Published by Scholastic on July 1, 2011
Genres: YA, Paranormal
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What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world—and came into yours?
Amy is in love with someone who doesn't exist: 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. Together, Amy and Alexander set out to track Vigo and learn how and why Alexander crossed over. But when she and Alexander begin to fall for each other, Amy wonders if she even wants him to ever return to the realm of fiction.
I don’t know exactly what I was expecting from this book so I can’t really say it was disappointing, but a thing is certain, I’d surely have preferred something more exciting . . . Anyway, it was that kind of fast reading that you enjoy to do sometimes.
Amy reflects very well the majority of the real teenagers, but her love for a book character is something in common with girls of every age! (Don’t you dare telling me you don’t have a big crush on a fictional character, I wouldn’t buy it!) I found very realistic the excited fans and their run for the latest book of their favourite series, the one under the spotlights that can drive a fan crazy. That made me laugh because I assisted to a scene like that when Breaking Dawn was released. Gosh, you couldn’t put a foot in the bookstore, neither in the streets where the bookstore was, there was craziness everywhere! Don’t get me wrong, I like Twilight but sometimes fans can be as exuberant as scary . . .
I feel like I have to spend some words about the cover . . . It’s usually the thing that catches your attention first, we all know that, but in this case if the USA cover has something fascinating, the UK one is totally unattractive . . . Maybe the girl on the cover reflects better the physical characteristics of Amy, but let’s be honest, you haven’t read the book when you pick it up so, you can’t do that comparison at first sight and you should attract my eyes in every way possible, don’t you agree? Too bad because generally the UK covers are anything but disappointing.