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The Vampire Stalker

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  6,542 ratings  ·  873 reviews
What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world--and came into yours?

Amy is in love with someone who doesn't exist: Alexander Banks, the dashing hero in a popular series of vampire novels. Then one night, Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander. In fact, he IS Alexander, who has escaped from the pages of the book and is in hot pursuit of a wi
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Point
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Elizabeth Ayana Hall If you click on the author though you will see as a popular question her actual answer... " I wish there was a sequel planned, but my publisher felt t…moreIf you click on the author though you will see as a popular question her actual answer... " I wish there was a sequel planned, but my publisher felt the vampire market was softening, so they didn't want one. Will post on Facebook if that ever changes."
To me it's still open ended, since all she says is there isn't one planned in publishing, but she might be writing one for herself. (less)
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Emily May
Aug 18, 2011 rated it it was ok


I admit that I would never have read this if it wasn't a part of my goodreads group's Travelling Book Tour, but I'm pleased to find that I am not left with that feeling of "I've just wasted several hours of my life". However, this novel is so full of ups and downs it's almost impossible to rate and, despite the relatively low rating, it was a rather light, easy and not entirely unenjoyable read.

The book is (literally) dedicated to a specific type of reader - and you know who you are. Are
Jan 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't believe it!!!!I have dreamt that Bones(my top favourite Vamp)comes to life like a thousand times so far...i am so gonna read this book and be prepared just in case...:)
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nook, i-own, 2011-books
Alexander Banks was in the middle of pursuing his vampire enemy, Vigo Skaar when they both suddenly found themselves in a different Chicago than the one they were just in.

It's after saving Amy Hawthorne from Vigo's attack that he learns where he is at.

Just a week ago, Amy and her friends were obsessing over the release of the second book in the Otherworld series. Now Amy cannot believe Alexander Banks really just saved her life. Until he shows her scars only the real Alexander would have.

Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
There is nothing I wouldn’t give or do to have my book boyfriend Noah Shaw (Unbecoming of Mara Dyer) to come out of the pages of the book.
I want to see him in front of me.
I want to see all his gorgeous face, touch his firm muscles and… moving on.
I might say something totally X-rated.
Hahaha. Just kidding.
Anyhow, the main character in this book, Amy, got her wish. *Lucky Her!*

Amy was a huge fan the Otherworld series.
She and her friends and about a million of other girls are going gaga for the Ot
Jan 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Before: My god! this sounds totally amazing! how many times haven't I dreamt one of my loved characters became real! :O Must read this...

After: I liked it. It was nice and an easy read but I just felt that the idea -which is awesome- could have gone much farther, be more developed, like it was kind of wasted. The first time I knew of this book I though the main character, Amy, would have been older and I so I expected the story to have gone more places and be more elaborated..maybe even a series
Jan 10, 2011 rated it liked it
The Vampire Stalker is a cute, sweet and ridiculously entertaining story with an orginal concept. It brings a whole new meaning to making the characters come alive....literally.
Recommended to readers with an open mind and who can go with the flow as well as those who are looking for a fun, light and easy escape.
Really cute!
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Just finished reading The vampire stalker.I had to read this book because it was chosen to be one of the top 20 nominees of 2013's Red Maple Reading program.There's really nothing to hate about this book except one thing. There should be a second book to this! Showing what happens after all the trauma and happy endings.
When I first began reading this book,I thought it would be another twilight impostor, but it wasn't even close to what i'd thought it would have been. This book ma
Oct 14, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
This was a cute, quick read YA vampire novel.
Who hasn't dreamt of thier favourite fictional character coming to life in our world? In this Alexander Banks vampire hunter comes through a portal in Chicago, while chasing Vigo his vampire nemesis.
Both are characters from The Otherworld series.
This was a quick read, fast paced, and an easy vampire story for October. It's a standalone, as the publisher thought the market was over saturated with vampire novels at the time. There's no cliffh
Dec 10, 2010 marked it as did-not-finish

I had a very difficult time getting into this book. The premise made it sound awesome. Who wouldn't want to read a book where a girl meets the hero from a novel within the world she lives in? I thought the story and romance was going to be amazing because it was such a unique idea.

Problem was, this read way too much like a bad fanfiction. There was way too much telling way too early in the novel, and since I was not invested yet, I did not care about the fictional universe set within this w
Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
Amy is in love with the brooding fictional hero of a book series called Otherworld. Alex is a vampire hunter who accidentally finds himself in Amy’s world. Can the two figure out why their world met, and can Alex stop the vampire he’s hunting before Amy’s world is turned as dark as his own?

