Review of The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen

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 wicked vampire named Vigo. Together, Amy and Alexander set out to track Vigo and learn how and why Alexander crossed over. But when she and Alexander begin to fall for each other, Amy wonders if she even wants him to ever return to the realm of fiction.

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As long as you're not planning on taking this book seriously, you're going to have a lot of fun. I certainly did! At first I was a bit iffy, what with the main character being as gushy as she is over Alexander, even when he was fictional but I got used to her pretty quickly.

The world itself is rather silly! The police and the rest of Chicago don't act as people would in today's world, it's all a bit OTT and the bad guy is as scary as pink toilet paper but that doesn't matter. Because it's all very, very fun. The author has come up with a great concept that we all can relate to – I know of a fair few people that would quite literally die if Edward Cullen or Jace Wayland to come stepping out of their pages (not literally). And that's exactly why this appealed to me – for such and obvious concept it's almost completely unique.

There's that word again – fun. The storyline as a whole is fun, with lots of girls kicking butt as well guys, super smart librarians figuring the whole thing out, arrogant jocks being taught a lesson, a harassed author and an annoying little sister, who may not be as bad as she seems... perhaps!

Amy herself is quite level headed and actually does sensible things in the midst of all this fun flying around. She loves Alexander from the book but she has to deal with him being.. well, himself in real life which throws up a few interesting scenes! I'll definitely be on the lookout for more books by this Author.

5/5

3 comments:

  1. You're alive! Your blog had been dead for a little while.... I definitely want to read this. The whole emphasis on the booky people definitely appeals to me. Great review.

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    1. I am! I did put a hioliday notice up evetually. Everything got a bit on top of me! I'm having fun blogger again now. :D

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  2. I LOVED the idea of this book. I'm glad that you liked it so much! :D

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