thirst no.2 by christopher pike

Written by Darlyn At Thursday, March 11, 2010
Summary (Goodreads):

Tears roll over my face. I touch them with my quivering tongue. They are clear and salty, not dark and bloody. Another sign that I am human.

What Alisa/Sita has desired for five thousand years has finally come true: She is once again human. But now she is defenseless, vulnerable, and, for the first time in centuries, emotional. As she attempts to reconcile her actions as a vampire with her new connection to humanity, she begins to understand the weight of lifeand-death decisions. Can Alisa resolve her past and build a new identity, or is she doomed to repeat her fatal mistakes?

My Thoughts (with spoiler):

Well, here we go. In the 4th series of the book, Phantom, Sita is finally a human again. But she is confused with what she already become. Ray, her previous lover (the one she thought dead) knocked on her door minutes after the transformation. Both start a life in a bliss and within weeks, Sita is pregnant. But her child isn't exactly human, which is quickly obvious when the child is born months before her due date. And when Kalika starts demanding blood, Sita knows she's birthed a monster. But her love for her child prevents her from killing Kalika. Pike start to create a new direction in his 4th series. The introduction of New Ages Kalika/ Kali Ma (her daughter) as her enemy and Sita are thrown on a journey of self-reflection that will carry into the next two books in the series.

The 5th series, Evil Thirst, Sita faces very difficult situation and she needs to make a hard decision.
She either has to destroy her daughter, Kalika, or give up a precious child, John, who may be the savior of the human race. She ponders of Kalika's behavior, wonders if she can redeem her. Or is she wrong, and Kalika is right? It's a difficult situation for her, a vampire who believes in love and redemption. Can a mother's love overcome a child's evil? Pike experimented by creating rumor on Lord Krisna and Jesus, by a scripture written by the oracle Suzama in ancient Egypt against her modern conundrum. Okay, for me, this kind of totally way from logic, and may sound a bit 'out' there, but Pike weaves a skillful and fast paced tale with all these varied pieces falling neatly into place.

Finally, the last in series, Creatures of Forever, Pike's The Last Vampire series goes a little 'wonky' and a little bit sci-fi mood. More science fiction than vampire tale, Pike continues to mix New Age ideas with aliens and time travel. I know, sometime I think, is he mad? Vampire with spaceship? I don't know if you ever read a vampire and alien. Weird. However, as I read further, I have to accept that I kind of like it in that certain way. Haha..Here, she learns that in the 9th century actions of hers forever changed the future of humanity. Sita has to travel to the past and fix her wrong, so that humanity may be saved. This is the first time Pike focuses a novel on Sita's past. Instead of just flashbacks, the action takes place in the past and I wish that it's something he would have done more, elaborate and create more fascinating stories of her life interspaced with famous historical events, or even obscure ones.

After years, I finally managed to read the last three books of the series. I have a multiple and complex feeling as I finished the series now. A part of me satisfied of how I finally know what's the ending but there's part of me kind of disappointed with the ending. But at least Pike has his own good skill to end it excellently without leaving the readers hanging on it. I would recommend this book and hope that any of the readers will try to read the book soon. And I would be to hear your opinion.

My Rating: 4.7/5 (Is this accepted..? *LOL* )

9 comments:

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  2. I'm dropping by from the blog hop at Crazy for books. Great review! Sounds very interesting.

    I'm a new follower as well. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! Now I'm doing the same! Love your blog! The black background is awesome!
    Now as to this book review, great review! Not sure I'll be getting to them anytime soon, but I love reading the reviews in case I see it on sale.
    Candace

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog; I'm loving your site as well - I just added you to my Google Reader :)

    This post actually made my morning b/c I had no idea Christopher Pike was still writing books. He made my high school years as awesome as they were. I'll have to check this out!!

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  5. Hi Darlyn, if this is OK with you, I'm going to skip this review until I have the book. ;-)

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  6. Please answer my question because i am so disturbed by the end of Thirst, Is Seymour really gone, is this book really ended?

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  7. @ Anonymous: I think yes, he will die eventually but it doesnt say so in the book. I think they will publish the 3rd volume. Just check it out later.

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