Title: Evil Thirst
Author: Christopher Pike
First published July 1, 1996
179 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780671550509 (ISBN10: 0671550500)
The Last Vampire Alisa is on a mission to find her daughter Kalika, who has become a bloodthirsty monster with powers that surpass her own. Alisa’s love for her daughter is still strong, and she refuses to believe that Kalika is completely evil.
Determined to save her daughter, Alisa sets out to track her down, even if it means putting her own life at risk. As Alisa races against time, she must face the possibility that Kalika’s actions could lead to the destruction of the world.
Will Alisa be able to save her daughter and prevent a catastrophic event, or will her love for Kalika lead to her own downfall?
Christopher Pikes Evil Thirst, first published on July 1, 1996, is a thrilling horror novel that is sure to keep readers on edge until the very end. Pike is known for his contributions to the young adult horror genre, and Evil Thirst is no exception, combining elements of teenage drama, suspense, and the supernatural to create a captivating and terrifying tale.
The novel follows the character of Alisa Perne, who is a vampire struggling to come to terms with her identity and the dangers of living among both vampires and humans. Alisas journey is fraught with danger, as she is pursued by a group of dangerous vampire hunters and forced to confront an evil force from her past.
Along the way, Alisa also grapples with her intense feelings for a young human named Paul, which threaten to expose her vampire identity and put both of their lives at risk. What sets Evil Thirst apart from other vampire novels is the depth of character development and the intricacy of the plot.
Alisa is a complex protagonist, navigating her own personal struggles while also fighting against the larger dangers that threaten her kind. Pike also weaves in themes of redemption and morality, challenging readers to question their own beliefs about good and evil.
The novel is not without its flaws, however. At times, the pacing can be slow, and some readers may find certain plot points to be predictable.
Additionally, the novels writing style can be somewhat juvenile, which may be off-putting for more sophisticated readers. Overall, Evil Thirst is a must-read for fans of the young adult horror genre.
Pikes expert storytelling and unique take on vampire lore make for a chilling and thrilling read. While the novel may not be for everyone, those who are looking for a fast-paced and suspenseful tale will not be disappointed.
Rating: 4/5 stars