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La Promesse (The Last Vampire #1)

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  7,548 Ratings  ·  344 Reviews
Je m'appelle Alisa Perne. Je suis intelligente, plutôt cultivée et dotée d'un formidable appétit de vivre.
J'ai de superbes cheveux blonds et des yeux d'un bleu électrique. Bref, tout pour plaire et pour être heureuse.
Il n'y a qu'un petit problème... On me donne 18ans, mais j'en ai plus de 5000. Et surtout, je suis une vampire. La dernière de mon espèce.
Et, parfois, je me s
Mass Market Paperback, 189 pages
Published October 20th 2010 by J'ai Lu (first published May 1st 1994)
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Dec 13, 2010 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
I completely adored this series when I was younger. Even looking back, I feel that it hit upon some of the classic elements of vampire literature that I love so much--the origin of the Vampire, and the origins of the main character (also a vampire). Sita is a wonderful heroine--hardcore on account of her age and experience, but she hasn't let that turn her emotionally cold. The cast is just as wonderful, and I remember crying so much when I read the final book, partly because of the events and p ...more
Jun 10, 2015 Nikoleta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Νουβελα σε πρωτοπροσωπη αφηγηση απο την οπτικη γωνια μιας σκοτεινης εκδικητικης ηρωιδας. Μας αφηγηται με μια ελαφρως καυστικη, καπου καπου χιουμοριστικη νοτα το παρον που βιωνει αλλα με αρκετα flash back στο παρελθον της.Ετσι τα κομματια που ενωνουμε μας βοηθαει να ξεδιαλυνουμε το μυστηριο που την περιβαλλει. Παρά τις λιγες σελίδες του, καταφερνει να δώσει στον αναγνωστη οσα αυτος μπορει να αποζηταει απο ενα βιβλιο αυτου του είδους, δραση, ερωτα, μυστηριο, δραση, δραση, δραση! Η Σιτα, αρχαια και ...more
Sep 20, 2016 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight fans, people who read it over ten years ago
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I wish I could remember who recommended this book to me so I could smack them upside the head! What an atrocious, awful book!
Jul 03, 2010 Angela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: vampire, teen
I couldn't finish it, it was so freakin' dumb. Yes, I realize it is written for teens, but give them some credit, they still want something well written without blatant inaccuracies --- Inaccurate you say, it is a vampire novel, and last time I checked they don't exist -- well, near the beginning, Mr. Pike has his main character (who is SOOOO very annoying) say she has read Dracula, has even met Mr. Stoker -- but he had it wrong, because the sunlight is not her mortal enemy ---- READ THE BOOK!!! ...more
Eric Rittenhouse
i LOVED this book when I was younger, and to this day I pick it up for a quick fun read. It wasnt until I was older did I appreciate all of the Hindu influence and relationship between Sita and Krishna. When Twilight became huge, I distanced myself from it because of its similar tones. I did see the movie of Twilight and the whole time thinking... Why wasn't "The Last Vampire" ever made into a movie series??? It has much more passion and the story has about 800 times more "meat" (from what I hav ...more
Sakura Koneko
Aug 12, 2007 Sakura Koneko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes vampires
Shelves: favorites
I ended up finding this book in my school library as a child, and liking vampire novels the way I did, I decided to read it.

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).
Jun 13, 2012 Barakiel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Indian mysticism
Shelves: vampires
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
Dec 02, 2008 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in an actually good vampire story
my all time favorite series of books. i don't care what you think. i am in love with the main character, and her interactions with Krishna inspired a lot of the thoughts i went on to have about life and spirituality. i have 'maya' tattooed on my wrist.
these books began my life long infatuation with vampires, and NOTHING created since then has come even close! No movie, no book, no tv show, nothing. THIS is how a vampire story should be. honestly, i read ann rice after this, and was sorely disap
Sara Hemenway
3.5 stars for enjoyment factor.

Nothing hugely groundbreaking here, but it probably was 20 years ago! Now vampires are a common literary staple. Writing was ok, and the story was entertaining. It's book popcorn: tastes good, eaten before you know it, but not really that filling.

I would be a little displeased about the cliffhanger if I didn't have the other books. :)
This was a fun summer read for me. Strong female vampire and I really like her storied history. Also, I kept thinking, "This is the way vampires should be!".

Easy reading, fun, and kept me entertained.
Nov 15, 2009 Leeanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 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
This book just didn't hook me in, despite my love for vampire novels. For a start, i disliked the protagonist because she reminded me of Elena from the Vampire Diaries. She hardly has any modesty (and she was too bloodthirsty for my liking). Plus, the more you read, the more tedious it got for me. In the book it clearly says she doesn't wear makeup but you can see that she clearly does wear makeup in the front cover (not this one, but the one that she has bright blue eyes and blonde/ brown h ...more
Feb 01, 2016 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
I loved the narrator's voice. Reading it, you can feel that Alisa/Sita is not human. Ancient. She spoke like a Vulcan, except that she still had the passion of a human, and power far beyond what we know.

