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1. Thirst No. 3: The Eternal Dawn
2. Remember Me
3. Christopher Pike's Tales of Terror
4. Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire,
5. The Midnight Club
6. Thirst No. 2: Phantom, Evil Thirst,
7. Witch
8. Falling
9. Whisper of Death
10. Die Softly (reissue)
11. Sati
12. Weekend (Point)
13. Scavenger Hunt
14. Remember Me 2: The Return
15. Final Friends 3 the Graduation
16. The Dance - Final Friends 2
17. The Secret of Ka
18. The Listeners
19. Bury Me Deep
20. Road to Nowhere (reissue)

1. Thirst No. 3: The Eternal Dawn
by Christopher Pike
Paperback: 512 Pages (2010-10-05)
list price: US$10.99 -- used & new: US$4.99
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Asin: 1442413174
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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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.

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…. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book of the Series!
I've been waiting literally half my life for this book, and I was not disappointed (unlike the mangled return of the Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith ... ug!)!Pike is a master and Sita is his masterpiece.It's magic to finally have them both back.

In Creatures of Forever (Thirst 2) Sita's long life concluded with grace and dignity, (one of my all-time favorite endings) so I was a little unsure how her story could be revived.All I can say is Pike blew my mind.The solution he gives us to her `death' takes the story to a higher level.We see old characters in a new and fascinating light, and even get a glimpse of Pike himself within the beloved character of Seymour.

When the story starts again, we find Sita alive but lonely in our modern day.She seeks out one of her female descendants--a college student named Teri who has all the zip and determination of Sita, but in a human body.And Teri has a boyfriend named Matt who is plain stunning.I used to think that if Edward (from Twilight) met Sita he'd dump Bella in a heartbeat.Well, forget Edward, girls, Matt is a monster-god of his own right.He's a smart and talented musician/songwriter with looks and charisma that transcend sexy.He's got a mysterious side that Sita can't quite crack, at least at first.When she does finally solve Matt's mystery prepare to be blown away again because it is one of the biggest revelations of the series.Wow!

Also stunning are the new enemies Sita is pitted against.There are two, one ancient, one modern, and they are fiercer and rawer than anything she's ever seen before.Pike continues to weave elements of spirituality into Sita's tale, but this time the forces of evil are so base and so intense that she's forced to reexamine her understanding of creation itself. What she thought she knew about God and the world and everything beyond appears to be just a drop in the bucket.Pike reveals a vaster more mysterious universe than anything Sita had ever before imagined.
Thirst 3 is fast paced, impossible to put down, and definitely worth the fifteen year wait.It ends with a shocking twist and a cliffhanger that's left me haunted.

Love it.Now I'm dying to read Thirst 4.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Series! Read these regardless of age!
I'm a 36yo mom and I can honestly say this is the best series of books I have read.Each book is better than the last and you cannot put them down.My daughter is 13 and these are her favorites as well.The writing is descriptive and believable, the main character Sita is extremely well developed, and thought out.Don't be afraid of these books if you are an adult! If you like any sort of urban fantasy or other paranormal genre you will love these books.

5-0 out of 5 stars so much better than I expected
I can't get over how good this book was. It was so much more than I expected. From the first page, I was unable to put this book down. IMO, this was the best one out of the whole series, I eagerly await for Thirst 4!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars He does it again...
Although I'm not a fan of writing reviews, my passion for CP outweights everything else. I'm an old school fan, so when I saw the new cover for The Last Vampire aka Thirst no.1 in the bookstore... I'm ashamed to say I was a little disappointed, but the minute you open the book and let CP do what he knows best, you're automatically transported into Sita's world. (I re-read the entire serious to refresh my memory in anticipation for the release of Thirst no. 3)And I can vouch that this book doesn't fail to do just that. The ending was a bit disappointing in my opinion, but that doesn't mean you still don't crave to know what happens next. CP is like a cult band. His fans are loyal! Until we meet again Sita... ;)

5-0 out of 5 stars Like finding an old friend.
I was shocked and very pleased when I learned there would be a new addition to Pike's The Last Vampire series. I began reading Pike when I was elementary school(!) and fell in love with his writing style, original stories, and intriguing characters, the epitome of these, of course, being Sita.

I have read and re-read the first six installments of The Last Vampire since they were released in the mid-nineties, and they were always special to me. I just finished Thirst No. 3 (or, The Last Vampire 7) and absolutely loved it. I have read all of Pike's work. Some of it is outstanding, some aren't my favorites, but all are worth a read. This novel stands up to his best work. It is easy to see that this is his favorite group of characters to write about. I have read a lot of "Vampire" books in my life - Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris - not Twilight, can't bring myself to do it - but Sita blows them all away. She really would, too.

I would strongly suggest to anyone new to Pike to start the series from the beginning. It will bring a much better appreciation to the new book. Any die-hard Pike fan will love it.


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2. Remember Me
by Christopher Pike
Paperback: 244 Pages (2007-11-27)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$7.32
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Asin: 1416968199
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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When Shari Cooper awoke at home after being at her girlfriend's birthday party, her family acted like she wasn't there. They didn't hear a thing she said. They wouldn't even look at her. Then the call came from the hospital. Her father and brother paled. Her mother started to cry. Shari didn't know what was wrong. Not until she followed them to the hospital. There she found herself lying on a cold slab in the morgue. The police said that it was suicide.

Shari knew she had been murdered. Making a vow to herself to find her killer, Shari embarks on the strangest of all criminal investigations: one in which she spies on her friends, and even enters their dreams -- where she comes face-to-face with a nightmare from beyond the grave. The Shadow -- a thing more horrible than death itself -- is the key to Shari's death, and the only thing that can stop her murderer from murdering again. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars remember me
very good book. was skeptical at first, I bought book just because i was getting bored and needed something to read. Turns out it was a very good decision and worth the money i paid for. will definitely be reading the whole series again. now off to buy more Christopher Pike's books...

1-0 out of 5 stars Remember me-Snoozer
Horrible. didn't even finish it. got to the point where she was pushed from the balcony and already knew who did it and why, read the last chapter to confirm i was right. there was nothing really to draw you in. shari thinks like a 15 year old boy. I had a horrible time staying awake. I would recommend this Waste of money to two types of people Insomniacs (Half a chapter and you will be out like a light!) and to all new Authors (to learn what not to do do as a writer)

5-0 out of 5 stars One of my faves!
This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid.A true classic.Now, at 32, I still remember it fondly as one of my all-time must-reads growing up.

4-0 out of 5 stars What Lurks in the Heart of Shari?The Shadow Knows
This was one of the first Christopher Pike books I ever read, and it is probably one of his best. The plotline is interesting, the characters are fun to read about, it's everything the back summary promises it to be and more.
First of all, let me say that Pike has a habit of writing about characters who are quite stereotypical. The characters in this book are no exception, though I feel that the stereotypes work better here than they would in other books of his. Shari's view of the world was always somewhat black and white, and, in some ways, it remains that way even after death. I suppose that is the way things are to many teenagers.This book won't enlighten anyone about the complexities of human nature (except in a somewhat cursory way), but it is still quite an interesting read for young teens who are looking for a simple, yet unique, murder mystery that is also a quirky and intelligent young adult thriller. The concept was somewhat different. I don't really know how original an idea it is (there have been other stories told/shown from the point of view of a ghost), but it certainly felt refreshing to a 13 year old me. And then there were the characters. Shari was just bursting with personality, and I liked her. Some of the things she said were very witty. She admits that she can be a bit phony, and this makes her seem real in a world that often doesn't feel that way. Maybe this is why I didn't mind the stereotypical characters so much. Sometimes I felt that Shari was mocking the ways in which we tend to focus on the things that seem important at the time but really aren't. Anyway, the characters were never boring. They were certainly memorable, in my opinion.
The book also makes its own statement on the after-life and while it may or may not conflict with the reader's own religious views, I have to admit that it's an intriguing look at one of life's greatest mysteries---where we go when we die.The fact remains that we'll never know exactly what it's like to die until we actually do, so, in the meantime, all we can do is question.

Anyway, Remember Me does deal with some mature themes and, for that reason, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone younger than 13.

This is a great book to start with if you're looking to venture into the world of Christopher Pike. But you don't really have to bother with the rest of the series unless you're interested in the spiritual questions the first one raises and want to read more on that.The other two have weaker storylines.They seem far more into the more complex questions of life and death and, I must admit, much of it went over my head.

5-0 out of 5 stars No "The Last Vampire", but still amazing!
First let me say that this book, in my opinion, is a 4 1/2 stars. This is by no means Christopher Pike's best book, which would be "The Last Vampire", no doubt.
Christopher Pike has an incredible talent and precision for details. I love the way he can make the smallest of detail into a major part of the plot, an excellent technique... especially in a murder mystery.
This book had everything in a good mystery, and more, when considering the fact that the main character was a ghost trying to solve her own murder.
As the book progresses, the storyline thickens and one cant help but be enthralled with it. I dont want to give anything away, but the end revelations are shocking, and you wont believe who the killer is. You wont be dissapointed!
The diolouge and characters are more than extraordinary, and all his books hold you captive and dont let go till the end, but I think there could have been some improvements.
During the novel, I felt little danger for the lives of the characters in "Remember Me", until the last 50 pages... where the story really takes off. Since they were ghosts, it wasnt like they could be harmed again.
Also, I was hoping for some more "spooky" interaction. Shari was a spirit, yet she couldnt do any of the cool things mosts ghosts are mythed to do, like fly, travel through doors and walls, and somehow communicate with the living. It was almost as if we were reading about an ordinary girl.
Although the story bagan a little slower than I'm used to with most Pike novels, I still loved it very much, and would reccommend it to people of all ages. ... Read more

3. Christopher Pike's Tales of Terror #2
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 224 Pages (1998-10-01)
list price: US$4.50
Isbn: 0671550764
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Six tales of the weird and wonderful, including "The Tears of Theresa": Guilt plagues Theresa when her boyfriend has convinced her to do something wrong. "The Third Hand": A make-out artist discovers that something has been helping him get the girl. And "The Tomb of Time": Are the cards of life constantly being reshuffled at the bottom of an eternal tomb? . ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars LOVED FAN FROM HELL
Fan From Hell was an amazing short story that was a semi-sequel to Master of Murder. Marvin, a yung H/S student/writer is talked into terrible lies from a woman who claims to be his #1 fan. She soon seduces him. She later black mails him by saying he, Marvin raped her & beat her. Even though it was her who hit herself & she did allow Marvin to "make love" with her. She negousates by telling Marvin to basicially write a story for her that she'd started, but couldn't complete. She tries to trick Marvin with his on plots, but she makes a mistake, never interfer with a writer & his work.{hehehe} She'll try to get rid of Marvin, but who'll survive? Pike leads the reader in many twists & turns & even though Pike insists Marvin isn't suppose to be based on him, i still think a portion of Marvin has Pike's brilliance & personality. I hope he'll have another story involving Marvin & his writings. He's my favortie YA writer of all time!so far at least...?

5-0 out of 5 stars Does anybody know ?
I would really like to know when The Cold one II:Seedling is coming out ? I've read and adore everything this man has written but when is something new going to come from him? I think we all need to hit him up and demand a new book ! Nah , just kidding but I would like to read what happens in that book it's driving me crazy it's been years,come onA distressed fan .

5-0 out of 5 stars IT WAS SOOO GOOD!!!
This book is a great book and I encourage anyone to read it.I think it's one of Christopher Pike's best!He did a wonderful job on the first one because it was soo real.Pleeaaasseee read it!

5-0 out of 5 stars This was such an incredible book! You have to read it!
This is a great book. There are several short stories so you won't get fed up with one story plot, and "The Fan from Hell" is amazing! It isn't terrifying, exactly, but it really made me think. This is C.Pike'sbest book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Humor. Horror. Everything melted for Teens. One Helluva book
THer is this one story about 4 teenagers from 20,000 in the future when they decide to visit present day humans of the 20th century. They are named 11, 33, 66, 99 and come into bodies of 4 teenagers. It talkes in teenlanguage, like "getting laid" and "she got screwed" and"did you wear a condom" ...I can't describe in words, they aretoo funny to do so. It has a huge amount of humor in this story and itshard not to laugh. Along with this story is a whole lot of otherinteresting things too good to put down. I ain't kiddin' ya one whole bit. ... Read more

4. Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice
by Christopher Pike
Paperback: 624 Pages (2009-08-07)
list price: US$9.99 -- used & new: US$4.94
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Asin: 1416983082
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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As to blood --
ah, blood, the whole subject fascinates me. I do like that as well, warm and dripping, when I am thirsty. And I am often thirsty....

Alisa has been in control of her urges for the five thousand years she has been a vampire. She feeds but does not kill, and she lives her life on the fringe to maintain her secret. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive.

Her quest leads her to Ray. He is the only person who can help her; he also has every reason to fear her. Alisa must get closer to him to ensure her immortality. But as she begins to fall in love with Ray, suddenly there is more at stake than her own life.... ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
This book was amazing beyond my expectations! Christoper Pike is a talented author and this book was written proof of that. I loved this book so much. Sita is my favorite character. It made me cry when her "lover" died in the explosion to save her. ;( I'm already on to reading Thirst No. 2. So everyone buy this book!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
This book is amazing. Written in a beautiful way to really open your mind to the unusual. I found this book to be inspiring, a great read and truly moving. I would recommend it to everyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just as good the 5th time around
I read the Last Vampire Saga back in the early to mid 90's when they were first around and LOVED it. I spent the last few years trying to find the series again. I was elated when they rebound and re released the series in "Thirst 1" and "Thirst 2". I ordered them this book the second I found it (as well as Christopher pIke's "Remember Me" book)

This was a great read and I am excited that there will be another book in this series later this year. I cannot tell you how many times I have read the series when I was younger and even though I read it again I will probably be reading it a 5th time lol

3-0 out of 5 stars Her life couldn't have possibly be this boring!
I decided read Thirst No. 1 and No. 2 purely on the cover art and the thickness of the books, as I tend to be a fast reader. The story was moderately entertaining, but didn't hold my attention very well. While I somewhat cared about Sita, the main character, hey whining and easy ability to fall in love were somewhat annoying. For an incredibly old vampire, she seemed to have little to no sense of humor, and the motivation for most of her actions were lacking. My over all impression was that the stories could have been more than they were. They felt like a rough framework, missing the juicy meat that makes you want to keep reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best series out there, even Meyer has to be a fan.
After reading the Last Vamp and it being most beloved to me for over decade, I have to wonder if Ms. Meyer herself is not a huge fan of Pike's. I also enjoy the Twilight series, but Meyer falls short of Pike's ease in finding the beauty and deep truth to loss. No one is ever let off the hook in Pike's novels, there are never easy endings, which isn't to say there isn't joy, love, and power. Pike has what Meyer lacks, the strength to allow people to loose what they want, but regain something else more powerful in the process. Everything is earned by what the protagonists do, and it is excruciating and wonderful to bear as you read. Pike walks the fine line between good and evil, nightmare and beauty so expertly that you heart will hurt for as long as you breathe at the thought of his stories and characters.
It makes me wonder what Mr. Pike has to say on the Twilight books.Anyways, if you want the best read on vampires, even if you don't read about them, read this and be haunted the rest of your life, like me.
take way the fantastical elements and the meaning runs deep and true, love survives all. Mr. Pike is a true believer, and if you love his book, you already know this. ... Read more

5. The Midnight Club
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 224 Pages (1994-02-01)
list price: US$4.99 -- used & new: US$1.60
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Asin: 067187263X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Rotterdam Home, a hospice where teenagers with terminal illnesses went to die, was home to the Midnight Club--a group of five young men and women who met at midnight and told stories of intrigue and horror. One night they made a pact that the first of them to die would make every effort to contact the others . . . from beyond the grave. Original. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars One of Pike's worst
This book is awful.The story description isn't even what the book is about - there's virtually no part of the plot that involves the death pact.It's a touching story as far as the kids being in a hospice, but overall the story didn't make much sense and was kind of silly.

5-0 out of 5 stars midnight club
In a hospice for the terminally ill, five teenagers, who meet every night to tell each other scary stories, make a pact that the first of them to die must try to contact the others from beyond the grave.

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice look at death, but still forgettable
I did not get this book at all. I found it rather self-indulgent of wannabe writers; maybe I am just too old and cynical to appreciate youthful passion. To be fair, it was an interesting concept, setting the characters in a hospice, and I'm sure Mr. Pike could have done a fine job expressing more feelings of sorrow at the brevity of life instead of lingering on the exciting-but-forgetful stories.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not a horror story
The back cover blurb of this book is actually pretty misleading. It says that this book is about a group of terminally ill teenagers who make a pact that the first of them to die will attempt to contact the others from beyond the grave. Based on this, and the fact that Pike is an established horror author, I assumed that this would be a book about homicidal ghosts or something equally lurid. However, this is definitely not the case. For a start, no one actually dies until page 140 (of 211) and even then they don't make beyond the grave contact until after page 200. This is definitely not a horror novel. What "The Midnight Club" is really about is teenagers trying to deal with their own mortality. Every night at midnight the aforementioned teens meet to tell each other stories and it is through these stories that the characters cope with their illness and with death.

I am a big fan of Christopher Pike and have read almost 30 of his books. The main reason why I like them is because he doesn't talk down to his readers. Although his books are generally about teenagers (and presumably targeted at them), he speaks to them as though they are intelligent adults and I think that is why he is so successful. He is also a very good writer. This book, however, is not one of my favourites. A number of Pike's books feature subplots about past lives and alternative religions and after reading a couple of books with those sorts of plots, I already know all of Pike's ideas on the topic and I'm just not interested anymore. This is one such book. In my opinion, Pike is at his best when he is writing crime stories without supernatural elements. Although I thought many of the stories told by the characters in this book were good, I still think that he has written many better books than this one.

3-0 out of 5 stars NOT A Horror Story, but not bad
This book has been noted as being one of Pike's best, but I have to disagree. First of all, the back synopsis is completely misleading on what the story is actually about. Yes, there are 5 kids in a hospice who meet every night at Midnight to tell stories. Yes, they agree that when the first one dies they are to try and make contact. Thats about it. It also says that when the first person dies thats when their stories really begin and thats also true - however the first character doesn't die until 2/3 of the way into the book.

The book is mainly about how your past lives tie in with your current life and also your next life. Its based around the stories that each character tells at their midnight meetings - most of these stories wouldn't fall into the horror category either, save a few tales. It was an ok story, just not what the publisher leads you to believe.

Other issues I had were the long chapters. It made the book drag a bit for me, having all of the characters stories from their midnight meetings in one big chapter. You start to forget who told which story and what it was about by then end of the book.

All in all, if you're interested in a story about past lives or meeting people from your past you should give this a read. Don't go into this thinking that its a thriller though!
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6. Thirst No. 2: Phantom, Evil Thirst, Creatures of Forever
by Christopher Pike
Paperback: 608 Pages (2010-01-05)
list price: US$9.99 -- used & new: US$4.17
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Asin: 1416983090
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Tears roll over my face. I touch them with my quivering tongue. They are clear and salty, not dark and bloody. Another sign that I am human.

What Alisa has desired for five thousand years has finally come true: She is once again human. But now she is defenseless, vulnerable, and, for the first time in centuries, emotional. As she attempts to reconcile her actions as a vampire with her new connection to humanity, she begins to understand the weight of lifeand-death decisions. Can Alisa resolve her past and build a new identity, or is she doomed to repeat her fatal mistakes? ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
Read the first one and was hooked, this one really ties it together but I didn't think they left it open for a third so i'm curious about the third one

5-0 out of 5 stars Thirst 2
I really enjoy the vampire genre. This book left me thirsting for more. I was completely enthralled by it and unable to figure it out until the end. Christopher Pike is excellent at captivating his audience and keeping them interested up to the end. I only wish I did not have to wait for the Third installment of the series and do not know what I will do once I finish that one!

5-0 out of 5 stars Love it
I thought this book was better then the first.I was hooked all the way through.

4-0 out of 5 stars Did not disappoint
Good book I reordered after I finished the first one
I think both books are good for anyone in jr high or older that like the Anne rice books. There are no sparkly vampires in here sorry lol. Anyways good book good ending

5-0 out of 5 stars Thirst
This book is everything it is cracked up to be and more.It is an easy read & you will enjoy the storyline. ... Read more

7. Witch
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 240 Pages (2001-09-01)
list price: US$5.99 -- used & new: US$2.91
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Asin: 0743427998
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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She Was A Good Witch.

Julia is a young woman with extraordinary powers. She has the ability to heal people with her touch. She also knows things that are happening in far-off places when she looks in water that has sunlight shining on it. She comes from a tradition of witches -- goodwitches. But before Julia's mother died, she warned her daughter never to look in water that had moonlight shining on it.

Unfortunately, almost by accident, Julia does. What she sees is a vision of the future, a scene in which a young man she doesn't know is shot in a hold-up and dies in her arms. Only later, when Julia attends a football game at school, does she meet the young man.

He is her girlfriend's new boyfriend.

Julia immediately falls for the guy, but it is an ill-fated love. He does not belong to her and he is supposed to die. Or does he have to die? Julia doesn't know if her vision of the future is set, or if it can be changed. She doesn't know why the gunman in her vision evokes such hatred in her, and why she feels she must destroy him at all costs. But using the supernatural powers at her command, and risking her own life plus the lives of her friends, Julia will find the answers to all these questions, at a terrible cost. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Don't let the cover or the YA tag fool you
I personally LOVED the old hand-painted covers featuring the 80's dressed teens but maybe that's just me. This book left me in tears and I have read it probably five times in 15 years. It is so beautifully paced. You fall in love with the main character and you really feel for her. She is a which and when she stares into sunlight reflecting into water she can see things. One night she looks at the water in moonlight... something she was warned never to do, and sees a future she MUST change at ALL costs!!
A great read front to back.
Loved it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Truly amazing book! Not only for teenagers and young adults, but for anyone who loves a good plot! Highly recommend you to read this book and other Christopher Pike's books.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic...
At 25.... i still like 2 think back when i was younger andhow u used 2 read C. Pike and R.L. Stine.. Witch was one of the BEST Pike novels... It pulls you in and makes u care about whats happening 2 the characters even with the sad endings i STILL LOVED IT!!!! Also my fav was the Remember Me series.. and of COURSE The Last Vampire.....

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best!
It is a novel that has a sad ending, but it is GREAT! I read in a day; I couldn't put it down, not even for a second.

5-0 out of 5 stars witch
In this hokey, meandering novel, Julia is a girl gifted with a healing touch and the power to glimpse the future. When she sees a vision of her best friend's boyfriend, Jim, shot and bleeding to death, she does her best to keep him out of danger. But then another friend is shot while witnessing a gas station holdup, and Julia and Jim set out to wreak revenge on the gunman. Meanwhile, Julia's best friend discovers that the gunman just happens to be the deranged former boyfriend of Kary, the recently deceased half-sister Julia never knew. Julia's mother--also a healer--had died in an attempt to save Kary's life. In another part of town, a carload of good witches is hot on Julia's trail, determined to keep her from abusing her powers. Typically, Pike's writing is peppy enough to animate his most tangled plots; here, however, his style becomes choppy and unconvincing--unable to sustain the coincidence-riddled story. In addition, the text is littered with sexist one-liners which, along with a humorless running "joke," are as irritating as they are offensive. ... Read more

8. Falling
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 416 Pages (2008-02-05)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$1.99
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Asin: 0765356449
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Love hurts.

While FBI agent Kelly Feinman is recovering from an attack by a serial killer called the "Acid Man," her husband leaves her. Physically and emotionally scarred by the murderer, Kelly feels she will never be the same. She is cut off not only from her husband and child, but also from her fellow FBI agents, who see her as a rogue for going after the Acid Man alone.

Love is hell.

Matt Connor's love for his girlfriend, Amy, is so intense that he feels he is in heaven when he is with her. When Amy leaves him for another man, Matt is shattered. In agony, he plans a diabolical scheme that first calls for him to disappear from the face of the earth. His revenge will make Amy wish she had never been born.

Love can heal.

Matt's act of vengeance puts him in charge of Amy's infant son. He discovers a soothing warmth in Jimmy's eyes that makes him wonder if Amy's betrayal truly merited wrecking the child's life. Yet Matt's heart cannot be made whole until he has won Amy back.

Kelly cannot be made whole until she understands the depth of evil that lurks behind the Acid Man. Ironically, to rid herself and the world of her nemesis, she must seek out Matt Connor, a wanted man she has been ordered to bring to justice.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Crack Cocaine
The cover of the book said it's literary crack cocaine.And it is!Don't read this book unless you want to get hooked.Haven't read any of his other books and don't want to; Not into young adult books (anymore.)This is the only adult book by him I could find at the library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read!! A real page turner
From the moment I picked this book up I couldn't set it down for more than an hour without having to pick it up again. This was my first adult book by Pike and I loved it.

5-0 out of 5 stars ADDICTIVE!
This novel is simply addictive! Once the reader gets passed the first fifty pages or so the novel really picks up from there, and completely engrosses the reader. I tried once to read this novel, but found the first fifty or so pages were kind of boring, but I decided to give it another try and I'm glad I did.

There are so many twists and turns to this novel that the reader will not see them coming. This novel kept me guessing all the time, and my guesses were usually wrong! Rarely do we find novels of suspense that keep us truly wondering. Usually, in many novels we can guess what's going to happen and are not shocked that often times we are right, but not with this novel! Oh no! This one will keep you guessing until the very end.

Again, there are many twists and turns, and most writers could have used the numerous twists and turns and plots in this novel to write an entire series! However, Christopher Pike leaves us on the edge of our seat because he does not lead us on and on before delivering. Instead, Christopher Pike delivers almost immediately!

I'm not going to spoil the story for you and urge you to read it for yourself. It is a story about a man loving a woman and how far he will go to obtain her love---again. However, there are other characters and I'm afraid if I say more I'd spoil some of the story, so I will end here, but I'm glad that I did pick this book up a second time and gave it another chance because it's fantastic!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Unpredictable and Riveting
I couldn't put this down. I was up till 6:30 am to finish it. Christopher Pike is a master story teller!!!! One of his best works

2-0 out of 5 stars Letdown
While the premise for the novel is fairly intriguing, the plot was predictable and trite at times. There were holes all throughout the novel, especially towards the end. It seems Mr. Pike decided that all he needed to do was establish his characters in the beginning and any major flaws he created later would go unnoticed by the generally adoring fans. ... Read more

9. Whisper of Death
by Christopher Pike
 Paperback: Pages (1999)

Isbn: 0340582693
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Classic Pike...if even a bit preachy
This is a really good one of his; I read this when I was maybe 12 and I think I read it at least five or six times throughout junior high. The only thing I dislike about it--and some other reviewers pointed this out as well--is that it borders on preachy with the abortion theme. Pike is very good with writing teenage girls, in fact his best books are written from the female perspective IMO. But this is a topic that he really has no idea about, and it shows. Other than that, though, I loved it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still my favorite
I read this when I was in middle school soooo long ago! Since that first time I've probably read it over and over at least 5 times. This was my favorite Christopher Pike book (and I owned and read them all) and it still is. I hope to see some new material soon. I don't care if it's young adult; I'll still but and read it.

Oh yeah, this book is the reason I can't sleep with the tv off. I have to know the rest of the world is still there ;)

5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING book!
i absolutely love this book. i read it when i was in elementary school and i thought it was great! it's mysterious and thrilling and i definitely recommend it! (: one of Christopher Pike's best books. also check out Monster by Christopher Pike.

5-0 out of 5 stars OMG! How is Pike not more popular?
This book was flawless in every definition of the word. One of my top 5 favorite books of all time. Though Christopher Pike writes teenage horror, his prose and ingenious ideas come off better and indefinitely more enjoyable that any other author I've read, including adult novels as well. Im 23 and devour his novellas in one sitting. His blend of mystery, intrigue, horror, and spirituality make for a perfect combination in almost every one of his books.

Betty Sue was one of the most mysterious and horrific villians in any piece of fiction I have read thus far, and the dark setting stirred feelings of terror in me till I was finished with the book. Still hours after reading, I feel a slight chill, and the ending was absolutely brilliant. Trust me when I say that it will catch you off guard. Read this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I am 29 years old and read most of the Christopher pike books published before 1996 when I was in middle and high school. This one stands out in my mind the most vivid by far. Was such an interesting, creepy, disturbing story and I loved it. Definately recommend. I would love to buy all of these books again. Unfortunately lost my originals in a flood. That book cover brings back so many memories. ... Read more

10. Die Softly (reissue)
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 256 Pages (2002-01-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Herb just wanted to photograph the cheerleaders in the school showers. He planted his camera high in the corner where no one could see it, and rigged it to a special homemade timer. He did that Thursday night, and he hoped that by Friday night he would have an exciting roll of film to develop.

