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The Last Vampire: Collector's Edition Volume 1 (The Last Vampire #1-3)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  27,487 ratings  ·  1,458 reviews
I am a vampire, and that is the truth. But the modern meaning of the word vampire, the stories that have been told about creatures such as I, are not precisely true. I do not turn to ash in the sun, nor do I cringe when I see a crucifix. I wear a tiny gold cross around my neck now, but only because I like it. I cannot command a pack of wolves to attack or fly through the a ...more
Paperback, Collectors Edition Volume 1, 592 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Archway Paperbacks
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(This review is for Thirst 1, 2, 3 and 4.)

For me, this is one of the most amazing books I've ever read (including Thirst 2, 3 and 4). Others might think it's a boring, brutal and horrid book but I think it's very interesting and a bit inspiring. People have judged the book by it's first few pages. I, on the other hand, have read the first up to the last installment of this series. Sita was first presented as a ruthless character. She kills in order to survive and uses her hypnotic voice on human
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What Went Write: (+5) Everything

It is not often that I run across a book I would give a perfect rating. That does not mean the book was perfect by any means, it just indicates that in my personal opinion things couldnt get much better. Sometimes it's just that rare magic feeling you get when you finish a book and have no thoughts except "Wow, that was amazing!" This is how I felt about Thirst, and I have a numbered list of my other, more tangible reasons below; because I like listing things, and
Ugh, this book was annoying from page 1.

Alisa, the narrator, is a self-obsessed, self-congratulatory PITA. At least 50% of the book is given over to "I can leap tall buildings", "I can dodge speeding bullets", "I am smokin' hot", "I am awesome in bed", "I can seduce anyone" ... you get the point.

Alisa, who falls in love in about 35 seconds ("I form relationships really fast"), and then gets her lovers in all kinds of trouble ("I am awesome and worth it"). After 5,000 years ("I am old and experie
Brandon Rucker
Even though I have my own YA novel in development, I'm not much for reading what the market has to offer in that category (98% aimed at teenaged girls). However, I found this repackaging of 3 Christopher Pike novels from 1994/95 for $3.99 on clearance at Borders and I must say the opening chapter was one of the best I've read in a while. Sets up character, mystery, intrigue, suspense and plot beautifully in about a dozen pages. It's a very well-rounded opening chapter with a great balance of bac ...more
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"The Last Vampire"

"I am a vampire, and that is the truth. But the modern meaning of the word vampire, the stories that have been told about creatures such as I, are not precisely true. I do not turn to ash in the sun, nor do I cringe when I see a crucifix. I wear a tiny gold cross now around my neck, but only because I like it. As to blood--ah, blood, the whole subject fascinates me."

I just finished reading "The Last Vampire" again after having read it about 17 years ago. I without a doubt enjo
I have read nearly every book in Christopher Pike's bibliography. Some, I've liked, some I hated so much they were physically painful to finish. I have to say that The Last Vampire was the first of his books that I absolutely loved. There are 6 books in this series, and while all of them weren't amazing, I felt the overall story was amazing. Alisa (Sita), is a 5,000 year old vampire. She's drop-dead gorgeous and she kicks major ass (literally). I loved so much about this book but the what stood ...more
I love a good anti-hero. Unfortunately, the author forgot to make Alisa a sympathetic character...or even an interesting one.

Literally every scene was an excuse for Alisa to explain how she was stronger/smarter/faster/better/hotter because she was more accomplished/more wealthy/more experienced/more badass than whatever was happening. But even her bullet-point lists o' awesomeness might've worked if not for the utterly dreadful writing. God knows I enjoy my fair share of campy authors (Dan Ross
I happened to find this book on my eReader recently, and since I'm a bit of a vampire fanatic I decided to give it a try. I decided to stop reading it after the first 5-10 pages (my intolerance levels for bad books has become significantly higher after reading the books in my trash pile ).