When I started reading this, I thought it was going to be "another vampire book". But it was different than what I was used to. After finishing it, I looked at when this book was published. 1994. This book predates any vampire book I've ever read (except Bram Stoker's Dracula, of course), and as
Dec 19, 2014 Maham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extremely biased. Read it when I was a kid and enjoyed it a lot. If I read it again, I'd probably not like it as much, but eh whatever. It was tons of fun.
Mandy Sickle
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 ric
Sep 18, 2013 Meera rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I started reading The Last Vampire, I felt that it had a lot of potential. Alisa AKA Sita was a very powerful, witty and selfish character which actually made me excited about the book.
Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectation. I felt that the storyline and the plot lacked a lot; everything was rushed; not to mention the silly love between Sita and Ray. They instantly fell in love and would die for each other, and what? They have only known each other for 5 minutes? *roll eyes*.
Mikella Etchegoyen
Another Vampire series that I started. I have the first two Thirst volumes that contain the first six books in the series. I’ve read one of the six and I’m a good way into the second. I’m kind of on the fence about the series so far. I kind of like the storyline and the characters—the origin story of the vampire is interesting and a bit different than the conventional vampire stories. But there are some things about the writing that kind of pull me out of the story.

The series is about a 5000 yea
May 06, 2013 Sabrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The very first book that got me into vampires back as a young adolescent, even though I probably shouldn't have been reading Pike at such an early age! And I'm definitely not talking fluffy, sparkly, "vegetarian" vampires either... I'm talking about bad ass powerful vampires that think of nothing of spreading bloodshed IF need be. Sita is a wonderfully strong character, although--as cliche as this may be--her only flaw is that she cares too much, despite alternating between loving and hating hum ...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Ο Christopher Pike, αποτελεί έναν από τους πιο cult συγγραφείς φανταστικών και τρομακτικών ιστοριών, στην σύγχρονη λογοτεχνία από τη δεκαετία του '80, με τη φήμη του να φτάνει μέχρι το σήμερα. Πέραν των αυτοτελών μυθιστορημάτων του, ο συγγραφέας, από το 1986 κι έπειτα, επιδόθηκε και στην συγγραφή ιστοριών, των οποίων η δράση θα εξελισσόταν σε περισσότερα από ένα βιβλία. Το 1994 κυκλοφόρησε το πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς "The Last Vampire" η οποία και έφτασε πλέον και στη χώρα μας, υιοθετώντας όμως τ ...more
Weeell, it could've been better. Sita, the vampire protagonist and narrator, was so comically conceited that it was hard to take her, or the story, seriously.

"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
This was the first Vampire novel I ever read, swiftly followed by the Nightworld vampires and then Dracula.... Considering the way vampire novels are at the moment (where the vampires are sex incarnate) and how I dislike that type of novel I'm surprised by how much I still like this book. I'm presuming a large part of that is due to my fond memories of reading this in the school library or how hard it was for the little local bookshop to source copies for me.

Alisa/Sita is very much the modern va
Síta se po světě prochází již nějaký ten pátek. Každou chvíli si mění jméno, aby omylem neupozornila na svou upíří podstatu. Zatím jí vše vycházelo do posledního detailu. To by se ale nesměl objevit jistý detektiv, který se až příliš šťourá v jejích osobních záležitostech. Nemuselo by to dopadnout dobře - pro něj. Jenže jeho smrt Sítu ani v nejmenším neuspokojí. Musí zjistit, kdo po ní pátrá a co po ní vlastně chce. Měla by být přeci posledním upírem, tak proč cítí to podivné mrazení v zátylku?

Sep 30, 2014 Kitty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Argh, this book makes me want to take my head in my hands and weep from the massive head ache it causes. I'm giving three stars for the sake of my 13 year old self who is crying out at ear splitting levels about how much she loved this book and another star for a unique premise and I'm leaving that last star empty - as empty as Pike's writing skills and as hollow as his characters. Oh, and now that you've read that horrid, discouraging little line let me tell you how much you should read this bo ...more
Apr 02, 2015 Skylar rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy this first instalment but the way it is written does remind me strongly of Anne Rice. I did enjoy the stories of Krishna and how Yaksha came to be.
A friend and her daughter highly recommended and lent me this series so I'ma gonna keep going.
Lynsey Dalladay
Dec 23, 2015 Lynsey Dalladay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this as a teenager and am rereading the series again over 15 years later. I love Christopher Pike, brings back happy memories.
Felicia Skyfall
Jan 04, 2015 Felicia Skyfall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good! Not my favorite book, but I'm excited to read the rest of the series, when I get more money and read more books
Rachel Heine
Oct 07, 2015 Rachel Heine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read these as a pre-teen. Going back through them again now - this one totally holds up.
Extreme Bookaholics
Sita's story peeked my interest from the beginning. I loved the story line where you see into her past and what has become of her present. although I was disappointed in the fact even though the main story was of Yaksha and Sita but there was alot left out. she hated him but loved him in a way, Yaksha loved her in his own twisted way but was willing to go thru great lengths to avoid his destiny. But then theirs Ray, love happened really quick for them, i was expecting alot of trails for them as ...more
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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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