But a girl dies Friday afternoon. On the surface it appears to be nothing more than a tragic car accident. But when Herb finally does collect his roll of film, he develops a picture that shows a shadowy figure sneaking up on the girl who has died -- sneaking up on her with a baseball bat.

It makes Herb wonder if the girl was dead long before the car accident.

But unfortunately for Herb, he doesn't wonder if the murderer knows he took the picture. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Eighty Percent Exposition
It began with a surreal western dream full of symbolism and death.Then reality, in the form of a small nothing-happening rural town, came crashing back.The main character, Herb, is a high school geeky male photographer with no self-confidence and a bad memory.The overwhelming majority of the novel is him talking with other characters; the serves to advance and unfold the plot.Action only happens in flashbacks, in the past tense, except for the twist-ending.I won't give the ending away, but I didn't like it.

The actual book is a murder mystery involving the a clique of high school kids the main character belongs to, and their 'archenemies' -- two popular girls on the cheering squad.Cheerleaders, Cocaine, and Time-Lapse Photography play prominent roles.

Pike outdid himself with the number of plot twists re-writing known events.Too bad I never felt into the novel, because all the characters ever do is talk!They talk about what happened, as opposed action shown.What could have been a suspenseful thriller turned into a 'I-top-your-topper-revelation' with my perspective on events.This felt more of an academic exercise than an interesting novel.It would make a good movie or stage play, but I didn't like the book.

4-0 out of 5 stars An average book with an extraordinary ending!
Synopsis: Herb Trasker would be your average unpopular guy in high school, was he not an exceptional photographer. One day, his friend Sammie gives him the idea of planting a camera in the girl's school shower so that he can photograph the cheerleaders bathing, without them knowing. He thinks it's a good idea and plants the camera on Thursday night and times the camera to take photos of the cheerleaders for Friday afternoon. But a girl dies on Friday afternoon, and Herb realizes he has evidence to her death through his photos. What he doesn't realize is that someone knows he has the evidence and trying to end his life as well. Can he figure out who is trying to get him in time?

Review: I thought this book was pretty interesting and suspenseful at times, as it also kept me guessing as to killed Lisa. Even though I liked the details Pike added, in terms of photography in general, and explaining the exact plot of Herb's plan to photograph the cheerleaders in the school shower, I felt that at times, the details dragged on for too long, and Pike could have simplified it. I did like the way Pike wrote this story in a sequence of flashbacks where Herb relates the incidents to Fitzsimmons.

However, it was the ending that gave me the chills. I'm not going to give away the ending, but it was just so unexpected and creepy, that it made me appreciate the book even more. You feel so sorry for some of the characters like Sammie, Roger etc. because of all the horrible things this one person does and even gets away with. I think this is one of the best books by Pike that I have read in terms of a memorable ending.

Overall, because of its exceptional ending, I give this book a 4/5 (otherwise I would have given it only a 3).

4-0 out of 5 stars I don't like the title, but the book is good
Herb Trasker places a camera in the girls' shower room, hoping to get some good pictures of naked cheerleaders.He gets more than he bargained for when he catches a murder on film.

An interesting Christopher Pike book that is not about the supernatural, but instead about evil in its most earthly form.

The characters really come to life, but they are extremely disturbed human beings. The book is very sexually-charged, and it also includes perversion and drug abuse.Not for very young readers.I read it when I was 14.It does seem a little mature for young teens but it was written for the young adult audience, so who knows.

I feel weird giving it four stars.That seems awfully high for a teen horror novel.But I'm ranking it in comparison to other books of its kind because obviously it can't compare to classic literature, or even much of modern literature.It's not a terribly original story.But it's a good read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Twisted Game of Death
A twisted story of a young high school boy named Herb. All he wants is a nude picture of the cheerleaders showering. Then, one night he thinks up this plan to place a camera in the showers of the girls room and sets it on a timer so it will take a couple of pictures in like 4 minutes apart. So, the camera takes the pictures and then that very same day, a young cheerleader goes missing after her cheerleading practice. Well Herb goes back to get his camera and the film. He develpos them himslef and he realizes that he got a picture of the girl who went missing. He then saw someone sneaking up on her with a baseball bat! He is so shocked to see what he has captured. Then he recives a picture that he took and it says..."We know what you did." So now he MUST watch his back..read and find out what happens. ... Read more

11. Sati
by Christopher Pike
Paperback: 256 Pages (2011-03-29)
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Asin: 0765331373
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The first adult novel from a bestselling author of young adult fiction. Michael picks up a young hitch-hiker in the Arizona desert, bringing her home and letting her sleep on his couch. The next day, she talks about being God--and strange things begin to happen to everyone coming in contact with her. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great little read from one of my favorite childhood authors
Growing up, I was in love with Pike's The Last Vampire series. While I did read a few of his other books, this one seemed to have passed me by. When I read the description on Amazon, I just had to check it out. I was very glad I did.

I won't go into the plot because so many others on here have already done so. I will say that this is a sweet and short tale about people coming together and finding faith in something improbable, and finding that their lives are much improved in the process. I found myself nodding as I read over the very simple concepts of spirituality and meditation in the book. I think it gave me insight into Pike's own beliefs on life. It gave me the feeling that this guy and I would get along just fine in a conversation.

I think you should read this if you like quick enjoyable books with a bit more meaning than the usual paperback, and deep down you really feel that this whole spirituality thing is a whole lot less complicated than others make it out to be.

2-0 out of 5 stars Pike should stick to teenage novellas!
Very few books have I read by Pike that I havent enjoyed, even his books for teens are far and beyond better than most adult authors, yet this book did little to nothing for me. This was his first attempt at writing a complete adult novel, and maybe he was struggling with the change of concept, but this book went nowhere. The plot sounds interesting enough... a truck driver picking up a girl in the desert who claims she is God.

She didnt really do anything of intense interest throughout the tale, no miracles, no feats of heavenly power, only subtle hints to make the reader ask, "When is something going to happen?". There wasnt much of a plot either. Yes, this woman claims she is God, yet that seems to be the extent of the story. There was no struggle, no problems the characters had to overcome.

The only reason I gave this book 2 stars instead of one is for the occasional feelings of sadness and mild enlightenment it radiated. Lets face the fact that there is much worse out there. Anyway, skip this one and read "The Last Vampire" series. They are truly amazing.

5-0 out of 5 stars still with me 8 years later
i stumbled across Sati in a little secondhand shop while vacationing in london in early 2001. i think it only took me a few days to read it because i simply couldn't put it down. i was, at the time, an atheist making my way back into the light (as i call it) & this book spoke to me. i left it behind at the hostel when it was time to move on, in the hopes that it might touch other lives as it had touched mine. i am not familiar with pike's other work & was therefore not biased by expectations, as other readers might have been. i found the message to be simple & long-lasting. i hoe that the negative reviewers might see fit to give Sati another chance in a few years. maybe familiarize yourself with the goddess first.

5-0 out of 5 stars a spiritual birth
I read Sati,quite a few years ago,and she never left my mind,heart,or soul......this book taught me to see the world in a whole new way,it taught me how to truly see all the beauty in life.I learned to embrace nature,and life itself.this book will open your eyes and make you think,it will have you search inside your soul and find that priceless inner peace....I have read hundreds of books over the years,and I never found one that ever surpassed Sati...it is a must read for everyone,

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Nondual Novel
Sati, first published in 1990, is a great nondual novel. Two elements are given the highest regard: the art of the novel and the teaching of nonduality. The book's dedication reads, "For Maharishi," telling us that the author has investigated truth.

Christopher Pike is the pen name (taken from a Star Trek captain) of Kevin McFadden, who was born in New York in 1954. He currently lives a private life in Santa Barbara, California. Pike's dozens of titles have sold millions of copies. He is considered the master of teen horror. Sati is one of his few books written for adults.

Sati is a mass market novel. Advaita scholar and author Dennis Waite, recommends Sati in the same breath as Jonathan Livingstone Seagull and Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, along with some of Herman Hesse's works.

Because this novel is for the mass market, emotional strings are pulled, there are plot twists, suspense is created, and the semi-hard side of nonduality finds a setting within a semi-soft spiritual culture, if that makes any sense. In other words, this book takes the teaching of nonduality as far as it can and still appeal to a mass audience. In this case it's pretty far.

After reading this book, if you start wondering whether Sati could ever be real, and if you start missing the characters, the settings, the locations in the story, you've been totally sucked into the novel. And why not? That's exactly what a good novel is supposed to achieve, and Christopher Pike is a master. Let yourself be taken into this fantastical fictional story while reading some of the best descriptions of nonduality you'll find anywhere.

Jerry Katz ... Read more

12. Weekend (Point)
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 240 Pages (2004-09-01)
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A weekend of sun and fun in Acapulco turns into a nightmare when nine teenagers trapped in a mansion realize that they have been lured there for a deadly reason. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars ok
the book came well packaged but it said very good condition i would have said only good it had imprints from a person writing on paper on top of book a lot, and i don't believe this was the folks i had ordered from but oh well

4-0 out of 5 stars A Weekend Of Vengeance
Saturday they were working on their tans. By Sunday they were working on staying alive.

A group of high-school friends arrive at a seaside mansion in Mexico for a weekend of fun. Beyond friendship, they all have something in common - nearly a year before classmate Robin was poisoned at a party, and now slowly wastes away from kidney failure. None want to believe this act was intentional, but someone does. Is it Robin's sister Lena, who arranged the weekend? The mysterious Flynn? Or is someone desperate to keep a secret buried?

Weekend is a great thriller that hauls the reader through a nicely crafted maze to an excellent finish. The epilogue, which is a bit sappy, could have been left out. But in a young adult novel perhaps it was necessary to mollify any complaints about realistic portrayals of what teens do when left to their own devices.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not just for kids!
I read this book growing up, and liked it. I reread it as an adult, and I love it. I wish there were more adult thillers on the market today like this. The plot of the book seems simple enough. Two rich sisters invite their senior class to their vacation home in Mexico for a party. Only problem is, when they arrive, the only ones that show were also thos who attended a party where one of the sisters was posioned and sustained serious kidney damaged. What's going on, who did what, who's who, who's to blame? This book answers all those questions and more!

