Friday, July 1, 2011

Review: The Vampire Stalker

The Vampire Stalker 
by Allison Van Diepen
Teaser from
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.

The book pulled me in at the beginning ultimately because people such as me (book lovers) can relate the moment they begin reading while Amy tells us about her love for a fictional character and how she is awaiting the release of the next book in the series. I believe we have all had a crush on one book character or another and this one really gives us a chance to see a girl actually get a chance to meet the boy she has fallen in love with before they even meet in person.
Amy: Amy is a fan of the Otherworld series like most teens and has a huge crush on one of the characters, Alexander Banks, but when she was coming home one night at dark she never would have guessed that her crush would come to her rescue when his enemy, vampire Vigo tries to attack her.
Alexander Banks: Supposed fictional character from the Otherworld series. While chasing his enemy Vigo across a bridge in his hometown of Chicago he gets sucked through a portal to another version of Chicago, our modern one where he runs into Amy.
Chrissy: Amy's snob of a younger sister who has been anything but nice to Amy since their parent's split.
Vigo: The vampire who killed all of Alexander's family and is now being hunted down by Alex himself in modern day Chicago after being pushed though the portal along with Alexander.

This was a very interesting and unique book and I completely enjoyed it. I have never read a book about a book character coming to life so this was a different experience. This would be a good book for both Vampire lovers and Vampire haters including the Twilight groups or anyone who has ever loved a book character like Amy.
 Totally Worth it!


  1. Hey, I just read this one. It's definitely fun! Who wouldn't want to meet their book crush?

  2. Love the sound of this one, especially as a book lover with my share of character crushes! Will add this one to my wishlist!

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