Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice - Christopher Pike I happened to find this book on my eReader recently, and since I'm a bit of a vampire fanatic I decided to give it a try. I decided to stop reading it after the first 5-10 pages (my intolerance levels for bad books has become significantly higher after reading the books in my trash pile).

In my opinion this book is not only badly written (superficial and simplistic monotonous language), but it has one of the most obnoxious and self-absorbed characters ever imagined. It gets old really fast. Obviously I’m much older than the target audience (YA – up to 20 years of age, max.), but even so, that does not excuse or explain the quality of the writing. Perhaps the idea behind the book was ok enough, but clearly it hasn’t been crafted out and developed enough. To me it feels like I’ve been reading cliff-notes or, at best, an un-edited first draft.