Thirst No.1 by Christopher Pike is way more than I expected! This book stands out as an original among a genre bursting at the seams with books that seem to retell the same story with different character names. Thirst No.1 contains the first three books in Pike's "The Last Vampire" series. This series was around long before the "Twilight" craze started (originally published in the 90's) and is fortunately being rereleased! The author's writing is seamless and the characters are so well developed that you feel like you know them personally. The main character, Sita, is so believable. You can feel her age and wisdom through her words and you can feel her loneliness radiating from the pages. She has lived since the dawn of history and believes that she is the last of her kind. She has made her way through thousands of years virtually invisible and plans to keep it that way. All is well until she is called into a private investigator's office for questioning. Sita then realizes that someone out there knows about her and could threaten exposing her as a vampire. As the story unfolds Sita's life and the lives of countless others are placed in jeopardy. An old enemy presumed dead long ago may have returned. If that is the case then Sita will go from being the ultimate predator to being the prey.
This story is woven with romance, action, spirituality, violence and redemption. Sita's journey is not made alone. The characters she encounters in the present and the characters you meet from her past all help make this book so enjoyable. I am really looking forward to the last three stories in this series that will be included in "Thirst No.2" due for release in January 2010. Believe me..... this book is worth your time and money!!
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