I really liked the plot of The Vampire Stalker because it involved what the author called ‘literary physics’, the theory that some authors don’t make up a fictional world but somehow tap into anothe
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
Don’t ‘cha just hate it when a book you’re looking forward to turns out to be a disappointment?

When I first heard about this book a few months ago, I really wanted to read it - I’m not sure why. It just sounded like it would be really fun and interesting and different from other YA paranormal books out right now.

In the end, the book was entertaining but it wasn’t anything more than that and it is one that I’ll probably have forgotten I even read within a day or two.

I didn’t like the writing at a
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it

It's more than obvious that The Vampire Stalker was written for a specific type of reader, but for those of you who don't spend hours daydreaming about certain fictional male characters, you can still enjoy this book nonetheless.

I can't decide whether or not The Vampire Stalker is actually young adult. I'm thinking more so middle grade-ish. While the concept definitely fits YA, there was also quite a bit of juvenile dialogue and toned down gory scenes.

You will probably find Amy to be a very
Jun 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The book pulled me in at the beginning ultimately because people such as me (book lovers) can relate the moment they begin reading while Amy tells us about her love for a fictional character and how she is awaiting the release of the next book in the series. I believe we have all had a crush on one book character or another and this one really gives us a chance to see a girl actually get a chance to meet the boy she has fallen in love with before they even meet in person.

Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I Knew the moment i saw the dedication "For Those of you who have ever fallen in love with a character in a book" that i would fall in love with this book and boy was i right ....

from the very first page i was enchanted and wrapped up in the story line i could bearly peel my eyes off my kindle!

The Characters are entertaining and totally realatable... I have often dreamt of and been in love with the Characters in books that i am reading hence my page's profile pic "Boys in Books are just better"
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read
This was a really fun read, but damn do the cliches pile up by the end. The Vampire Stalker centers on bookworm Amy Hawthorne and her love for the series called 'Otherworld'. After the release of the sequel, Amy is coming home from an event when she is attacked by none other than the villain of the story: the vampire Vigo. Even more shocking, she's saved by her fictional love, Alexander Banks! The two decide they need to work together to save Chicago from Vigo.

The book flew by for me, but there
Amara Luciano
Jan 10, 2011 rated it liked it
The Vampire Stalker hadn't elicited any huge expectations for me when I first found out about it. I was intrigued by what I'd heard and read about it, but there wasn't this blinding need to read it. After taking the time to do so, I'd have to say that I enjoyed it and it will go on in my Guilty Pleasures Pile--something I liked, couldn't stop reading despite it's lack of an awesome or believable storyline, even though it's not something should like given that its not the most unique vampire stor ...more
Jan 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Khwahish, Lily, Melanie, Tanya
Recommended to Sam by: Sabreena, Prishni
Red Maple # 2:

For my second Red Maple, I read 'The Vampire Stalker', written by Allison van Diepen.

When Amy (the protagonist) meets Alexander Banks she doesn't know what to believe. That's because he couldn't be real; either that or he was in a costume. He resembles 'the' Alexander Banks from a novel; in a, charming, handsom, brave way, that is. Alexander Banks comes to life from Elizabeth Howard's popular vampire novels in search of Vigo; a blood-sucking, gory, ruthless vampire (antagonist),
Trevor Wells
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: etc
Amy is your average teenager, and like many of her peers, is obsessed with the Otherworld book series, which focuses around the story of a young man named Alexander Banks trying to hunt down the vampire known as Vigo that is terrorizing his community. Despite herself, Amy finds herself intensely attracted to the fictionalized hero. But one night, after being saved from an attack, Amy finds herself face-to-face with Alexander himself, in the flesh. Amy doesn't want to believe it at first, but she ...more
Genre: Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 4.0


The Vampire Stalker, by Allison Van Diepen, is the story of 16-year old Amy Hawthorne who is an obsessed book lover and follower of Alexander Banks Otherworld series. Banks is a vampire hunter who lives in an alternative realty Chicago where vampires came out in the 1920’s and human evolution and technological advancement stopped on a dime. It is where vampires own the night, and humans only go out during the day time.

In Amy’s Chicago, vampires aren’
Stephanie (Stepping Out Of The Page)
The premise of this book is absolutely fantastic and I'm sure that a lot of readers will be able to answer with a definite yes to this books tagline - 'Ever been in love with a boy in a book?' - I know that I can. If you like vampires and/or you've ever had a crush on a fictional character, this is something that you might enjoy.

