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Thirst No. 3: The Eternal Dawn

(Thirst #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  18,444 ratings  ·  408 reviews
Alisa has spent the past five thousand years as a vampire, living alone and fighting for survival. In her loneliness, Alisa cannot resist bringing Teri—a descendant of her human family—into her life. But Alisa is surrounded by death and destruction, and just by knowing Alisa, Teri’s life is at risk.

Alisa’s guilt grows when she becomes involved in a dangerous conspiracy. A
Paperback, 478 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Simon Pulse
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Jan 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mine-mine-mine, 2011
i need to write an actual lj post about this, because WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT, CHRISTOPHER PIKE? but i'll try to write a real review first.

1. he doesn't explain how the fuck there can be a sequel until 100 pages in. this might not be a big deal, except the original series literally ends with vampires having never existed, so i spent the first hundred pages trying to figure out what year it was and how much of canon was being ignored.

2. my boyfriend's writing has not really improved, which i wouldn
May 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
So did the last book just not happen and she's a vampire again? Or what? I don't understand how there can be a volume 3
Oct 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Christopher Pike's The Last Vampire series was one of my favorite things to read as a youngster. I purchased each book as it hit the shelves and devoured them gleefully. I was so terribly unhappy that the series ended in The Last Vampire: Creatures of Forever. That said, however, the ending of that book, the end of the series, was perfect. All the loose ends were tied up into a nice little bow. All questions answered. It was over.

Imagine my surprise (and from what I've seen by poking around the
Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen)
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Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
WOAH!! Christopher Pike has PLAYED WITH YOUR MIND!!!! In Thirst 3 you find that the fun has NOT stopped!! Sita is still around!! So is Seymour, and sooooo much else!! You learn more about her maker, Yaksha, her descendent Teri, and just so much else!! I LOVED this book!! I want more!! It was too good for words!! It had you on the edge of your seat from the very beginning and left you CRAVING more just like he did in his other thirst novels!! I cannot WAIT to read the next one, it is like a physi ...more
"The Last Vampire 7: The Eternal Dawn"

Even after a decade, I love that Pike was still able to capture the spirit of the series.

When I found out that "The Last Vampire" series was being re-released as "Thirst" I just had to reread the series from the start. My big concern was getting through "The Last Vampire 6: Creatures of Forever" again. It had always felt forced to me--like Pike was told he had to conclude the series and move on--or that someone else had written it, except for the epilogue. B
Jul 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Am I the only one who forgets that they have a Goodreads, lol?
Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
Another lovely buddy read with Roberta from Offbeat YA. I don’t remember how I felt when I learned that Pike had decided to continue Sita’s story nearly fifteen years after the end of the series. He’s written that it never felt like her story was over, and fans of the series will have to agree. As proven by some of the more ridiculous things I love, I will continue to read a series (or watch a TV show) long after it has devolved into silliness for love of the characters. (Fortunately, that’s not ...more
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm happy I have continued with this series because I like how Christopher helps me visualize the vampires and the humans clearly:) I'm excited to sink my fangs (haha) into the next book!
Dec 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thirst The Eternal Dawn is without a doubt one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading. The book is captivating from the first page and the only reason I put it down was because I was told it was time for class to start. I stayed up til 2:30 in the morning anticipating each new page. The story continues from the first two books, following an extraordinary character: Sita, the last vampire in modern day America plus a few visits to Europe. These books aren't all about the romance lik ...more
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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colleen the convivial curmudgeon
2 1/2


I first read 'The Last Vampire' series when I actually was a young adult and I remember liking it a lot, though I didn't remember much about it. Recently I found myself browsing for copies to replace my lost set - and discovered not only that the original 6 were being re-released as the Thirst series (the first two omnibuses), but that Pike had written more in the series! I was excited, and yet nervous. Would the books hold up or would I be disappointed?

Well, anyone who read my first
Roberta R. (Offbeat YA)
Excerpt from my review - originally published at Offbeat YA.

Pros: Original take on vampires. Plenty of kickass action and funny (if often bloody) moments. Blends urban fantasy with thriller, history (though not in this specific installment), and more than anything, Eastern spirituality. More sophisticated than the previous books in the series (also because 14 years have passed), Thirst No.3 has lots of action, conspiracies and high stakes, plus an old friend returning.
Cons: A few problematic as
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
A lot of readers gave Creatures of Forever negative reviews, because of the ending. I never got to read it back when I started the series, and in 1996 it was supposed to be the final book. Having read it now, as an adult, I personally like how Pike ended it then. It was poetic.

Fast-forward to 2010 - and I have to admire how the author "resurrected" Sita. Not just in presenting a plausible explanation that allows the series to continue; but in the way that the Last Vampire embodies the 14 years
Aug 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish it.

I was so incredibly excited when i first heard that there were more books in this series. I stuck with it at first because I was sure that once the first scene was over there would be an explanation for why Alisa was back. However, this was not forthcoming. There was no explanation until about halfway through the book and even then it was half hearted and feeble at best.

