Title: The Vampire Stalker
Author: Allison Van Diepen
Pub Date: 06/01/2011
Top 10: No
Convince us to read the book: In a day when vampire books number by the hundreds, The Vampire Stalker proves to be an engaging and rather exciting story about fictional characters becoming real. Amy encounters her dream vampire after almost being killed by his arch enemy, also transported to the real world. After stalking down and killing the evil vampire, peace is restored and Amy gets the man she always wanted.
Compelling aspects of the book: Amy can be appreciated as a rather sensible character, as she never throws herself at Alex's feet and drools at every move he makes. Amy is well rounded and that adds to a readable story.
Were you disappointed with the book at all: Yes
Reasons why you were disappointed with the book: It feels like the story is a little like Inkheart, the book, but manages to stand alone.
Cover: The cover is certainly interesting, nice use of grays contrasting with red. I think it suggests a vampire book, but doesn't over-power the cover.
Age Range: 12-17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal