- Christopher Pike
Publisher: Hodder’s Children’s Books
Alisa's daughter, Kalika, has transformed into a blood-thirsty monster with powers far beyond Alisa's. It is Alisa's task to track her down and destroy her, yet Alisa still has trouble believing her daughter is totally evil. She still hopes to save Kalika, even if it means risking her own life--and perhaps the lives of everyone in the world.
Alisa, the last vampire is back and determined to stop her blood drinking daughter before she can harm her friend Paula’s son, who may be the reincarnation of the Soul that was Krishna. For the first time Seymour is with Alisa for her adventures rather than being on the end of the phone and this friendship is core to the store, giving Alisa someone to fall back on and talk to. Alisa is once again powerful and smart, but so is her daughter, Kalika.
This is a short book – less than 200 pages but a lot is packed in. There is more than the usual philosophical ponderings with Alisa’s memories of her time in Egypt coming to the fore. That’s always an element I like with Christopher Pike’s books – while there are some great actions, the heroes are always deep thinkers, wandering about their place in the universe and where they fit in. There is some truly exciting scenes when Alisa is trying to stop her daughter that will satisfy most adrenaline junkies, but I was a little disappointed with the ending. Without giving much away it felt a little quick and less emotional than is should have. Still up to that point it was enjoyable.
Recommended for fans of RL Stine and LJ Smith. 6 out of 10.