3-0 out of 5 stars A weekend of sun and fun OR one of terror!
The weekend in Mexico sounded like a dream vacation for the high schoolers.
There 4 guys and 5 girls and a gorgeous oceanside mansion all to themselves,

Except that someone had an axe to grind.Someone wanted revenge.Who in this group of friends really wanted venegance?

The story was well written in that it was meant for the teenaged reader.
The characters were well developed in that you came to admire Lena.She was a ball buster but she loved her sister and would do anything to protect her.You see some of the characters grow and come of age.realizing high school is over with and you are responsible for your actions no matter how bad you may feel for how they turned out.

On that note, the story was predictable.You already had an idea of who did what and which guy would end up with which girl.

It is a good read and over before you know it.

I read this back in 1986.It was an excellent book by the standards then.

5-0 out of 5 stars The first Christopher Pike Book I ever read
I read this book when I was 15 which was years ago.I loved it and I was hooked on Christopher Pike books for the duration of my teenage years!Yes, it is listed as a book for young teens, but Pike's stories are gripping and great entertainment at the sametime.I read great works of literature during my high school years, but I liked to read fun books too.At least I was reading.A group of friends, a vacation, young people in love and/or lust,a mystery--it may sound like a formula story but its a formula that works.I've moved on from these teenage thrillers, but every now and then I think back to the books that I stayed up all night reading in my youth, and I remember Weekend, Spellbound, See You Later, Final Friends, Remember Me, etc.I need some summer reading and I just may read the books he's published since I graduated from high school.Maybe I'll start by re-reading Weekend.My 12 year old niece loves his work too.Maybe we can swap books. ... Read more

13. Scavenger Hunt
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 224 Pages (1990-12-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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With school nearly over, a scavenger hunt planned for the senior class is transformed into a nightmare for Carl Timmons, a troubled young man, when he is lured away from his friends by his love for a mysterious girl, a journey that leads to a confrontation with a haunted past. Reissue." ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Fun Book, but VERY Predictable
Normally when I read a book, I try not to mentally jump ahead.I try to surpress what I think might happen in order to enjoy the read and ride the story out to the conclusion.
However, by the time I was less than 100 pages into this book, the outcome of the tale became very apparent.Sadly, my ideas proved true, and reading the remainder was just going through the motions.
This story was well-told.I really thought it was fun that Pike detailed each scavenger hunt clue so the reader might try to solve the riddles.The places, events and characters were vivid.Even though I figured out the majority of the storyline, there were still some unexpected twists and character turnabouts that gave it a little kick.
It was a good book overall, if not quite predictable.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad and not good
Scavenger Hunt was okay. It is a story in where there are two groups that are thrown into a deadly game. The book revealed some good secrets that were mentioned in the book but the plot is unrealistic.

2-0 out of 5 stars A little too out there for me
It took me a while to read this book, partly because I had so much else to read but also because it just wasn't really that interesting.

It's about a scavenger hunt from hell.It's got this supernatural/sci-fi angle. It's got an ending that is just beyond bizarre.It's got a weird spiritual angle that I still haven't figured out.Pike's books often talk about the power of love.In this book, it's mentioned in the end, but in a sort of superficial way that made me roll my eyes. This book has got a little love story between two characters who are apart for most of the book and only profess their love for each other at the very end when they're standing, literally, at death's door.It was hard to care about their love when we never really got to see them interact much with each other or even really think much about each other, except to wonder, occasionally, how the other was doing.

I was very disappointed with the ending. There were some questions that were raised in the book that were never answered.There was a minor incest subplot (incest between non-humans) that was thrown in there and never resolved.It seemed like it was just placed in there to shock the reader.Or maybe I just didn't get the hidden meaning.

I would not recommend this book unless you like Pike's supernatural plotlines that are a bit far-fetched and ridiculous.There's a little bit of the Pike wit in there, but not enough to compensate for the boring plot.

The reason I gave this two stars is because it's obvious that some effort went into it.But it may be a little too out there for many people.

5-0 out of 5 stars Christopher Pike - a young reader's favorite
I discovered Mr. Pike's books when I was about 12 or 13 years old back in the late 80s and was immediately hooked.I am 30 now, and remember how much I enjoyed his stories and how they were at just the right reading level for a young teen looking for a suspenseful, sometimes gory, and challenging storyline.I didn't care about stupid New Kids on the Block, I wanted to know how Pike's Final Friends trilogy was going to end.Who did it?!My friends and I had our own theories and analyzed the facts together.Mr. Pike is writing for the future fans of such writers as Patricia Cornwell and David Baldacci and I highly recommend him for any young, maturing reader.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good but long
Scavenger hunt is about a boy who lost his best friend, ending up doing a scavenger hunt with his new friend,a girl named Cessy, and her brother.After clue number two, he only see's the team of his friend Tracie.It turns out his new friend is his best friend brought back to life, and Cessy and her brother are super smart dinasour things.They kill people to look human and stay alive. ... Read more

14. Remember Me 2: The Return
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 224 Pages (1994-09-01)
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Shari Cooper is dead, the victim of a murderous attack. She is on the other side, in a place of spirits, an eternal realm of light and love. But she is given a rare offer. To return to Earth without having to be reborn. Into the body of a depressed teenage girl. A transfer of souls, they call it. Shari is given a chance to be a Wanderer, and to do a great service for humanity. It is an offer she gladly accepts.

Then she is back, in a human body. Yet she does not remember being Shari Cooper. At first she recalls nothing of the afterlife. Perhaps it is just as well. Not everybody on Earth welcomes Wanderers. Of the few who know of their existence, some want them dead. And others, the truly evil ones, wish them much worse than that. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest, but also not the worse.
This is my first review, so please excuse me. I have to say approached this book with reserved reservations. Almost every review i read said that it was and ok book, but not the best. I must say i both agree and disagree with them. I think the book is good, really good. But I'm partial to the first book, the original. Remember Me 2 is by no means as good as the first, but I've read worse. Almost half the book is devoted to the story of Jean Rodrigues. Then Shari Cooper comes into play and so the story of her life continues. The rest of the book is devoted to the back and forth story of Shari/Jean and the afterlife of Shari. Overall, I think the book is worth reading. And as long as you are patient, it's very rewarding as well. I hope you read and enjoy it as much as I did.

1-0 out of 5 stars The Worst Pike Book Ever!!!
I was really looking forward to this book because of how much I enjoyed the origonal... but quickly learned that this was an unworthy sequel.
The back description said that the Shari Cooper would return, from death, into a body not her own. These beings are called Wanderers, but she is attacked by creatures that have a special hatred toward Wanderers.
Shari Cooper did not return into another body until the last 20 pages of the book. In fact, she was barely in the book that was supposed to revolve around her.
There were no creatures that she falls into conflict with. There was no conflict at all... or a plot for that matter. After reading this painfully boring novel, I thought to myself, "What was the point of this?"
It was very uneventful... boring if you will, which is shocking for a Pike book because I had never read one I didnt like before "Rememebr Me 2".
Pike's usually so brilliant but this sequel did not live up to its origonal. It was as if he had no real ideas to put Shari through a second time. I probably wont read the 3rd one, and cant see why anyone would want to after reading this horrible piece of fiction.

5-0 out of 5 stars Remember it !
A good and supernatural book!It makes me wonder what dead is like...Nigel..

5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
Like all Christopher Pike books, this is another amazing one added to it.The moment when Jimmy realized that his sister came back to life was amazing, and when Lenny realized who he was before he nearly killed Shari.This book didn't have so much a deep meaning or conclusion, but it's the perfect book LEADING to book three.

2-0 out of 5 stars Okay then!
WARNING: This reveiw tells parts of the end, since it was written for school!

