The Eternal Dawn (Thirst #3)
by Christopher Pike
Alisa has spent the past five thousand years as a vampire, living alone and fighting for survival. In her loneliness, Alisa cannot resist bringing Teri—a descendant of her human family—into her life. But Alisa is surrounded by death and destruction, and just by knowing Alisa, Teri’s life is at risk.
“The Last Vampire 7: The Eternal Dawn”Even after a decade, I love that Pike was still able to capture the spirit of the series.When I found out that “The Last Vampire”series was being re-released as “Thirst” I just had to reread the series from the start. My big concern was getting through “The Last Vampire 6: Creatures of Forever” again. It had always felt forced to me–like Pike was told he had to conclude the series and move on–or that someone else had written it, except for the epilogue. But then one has to admit that the last book in the series supposedly closed off any continuation of the story in a very final way (even for a vampire story).After over a decade long absence of Sita’s story, I’m relieved that she is still the same character many of us have grown to love over the years. The story picks up 15 years after the conclusion of the last book and this time we are treated to a completely new and engrossing tale following Sita and her friends. To those of you baffled on how there could possibly be a new story, when the last one tied all the loose ends up and ended so well, you will be pleasantly surprised how well Pike is able to continue the series. The characters feel very consistent with the previous books (this is something a lot of authors seem to have problems with when revisiting old characters).To bring some interest to the story, Pike has to invent even more lethal enemies than the ones in the previous books–and in most authors’ hands the power level would have been ludicrous. However I feel Pike pulls this off without any problems whatsoever, and just like in the previous books Alisa/Sita is both hunter and the hunted.Pike has fleshed out this character more than I ever thought was possible. I love Sita for her toughness. I love her for her ability to love. I love how she can boast so easily about herself, yet it does not come off as bragging, it is just fact. She may just be the most interesting and amazing character out there. She is not perfect, she makes tons of mistakes and we love that about her.“Thirst: Volume 3 (The Eternal Dawn)”is not without its flaws but they are far and few in between. Pike is known for his amazing plot twists and surprises and this time around he does not disappoint. It ends with a shocking twist and a cliffhanger that’s left me haunted.-Cassandra @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime
Alisa’s guilt grows when she becomes involved in a dangerous conspiracy. A top-secret group knows Alisa’s secret and will stop at nothing to use her powers for their cause. As Alisa desperately tries to protect herself and Teri from the unknown enemy, she discovers a force more powerful and more lethal than anything she has ever seen. Alisa doesn’t know who to trust, who to challenge, or who she will become….