrey and jaguar. Will they be coming back? And are the new books a lead up to the den of shadows?

      6. I just re-read In the Forests, (I'm starting over, I've read every book you've ever released), and I realized we never saw Risika again. She's the mother of all these amazing stories, and Aubrey showed up again, but Risika gained all that power, discovered her brother's alive, and...she just disappears into the night? I would love to see her emerge from the ashes of Midnight or turns out she was the most powerful one all along...

      7. I’ve been reading your books for years and I absolutely love them. Lately, I’ve had no time to read but I love listening to audiobooks. Will you allow your books to be published as audiobooks sometime soon?