The Vampire Stalker

by Allison Van Diepen

SCHOLASTIC INC | June 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The Vampire Stalker is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 10.
What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world and came into yours?

Amy is in love with Alexander Banks, a brooding, handsome vampire hunter. There's just one problem: He doesn't exist. Alexander is the hero in a series of popular vampire novels, and Amy has breathlessly followed all his fictional adventures.

Then, late one night, fiction becomes reality.

Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander Banks. In fact, he IS Alexander, come to life from the pages of the book. And he's in hot pursuit of Vigo, the ruthless vampire who has also crossed over in Amy's city. As Amy struggles to unravel the mystery behind Alexander's arrival, she must help him track down Vigo before too many lives are at risk. But attraction, danger, and dark secrets soon collide, leaving Amy to wonder if the greatest thing at stake...is her heart.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.02 × 5.28 × 0.53 in

Published: June 1, 2012

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545283744

ISBN - 13: 9780545283748

Found in: Horror

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vamps and books This story is every i look for. Vampires, romance and a love for books. The romance between them is beautiful and powerful and he will do anything to protect her.
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Omg This was a great book i hope everyone loved it like i did
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This was a very good
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Vampire Stalker This book is one of the reasons I enjoy YA fiction. It was a fun ride with a hint of romance and filled with improbable creative. I have many a friend who would love the concepts of "literary physics" in hopes that a Mr. Darcy would step out of his pages into reality. :)
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book to Read! I saw this book in a book fair at my little brothers school and thought hey its another "Vampire Book" but then I started to read the back it sounded good and thought wow I need to get this when I get the chance to and when i had gotten it i could never put the book down I read it in less then 2 days maybe less because it was that good and that amazing to read its definitely a Suspence,Romance and Vampire book but it has twists and turns and just wants you to keep reading. I read another book by her called Raven its kinda like this book in a way but please check it out I read the book raven and I put a review on it as well I think this book and Raven are 2 good ones.
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting fast read If you ever want a quick entertaining read, look no further. This one is it. This can be finished in a day - because it’s just so entertaining and you want to keep reading until you’re done. I loved how you could almost compare Amy and her friends to the Twilight fans out there, they’re all huge fans of a popular series of vampire novels that’s featured in the book (sounds familiar doesn’t it?) The thing that was most interesting is the characters Amy reads exist. Now who wouldn’t like to read that??? (imagine if your favorite characters existed?? that would be so cool!) the plot itself as a whole was fun to read and extremely entertaining. It’s filled with humor and memorable characters - Alexander is extremely crushworthy indeed! there’s a nice blend of paranormal/urban fantasy elements, and also bits of romance here and there as well. It was extremely fast paced with one event happening after another, this is certainly a very quick read. There was just one thing that didn’t sit too well with me. Some characters just made their appearance and just left and you’re left wondering what happened to them? although this is probably going to explained in a possible sequel (I REALLY HOPE there’s going to be one!) it would have been nice to know just what happened to them and where they were headed. Otherwise, besides that, this book was fun to read. Most definitely recommended for YA readers. The ending is pretty much open and I’m sure there’s going to be a sequel, and I hope it comes SOON!
Date published: 2012-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What A Great Story! I really enjoyed this book. It was gripping and the plot had so many twists and turns and left you on the edge of your seat the whole time! The characters are really detailed and thought through, and definitely likeable. The book is very realistic and had great settings that were easy to follow. The writing isn't very advanced so it's a light read but it's still enjoyable and I would try reading it if you have the time. You don't even have to like the vampire genre to enjoy this book (because generally I don't really like vampire books). The only thing I would have wanted more of, would be romance, haha :D Allison Van Diepen is a great story-teller, and I would recommend her writing to many people. Plus the cover art is quite cool C: Awesome book!
Date published: 2012-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable I liked The Vampire Stalker, I did, but the more I'm thinking about it as I write this, the more my issues with it arise. It is definitely a light, easy read, key word being light. It's at times unrealistic, over dramatic and a little cheesy. I think it's a good read for the premise alone as any reader can identify with the fantastical idea of book characters coming to life. ~~~ The Vampire Stalker sounds like a dream come true for any avid reader, am I right? Who hasn't imagined their favourite characters in a book come to life! Amy is a huge fan of the Otherworld series of books, and especially of Alexander Banks, the vampire stalker, and dark, brooding main character. The opening pages involve lots of excitement over the newest release of the book and I couldn't help but smile because I (and all the other readers out there) know how much fun that all is. Starting the story like this immediately drew me in and I liked Amy and her two best friends right away. Then imagine Amy's surprise (and doubt) when a guy who looks exactly like Alexander Banks saves her from some psycho on the street. Alexander was also very easy to like; he's a typical gentleman, with proper manners and holding the door open for the girl etc. Amy falls hard for him, which I normally would scoff at, but in this case I can see it happening because she already knew everything about him from his books. His likes, dislikes, fears, dreams etc. It's a little creepy to think about but it progresses naturally and adorably. We find out that Alexander and the evil vampire Vigo have somehow crossed over from their Chicago into Amy's Chicago. I really liked the explanation for this, some complex physics in a simplified world, though I had to wonder if what happened could happen elsewhere. The question never comes up in the story, and the whole occurance seemed to be taken way too easily. Like 'What, Alexander Banks crossed into our world? *sigh* I knew this would happen someday.' It was just too easy, and for me, it made it even less believable than I would have wanted and bordered on rolling-of-the-eyes territory. The Vampire Stalker isn't a particularly long or short book, but it moves pretty quickly. Perhaps a little too quickly. I found this book to be very light. Things were a little too easy and too simple to be believable at times. I feel that you sort of skim over the story as opposed to really dig into it, for lack of a better explanation. Liz @ Midnight Bloom Reads commented that she didn't really fear the big bad vampire Vigo, and I agree. The more I think about it the more I see Vigo as one of those old-movie villains, complete with cape and fangs yelling 'muah-ha-ha!' over dramatically *cringe* Review also here: http://allofeverythingforyou.blogspot.com/2011/09/review-vampire-stalker-by-allison-van.html
Date published: 2011-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed Thoughts... Have you ever dreamed that your favourite character from a novel would come to life? I know I sure have! So when I read the plot description for The Vampire Stalker, it was like seeing every bookworm's dream come true and I just had to see how Allison Van Diepen would bring her story to life. Allison Van Diepen has created a wide range of characters in The Vampire Stalker, some with loveable traits... and others, not so great. I think everyone will be able to relate to Amy on some level because not only is she a true book lover, but she also has such a warm, caring heart. Although she does find herself in spots of trouble with Alexander's unexpected arrival and the subsequent urgency to stop Vigo before people get hurt, you'll still think she's the luckiest girl for having her favourite character somehow escape the pages and actually be a real person. Alexander was rather sweet for a vampire hunter with his old-fashioned, chivalrous ways and I laughed out loud to his reactions when seeing modern technology for the first time. Surprisingly, I didn't really fear Vigo too much. I think this had more to do with the fact that there was a lot of telling in the book, rather than showing... if you know what I mean. We're told that he's a really evil person, but he didn't cause as much trouble as I would have liked and the severity of it was too low for me to really panic about the situation as much as Amy and Alexander were in the book. Instead, the character I most hated was Amy's younger sister, Chrissy, because of her annoying attitude and the poor choices of judgement she made while Amy could still easily forgive her as though nothing was wrong. Although the cover for the novel is really dark, its contents are actually rather light. The solutions to the roadblocks that stumped Amy and Alexander were rather simple and convenient when I wanted more suspense and challenge, but on the other hand, it did keep the pacing for the novel fast. I liked learning about the explanation Van Diepen had created to justify how Alexander and Vigo could be real people instead of fictional ones. I thought it was rather creative and she somehow made the theory seem plausible! The Vampire Stalker was a fast-paced, entertaining read with the pages easily flying by in no time at all! The novel may have had its faults but I did see Allison Van Diepen's second foray into the supernatural genre as an improvement over Raven, which I'm glad to say. I may have been left with mixed feelings after reading The Vampire Stalker, but overall, it was a satisfying and enjoyable novel. You can also read this review at: http://midnightbloomreads.blogspot.com/2011/06/vampire-stalker-by-allison-van-diepen.html
Date published: 2011-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everyone loves a great character from a book This was a very good book I found it very light and easy to read and it also had a fun concept as well. Basically Amy and her friends have a major obsession with these Otherworld books and they also love the characters that are vampire hunters, and one day Amy gets attacked on a street and the person that saves her is Alexander who is one of the main characters in the book as well as her crush. I found that the story was very flowy and I enjoyed the characters, Amy and her friends were great and Alexander was awesome as well I mean who doesn't want there favorite book character to come to life. Overall great fun book check it out. ;0)
Date published: 2011-06-04

