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Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire/ Black Blood/ Red Dice [NOOK Book]

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 At five thousand years old, the vampire Alisa thought she was smart enough to stay out of trouble. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must protect herself by befriending Ray, the boy who may be her only chance at finding her maker. When she begins to fall in love with Ray, all of a sudden there is more at stake than her own life. Originally published in 1994, this series netted more than 500,000 copies as individual titles and later as bind-ups. This hot new repackage will revive the series for today?s teen.
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Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire/ Black Blood/ Red Dice

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Overview

 At five thousand years old, the vampire Alisa thought she was smart enough to stay out of trouble. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must protect herself by befriending Ray, the boy who may be her only chance at finding her maker. When she begins to fall in love with Ray, all of a sudden there is more at stake than her own life. Originally published in 1994, this series netted more than 500,000 copies as individual titles and later as bind-ups. This hot new repackage will revive the series for today’s teen.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442468634
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Series: Last Vampire: Thirst Series , #1
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 53,860
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Christopher Pike
is the author of more than forty teen thrillers, including the series Remember Me, Final Friends, and Chain Letter.
Christopher Pike is the author of more than forty teen thrillers, including the Thirst, Remember Me, and Chain Letter series. Pike currently lives in Santa Barbara, where it is rumored he never leaves his house. But he can be found online at ChristopherPikeBooks.com.
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  • Posted December 22, 2009

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    Horrible

    I started this book thinking it would be a cool romance. But it sucked. I hated the main character. I couldnt connect and the writing style just gave me a headache. There was no meaning to the book and was too fast to really connect with. Also the romance was too fake and not real at all. really bad book. I have read many romance and vampire books and this one doesnt even compete. I really don't recommend it.

    21 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

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    Completely intriguing!!!

    So I randomly bought it at Barnes & Nobles because I was out of new books to read. I looked at the description and figured it would be some ordinary vampire book. Oh I was very wrong, from the very first page Christopher Pike had me addicted to this story. I seriously could not put it down! I'm completely astounded that I haven't heard of him before because apparently he wrote these books a long time ago! My advice is if you like to read books that are constantly witty, indulging, thrilling, and completely romantic you have to read this book NOW!

    18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2009

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    My absolute FAVORITE vampire series...

    I first read these books when I was 12. Because of Christopher Pike I am a huge reader. The Last Vampire series is my favorite of all time. I am currently 26 and have read the series many times over the years. They never get old! I love all 6 of the books as much as I did then. Sita is the ultimate vampire to me. I love that she is nothing like the traditional vampire. She is my favorite character in all fiction. :~) I cannot wait to get the new release of the series this August!!

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2009

    Old Favorite

    Like the first reviewer, I read this series over 10 years ago. Others have said the story doesn't add up or make sense, but that may be because it's the first 3 novels of a 6 book series. Of course it "doesn't add up at the end" - it's not the end. Also keep in mind, many of Christopher Pike's novels were written for the young adult (ie. teen) genre in the 1990s. They weren't meant to be romance novels for adults. That said, it has always been one of my favorite series and I can't wait for the second half of the series to come out next year!

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

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    Excellent Read

    I loved reading this fantastic book! It has a story that keeps you entertained for hours.

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2009

    Will get in your blood

    This series will rock you. Using an intelligent and powerful voice, the last vampire, Sita, tells her five-thousand year story of light and darkness, evil and profound spirituality...in this series you will witness Sita's beginning and her end, and afterwards you will walk away shaken and hungry for more.

    Pike re-imagines the vampire legend, giving us vampires who are more powerful, more sophisticated and more dangerous than those in other teen-vampire books. Sita has lived and loved well throughout her life, and because of these vast experiences she is proficient in everything human--from our arts to our weapons to our hearts and souls, Sita is an expert. And that is good, because she'll need these skills to resist those who know what she is. Once they have her powers they intend to kill her. But even after five-thousand years, Sita is not ready to die. She still has too much to love.