In my opinion this book is not only badly written (superficial and simplistic monotonous language), but it has one of the most obnoxious and self-absorbed characters ever imagined. It gets old really fast.
Kristen "Kirby"
Feb 17, 2010 Kristen "Kirby" rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mature 12-14 year old Pike fans
Recommended to Kristen "Kirby" by: My friend
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Wow, was the first book boring! Even the characters were flat and just followed Alisa like puppy dogs.(Boy: You are beautiful. Alisa: Why, yes I am. Come to my house. Boy: Uh, kay. END SCENE.) I agree with others when they said this book wasn't emotional. Alisa went about killing everyone and their grandma, but didn't really care much. Then boyfriend #1 died and I was like, 'kay moving on... I didn't care about the characters really, making me not enjoy the story.

Black Blood
Note: This review is a combination of my reviews for the first three books in "The Last Vampire" series, the books contained in "Thirst No. 1."


The Last Vampire #1, by Christopher Pike

With the recent popularity of young adult series such as Twilight, Vampire Academy, and The House of Night, some older vampire series are being republished. One such series is The Last Vampire, by Christopher Pike, first published in 1994.

"The Last Vampire" kicks off a six book series about Sita, who is the las
Hmmm.... this book kept reminding me of The Vampire Lestat, but for all the worst reasons.

Alisa, the narrator, is a self-obsessed, self-congratulatory PITA. At least 50% of the book is given over to "I can leap tall buildings" "I can dodge speeding bullets" "I am smokin' hot" "I am awesome in bed" "I can seduce anyone" ... you get the point.

Alisa, who falls in love in about 35 seconds ("I form relationships really fast"), and then gets her lovers in all kinds of trouble ("I am awesome and worth


Şimdi ben böyle bir kitaba oturur, nasıl yorum yazarım.. İnanın bilmiyorum.
Hadi artık bit, bitttt diye diye bir hal oldum.

Açıkçası seri ile ilgili çok fazla insanın kafasını karıştıran yorumlar vardı. Ya çok beğenilmiş, ya da hiç beğenilmemiş. Orta halli duruma pek rastlamadım.

Bende bunu bildiğimden, seriye şans vermek istedim. Gittim serinin 4 kitabını da birlikte aldım. O dönemde daha 5. kitap henüz piyasaya çıkmamıştı. Yani konu vampir olunca ne kad

I’ve been meaning to read Christopher Pike’s work(s) for some time; whenever I went to the library I would see his novels sitting on the shelf. For some reason, I’ve never gotten around to checking them out. On Monday I finally forced myself to with this since I have been craving to read something with vampires. . . . I wish I could have avoided this book for a little while longer. I wish I never would have forced myself to do so—as I was clearly being held back from renting this out for a reaso
Jenny Renee
Wow…..First things first I just finished the last page of this book and I don’t even know what to think. Shock. Awe. Confusion. Can you say major cliffhanger?

Anyways, this was the first book I have ever read by Christopher Pike who is the author of over 40 teen novels. Might I add what an amazing author he is. He just made the story so believable and each word was mere perfection.

This novel is about a 5 thousand year old vampire Alisa, or her original name, Sita. That is right 5 thousand year o
Oh but this is only the start of our story my dear readers….

Alisa, or Sita (that is her real name), was made 5,000 years ago by a child of a demon, named Yaksha. Once she was made, the two roamed the land and made other vampires, until they met the Hindu god Krishna. Upon meeting him, Sita takes a vow to never make another vampire again in order to be in the grace of Krishna. Yaksha takes the same vow but also to kill off every vampire in the world, but there is a stalemate obviously: how can Ya
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this book was one the worst ive ever read.. it did not keep my attention.. basically my mind would go differen places in the middle of the book.
( look at that lint ball. its just floating. hmm. i wonder if i can float. hmm. oo book. continue reading book)
i just found ridiculous that there was no feeling or emotions in the book. i felt as if i was reading the adoration of jenna fox ( would not reccommend it for nothing).
it really takes alot for me to not like a book, like seriously. while every
I used to read Christopher Pike's books when I was a tween and had a serious addiction to them. My favorite was Remember Me which I still think is a fantastic book.

I saw this on a shelf of new releases at Borders one day and decided to pick it up (at $10 it was relatively inexpensive). It was a good buy.
The first two books in the series are pretty fantastic. He lost me a bit in the third installment, but with the cliffhanger at the end of Red Dice, I'm certainly interested in picking up the re
Christopher Pike has the most elaborate but amazing books and this is no exception. When I first read the book in early 2010 I fell in love with the characters. I felt the emotions as if I were right there with them.

