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Human Urges, Fatal Consequences

by Christopher Pike

Series: Thirst (1), The Last Vampire (Omnibus 1-3)

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Alisa must get close to Ray to ensure her immortality and she falls in love.
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I remember when these books orignally came out. I fell in love with Sita and her story. Pike understands how to reach his audience, especially those of us who were not popular in high school, and hung out with the dregs of the student body. I feel that Thrist, or as I knew it The Last Vampire Series, is his masterpiece. So happy to have to books again in one volume. ( )
  caseybp | Feb 5, 2022 |
After hearing so many reviews about how this book sucked, I'm was slightly surprised om how much I enjoy this book, it is 3 books in one: The last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice. A 12 book series put in 4 books. OK so again I really enjoyed this book, I want to get the next book in the series, and will soon. I can't wait to read more of Sita and the hell she goes through constantly. This poor woman, you can't help to feel bad for her at times. Always stuck in a rut, and all because she loves to much, and especially loves her God too much (which is why she is always stuck in a rut), plus she is desperately trying to keep humankind from destroying itself as well. I love her flash backs of her life, I love the action, and I love the fact she loves things that explode lol. ( )
  hixxup79 | Feb 23, 2020 |
Not the best book in the world. Not the worst, but definitely not the best.
The writing style on this was just weird, if you ask me. And the entire time, I felt disconnected from the main character. Not a good sign.
Also, I did not believe her and Ray’s love story. At all. At one point, the main character said some thing like “Because I am five thousand years old, I tend to make my relationships happen very fast. So, even though I’ve only known Ray and Seymour for a day, I already consider them both friends.”
I feel like the author put this in there to justify her declaring her love for Ray one day later.
I didn’t believe it.
Yes, I get that he is the reincarnation of her husband, Rama. But that when love story was told to us, I didn’t believe that one either. “I saw him and it was like I knew.”
In fact, I have created a list of all the love stories mentioned in this book in order of which ones I find most believable and like the best.

Yaksha
Joel
Arturo
Harold
Cleo
Rama
Ray

Yes, Yaksha is at the top of that list. I happen to like Yaksha. A lot.

I did enjoy all the Indian mythology in this book. It reminded me of the book I had that I hadn’t read since middle school, Stories from India by Anna Milbourne.
Also, I’m not sure if anyone else noticed this, but she met Ray, fell in love with him, and less than a week later, he was dead. The Same Thing Happened With Joel. Coincidence? I think not. (I don’t believe in coincidences)
Will I read the rest of this series? Yes, probably. Eventually. In the meantime, I have other things to read, however.

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  Monica_P | Nov 22, 2018 |
Really enjoyed this book. It is not like your typical vampire book. It is a page turner for sure! ( )
  ShanMonstar | Nov 19, 2017 |
I read a few Christopher Pikes in middle school, so when I saw that he'd done a vampire novel (twenty years or so after he wrote it and I'd done my Christopher Pike reading), I was pretty curious. I wasn't disappointed, though I'm not sure when (or if) I'll read the rest of the series. He had a different take on vampires, but he also had a depth and kind of a spirituality to his story that isn't seen in most YA novels. He's a pretty unique author, even now. ( )
1 vote t1bnotown | Sep 26, 2017 |
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As to blood - ah, blood, the whole subject fascinates me. I do like tha as well, warm and dripping, when I am thirsty. And I am often 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 returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive.

Her quest leads her to Ray. He is the only person who can help her; he also has every reason to fear her. Alisa must get closer to him to ensure her immortality. But as she begins to fall in love with Ray, suddenly there is more at stake than her own life...
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