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Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice

(The Last Vampire #1-3)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  33,436 ratings  ·  1,674 reviews
The Last Vampire
Black Blood
Red Dice

As to blood -
ah, blood, the whole subject fascinates me. I do like that as well, warm and dripping, when I am thirsty....

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 ret
Paperback, Omnibus, 594 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Simon Pulse (first published 1998)
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Leala Carper Absolutely! In high school I HATED reading. I picked this book up and read the entire series. If you love vampire novels read it! If you want to go ch…moreAbsolutely! In high school I HATED reading. I picked this book up and read the entire series. If you love vampire novels read it! If you want to go cheaper find the original series. same book.(less)
Jenn Lecher Yes. It is. If you've read the first three novellas, that is the same thing.…moreYes. It is. If you've read the first three novellas, that is the same thing.(less)

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Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
(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
Dec 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
Nov 24, 2010 rated it did not like it
but hey,
I still love you.
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Brandon Rucker
Jun 25, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: partially-read
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
Sarah Mac
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 fa
"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
Oct 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Kristen "Kirby"
Jan 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: mature 12-14 year old Pike fans
Recommended to Kristen "Kirby" by: My friend
Shelves: ya, reviews
The Last Vampire- ☆
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 ☆
Lisa M.
Jul 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
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Sep 27, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
Nov 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own
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
Sep 02, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Jan 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
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

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
Nov 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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In this bind-up, readers get the first three books of Christopher Pike's series, The Last Vampire. This series features a five thousand year old vampire named Sita, or "Alisa", living in the modern world. The first book starts with Alisa discovering that somebody is investigating her, and after she promises a dying man to look after his son, she meets Ray. Alisa is drawn to Ray, but there is more at stake than friendship a
Apr 01, 2010 rated it liked it
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
May 05, 2010 rated it did not like it
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May 27, 2014 rated it liked it
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. ...more
Claire- Louise
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book but eventually found it a little too long.
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
3 ½ Stars

The Last Vampire is the first book in The Last Vampire series by Christopher Pike. This is the first intriguing instalment in a six book series. Here we meet Sita/Alisa who is a 5000+ year-old vampire, and the last vampire on earth. She keeps a low profile, living and hunting amongst human. She’s careful about not to draw attention to herself, and hides who/what she really is. But her world is about to be turned upside down- she’s being hunted, with a large target on her back. Who is st
Cassie    'The Thinker Go Go Go Go' Mis. Roben Goodfellow'\Isabelle Lightwood
I am officially done reading this now! Yay!! And I got it done before weeks end which is even better.
Where to start... Well a long time ago I picked this up an started it but then put it down in favor of something else. I'm just glad that I picked this up again and read it. Seeing as it's so good.
Sita is the main charter that's a vampire. While some other authors make vampires seem as if their happy to live forever, an all that. All is not so with Sita. While she is kick ass and I love her. S
Jan 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 7th-grade
This book was really good. It showed how no matter what you are, you are equal to everyone. It shows that one person can overcome another person that thinks their better then everyone else. And that’s what Alisa did. Yeah she might not be as powerful as everyone else, but she has a mind of her own. She thinks for herself and does what she thinks is right. It reminds me of real life. Some people want to be like other people, because they think that person has the good life. Alisa doesn’t. She do ...more
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
Aug 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Last Vampire – Black Blood – Red Dice

Meet Alisa Perne. The things you know or think you know about vampires are purely fiction. Alisa is a five thousand year old vampire. She does not kill her victims for blood but drinks only enough and makes them forget and leaves them with no memory of it and no marks. She can also go out into the sunlight without any adverse effects like going up in flames. The sun does weaken her powers and makes her tired. She does not sleep in a coffin but in a bed an
Hailey Ray
Nov 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
I wouldn't have picked this up on my own, but this was a gift. All things considered, it was a good choice for me since I like young adult fiction AND vampires. I also went through a Christopher Pike phase in my oh so long ago middle school years. (Although my husband...the wonderful gift giver did not actually know that. That said, I was intrigued by this book when I started reading it.

I was quickly disappointed. This book was actually four books in one and each was more disjointed than the las
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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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