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Thirst No. 1 [Read] ➳ Thirst No. 1 By Christopher Pike – Thomashillier.co.uk Includes:
The Last Vampire
Black Blood
Red Dice

As to blood
ah, blood, the whole subject fascinates me I do like that as well, warm and dripping, when I am thirsty

Thirst No. ePUB ½ her secret But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to surviveHer 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 at stake than her own life.


About the Author: Christopher Pike

Christopher Pike is the pseudonym of Kevin McFadden He is a bestselling author of young adult and children's fiction who specializes in the thriller genreLibrarian Note: There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name McFadden was born in New York but grew up in California where he stills lives in today A college drop out, he did factory Thirst No. ePUB ½ work, painted houses and programm.



10 thoughts on “Thirst No. 1

  1. Alexandria Alexandria says:

    (This review is for Thirst 1, 2, 3 and 4.)


    For me, this is one of the most amazing books I've ever read (including Thirst 2, 3 and 4). Others might think it's a boring, brutal and horrid book but I think it's very interesting and a bit inspiring. People have judged the book by it's first few pages. I, on the other hand, have read the first up to the last installment of this series. Sita was first presented as a ruthless character. She kills in order to survive and uses her hypnotic voice on humans. But I like the way Pike has written her tragedies, problems and struggles. In the next three books you will see what kind of person, or should I say vampire, Sita really is. Every decision, every choice and every action she will take will open your eyes and make you see the real world.

    This book is a page turner. It will bring you to a tragic yet inspiring experience. I don't recommend this book to sensitive readers though. And by sensitive I meant those people who can't take in or withstand brutal acts like breaking bones, bloodbaths and the like.


  2. Raina Raina says:

    Ugh, this book was annoying from page 1.

    Alisa, the narrator, is a self-obsessed, self-congratulatory PITA. At least 50% of the book is given over to I can leap tall buildings, I can dodge speeding bullets, I am smokin' hot, I am awesome in bed, I can seduce anyone ... you get the point.

    Alisa, who falls in love in about 35 seconds (I form relationships really fast), and then gets her lovers in all kinds of trouble (I am awesome and worth it). After 5,000 years (I am old and experienced and so sexy because of it), the vampire who created her (I had to be made his consort because he wanted me more than anyone in the whole wide world) is coming back for her and that means all kinds of complications for her cushy life (I am the richest chick ever).

    The action, when it finally comes in stops and starts, is pretty brutal and saves Thirst from being just another vampire love story knock off.

    The story is there - just buried under way too many layers of tell, don't show. What this book really needed was a stronger editor who could have cut the three stories into one decent-sized novel, and then perhaps it would have had a chance at being good.

    I am still not sure why I trudged through all the way to the end. I think I kept holding out hope that it would all eventually get better, that the author would some how develop his technique for charater development as he went on through the books, but no such luck.

    All in all Aliza (Sita?) ever talks about is how awesome she is. The first thirty pages were just her going on and on about how she can throw stuff on top of seven story buildings, and how she can beat this guy up and suck this guy's blood and all the while maintain her awesome hair and perfect body. I mean, really? I didn't pick this book up because I wanted to hear about this chick's flawless skin! And I could name at least ten instances where she was publicly nude and DIDN'T GET CAUGHT. This bothered me a LOT.

    She was not intimidating, and I felt no sympathy for her at all. She was just so bland and lacked a personality. And her Relationship with Ray... don't even get me started. They were NOT in love. This was their relationship:

    1) They see each other
    2) He gets mad at her, but it only lasts a second because she's so! perfect!
    3)Sita supposedly dies but really doesn't, Ray is only semi-relieved.
    4)Ray dies
    5)Sita's all, OH POOR ME and then she goes and flirts with a random cop who she's only seen once before.

    Also, the book titles made no sense. I mean, what last vampire? I honestly do not remember there being a last vampire. And what did Black blood have to do with anything? Red dice was the only one that made sense, and that was because she tried to get some answers out of a compulsive gambler by (shocker) flirting like crazy with him.

    This book made little sense and there was zero character development. If I ever write a book and need a publisher, I'll choose the publisher this author chose because obviously they'll take ANYTHING.


  3. ~Tina~ ~Tina~ says:

    YOU KILLED MY FATHER!?!?
    but hey,
    I still love you.
    Vamp me baby!!!! Image


  4. Lore Lore says:

    I loved this book. It starts off with alsia perine(aka Sita) a 5,000 year old vampire. She belives that she's the last vampire on earth because of the vow she made many years ago to Krishna. Her attidute to life is a strange one, she loves her god so devoutly but kills so carelessly. Pike's vampire is an interestign theroy. I loved this book but by then end of it al it become way amazing. Its pure science fiction. I loved it and the best part is that i didn't see it comming. Aturo seems like the perfect villan. Unlike yashka who was actually was very kind despite being an incarnation of the devil. Aturo is one of sita's lovers from the past. he was a cathlic preits and a greta alcemist. But when aturo became obsessed with her blood she realised it had to stop. But when she finds out he;s still alive and ina hybrid state she is angry. She beilves humans shouldn't have her blood. THis is because of eddie. a phycopathic vamire who mulitated yashka to gain his vampiric blood. Its a long story but fits together perfectly. The only complain is that there are a few out of date thing but other than them i didn't really realise it was set last century. I recomend it to anyone who;s tired of the mainstream vampire books and want soemthing new and exciting.


