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The Vampire Stalker

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

This book is definitely now one of my favorites!

I knew I'd be in for a fun ride with this book, I was, but I was also pleasantly surprised by the story line and the characters. It's such a creative book and definitely one that will please any book lover. The first chapter alone made my inner book-geek self squeal. It...
I knew I'd be in for a fun ride with this book, I was, but I was also pleasantly surprised by the story line and the characters. It's such a creative book and definitely one that will please any book lover. The first chapter alone made my inner book-geek self squeal. It opens up to a book's release date, I'd imagine all of us have experienced that joy of getting that new book in a favorite series that we've been lusting over for a whole year.

Amy was your typical book boy-obsessed teen. She was more like an average fan who was in love with one of the characters than her more fanatical friends. Alexander was charming, yet awkward at times. His world is much different than our modern day world, it's more of an old-world charm. Chivalry is definitely not dead there, but he's not perfect, his temper gets the best of him at times. Vigo is your typical vampire who is bent on destruction, he makes an entertaining villain.

I loved the love story element. I found myself texting a few sentences to my friend that made me go "awwww".

I was sent a review copy from Scholastic.

posted by adm912 on May 23, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Pretty Good, But Short

I thought the beginning of this book was really awesome, great characters-good story line, but by the end I was really dissapointed. About half way through the book everything started to feel very rushed, and slightly cheesy. I just found it ridiculus that the cops woul...
I thought the beginning of this book was really awesome, great characters-good story line, but by the end I was really dissapointed. About half way through the book everything started to feel very rushed, and slightly cheesy. I just found it ridiculus that the cops would be taking advice from a teenager, even if she is a "vampire expert"! I feel like the author should have taken more time to develop the second half of the book.

posted by CaliGirlFL on April 2, 2012

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    Pretty Good, But Short

    I thought the beginning of this book was really awesome, great characters-good story line, but by the end I was really dissapointed. About half way through the book everything started to feel very rushed, and slightly cheesy. I just found it ridiculus that the cops would be taking advice from a teenager, even if she is a "vampire expert"! I feel like the author should have taken more time to develop the second half of the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2013

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    2.5 STars Amy is in love, shame it isn┬┐t with a real guy, but r

    2.5 STars

    Amy is in love, shame it isn’t with a real guy, but rather with vamppire hunter Alexander Banks, a character in her favourite book series. Alexander is mysterious and broody; his mission in life to kill the vampire that terrorises his version of Chicago and who murdered his family. She never expects to actually meet him, but she can’t deny that the guy who saved her from being attacked looks and acts like the Alexander Banks from her favourite books, and if he has managed to come through, then maybe the deadly vampire he was chasing has come as well.

    How could I resist a book, young adult or not, that involves book characters coming to life? Sexy book boyfriend characters as well, simply; I couldn’t. We all have our favourite heroes from the many many books and series we read and I know personally that if all my book boyfriends started popping into reality that I would need to get a much bigger house. So I knew I had to read the book where a beloved and smokin’ hot character came to our intrepid heroine’s rescue.

    Although I have given this book a 2.5 rating, so it seems quite low, this wasn’t because I didn’t enjoy the book and it wasn’t because I found any of the characters annoying, the book was fun to read and I did find myself liking the Amy and Alexander. But, I felt that much more could have been made from the book, for example although I liked Alexander I didn’t know much about him, I don’t feel his character was particularly fleshed out. The romance was also as flat as a day old bottle of coke flat. Alexander and Amy had no chemistry and intellectually I could see Amy being head over heels for him he was her vaulted Alexander Banks she loved him before he came into her life, but I never really felt much on Alexander’s side, there was never any big sparks flying moments between them.

    However, this was a light read that was fun, a little bit sweet and with an idea behind it that caught my imagination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Check it out

    This book is a good mystery and a good story for about everyone


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  • Posted November 28, 2011

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    A fun light read

    The Vampire stalker had potential...a lot of potential but it just didn't quite hit it.

    There have been plenty of times I've wished one of the fictional characters I've read about actually were real. And thanks to a very creative theory called literary physics, Alexander Banks is able to cross over into the dimension in which Amy lives in. Seriously literary physics is a genius of an idea. I loved it, especially since I was curious about how Van Diepen was going to bring Alexander into Amy's world.

    Now as far as the characters are concerned I was able to relate to Amy's bookworm personality, but that was about it. As far as her feelings for Alexander, her anger towards her dad, and her annoyance towards her sister, it just all fell flat. I couldn't feel any of her emotions. When it comes down to it all the characters in the novel could have been more fleshed out. The relationship between Alexander and Amy also happened way to fast for my likes. Maybe if the novel wasn't so short their relationship could have developed in a more deeper and meaningful level.

    Then their was Vigo the antagonist. He just wasn't something to be fearful of, not to the extent Amy and Alexander made him out to be in the novel. Maybe it's just that I've read way to many novels with far worse villains than Vigo, the ones that actually get under my skin and make me worry about the protagonist.

    I also have to admit I wanted to know more about the story within the story. Alexander Banks Otherworld Chicago sounded so much more intriguing and I hope Van Diepen decides to write about that world someday soon.

    Overall don't let the cover or the name fool you. Vampire Stalker was in the end a fun, quick, and very light read. But it had the potential to be so much more.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

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    Not a waste of time...

    I've read better vampire books, but I've also read worse. Wasn't disappointed, just could have had a better plot.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2011

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