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Thirst No 1 The Last Vampire / Black Blood / Red Dice - Last Vampire, Bks 1-3 Author:Christopher Pike Alisa has been in control of her urges for the five thousand years she has been a vampire. She feeds but does not kill, and she lives her life on the fringe to maintain her secret. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive. Her quest leads her to Ray. He is the only person who can help her; he als... more »o has every reason to fear her. Alisa must get closer to him to ensure her immortality. But as she begins to fall in love with Ray, suddenly there is more at stake than her own life..
Alisa isn't like the modern meaning of the word "vampire". She doesn't turn into ashes when exposed to the sun, she can wear a crucifix without cringing, her heart beats like any human, she can digest food, and the list goes on. She does feed but never does she kill. In fact, in order to live she must not make another vampire. Little does she know that that's going to change...
Alisa, a fearless and cold woman, thinks she has been the last vampire walking on Earth for five thousand years but then she gets a call from a private investigator requesting a meeting. He reveals to her that someone wants to find out more about her and her strange activities. She starts suspecting that perhaps she is not alone in this world. It turns out that Yaksha, her creator, is hunting her. Now, she must request the help of Ray, her lover, Seymour, the nerd with prophetic dreams and AIDS, FBI agent Joel, and Andy, the scientist, in order to put an end to it all..« less
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Dreadful! The main character, Alisa, is unlikeable and unbelievable. I could not connect with her at all, which I partially blame on the writing style. It is downright horrible. It reminds me of junior high english class. The sentences are no longer then 10 words, so they are feel blunt and cut short. It leaves the context feeling empty and choppy, and hard to follow. I realize it's directed at the young adult but I feel there are many other novels out there written far better and are far more enjoyable than this one. I recommend you spend your money, and your time, elsewhere.
This book is actually a re-release of Christopher Pike's "The Last Vampire" teen series from the mid-nineties. This book includes the first three (of six) books in that series. They were relaxing quick and easy reads, which I enjoyed. Sita (or Alisa, as is her modern name) is a 5,000 year old vampire and the story is told from her point of view. I thought each story became progressively more interesting and enjoyable, as Pike weaves flashbacks of Sita's past into it along with some twists and turns. As are a lot of vampires, Sita is not a monster. I do think Sita seemed to kill unnessesarily at times, which bothered me, although the killing isn't very graphic. Pike seems to write tastefully.
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys vampire stories.
Currently 1/5 Stars.
Amy (mischiefmanaged) reviewed Thirst, No 1: The Last Vampire / Black Blood / Red Dice (Last Vampire, Bks 1-3) on
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Not a fan. Although the writing is clearly for younger readers, I do not think the content is appropriate. The leading lady had two things on her mind: sex and killing. Although the author does not go into a lot of detail in the sex scene, the leading lady uses her "charm" to manipulate and then happily kills whoever gets in her way (everyone). I was disappointed with these books and found the heroine completely unlikeable.
Mr G. (starman) reviewed Thirst, No 1: The Last Vampire / Black Blood / Red Dice (Last Vampire, Bks 1-3) on
Best. Vampire. Ever.
She is a force to be reckoned with. And she's the very last vampire. Or is she?
If you like your vampires experienced, fierce, beautiful, and deadly, you won't be disappointed. If you only care about old vampires chasing teenagers, stay away. Here we have a serious, fascinating, but imperfect vampire with a history worth telling.
And I LIKE the way she talks. She is very serious and concise most of the time (as an ancient vampire should be), with an unexpected sense of humor at times.
My 13-year old reader leaves me notes inside these books. This one simply said "LOVE This Book!!!"
Read all the "Thirst" books, starting with #1. Each of the books (1,2,3...) is actually a collection of 3 books previously published separately in the 1980s by Christoper Pike, a popular author of young adult fare. These are large paperbacks, and you get your money's worth.
I borrowed this from a friend since I had a shortage of books to read. The plot grabbed me instantly but it quickly fizzled out for me. I felt so sorry for Sita. I mean can't this girl catch a break! It quit reading After her second love interest in the present time got killed. I finally picked it back up and finished it. It was okay and since my friend has the second book I'm willing to give it another chance.
I admit to having had no experience with Pike's wrwiting until this book, and I admit it took me some time to get through this book. The stories are good, and the way he goes from one to the next flows well, I can't truly say why it took me so long to read this one, much less the 2nd one. It is a different look at vampires and how they are made and such, so I will give him kudos for creativity with an old subject matter.