  5. Brandon Rucker Brandon Rucker says:

    Even though I have my own YA novel in development, I'm not much for reading what the market has to offer in that category (98% aimed at teenaged girls). However, I found this repackaging of 3 Christopher Pike novels from 1994/95 for $3.99 on clearance at Borders and I must say the opening chapter was one of the best I've read in a while. Sets up character, mystery, intrigue, suspense and plot beautifully in about a dozen pages. It's a very well-rounded opening chapter with a great balance of backstory setup, character development and plot setup. I was hooked immediately. I told my wife who reads YA novels almost exclusively that THIS is how you start off a novel! I exclaimed. THIS is how you write in first-person! Put down the book you're reading now and give this first chapter a shot. She did and agreed.

    The lead character, though female (a 5000 yr old vampire masquerading dangerously as a teen girl) has a voice that is immediately magnetic and captivating. She's devious, yes, and certainly a badass to be reckoned with if what she narrates and does in the opening chapter is any indication. If more of the YA speculative fiction novels were less blatantly screaming written exclusively for a (very big) niche and gender-specific audience, and more about just telling a good story with a general appeal, I would be reading a lot more of them.

    I'll expand this initial review after I've read more.


  6. Sarah Mac Sarah Mac says:

    I love a good anti-hero. Unfortunately, the author forgot to make Alisa a sympathetic character...or even an interesting one.

    Literally every scene was an excuse for Alisa to explain how she was stronger/smarter/faster/better/hotter because she was more accomplished/more wealthy/more experienced/more badass than whatever was happening. But even her bullet-point lists o' awesomeness might've worked if not for the utterly dreadful writing. God knows I enjoy my fair share of campy authors (Dan Ross & VC Andrews come to mind), but the level of stilted unreality in Pike's style is truly epic.

    Behold:

    He throws aside the blankets and pulls on his pants. He comes and sits beside me and touches my arm. I am not going to leave you.
    You cannot protect me. You can only get yourself killed.
    If I get killed, then I get killed. At least I will have tried.
    Brave words, foolish words. I can make you leave. I can tell you things about myself that will make you run out of here cursing my name.
    He smiles. I do not believe that.

    Or this:

    I leave the house and drive in my Ferrari to Seymour's place. It is not that late--ten o'clock. I do not want to meet his parents. They might suspect I have come to corrupt their beloved son. I go around the back and see Seymour through his bedroom window, writing on his computer. I scratch on his window with my hard nails and give him a scare. He comes over to investigate, however. He is delighted to see me. He opens the window and I climb inside. Contrary to popular opinion, I could have climbed in without being invited.
    It is so cool you are here, he says. I have been writing about you all day.

    Seriously?



    2 stars, but only for Alisa's origin story. This is my second attempt at reading Pike; I thought one of his more famous books would show what I've been missing, but nope. If anything, the prose in Thirst is even worse than Witch World. Impressive. And uninspiring.

    I'm done with this author. Fool me once, etc.


  7. PurplyCookie PurplyCookie says:

    The Last Vampire

    I am a vampire, and that is the truth. But the modern meaning of the word vampire, the stories that have been told about creatures such as I, are not precisely true. I do not turn to ash in the sun, nor do I cringe when I see a crucifix. I wear a tiny gold cross now around my neck, but only because I like it. As to blood--ah, blood, the whole subject fascinates me.

    I just finished reading The Last Vampire again after having read it about 17 years ago. I without a doubt enjoyed it even more this time as I was too young to appreciate it before. What I love most about the book is that Pike tells the story through the eyes of the vampire herself. Throughout the narration, Sita debunks many of the myths and stereotypes associated with vampires and reveals the true nature of this extraordinary being. And because she is as old as history itself, Sita recounts major historical events and points out some inaccuracies in the written tradition.

    Yaksha, the very first vampire and the embodiment of all that is evil, changed Sita and hundreds of others into vampires in India 5,000 years ago. But Krishna, who embodies all that is good, outwits Yaksha in combat (almost killing him) and makes Yaksha vow that all the vampires will be destroyed and no more will ever be created. Yaksha hunts down and kills all the other vampires as he vowed to do, and later is killed and burned in the witch trials of the Middle Ages. This leaves Sita as the sole remaining vampire.

    Now Sita is living in Mayfair, Oregon, calling herself Alisa Perne, secure in the knowledge that she is the last vampire. Yet, someone is hunting her...and only another vampire would be capable of hunting a creature as powerful, fast, and ruthless as Alisa. But there are no other vampires, so Alisa must find out who or what is after her.

    Sita/Alisa is a creature who has managed to witness firsthand 5,000 years of humanity's history, and has a lot to say about it. We understand what we always have: what it feels like to love, to lose, to fear, to hate. Sita/Alisa is delightfully human, in her capacity for all these things. Her pain is real, and her dilemma is an arduous one. As far as I am concerned, this is one of the best literary examples of the origin of vampires being explained in a fashion both comprehensible and believable.