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The Vampire Stalker

The Vampire Stalker

by Allison Van Diepen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.02 × 5.28 × 0.53 in

Published: June 1, 2012

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545283744

ISBN - 13: 9780545283748

About the Book

Amy is in love with 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.

From the Publisher

What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world and came into yours?

Amy is in love with Alexander Banks, a brooding, handsome vampire hunter. There's just one problem: He doesn't exist. Alexander is the hero in a series of popular vampire novels, and Amy has breathlessly followed all his fictional adventures.

Then, late one night, fiction becomes reality.

Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander Banks. In fact, he IS Alexander, come to life from the pages of the book. And he's in hot pursuit of Vigo, the ruthless vampire who has also crossed over in Amy's city. As Amy struggles to unravel the mystery behind Alexander's arrival, she must help him track down Vigo before too many lives are at risk. But attraction, danger, and dark secrets soon collide, leaving Amy to wonder if the greatest thing at stake...is her heart.

About the Author

ALLISON VAN DIEPEN is the author of Street Pharm, Snitch, Raven, and the Oracle of Dating. She teaches high school and lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Please visit her online at www.allisonvandiepen.com.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Vampire Stalker:

"The Vampire Stalker is smart, compelling, and touched with a cleverness that makes it a must-read... [this] is a suspenseful, tightly plotted thriller that will surprise even readers who are overly familiar with the genre. The characters are well drawn, the situations unique, and the stakes high - everything one could possibly want in a YA vampire novel." -Quill & Quire

"Clearly, the author understands teenagers... Please, Allison, don't keep your fans waiting too long for the next novel!" -Canadian Review of Materials