The Last Vampire (The Last Vampire #1)
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I first read this book several years ago. When I first read I was not aware it was actually a series. However I more recently came across them in a sale. Re-reading the book was great. I still really enjoyed it. Sita/Alisa is a great character who is easily like-able. This series dismisses a lot of the standard vampire threats and concepts. Such as crosses, coffins and burning in the sun. Sita acts and fits in as a 'normal' high school girl in this first book. She draws close to one of the stude...more
I read this book almost 20 years ago, so please bear with me. I remember the heroine in this one seeming older (and not just because she's 5000) than the girls in some other books h...more
The series is about a 5000 yea...more
Most of all, though, I loved the raw emotion in this book....more
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 last vampire left on earth. Reborn more than five thousand years ago, she has mostly stayed out of the spotlight, content to observe events and live h...more
This book did not disappoint me because it had the usual Pike moments littered throughout it. There are moments that feel too big to be true, but that is what makes these books interesting to read. This book primarily focuses on Sita, w...more
She finds out a PI has been investigating her and begins her search to find out who hired him. Naturally, the PI doesn’t survive long. In between, she enrolls in a high school under the name of Alisa and b...more
I really loved Sita and everything about her character. Watching her try to navigate high school was hilarious, but the love story was still really...more
I loved the first installment of the series and I think this is the best Vam...more
Every weekend I find myself spending hours in a bookshop picking out another book for me to get my nose stuck in too, that was when I came across “The Last Vampire”, a series by Christopher Pike.
“Death never comes at the right time, despite what mortals believe. Death always comes like a thief.”
The Last Vampire is set out in three volumes with two books in each. They tell the story of a five thousand year old vampire, Alisa Perne. Alisa believes she is the last blood thi...more
The book opens with a brief narration. A young woman, who appears to be in her late teens named Alisa Perne, is not what she appears to be. She is a 5,000 year old vampire, and to her knowledge the last of her kind. Many of the tales about vampires are wrong. None of the things that can supposedly be harmful to a vampire, are really true. She can stay out during the day, but such a feat was incredibly difficult until she aged a couple thousand years. She could die from sufficient injuries, such...more
While I think many of his standalones are much stronger (Whisper of Death, Remember Me, Season of Passage, and Scavenger Hunt, for example), his approach to...more
I like the story and its fast pacing. I definitely see myself staying up late for this. I am intrigued as to how the story will go. The only threat-Yaksha- whom we know about, has realized he does not need to kill Sita and Ray, and is probably dead because of the explosion. Sita, on the other hand, is unlikely dead because she is after all the protagonist of the...more
I was a little surprised, it was awfully violent during some parts, and for some reason had a slight science fiction feel to me.
I liked the book even though it seemed like a little bit of a rough start to a series (as most people don't tend to like Sita/Alisa as a main character due to her self-absorbedness).
Can't really think of any.
1. The writing. It was cold and clipped and weird... Which is okay for the narrator, who is a very old vampire. It makes sense for her to have a strange "voice". Unfortunately that is not all it is: When we get to the American teenage dialogue, they sound exactly the same. They all have the same voice. They all speak in complete sentences, with complete words. There are no colloquialisms that I know of.
Example: I scratch on his window with my hard nails and gi...more
"I did it this way, BUT, of course, I didn't have to do it this way, for I am a vampire. In case you haven't grasped that yet."
Vamps with no weaknesses are dull indeed.
Her speech is overly-formal, which is obviously an attempt by Pike to make her sound antiquated. Unfortunately, it just alienates her from the reader and makes it hard to emp...more
It is strange to me that the main character is supposed t...more
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...more