    Pike's story flows like water--you can easily visualize what is happening--marvelously violent, and quite bloody. Not only does it manage to give you a compelling and gripping story with characters that are both real and complex--it's actually refreshing.


    The Last Vampire 2: Black Blood

    Then you should never have been born.

    Sita had thought that she and her companion, Ray, were the last vampires on Earth. However, a murderer who favors dismembering and draining the blood of his victims is stalking Los Angeles, and Sita realizes that her assumption is incorrect. Only she has the power to stop this creature from his evil path but he's much stronger than she expected, and she finds herself in a life-and-death struggle.

    Occasionally the narrative digresses to discuss Sita's dreams and visions of her original life in India eons ago in an effort to lend spiritual purpose to her actions; this comes across as a somewhat obvious attempt to link the tale to legitimate mythology. I loved it with or without the digressions. The story is seen through not only her eyes, but her thoughts, her dream, and even her imagination.

    What I liked most about the sequel is of course Sita's slyly appealing humor. It never fails, whether she's dealing with the new characters introduced in this sequel or engaging in playful yet edgy banter with Ray or Simon.


    The Last Vampire 3: Red Dice

    Sita/Alisa and her male partner are vampires; but the FBI is on their trail, seeking their blood in order to study and duplicate it. One is captured, and it's up to the survivor to keep the FBI from learning their secret and turning the world into vampires.

    She attempts to keep her DNA from the hands of someone who would test it and use the results to gain immortality. Indeed she runs into an old friend who's involved in the series is more ways than you can imagine.

    Unfortunately, the reader does get the nagging thought that Sita throws away lovers like paper. It was sad how Joel wanted to die in peace but Sita made him into a vampire against his express wishes. She tried to make him take Ray's place.

    Like his other books, Pike goes into great depth, throws in romance, lots of violence, and some blow-'em-up scenes.


    More of Purplycookie’s Reviews @: http://www.goodreads.com/purplycookie


    Book Details:

    Title Thirst: Volume 1 (The Last Vampire; Black Blood; Red Dice)
    Author Christopher Pike
    Reviewed By Purplycookie


  8. Rose Rose says:

    I have read nearly every book in Christopher Pike's bibliography. Some, I've liked, some I hated so much they were physically painful to finish. I have to say that The Last Vampire was the first of his books that I absolutely loved. There are 6 books in this series, and while all of them weren't amazing, I felt the overall story was amazing. Alisa (Sita), is a 5,000 year old vampire. She's drop-dead gorgeous and she kicks major ass (literally). I loved so much about this book but the what stood out for me was that she wasn't like the current emo-fad vampires they had today. She wasn't all good. In fact, she was downright selfish in some parts of the book. I loved how Christopher Pike used elements of spirtuality and Krishna in a way that wasn't offensive to those of other religions. Nor was it 'preachy'. It beautifully encouraged the readers to get beyond the religious aspects and delve straight into the spiritual. Overall this was a great series. I can't wait to read it again in a few years!


  9. RB RB says:

    I happened to find this book on my eReader recently, and since I'm a bit of a vampire fanatic I decided to give it a try. I decided to stop reading it after the first 5-10 pages (my intolerance levels for bad books has become significantly higher after reading the books in my trash pile ).

    In my opinion this book is not only badly written (superficial and simplistic monotonous language), but it has one of the most obnoxious and self-absorbed characters ever imagined. It gets old really fast. Obviously I’m much older than the target audience (YA – up to 20 years of age, max.), but even so, that does not excuse or explain the quality of the writing. Perhaps the idea behind the book was ok enough, but clearly it hasn’t been crafted out and developed enough. To me it feels like I’ve been reading cliff-notes or, at best, an un-edited first draft.


  10. Kristen "Kirby" Kristen "Kirby" says:

    The Last Vampire- ☆
    Wow, was the first book boring! Even the characters were flat and just followed Alisa like puppy dogs.(Boy: You are beautiful. Alisa: Why, yes I am. Come to my house. Boy: Uh, kay. END SCENE.) I agree with others when they said this book wasn't emotional. Alisa went about killing everyone and their grandma, but didn't really care much. Then boyfriend #1 died and I was like, 'kay moving on... I didn't care about the characters really, making me not enjoy the story.

    Black Blood ☆☆☆
    I liked this one. The characters were still flat, unemotional, but the plot was pretty good. I actually got into it and was finished with the 2nd book before I knew it. (Although the ending was really weird and unbelievable.)

    Red Dice ☆☆
    Back to being boring. She spends the entire story thinking of ways to crack a fellow vamp out of a government facility that wants to conduct experiments. Throughout I thought of easier approaches than the ones taken. It seemed like Alisa always had to take the hard approach to keep the story interesting. (Why go invisible and slip into the base? I can sneak in by befriending a scientist. Why force a guard to open the cage with my mind when I can make them all paranoid, and have the general open it himself. and so on..) Didn't like it.


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