Alisa is a great character to have staring in any story. She is five thousand years old, so there is a lot you get to know. About her life, studies, heritage. I know this probably sounds a bit weird, despite her history, her cruelty and general viciousness not to mention being a vam
Alisa is a vampire, and has been for the last five thousand years. She is a killer and a lover. All Alisa wants is to be left alone. To live out her long life away from prying eyes for as long as she can. But someone has decided that they are very interested in Alisa. Someone has hired a private detective to learn about Alisa. Once this very same detective learns about Alisa's amazing wealth he decides to confront Alisa outright.

Once Alisa learns that this detective knows much about her, a littl
The first time I read this I was an immature reader, so naturally I loved everything about it. Rereading it, I don't enjoy it as mush as I did last time. The main character, Sita, brags about how powerful she is, how beautiful, how manipulating, etc. It's not a bad thing, matter of factly, I wish I had her confidence sometimes. The only bad thing is that the main character brags on every single page. Besides that, it has a good mystery to it, but it's not that mindblowing.
Michelle Farrell
This book is about a vampire named Alisa. who feeds on humans but doesn't kill them. but she finds out the person who created her and who was the first vampire/son of a demon is now trying to kill her. she has to try and escape when he sends 12 people after her to get her and bring her to him she is locked in gold hand cuffs these are ones she cant break through. then Yaksha the first vampire comes to get her and she knows shes not strong enough to kill her so instead. he makes her make a choose ...more
Hailey Ray
My favorite character in Thirst-The Last Vampire was Alisa Pern. I liked her because she was always so adventurous and fearless. She wasn’t afraid of anything. My least favorite character was Yaksha. He was continuously trying to kill her and I didn’t think that she deserved to die. He attempted to kill the one that she loved, but in that attempt, failed.
I kept reading the book, because there was just something always drawing me in and always something to keep my attention. The book was somethi
The Last Vampire is my absolute favorite, no contest, young adult vampire romance book. I've read this book many many times throughout my teen years. 10 years later, i'm still in love with it. I decided to read it again after reading the twilight series. Twilight can't even compare to the last vampire stories!! This is the original YA vampire series, before Twilight, Vampire Diaries, Morganville, House of Night . get the picture? Besides Anne Rice, Christopher Pike turned me (pun inteneded) ont ...more
Stacey Molina
it was horrible!!!First of all: no one talks like that. One minute Sita/Alisa/Whatever would be talking like the ancient being—which she was—and the next, she would be throwing in slag AND saying she created it. Very annoying. And then she would have the modern teenagers talking like that too. All serious and overly educated. I pictured them over enunciating like Ross from Friends.

And then all her love interests. Yeah, word of advice for any mortal men looking to date Sita: don’t. You’ll just e
This is a completely biased rating. Pike's writing is definitely not the star that I remember from my middle school days. Yes, it has a way of ensnaring me and putting me in Sita's world. No one else could write this character or her story this way. It's Pike's own, and that in itself is good. There are obviously moments that are either lacking in history (her flashbacks are very plot-oriented, and his lack of setting description makes them pretty vague as historical time periods are used) or ar ...more
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Very unique storyline and probably my favorite vampire novel. I loved Sita's character bcz she is strong, fearless and a true vampire predator. She doesn't enjoy killing unless they really tick her off, but she will defend herself and she can mutilate someone in so many ways. I liked how she would reminisce on her past and famous people in history that she encountered. Her past was full of heartache and every single lover or friend that she took in was always killed.
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Christopher Pike is the pseudonym of Kevin McFadden. He is a bestselling author of young adult and children's fiction who specializes in the thriller genre.

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

McFadden was born in New York but grew up in California where he stills lives in today. A college drop-out, he did factory work, painted houses and programm
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Other Books in the Series

The Last Vampire (6 books)
  • The Last Vampire (The Last Vampire, #1)
  • Black Blood (The Last Vampire, #2)
  • The Red Dice (The Last Vampire, #3)
  • Phantom (The Last Vampire, #4)
  • Evil Thirst (The Last Vampire, #5)
  • Creatures of Forever
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