    Pike's best character EVER. The master of horror at his absolute peak--this is more than a vampire series, it is a dance with the spiritual side of life and death.

    Marvelous.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2010

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    Great! Great! Great!

    Simply a kickass book

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2010

    thirst...

    Thirst is a juicy series by Christopher Pike, in which his main character Alisa Perne, is being investigated by a private investigatorby the name of andy. Andy has been warned about Alisa, but he doesnt know the true danger he and his son are in, Ray, are in. Alisa runs from the FBI, narroely escapes death, and has to keep her true identity a secret. She has more killing aboilities than a navy seal, but she can be more getile than a mouse.saving ray wasnt easy but the newest plot is to save Joel, the FBI agent who helped her save mankind, but the world may still be in danger if she doesnt keep her blood away from the us government the human race could be in serious trouble. This book is a real thriller and the end will keep anyone wanting more. Cant wait to read volume 2. if you liked twilight, thirst has more action and less romance but will keep its readers intriuged until the last age has been turned.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2010

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    Sita is an empowering heroine!

    I received this book from my mother after she raved about how great it was. I was hesitant to read it, the synopsis didn't seem to catch my attention. I decided to read it while I was waiting for the new House of Night book to come out. I am very glad I picked this up! I have never read a vampire series where the heroine in the story isn't afraid to kick some serious butt. I was able to finish the entire book in just a few days. I like how each story left off right in the middle of an important situation. It leaves you wanting to read the next book that much more! I like all of the characters in the book and the scenario's Sita chooses to get herself out of trouble. It really is quite different.

    I purchased part 2 last night and can't wait to start reading it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

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    i was thirsty for thirst!

    i loved this book for many reasons. i have read ALOT of vampire books and they are all diferent in diferent ways. this was the first vampire book that really religous. it was in a good way and i loved that even though sita was in a way ruthless, she never forgot her god and what she believed in. i love the charchter of alisa and the hold she has over victims and lovers alike. it caught my attention and i never once thought what was going to and it actually happened. pike really kept me guessing and i again loved the spiritual aspect of it all. i reccommened this book to all who love vampire books. you wont be disappointed.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    Vampire Fans, be warned – this is not some love story wher

    Vampire Fans, be warned – this is not some love story where girl meets vampire and lives forever. Christopher Pike's Thirst pulls you into a world you probably never thought possible. A mash of writing and adventure like James Pattersons Maximum Ride and a not-so-lovey vampire story. Alisa Perne is definitely my hero. Alisa is the only vampire – other than her creator – on earth. This reissue as an omnibus lets the reader delve into Alisa’s life both in the present and looking back into her past in three novels that suck you in and never let go. Violence, major action, laughs, sarcasm, some romance, and blood drinking has been combined into one book. This series has definitely changed my view on vampires. I honestly wish I could give it more than 5 stars.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    Here's to hoping the 2nd book is better

    I didn't love this book but I didn't hate it either. I read a lot of the reviews and they were all pretty much the same, that the main character is conceited. Which is true but that didn't bother me at all. It is supposed to be a book written from her perspective and if she is confident in the woman that she is then bravo to her. Honestly compared to the other books out there it was a breath of fresh air to have the female not be so self conscious and timid. If that is what you are looking for then read Twilight or any other of the hundred vamp books out there. With that being said, I did feel like there were spots where it dragged on more than it should and the story just fell flat for me. Hopefully the second book of the series will be better. After all No. 2 was the whole reason why I put up with the first one. I was really interested in how she adjusts to life as a human after being a vampire for 5,000 years.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

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    Thirst NO. 1 Christopher Pike