Full marks to the author for the idea of this book, it sounds really interesting and did make me pick up this book immediately. There were a few issues that I had with t
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

There are a number of different factors that can cause a reader to buy a book: the cover, the author, the description, or maybe a good review. With THE VAMPIRE STALKER, it was a single sentence concept: A character from a popular vampire series steps out of the book and into heroines' reality. That’s it. I didn’t need to see the cover (which is perfect), I didn’t need to know who the author was (this was my first book by van Diepen), and I didn’t even n
May 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
You know the kinds of book series that you are thinking about constantly? The ones that you would not mind at all waiting in a line forever to be the first to get the new installment or to get your book signed? Series like The Twilight Saga, Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, The Hunger Games (which I still have yet to read...). Now imagine Edward Cullen (because Jacob is a sorry excuse for a point on a love triangle), Harry Potter, Jace Wayland, or your favorite Hunger Games character appear ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
I was hooked on this story from the moment I met it's main character Amy. Like many of us, Amy has her favorite book series that she obsesses over. When she's not reading the book she hits the forums to talk about her favorite fictional crush, and about what's going to happen in the upcoming release. Not that I could even remotely relate to this *cough, cough* Like any obsessed fan who can't wait to get our hands on the next sequel of our favorite series, Amy and her friends meet up early one mo ...more
Book Whales
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Originally posted @ Book Whales

Have you ever been in love with a fictional character?

Definitely! I’ve fell in love with at least one character in every book I’ve read and when I found out about The Vampire Stalker’s Synopsis, I can’t help but feel excited. I was glad I found a book about fictional characters coming to life.
We all know Amy, the protagonist of the story, has been in-love with Hot Vampire Hunter, Alexander Banks. But she never expected the sudden turn of events when she was saved
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
The Vampire Stalker is such a sweet and fascinating story. I loved how simple and beautiful Allison's idea was.

We all want our favorite fictional character to be real and that's what happens to Amy. She gets to meet her favorite character Alexander Banks, who's purpose in life is to kill Vigo, the evil vampire, which makes Alexander the Vampire Hunter. Alexander is from another world (or it could be dimension) which is exactly similar to Amy's but has a dark present- like all the vampires rule
Jul 04, 2011 rated it liked it
This book was a mixture of a lot of ideas. While I was reading this book there were several movies that came to mind: Last Action Hero (bad guy in the book to totally reminded me of the bad guy in this movie), Stranger Than Fiction, Kate & Leopold. Whew that was a lot. I thought this was a cute story and the concept of the plot was very intriguing; boy you are totally crushing on comes to life from the books you absolutely adore (swoon time). The main problem that I had was some of the unbelieva ...more
Casey Ann Books
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where do I start... The Vampire Stalker is every girl who reads paranormal romances dream.

As soon as I opened this novel it pulls you in. So much is going on is just the first few pages. From the beginning till the end I was on edge turning each page. Its was like a time bomb waiting to happen it was fantastic.This cleverly written book is amazing. Imagine reading an amazing romance novel and with all your heart hoping the lead guy was real....was everything you hoped for? Well Amy's dream has c
Stephen Hegedus
Mar 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Allison van Diepen has got to be one of the most underrated YA writers of this generation. Her fiction always sparkles with originality even if it has to do with cliched plots like this one.

I always loved metafiction. I love that this is a story within a story. Like always, Van Diepen doesn't shy away from giving readers all the information. her books are always packed with back story and drama and the same thing goes with the fictional Otherworld books. She's got it all figured out and that's
Jun 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
Honestly, I'm surprised there aren't more books like this. I mean, how many of us have fallen in love with a character before? Most of us. Between Harry Potter, Twilight, and Mortal Instruments, most of us has had a crush on at least one guy in a book.

Having that certain guy cross over from the land of the imaginary to our world sounds like it'd be pretty sweet (the jury's still out on whether or not I actually want that to happen, after seeing what happened to Amy). I thought it was a truly awe
Kennedy Simpson
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The protaginoes in the story are Amy, Alexzander, and Vigo. The conflict in this story is that Vigo (an evil vampire) Is in the real Chicago instead of the otherwrld Chicago (2 different dimensions) Vigo is killing humans and Alexzander has to stop Vigo from murdering humans. I actually felt like this book was a page turner, even though in the beginning its quite uninteresting it gets better and better by each chapter. When you get further into the book you cant stop reading. I loved this book i ...more
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Allison van Diepen is the author of many teen novels, including Takedown, Street Pharm, Snitch, Raven, The Oracle of Dating, The Oracle Rebounds, and The Vampire Stalker. Her novels have been named ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and New York City Public Library Books for the Teen Age.

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