Monday, June 6, 2011

8 The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Deepen {arc review)

Title: The Vampire Stalker
Author: Allison Van Deepen
Publisher: Point
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
paperback arc, 257 pages
ISBN: 978-0-545-28375-5
available @ Amazon | B&N  


Summary: 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.


I was drawn to The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Deepen after reading the summary. It sounded like something I could easily relate to. I haven't been 'in-love' with a fiction character but I have had a bit of a book crush. There are certain characters in books that really resonate with me and I wish they were in fact real. So needless to say this book had great appeal to me. 
The story is told from Amy's point of view. She's just an average girl who has a crush on one of the characters from her favorite book series. Her world is turned upside down when she gets attacked late one night. What is even more bizarre is that her attacker resembles a vampire which technically don't exist. However even stranger than that she's rescued by someone who bears a striking resemblance to Alexander. When she learns Alexander is in fact the same Alexander from the novel; that means her attacker is the none other than the terrifying vampire, Vigo. 
The characters in this novel were great. I like both Amy and Alexander. I thought Allison Van Deepen did a wonderful job depicting their reaction to the strangeness of being thrust into a different world. Amy and Alexander have great chemistry together. The supporting characters are great too, including the baddie Vigo. Vigo's character adds drama, mystery and suspense to The Vampire Stalker. The story line was good for the most part. I had to suspend my area of belief just a bit for the explanation as to how Alexander crossed over. I just ended up going with the flow. It didn't take away too much from the story line. Which is good because I really enjoyed this novel. 
Overall I thought this book was a fun read. It's a bit like fan fiction but I think that is the point of this novel. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever fantasized about a character in a novel. 





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*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no monetary compensation. This in no way influenced my review.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds like a really interesting book.

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  2. Great cover and a compelling premise! I must add this to my TBR. Thanks for the review!

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  3. @Chris and Misha, This is really a fun read. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by :D

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  4. I haven't seen much about this one on the blogs so I am glad I found your review! This one sounds creepy yet fascinating! The romance sounds pretty good, as well. It is always important that the girl and guy have chemistry, otherwise it just doesn't work for me. Great review!

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  5. I have to say that the book title and description did absolutely nothing for me. But based on your review, it sounds like the book is meant to be a light, quick, fun read. Not my cup of tea, but I see how it would appeal to others. Thanks for the review. :)

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  6. This one sounds interesting. I have it on my TBR list already. I will definitely have to give it a read. Great review. :0)

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  7. @Bailey, I agree good chemistry is important.

    @Marg K, It was a quick and fun read. However not every book is for everybody.

    @Tracy, I hope you enjoy it :D

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  8. i read the book it was really good i wonder if there is a movie

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