Review: The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen

The Vampire Stalker“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.”

When I read the blurb for The Vampire Stalker, I knew I had to have it. Who hasn’t imagined their favorite book character “coming to life”? I sure know I have. Not only as a potential love interest, but a random character you imagine “Oh they’d be so much fun to have as a friend/sibling/teacher…”

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”.

This book will be out June 1st, if you haven’t gotten it on your radar definitely check it out. It’s such a fun read for any book fan!

Many thanks to Scholastic/Point for sending me a free review copy!

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Comments

  1. Reading Angel says:

    This just recently popped onto my radar, but I’m adding it to my WL now!

  2. Book Savvy Babe says:

    Great review! Testing that link:Thanks for the help!
    BookSavvyBabe

  3. Shelagh says:

    Great review Amanda. I really like the premise behind this book and I’m pleased to see that it works as a story.

    Shelagh
    The Word Fiend

  4. Preet and Lena says:

    Your texts to tease me with lines really isn’t fair. I must read this when it comes out!

    Preet
    http://www.awrittenrhapsody.blogspot.com

  5. Alison says:

    I love books that make me go awww! You should read Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffith – another vampire tale.

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