Remember Me 2: The Return by Christopher Pike was an okay book. Wait, I take that back. It was not bad, or anything, but it was not okay. Why don't we settle on unpleasant?
Jean Rodrigues had just gotten pregnant with her boyfriend's baby. She had just told him when she fell off a balcony and the baby died. She would've died too-except now Shari Cooper is assuming the position of Wanderer in her body.
Shari's job now is to help the world somehow, in a human's body-particularly Jean's. In this case, it is her job to write books inspiring and helping others.
And here is where the problem ensues. (In the book itself.) We have the basis, correct. But where is the actual plot? The rest of the book is almost an unorganized, boring journal entry, lacking plot and excitement. It drabs on to say that Jean meets a patient in the hospital (who later dies) for whom she writes a story. Then, ofcourse, the reader wonders what the story is about, so Christopher Pike makes me wish I never asked, by putting in the entire story. Around fifteen pages.
To make things more complicated, the story is completely weird and a tad psychotic. It is about a writer and how one day she discovers how she has a troll for a muse who likes women, money, and long phone calls. She is then forced to give her muse most of her money until she goes to a local author and gets him to solve her problem by presenting it to him in the way of a story-line. So she seduces the troll-muse (content not suitable for children under the age of thirteen (in other words, not exactly pleasant to read)) and locks him in the closet. The end.
Then Shari goes on to put to rest the wonders of her friends and family. (Like her house cleaner, for example, (her real mother) who she let know that Shari really loved her as a mother and knew who she was)
Okay. Analysis time! Put on your seat-belt, because it is time for my trademark rant. The exits are at the top of the page incase you decide to click the "back" button in exhaustion!
(deep breath)
Even though this book was at my reading level, written by Christopher Pike, a sequel to an awesome book, and liked by most, I still can't understand why the publisher published it. Maybe because Christoper Pike signed a book-deal?
Okay. It would appeal to the majority of today's teen population as an okay book. I say that mainly because there were a majority of characters who were buff Hispanic gang members who smoked pot and drunk. And were essentially "good for nothing" as some would put it.However,I think I am the only one (that I know of) to go that far. Most would say Pike accuratelydepicted the inner-city atomosphere. Which might be true, but I found it as though he was going by some huge stereotype. Another reason most would like it is because it has the whole "go for hope", "there is such thing as a heaven", "if you do well in this life you get to go back and do good for human kind" message. Maybe most teenagers need to believe that, or they do already, and so this book can relate to their beliefs (therefore they like it). Does it make a difference that I don't believe such things? Maybe. Hehe, look at me, as I am ranting on and on here I realized another major reason why I don't like this book:
Religious content.
Okay, so Christopher is not (to my knowledge) a die-hard religious freak preaching to others who god is and whatnot. But, he did go a bit over-board with the whole god-afterlife thing. Even though in this book god was... well, not what most people believe, you still had to read about three chapters of Shari asking some super-natural from heaven questions about it. That was a little much for me.
To go back to the whole plot-thing:
This book also had so many different plots and chapters dealing with so many people it didn't work, it was too overwhelming. This might have worked if it was some novel where you needed to know everything, otherwise you wouldn't get anything, but not here, where knowing too much could lead your brain to nearly explode and, therefore, take away from the main enjoyment of even reading the book.
As I am sitting here typing this, I realize that maybe Christopher Pike wanted to kind of do an epilogue on Shari and whatnot. But then his publisher told him it had to be around three hundred pages and be an actual story, resulting in a hodge-podge of an epilogue and Christopher Pike's interpretation of the afterlife and Shari's struggle with it. This will remain a mystery forever to those not Christopher Pike or his editor, and so we can only infer.
I admit, this book did nicely sum up Shari's life and whatnot. It answered some questions that I had at the end of the first book. But I still would've been better-off if Ihadn't read it and left those things to my imagination.
I think if I don't end this soon it will never end.
So I will end with these last few sentences:
All in all, this book didn't really "click" for me.It was a bit lovey-dovey, without a real plot, and dull. An unpleasant read. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, simply because I didn't like it, but I'm not saying others would hate it. Some people may have loved it, that's just how I felt.
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15. Final Friends 3 the Graduation (Final Friends)
by Christopher Pike
Paperback: 256 Pages (1998-02-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For Michael Olson, the last day of school is not a time to celebrate--it's a day to finish an investigation that may cost him his life. It's also a final chance for him to let Jessica Hart know his feelings for her. But the last day will not last long enough! Reissue. . ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars This was the worst of Christopher Pike's work....this includes all 3 books
Just finished the Final Friends trilogy. I have read all of his books up until this point, but for some reason put the Final Friends' off until last (which is okay because I have been waiting for over 2 years for him to finish Nemi). Like a previous reviewer, I guess that he wrote these books early in his career. The characters were dull and flat. In addition, I felt as though he was prolonging the story. He could have summed up what he wrote in a short story. He was very repetitive in his storyline. Here are some examples: 1) Jessica and Michael are in love with each other, however they can't get the timing of their connection right, 2) Repeated reference to sex or possibility of sexual acts, but nothing ever happens, 3) the author will write about an incident occurring one way, but will go back later in the book and say it happened another way (most likely to try and cover flaws that he thought of later in the plot. So one can never tell how the story is supposed to go. For example, in the end of the story (spoiler alert) the character Michael "cracks the case" and figures out that Polly committed the crime. However, soon thereafter; his ditsy girlfriend Jessica "figures out" that Polly didn't do the crime. But the author later reveals that Polly is so crazy, that the reader is left confused, and still is not able to know what really happened in the end.In addition to repeating himself, the storyline in this book doesn't make sense. Also, probably one of my other pet peeves was that quite a few of the sentences in this book were grammatically incorrect. For example, Pike writes 'had had' in quite a few of the sentences. Seriously, did they do any editing? If possible, I would have given the book half a star, because I feel like the author really didn't put any efforts in the books. They were sloppily written, and you are better off saving your money (and rent the books from the local library if you're bored and really want to read these).

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the 3
Garduation, best of the 3 by far.I thinkit was a little farfetchet though.Thir are still some that are a lot better though.I would recomend Chain leter, Scavenger Hunt, The Hallow Skull, and Fall into Darkness.

5-0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!!!
This book is the best out of the Final Friends series because all your questions are answered. I LOVE how Pike made the relationship between some people final. This book has everything that anyone would want: romance, mystery, and suspense. This book is DEFINITELY NOT childish. One of my fav. books of Pikes.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Graduation, Review
This book takes place mostly a town and on a boat in the middle of the ocean. The Graduation is about a group of seniors in highschool.(...)

I enjoyed the book because the age frame in which the story takes place matches up with myself very well since I am also a senior in highschool. The author has a great sense of humor with his jokes he wrote throughout the book and the story line is very detailed but not boring at all. All of the characters in the story has very interesting personalities which makes the book much more interesting as how the author can get such contrasting attitudes to get along.

I learned through the book that good friends will be there for you and help you get past obstacles in life. I also learned that Christopher Pike writes good books and that maybe sometime I should read another one.

This book was one of the better books that I have read recently though highschool. It's a very interesting book as most highschoolers will feel that they can easily relate to the story. I'd recommend to other highschoolers that they should read this set of books and some of the authors books.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Graduation
the third part of a mysterious yet thrilling story about a girl called Alice McCoy being killed. all signs point to sucicide as the girl is found with a gun in her mouth - with her fingers wrapped round it. The police has closed the case but Michael Olson wont let her rest in peace until he has proved she did not kill herself. The Graduation is mainly about him unravelling the story, whilst gaining valuable information from the mysterious Clark Halley, he partys on an all night cruise to Catalina, he finalley finds out who the murderer is, as well as nearly getting killed with the rest of his friends as the party turns into yet another tragic ending for the final friends. id give a 100/100 but you can only go up to 5 here! ... Read more

16. The Dance - Final Friends 2
by Christopher Pike
 Paperback: Pages (1999)

Isbn: 0340531401
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Better then the first
The second book was better then the first.It had kmore happen.It also revalved alot around Alices Death, and Jenifer and the homecoming.Then Marie got hert.I think she had no reason though to be mad at Jenifer.

5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST Books ever!!
I'm an avid reader and have read many books, but no books have rocked my world as the Final Friends series by Christopher Pike has. The cover of the books makes them look old fashioned and cheesy, but once I started reading there was no putting the book down. They were so good that I got my mother to read them too and she enjoyed the books as much as I did. What makes the Final Friends Series so good are its fascinating characters(you'll never guess who forms friendships)and the tying relationship between them all, as well as the entire MYSTERY. When reading the first book I NEVER expected what was going to happen in the third book, but unless you read all three you won't understand the entire picture(who did it and why). So if you want to be swept into a world of frienship, murder, jealousy, and a WHOLE LOT of Mystery, then Christopher Pike's (Final Friends)The Party, The Dance, and The Graduation, is definitely for you!!

4-0 out of 5 stars 4½ stars
Although Christopher Pike is a pro at creating realistic characters, I think he got a little too attached to the ones in this trilogy, seeing as how he stretched Alice McCoy's "suicide" from two months ago in "The Party" into two additional books (this one and "The Graduation"), instead of just creating it as one book. Albeit the characters are interesting (i.e., my favorite: Bubba, the audacious, raunchy sex fiend, who is just as hilarious as ever, especially when he spikes a Pepsi with the cocaine a narc had used to try and set up Nick, as well as when he makes a sex contract with Sara), not all of them seemed necessary. On more than one occasion, I confused a few of the characters with each other, i.e., Sara and Polly, and Bill and Russ. Probably just shows how much my mind wanders while I'm reading, though.

Anyway, with the mass introduction of characters in the previous book, I should have realized "The Party" was setting the pace for the following two books, displaying everyday high school life foremost and hinting at a bit of suspense and mystery that never shows itself until the final dozen or so pages, which is what happens in this book with the crowning of the homecoming queen, who is the next intended victim.

Although "The Dance" is a pretty good book (great writing, especially the dialogue), I thought this story line would have been better as a single book, not three. Thus, I would only recommend this trilogy to diehard Christopher Pike fans with a long attention span. Other readers may not have the patience for this long-drawn-out teen murder mystery.

2-0 out of 5 stars Book 2:THE DANCE
I read the book Christopher Pike's The Dance.It is the second book of a series of three.To understand this book you must read the first book of the set.This book starts off with the mystery of the first book. In thefirst booka girl named Alice McCoy iskilled.The second book continueson about the lives of all the highschoolers and the conflicts that comebetween them and becoming older. In the second book too AliceMcCoy's friend Michaelbelieve's that his friend Alice McCoy was murdered. The cops claimed that it was suicide because there was no evidenceotherwise to prove that she had been murdered. The cops claimed Alice McCoyhad to have killed herself, but Michael believes otherwise.Throughout thebook you learn about Michael's chase after the killer and about his highschool friends.I would give this book a 7, if you like reading aboutmysteries and highschoolers lives.I would recommend this book to mormature kids. because it has some more mature content in it.I thought this book was better than the first and I can't wait to read the third one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sparkl1590
I read thisentire trilogy word for word.I luved it! it was great.With each turn of the page something new happened that kept me on edge and not wanting to put the book down.I love Christopher Pike.He and LoisDuncan are my two favorite teenage novelists.There style is so similarand yet so different.This truly was one of Pike's greatest masterpieces. I'm looking forward to reading his Remember Me trilogy. ... Read more

17. The Secret of Ka
by Christopher Pike
Hardcover: 416 Pages (2010-09-13)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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One minute Sara's bored on vacation in Istanbul. The next, she's unearthed a flying carpet that cleverly drags her to the mysterious Island of the Djinn—or genies. By her side is Amesh, a cute guy she has a crush on but doesn't yet trust. When Amesh learns the secret of invoking djinn, he loses control. He swears he'll call upon only one djinn and make one wish. The plan sounds safe enough. But neither Sara nor Amesh are any match for the monster that that swells before them. It hypnotizes Amesh, compelling him to steal Sara’s flying carpet and leave her stranded on the island.
Discovering the carpet has sparked a new path for Sara, one that will lead her to battle creatures even deadlier than djinn. In this fight, Sara can save mankind, herself, or the boy she cares for. Who will she be forced to sacrifice?
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1-0 out of 5 stars Boring....
This was such a disappointment.Similar to another reviewer, I devoured Christopher Pike's books when I was a teenager.I still own many of my childhood favorites.I also enjoyed some of his novels aimed at adults, like "Sati" and "Falling."But within the first few pages of book, I was bored out of my mind.I will admit that I did not notice that this book was Juvenile Fiction, or if I did, I was expecting a thriller similar to Pike's early works.Most likely I was just so excited to get an ARC of a Christopher Pike book.But, again I agree with the other reviewer here, this book was truly written for a middle schooler.It was really hard to believe that this was the same writer!Maybe he was trying to adopt a 15 year old's "voice."

