Review: Thirst No. 1 by Christoper Pike

I picked this up on a whim at a bookstore, I wanted a fun read that didn’t require too much thinking while I had some family from Holland around. I started reading and as always started doing some research and this is another one of those 3 for 1 rebound and repubbed books from the 90′s that I seem to favor a lot. I loved immediately the ideas that Pike had for the book, the last of her kind Sita is 5,000 years old and has had of course quite an amazing life. Meeting Krishna and doing his will and being very religious at the same time as being a vampire who has no qualms about killing was a fun niche. However the dialogue left a lot to be desired and the characters other than Sita were half formed at best. Just when you think you are delving into something more substantial with a secondary character the door is closed in your face and you are left wondering exactly how that happened. The books flow well into one another and I will pick up Thirst No. 2 when it comes out in January to continue the story. I am interested in how everything ends.

I am not too crazy about the cover. I never really like when a person is on the cover of a book, I like to make my own decisions about the look based on the description the author gives. I think I would have imagined Sita differently if given the chance, and I think that took away a bit from my enjoyment of the book.

All in all if you love rebound 3 in 1 books, vampire stories, L.J. Smith, and fast tracked ancient past recounts then you will definitely enjoy parts of this novel. Worth picking it up for the fun value.

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