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.
When I first saw description of this book on Goodreads, I was intrigued by the plot idea. I immediately marked it to-read and patiently waited for the book release. I bought the book as soon as I came back from my European vacation and started to read it. One quarter through the book my excitement about the book started to vain. It was all I expected it to be, but it was not (I hope you know what I mean). As much I as I loved the idea of this book I was somewhat disappointed with execution of it. Don’t get me wrong book was alright, but just that alright; there was no big wow factor or being disappointed that you finished reading the book way to fast.
As already mentioned above, I was really excited about plot line of this book. The idea that your favourite character, from your favourite book comes into your world. Now how awesome is that, woot. Characters were flat and lacked chemistry; I was disappointed because I did not feel any connection between Amy and Alexander. Their relationship felt more forced than anything else; Alexander’s character was not what I expected him to be. But on the second thought readers do not get to know Alexander very much, all author tells us about him is that he is a character from a book who somehow crossed into Amy’s dimension and that he is vampire hunter. Actually on the third thought, we really do not get to know Amy well either. But that is not surprising since the book is around 260 pages long. Dialog between characters was not very realistic and it was awkward. One example on not very realistic, Amy’s mother asks something along the lines How do you know that vampires are real? Amy’s response, that all right mom, I read a lot about vampires and that is how I know that they are real. When I read this part of the conversation between the mother and daughter I had to laugh at the poor explanation. Mind you this conversation took place before the people believed that vampires exist.
Overall, this was an alright book, there were number of positive sides to the story. I think that the plot idea of your favourite character coming alive would be probably every book lovers dream, I know it would be mine. The only problem I would have is choosing my very favourite character. Another thing that I really liked about this book, is Mrs. P explanation of how Alexander was able to cross into Amy’s dimension, I like the idea of literary physics . Book cover was another thing that I really liked, it accurately represented the story. I think that my problem with this book was that I went into it with too high of the expectation. I give this book 2/5 STARS.