    I have never read one of Christopher Pike's books before. I loved every minute of it. I will continue to read his books after this. I can't wait for Thirst NO. 2 to come out in Jan. Christopher writes in such detail. I could see myself as Alisa. What she was wearing, how she was moving in a fight. I loved it how he would go into the past and tell us what happened and then put it in the present time. He descriped Eddie with having a scared face from acne, and I could see it every clear, as if he was standing in front of me. I have read many vamprie books and nothing like this. I couldn't put the book down. I read it in 2 weeks, with work, kids, being in the military. I would requimend this to anyone and every one that reads fiction books.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2009

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    Reading for the first time since I was a teen

    I remember reading and rereading these books when they first came out. As an adult, they are still that good. In my opinion, they are better than the Twilight series because of the mature tint to it. The simplicity of the writing. I am disappointed to know the remainder of the series won't come out until January 2010. Christopher Pike was one of my first favorite authors and I am sad that most of his books are out of print. I hope this will help his publishers think about reissuing the books. I am going to check to see if any others have been reissued. I would like to read the others again as an adult as I think some of the themes were a little advanced for a 13 year old. I will be passing my copy of this book on tomorrow. I just bought it yesterday.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Want a journey?

    I first saw this book and figured ehh I'll read it. I've got nothing else to do. I bought book 1 and 2. I had to go and buy 3 and 4. This book however isn't like any other book. The author makes you feel as if you wen't through life step by step with his character. He adds in theories based off religion, science and nature. He truely does make you go through all emotions, Kudos for that. This book is a simple read, remind you it is for a teenage reading level. I promise you that once you start reading this book you're going to want to continue the journey through with Sita 'til the end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

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    Sensational!!!

    I came across these books back in the early 1990's when "The Last Vampire" book 1 first came out. I immediately fall in love with the story and was the first book that introduce me to my ongoing love for supernatural novels. 15 years later, I was wondering through the same old book store in Stinson Beach, California where I had originally found this wonderful book. I went on-line and re-bought the series. To this day I still LOVE THIS SERIES! Its been so fun to re-read these books and fall in love all over again with this story... It's a old fashion vampire story about a 5,000 year old vampire name Alisa (Sita). It has been a absolute wonderful read, even after all these years!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!

    I had read the twilight books and the house of night books and was looking for something good in the vampire category. I had seen this book around my school alot so i decided to try it out. It was one of the best decisions i have made, book wise! I honestly think that these books are better than the twilight books! Sorry stephenie meyer, but christopher pike has you beat by JUST an inch! these books are so AMAZING!! the characters are so real, and you will be on the edge of your seat to the very last page! the action is mindblowing and somehow the author NEVER loses your attention! i recommend this to anyone and everyone!! VERY good job!!
    P.S. the next books just get better!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2010

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    Another Vampire book?...I think not!! LOL

    Thirst was a different type of vampire novel. It wasnt like the other typical vampire books bit, kill, blood,and scared of sun. He went a different route with this book. I really enjoyed it. The characters felt life like and real. It made you feel like you were actually part of the story.

    The other thing I liked it had 3 different stories with 3 different bad guys in it. But all 3 stories tied in together to make a wonderful book. The last book to me, leaves you on the edge of your sit dying to get to the next book. Which is, Thirst 2.

    If you enjoy vampire novels like Anne Rice, New Moon and Twlight. You will really enjoy this New Age Vampire story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    So amazing!!!

    This book completely surprised me. I'm not a big reader, but when I find a book that is good, no matter the size, I finish it in about a week. (Im a slow reader) It took me 5 days to read this book, and I was so upset when it ended, that I went to the store and bought the second one about 2 days later. I cannot think of any other vampire book where the main character will actually go back and tell about their stories from the past. You usually read how and when they were changed, but this story actually tells everything about her past, which i found very intriging. It was very hardcore. Not totally emotional, but hey, what vampire is supposed to be completely emotional?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2010

    HORRIBLE

    I HAVE READ A LOT OF BOOKS IN MY LIFE.

    THIS SERIES IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!

    IT IS SOOO BORING AND ANNOYING.

    dont read it.

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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