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Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen

Book Description |June 1, 2011

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.

From my copy | Back Cover:

I glanced at him, and felt like the air had been sucked out of me.

His profile was straight and chiseled. Dark brown hair curled slightly over the collar of his long, cape-like coat. A line from Otherworld came to mind: He would have been classically handsome were it not for the forbidding expression on his face.

I gave my head a shake. After all I'd just been through, I was still thinking of Alexander Banks. It must have been a mirage -- my mind's way of bringing me comfort after terror.

Jacket's Cover:

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

Amy is in love with Alexander Banks, a brooding, handsome vampire hunter. There's just one problem: He doesn't exist. Alexander is the hero of a series of popular novels, and Amy has breathlessly followed all his ficional adventures.

Then, late one night, fiction becomes reality.

 Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander Banks. In fact, he is  Alexander, come to life from the pages of the book. And he's in hot pursuit of Vigo, the ruthless vampire who has also crossed over into Amy's city. As Amy struggles to unravel the mystery behind Alexander's arrival, she must help him track down Vigo before too many lives are at risk. But attraction, danger, and dark secrets soon collide, leaving Amy to wonder if the greatest thing at stake... is her heart.


My Review:

Fictional character eighteen-year-old Alexander Banks stalks vampires until incredulously he leaps through a portal into real life where he finds love and friends who want to help, if they can. 
If you love books and love to talk about them and obsess about the hot heroes in them, this is the book for you. But if you love vampire stories and vampire hunters than this book is a must! I started with this book an hour or so ago, and I can't let go though I have a headache! Amy reminds me of myself, how she loves a character in a book, how she prefers reading about a magical guy then meet real boys. If you ever read a book and liked it so much, and you started imagining the characters coming alive in your world, than you are like Amy too. Great book!

In Shelfari I gave this book a 5 stars rate, and I think it was a great book. The book begins like an bookaholic obsession with books would do, in a book release date. 3 girlfriends waiting in line to get the 2nd book in the Otherworld series. 

What I loved here is that what this author wrote matches my imagination when I'm obsessed with a book. That strong feeling of yearning to enter a story, to be the main character, to love the hero as if he was real. Only a book-lover would understand that.

I don't want to tell you the whole story and spoil the events for you. But this book has romance, adventure, surprises along the way, a sitting-on-the-edge-of-my-seat kind of moments... and best of all: an opening ending to another sequel!

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