To Christopher Pike you mean to tell me that you put me through emotional heartbreak, poignancy and pain f
May 23, 2013 rated it liked it
I didn't know how to feel when I heard there were more last vampire books. The last vampire series was my favorite through my teens. I read them so many times I pretty much had them memorized. I finally stumbled across the new books at barnes and noble and had to see how it got continued.
Basically it takes place fifteen years after the sixth book. The first six were written by seymour and were a psychic mind meld collaboration between him and sita. They never actually met and seymour thinks she
Gregory C.
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
Shelves: fiction
I discovered this book yesterday morning and was amazed and pleased that the author had resurrected the series. The book follows the same character I fell in love with in the six first installments of the Last Vampire series in middle school with minor changes. The book takes its time building up to its end, a welcome change from the seemingly faster pace of the original books, no doubt a benefit afforded Pike by his publisher, who seems to have given him much more space for the newer installmen ...more
Dec 01, 2011 rated it liked it
I very much preferred the previous series (books 1 and 2). I thought that the other books ended well, though they did leave the story of Paula and John unfinished. Christopher Pike, I love you, but this one was a little lacking. Things Sita could do in the other books, like be unaffected by alcohol, break through concrete walls, and know when anyone was near, were mysteriously missing all of a sudden. She was even physically slower in this book than she was in the previous ones. I get that she n ...more
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
this one was confusing at the beginning, because it never said on how she had become a vampire again, since the previous book killed her present self to live back in the past with her husband and daughter. So all that was slightly confusing. But in most of Mr. Pike's works I get confused on something somewhere. But this one, brought in a few new characters Teri and Matt... Teri is Sita's descendant, and Matt you find out further into the book is Yaksha's son. Which was kind of sentimental to me ...more
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I had a great time reading this. Now let me preface that by saying I have no idea how much my opinion was skewed by nostalgia. The original Last Vampire series (compiled into Thirst No. 1 & 2) were some of my favorites as teen. This brought me right back to that time and feeling. It was a very easy quick read with some nice (if not totally unpredictable) plot twist. There was quite a bit of good action. This did have a little kitchen sink feel as tons of new elements were thrown in the book ...more
Mar 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Christopher Pike is my favorite author of all time.
I read his THIRST books, his REMEMBER ME books . . . God. Even his crappiest writing is amazing.
The way he writes his stories is so absorbing, so enveloping, that you have no choice but to read until you're finished. It may have taken me a long time to finish this, but that's only because I haven't had time to breathe, let alone read.
Oh, Pike. You don't realize how happy this made me. To have my favourite teen series revived in my mid-20s was a total fucking treat. This novel could almost do no wrong. I dare say it was dripping with cheese, barely edited, and a total cash cow -- but I don't give a shit. Long live Sita, and I can't wait to see the movie.
S.M. Reine
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Sorry, Christopher Pike, the magic is gone.

In short, he's lost Sita's voice. She's been dumbed down into a "good" vampire and this book did nothing to improve upon the canon. I'm really disappointed. I can't even organize my thoughts into a decent review right now.
Best. Vampire. Ever.
Thirst No.3: The Eternal Dawn:
As always, I give this book a five-star rating. The Thirst series just gets better and better.
In the beginning of this story, Sita is back and better than ever, ready to murder a rapist whose next victim is her SUPER-great granddaughter, Teri Raine, a descendant of her only human child, Lalita. After disposing of good ole’ Danny Boy—Daniel Buford, an aspiring football and track star with a secret life as a rapist—by drowning him in a lake where he had previously san
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
The plot of this novel was okay for the most part but a little bit of a contradictory aspect bothered me regarding this. As in the main character wanting to meet and get close to a certain person but not wanting to cause trouble but KNOWING she would... yeah, that kind of thing. *eye roll*(8/10)

The writing style and flow were good but a few times there were moments when Sita wanted to refer to Teri as her daughter and I really disliked this a lot and it interrupted how I was feeling about the re
Alicia Croft
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Im a huge fan of The Last Vampire series. While I enjoyed this book, and I expected to - I'm a fan of this author from my teen years, but I had a few problems with this book.

First and foremost, the premise of continuing Sita's story after the original series meant betraying the readers trust, and destroying the integrity of the original series. I wanted to accept the premise, because I wanted more of Sitas story, but it left a bad taste. I felt a loss over the change in Seymour and Sita's histo
Ellen Jarrard
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Certain parts of this were good, certain parts of this were bad. I kind of pity read this because I wanted to know what happened at the end of the series, but I felt that this was going to be worse than book 2 because the events kept on getting more and more unrealistic. After a certain amount of unrealistic things happen in a book, I can't enjoy it anymore. Sadly, that's what happened to me in this series. The plot was WILD. I won't be finishing this series because I feel like it should have ei ...more
Patty Presley
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
continuation of Sita and her adventures as the last vampire. in this book she seeks out a descendant of her blood line and becomes friends with her and her boyfriiend. at the same time, she has not one, but two groups of ancient people after her and testing her, one is the Telar and the other is a group called the IIC. of the two, the Telar are worse. She gets into a fight with them at the end of the book but does not get rid of them. I fully expect to see this plot continued in the next book.
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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.

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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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Thirst (5 books)
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“No one awakens in the morning thinking they will die that day. Not a saint or a sinner. Not even a condemned killer. We all know were mortal, and yet we all believe we'll live forever.” 72 likes
“I think of Krishna and his deep blue eyes. It is said, in the hidden scriptures in India, that to focus on the eyes of the Lord is the highest spiritual practice a human being can proform. It's suppose to be equal to the greatest act of charity, which Jesus describes in the Bible as sacrificing one's life to save the life of another.

The Vedas, the Bible, it's true, they overlap a lot.

Maybe gazing into Krishna's eyes...


Is equal to Christ's sacrifice.

I'm only suffering this pain to protect John. It doesn't matter that he won't see me. I still love him, I will always love him. And in this exquisitely agonizing moment, I realize he refused to see me because he wanted to force me to see him inside. Ah, that's the key! This practice of visualizing that I'm staring into Krishna's blue eyes, I've done it before.

But this is the first time I see him staring back at me!

The Agony comes, and it does not get transformed into bliss.

If anything it is worse than before. Except for one thing.

The pain does not obliterate my sense of "I."

I'm still Sita, the last vampire.”
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