"Really, back home at my school, if you took a hundred girls and asked if they'd like to get to know him better, all one hundred would have said yes.I felt kind of lucky I had him all to myself."Geesh.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Secret of Ka
This was my first experience with a Christopher Pike book and let me tell you, I will definitelybe checking out his others. I seriously didn't think I would love The Secret of Ka as much as I did, but... I did. Love it, that is. It was the perfect mix of light fun and serious drama.

Sara was a great protagonist. She was strong and independent, but wasn't stupid. And then comes Amesh. He was a cool character, but I never really understood the relationship between him and Sara. He was constantly being a jerk, I don't care if he was possessed or not. I don't really see the spark, but hey.

The writing was great. Indeed, with years of practice (and years, and years) of writing young adult books, I would expect this kind of great writing. Just when you thought it was slowing down, you shoot back up into action-packed adventure. The style is unique and enjoyable.

The whole plot and story were very unique and I had a fantastic time reading about them. I haven't read a book about djinn or magic carpets or even the middle east so I didn't know what to expect, but I was so happy with what I found. It was great to be transported into this world of djinn and I can't wait to see where the story goes in future books.

With it's great characters, unique and action-packed plot, and unique and brilliant writing style, The Secret of Ka is a book that I definitely recommend for readers small and tall. I can't wait to see where Pike takes the story in future books, assuming there are any. He definitely left it open for there to be sequels.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fun with enexpected twists and turns
Sara Wilcox is spending the summer with her Father in Turkey, What she finds is that she is on her own most of the time due to his job at Bectar, a hydroelectric construction site. Sara finds the language difficult and loud, it is hot and crowded, no fun at all. She has just turned 15 years old and looking for something to do.

It is then that she meets Amesh. He also works for the same company as her father. She finds him very attractive and really likes him. He is missing and arm, injured at his work he explains to her, and is now a delivery boy. He is able to get her to the job site where they discover a carpet. There is something about it that has them both excited, but especially Sara. She can feel some sort of power in it. They find a way to sneak it away without being seen, and take it back to the hotel. It is beautiful and seems to be made of some material that they had never seen before. Sara decides to see if she can cut a small piece off, and finds that it will not cut. She puts a lighter to it and it flies across the room.

Wow! They have discovered a flying carpet. While they discuss how they can keep their secret, they order up food, and clean up. As Amesh is in the shower, Sara surfs the internet and finds several articles about flying carpets. One of them talked about ley lines, magnetic lines that surrounded the earth, as being the fuel that helped them to fly. Sara learned the information as quickly as possible. They decide to see if they can find these ley lines, and if so, would they be able to operate the carpet. The compass should react abnormally when they were within the ley lines, so that is what they look for. Curiously enough, they found some ley lines and laid the carpet upon them. As they did several of the tassels folded and stood straight up looking like possible driving apparatus's. They climbed on and off they went for a ride.

The carpet has its own agenda; it works for Sara and seems to communicate with her. She feels close to it almost as though it is a part of her. Amesh is very jealous and petulant, but refuses to leave her side because he is having trouble trusting her. His family is extremely poor and he sees the carpet as a way to riches.

The carpet takes them to another place, and even possibly another time, where they are guided by the carpet onto an island. It is here that Sara finds she can communicate with it. She also learns from the carpet that she is of the ancient lineage of the Kala, and is in fact a Royal Princess. This is why the carpet responds to her. It is the carpet of Ka, and is very important. While it communicates and answers many questions, it leaves many unanswered that she will have to find out for herself. There is something happening in her world and she will have to be the one to save them.

On the island they find a beautiful city consisting of towers. They find that this is where the Djinns are located. As they learn about these beings, they find there is good and evil involved. They can grant you three wishes, but there is a price. The first wish is for free, the second one requires something of you and the third makes you a thrall, or slave of the Djinn.

Amesh becomes enamored of this thought and at the first actual wish he surprises Sara by asking for a wealth of jewels instead of his arm. As he sees how his wish comes true, he becomes besotted with the Djinn, giving it even more power over him. He feels in control of the Djinn, instead of what is really occurring. The Djinn is gaining control over him. Thus emboldened he makes a second wish, that to get his arm back. Amazingly enough his arm is returned to him. As Sara protests and tries to let him know what he is getting himself into, his jealousy takes over. He feels that she just wants what he has. He and the Djinn take the carpet from her and head back to Turkey leaving her there on the island.

Sara is on her own, but finally runs into a very kind older man and a young woman. They put her to work on their farm, where she learns milking as well as pottery. As she learns the pottery she also learns more about the Djinn and how to control them. She feels responsible for Amesh and therefore must save him. One more wish will destroy him and it is up to her to keep that from happening.

How will Sara get home? Will she return and really be able to save Amesh from his own weaknesses.

This is a fun and fast paced story that keeps you guessing at what is going to happen. Just when you think you know where it is going, the story takes a twist and sends you into an entirely different direction.

While Sara is only 15 years old, she seems far older then she is. She is smart and caring, and just a bit of a handful. Amesh is a lonely young man, hurting and bedeviled at what life has thrown at him. He is very close to his family, but has allowed his weakness to guide him and become someone else. He is looking for revenge and puts his family at risk as he looks for answers.

This is a YA book and at times that is obvious. However as the story twists and turns it also makes for fun reading for book lovers of all ages. A rollercoaster of fun, enjoy.

This book was recieved as an e-book, free though Netgalley. All opinions are my own based of my reading and understanding of the material.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not A Guide To Turkey
I feel very sorry for people who bought a piece of fantasy fiction about a teenage girl on vacation in Istanbul and expected an accurate guide book to Turkey.

I can only imagine how upset these same readers must have been when a carpet began to fly. I can already hear their complaints , "Carpets can't fly - that's historically inconsistent!" People, this is a work of fiction.

The Secret Of Ka is told in the 1st person from the perspective of what starts out as a naive, self-centered teenage girl. She despises the city she's been brought to, partially through her own lack of effort of getting to know the place and partially due to her father's biases. She meets people, people with a variety of names (authors often use names, not to be geographically accurate, but to help describe a character of evoke an image or personality trait), and a variety of backgrounds.

It seems people are offended that not ever person that Sara meets in the book has been given a Turkish name, turkish physical description, etc. They also got upset that when Sara goes out to her father's work site (a fictional massive power plant on the site of meteor impact) the area (which is part of the story, and is fictional) is described as desert.

I won't go on, but I feel sorry for people who don't know how to read books. The negative reviews here are from the same people who had issues with The Da Vinci Code or Angels & Demons.

If you're looking for fantasy fiction, about genies and flying carpets - and not a historical piece of non-fiction analyzing Turkish culture, you will LOVE The Secret Of Ka!

5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE This Book!

Christopher Pike can write. Every time I read one of his books, I tell myself he can't get any better. But with the Secret of Ka he's topped himself. It has it all: great characters, brilliant plot, and heart. God, I cried at the end because I didn't want it to end.
Sara and Amesh -- an American chick and a tough Turkish punk. They meet on page three and it's off to the races. They fight, they talk, they go for a long trip out of town -- Istanbul -- and discover a flying carpet. But it's no ordinary flying carpet. It's the Carpet of Ka. It can talk, using star patterns, it can even teach a person how to invoke djinn or genies.
Sara tries to play it careful with the djinn. Amesh is broke and needs the money. He makes one wish too many and suddenly he's looking at an eternity of torture. To save him, Sara has to invoke her own djinn, only she has to be a lot smarter about it than Amesh was. This is when Sara shows what's she made of. The girl kicks ass.
That's just the first hundred pages.
It gets better. It gets terrifying. But it's a fun scare, I gave it to my niece and she loved it as much as me. This is HUGE praise to give this book, but I think it kicks Harry Potter's butt. Time will tell but I bet this book becomes a big hit. No way a normal person can put it down.
Hey, what's with all the angry and bitter reviews on this page? The reviews start out normal and then it's like some crazy chick shows up and says Pike doesn't have real fans, he writes his own glowing reviews. Huh? Talk about the least celebrity conscious author on the planet. Christopher Pike doesn't even do book signings or go to conventions. The dude isn't after adulation. I personally think he's a hermit. Anyway, whoever this person is who's attacking his good name, they best chill. Pike is like Santa Claus to his fans. There are always delicious secrets to dig out of his books ... Read more

18. The Listeners
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 352 Pages (1995-01-15)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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FBI agent David Conner is investigating the Listeners, a channeling group that seems to have access to highly classified information.Though he quickly falls in love with Lucy, one of the twins who are the heart of the group, David remains skeptical about the Listeners' power--until an astonishing experience convinces him that they really can reach into humanity's past and carry ancient wisdom to the present.

