"As to blood -- ah, blood, the whole subject fascinates me. I do like that 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...."
In all honesty I haven't read a Christopher Pike book since middle school, and I remember thinking then that he was the worlds best author and I wanted to be just like him! However, I think adulthood has changed me. While I still think he is an amazing author, there was something about Thirst that rubbed me the wrong way.
There are actually 3 different books in Thirst No. 1. The first, The Last Vampire, was entertaining enough to keep my interest but the one thing that I couldn't stand was the main character seems so full of herself. The first 2 chapters are all about how kick ass she is, and it's from her perspective, so she sounds like a conceited little snot. Yes, she is a 5,000 year old vampire, she should be able to take out just about anyone... but not while remaining perfect-looking. The way she falls in love so quickly also got to me, I understand that it's a book, but she literally fell in love in a day, way too naive for a 5,000 year old vamp if you ask me.
Things started to get interesting for me and there was a lot of action, almost bordering too much to be believable, but it was gory and that's my kind of vampire book. There was a lot of killing by the bad ass vamp and she seemed to remain untouched by it, the true nature of a vampire. One thing that I do love about this part of the book is that it touched a lot into the past, and I really got a feel for the way things would have been 5,000 years ago.
Here's where I almost put the book back down. There was a lot of action in this part of the book as well, but there was not enough back story here. In one part she says that she can fly an Apache helicopter, but it never says why she knows how to. It went back to the annoying "I can do anything because I'm old" type of feeling. However, the ending left me wanting to know what happens next, so I will be sure to check out the next book in the series and see if it gets better for me.
Have you read Thirst No. 1? If so, what did you think?