Monday, June 27, 2011

Review: The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen

The Vampire Stalker
Author:Allison Van Diepen
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Point
ISBN:  0545283752
ISBN13: 9780545283755
Genre: Young Adult

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.

I found the whole concept of this book interesting. It would be so neat to have some of my fave vampires come out of their books and right into my life.  Seriously who doesn't wish that would happen while you are reading?  I enjoyed the authors creation of dual Chicago. Her descriptions were a bit lacking and I wasn't able to picture everything in my head but I liked the way she explained that some people can tap into the "Otherworld" and that is actually what the Author of the books was doing all along. I enjoyed the romance between Alexander and Amy. Amy is absolutely in love with Alexander in the novels so I figured that Amy would see him and go all fan girl gaga over him but she really composed herself and though she was all fan girl inside, she was way cool and in control on the outside. There romance built up really slowly and felt genuine. There was parts of the story that come of unbelievable or predictable. The story moved along like there was a timeline that had to be followed 1. this must happen, 2 that must happen. etc... Instead of flowing and bending if that makes sense.  Even taking that into consideration THE VAMPIRE STALKER really just ended up being a neat, fun read that I'm glad I read and I think any teen would be happy to pick it up.

I gave it 3/5 stars