But wisdom is not all that lurks in the past, awaiting innocent discovery.The Listenters have tapped into an ancient evil that intends to remake first David and the woman he loves, and then all of mankind, in its own horrifying image. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Really Good Book
I picked up this book a few years ago at a flear market because I saw that it was written by Christopher Pike. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it was an adult novel! Very interesting premise and characters. I enjoyed it very much. If you liked his young adult novels, you will not be disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Book of Pike's!
This is my favorite book of Christopher Pike's so far.I liked it a lot better than "The Cold One" and "Seasons of Passage".They were good too, but I thought this book was a lot better. I have read this book at least 10 times in the past ten years and plan to read it many more.

3-0 out of 5 stars NOT PIKE'S PEAK...
Having previously read two outstanding books by Christopher Pike, "The Cold One" and "The Season of Passage", I eagerly picked up "The Listeners", thinking that I was getting another great read. Unfortunately, while this book has its moments, it pales in comparison.

The book gets off to a promising start, and the premise of the book is pretty straight forward. An FBI agent, David Connor, reeling from a bust gone bad, is asked to go undercover as a magazine reporter and investigate a channeling group called the Listeners, who channel an entity called the "Big Mind" which is a sort of collective consciousness, coupled with ancestral memory.

Central to the Listeners existence is a set of identical twins, Lucy and Vera Temple, beautiful, young women who possess great psychic ability. When David meets them, there develops a mutual attraction between David and Lucy, and they ultimately fall in love. Little do they know that a great evil is waiting for them. Something primeval is lurking below the conscious surface, ready to spring forth and rock their world. When it does so, David is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice to save mankind. What happens at the end, however, is sure to surprise the reader.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pike and Me
This book was one of the better books i have read. Though I didn't like all the cusing he used. What I liked about this book was that it kept my atention. It didn't make me want to doze off. It made me do the opposite, want to keep reading. For the most part all Pikes books do this. They carry suspense. One thing i liked about this book was the characters and their names. For instance Pokey I thought that was the funnyest name.
Well i really recomend thias book it was excellent!!
:> Amanda

3-0 out of 5 stars Scavenger Hunt Part 2
I am a big fan of pike and am waiting for The Cold One 2, which i think is never coming out. This book has some good parts in it, but i have to say this.

Mr.Pike orinialy wanted to be a sci-fi writter. But did succed. Then he wrote the horror novel Slumber Party. So i can understand why alot of his books go into sci-fi. Personaly i think the sci-fi themes in some of his horror books kills the story. Chistopher Pike, u didnt succed as a sci-fi author, so dont go there. And this book is like a sequal for Scavenger hunt ... Read more

19. Bury Me Deep
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 224 Pages (2001-07-01)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$3.45
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Jean is on her way to Hawaii for a week of fun in the sun. But the vacation gets off to a gruesome start. The boy sitting beside her on the plane suddenly chokes and dies. Jean tries to push the incident out of her mind when she arrives on the island, but that's impossible. Part of the reason is because Mike keeps coming back to her in her dreams. Horrible dreams filled with cold blood.

Two of Jean's friends are waiting for her in Hawaii -- Mandy and Michele. They have already made friends with two young men who teach scuba diving at the hotel -- Dave and Johnny. Jean and Johnny quickly become friends. But there are problems in paradise. Dave and Johnny have recently lost a partner in the ocean. No one knows how he died. No one can find his body. But then Jean finds Mike's body. It isn't where it's supposed to be, and it seems as if it's still got some life in it. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars "The dead boy would not go away"
This is from the back cover. Jean Fiscal is on her way to Hawaii. On the plane, a pasenger beside her suddenly chokes and dies. When Jean arrives, two of her friends are already there and have made friends with Dave and Johnny. And then, Jean starts to have terrible dreams about Mike...

2-0 out of 5 stars Bury This Book Deep ---Not Pike's Best
Jean Fiscal goes to Hawaii for a vacation where she will meet her two girlfriends.But on the plane there, she witnesses the choking death of a young man sitting next to her and it taints the rest of her vacation.She can't stop thinking about him, dreaming about him.In Hawaii, she meets two guys named Johnny and Dave.Scuba instructors.The three girls and the two guys hit it off.But meanwhile Jean is having all these nightmares and it's really awful.

This is not my favorite Pike book by any stretch of the imagination.It was interesting to read about scuba-diving and all.Pike really goes into depth (no pun intended) and treats every book as if it was a lesson on something or other.I never bothered to verify the accuracy of his facts but I was always impressed with his details.But this particular book is just a basic who-dunnit/ghost story.I know he can do better than this.The story's uninspired.It's not even a guilty pleasure.But that's just my opinion.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book!
I liked this book a lot! This book is a good read. The book has a couple twists that kept me wanting to find out what happened next.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jean here...
"That can't be. M-Mike was already dead. How is that even possible? I-I saw him on that plane. I know I did! And I found a skull in an underwater cave. Could it be...? No. I won't believe that... could it be Mike's?"

5-0 out of 5 stars awsome!
This book was the best book i have ever read. I read it in 1 hour. It is by far the scariest book. it is about a girl Called jean with her 2 friends go to hawwai on vacation. Jean meets a boy on the plane called mike. Mike chokes and dies. Mike was the boy sitting next to her in the plane. When Jean arrives to the island, Her and her friends decide to take scuba diving lessons with Dave and Johnny. Jean was scuba diving and went inside a cave and saw a skull. Mysteries happen on their way and she finds out Mike died a month before she saw him. She gets confused and them figures out that someone or some people are trying to murdur people underwater to hide the murdur of the scull. Jean tries to find who it is. And goes through many dangers.
This is a great book and it will be a mistake if you dont read it. I suggest it is for ages 10-16. i hope this review was helpfull to u coz everything i wrote here is a fact
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20. Road to Nowhere (reissue)
by Christopher Pike
Mass Market Paperback: 224 Pages (2002-03-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A Dark And Stormy Night.

Teresa Chafey is running away from home. Driving north along the California coast, she picks up two mysterious hitchhikers: Poppy Corn and Freedom Jack. Together the three of them tell stories: Teresa of her devastating relationship with her boyfriend, Poppy of a sad young woman she once knew, and Freedom of a talented young man with a violent temper.

Yet as they talk, a darker story unfolds around them. A story of life and death, of redemption and damnation. It will be the longest night of Teresa's life.

Maybe the last night of her life. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars What do we know that Publisher's Review didn't?
It's short, small, narrative, atmospheric, with excellently realized and intense characters. I'm trying to figure out what book that review was written to build up by tearing this down. Was it even another book by Ken "Christopher Pike" McFadden?

The book has a bit of suspense, it's actually not that predictable. Therefore, I'd recommend people interested in psychological horror or Christopher Pike books read it for themselves, it's somewhat spoilable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Pike Hit
This was another book I read as a young teenager. I had to buy it again. I love the suspense, and the battle between good and evil over the soul of a young girl. I remember reading this book for the first time and unfolding the plot page by page. I love this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars She's driving on a road to nowhere with death by her side!
Synopsis: Teresa Chafey is running away from home without a destination in mind. She takes her car and just starts driving north. One her way, she picks up two hitchhikers, a man named "Freedom Jack" and a woman named "Poppy Corn".

They spend the time sharing stories with each other. Jack and Poppy tell Teresa the story of John and Candy, where Jack focuses on John's life, while Poppy focuses on Candy's life. In turn, Teresa starts discussing her own story of her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Bill Clark and why she decided to run away from home.

What starts out as a casual ride takes a mysterious turn, when Jack asks Teresa to stop by a strange castle to meet his `mother' and have her read Teresa's fortune. Things get stranger when Poppy asks Teresa to stop by a church to meet her father, a priest for Teresa to confess her sins to.

Teresa realizes these hitchhikers are not who they appear to be, and soon realizes that her life could be in danger. Can she save her life before it is too late?

*NOTE* Even though I don't explicitly mention the climax of the book, my review might contain spoilers as to what happens in it, so read it only if you don't mind figuring out what happens in the end.

Review: It was the flashbacks of John and Candy that really kept me hooked to this book. I felt so sorry for John's character, because no matter how hard he tried, luck just wasn't on his side. Although it is pretty obvious how John and Candy are related to Jack and Poppy, Pike put so much emotion into these characters that you actually root for them, no matter what crimes they committed. I started crying at the end of John's story because he was just too unfortunate with getting his life straightened out.

The cover of this book gave me the wrong impression that it was suspense thriller. It is actually more of a tragic love story with lost souls reuniting in the end. So if you are looking for a spine tingling story to read, this is probably not a good choice. Nevertheless, it is still a very good story written by Christopher Pike, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes reading suspense with romance.

2-0 out of 5 stars Get this anvil off of me!
Christopher Pike's ROAD TO NOWHERE is sanctimonious and heavy-handed. It's also boring, which may be an even worse crime in YA fiction. Pike deals with the subject of suicide in several of his books, but nowhere else does he come across as quite so short-sighted or lacking in compassion. ROAD TO NOWHERE is an insult to anyone who has had suicide touch their lives in some way. Pike sacrifices good writing for anvil-dropping, resulting in a sloppy plot that feels secondary to his forced message.

I recommend instead these classic Pike novels: MONSTER, SPELLBOUND, GIMME A KISS, LAST ACT, WITCH, SCAVENGER HUNT, and The Last Vampire series.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
This was my favorite book as a teenager and after re-reading it again in my 20's I remembered why.It is about Theresa a young lady who is distraught about her life and runs away from home.On the road she picks up two hitchikers who change her life...Definitely Pike at his best! ... Read more

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