Friday, October 23, 2015

Book Review: The Last Vampire

Title - The Last Vampire
Author - Christopher Pike 
Series - The Last Vampire #1
Genre - YA Vampires
Published - May 1st 1994
Publisher Hodder Childrens

Alisa Perne is the last vampire. Beautiful and brilliant, she hunts alone, living among humans, living off humans. But someone is stalking her. Someone wants her dead. And Alisa has a choice to make - to keep a long held promise or protect the mortal she seems to be falling for.

Decided to do a re-read of one of my favorite teen novels The Last Vampire. Alisa is a five thousand year old vampire currently living in Oregon. She has been called into a meeting with a private detective who’s been watching her only to find out that he’s been hired to find her. However she kills him before learning anything other than a name who hired him. The only thing she can do is dispose of the body and clean the office hopefully she can get his son to let her in.

Thanks to being super rich Alisa finds herself registered in as many classes as the detectives son Ray in hopes of being able to get into his computer. However school may not be the only thing she has to overcome when she encounters his girlfriend as well as a student who has can sense there is something different about her. Will Alisa find out who is hunting her down before it’s too late?

Alisa is an interesting character it’s fun to see how her mind works even though she’s 5000 years old she still has issues just like everyone else. This isn’t my first encounter with Alisa I’ve read the series a few times so I knew what to expect because I do remember the story. I know that she’s just going to get better as the story progresses and we learn more about her past as well as why she is the way she is. 

It’s been a long time since I’ve read The Last Vampire but it was one of my favorites as a young teen, and even remembers my parents rushing me to the book store to pick up the newest one. I admit that I haven’t read the newer novels that came out in the last few years because I can’t imagine where the story would go after the original story ended. As one of my first vampire series Alisa is still one of my favorites and I think she was ahead of her time. In true Christopher Pike Fashion The Last Vampire is an action packed novel with blood and suspense that leaves you on the edge of your seat till the very end. My only complaint is the story was short but thankfully I have several more novels of Alisa to get my fix. 

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