Review - Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst

Title: Drink, Slay, Love
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publish Date: Sept 13, 2011
Hardcover, 385 pages

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I honestly didn't see myself reading this book. I am kind of over vampire books. Yet, I am not. (lol) Seriously, some vampire books are so similar it's sad. Then again, I am surprised over and over again with books like this one.

Pearl is a vampire who is cruel, heartless and on her way to being a stereotypical vampire. She has a handsome boyfriend who hangs out with her as she pushes all the risks. Until one morning, she is staked with a unicorn horn. She wakes up on the porch of her families house, still alive. Her family is completely annoyed with her bringing attention to the family. As Pearl starts to figure out quickly, with the staking comes special powers like walking in the daylight. But she soon realizes her powers give her more responsibilities. She is now the person in the family who must find the answer to their problems - she must find the food for their big bash with the King Vampire. As she hangs out with humans, high school humans nontheless, she starts to find her conscience. Not a good thing for a vampire. At the same time, she realizes what true friends are. She must choose friends or family.

I loved this book. So much fun. Very different and very entertaining. Hoping and praying that this will be the first in a long series of other books for Pearl!

Going to read Sarah Beth Durst's other books!

Summary -
Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire... fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil... until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops.

Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don't exist), and they're shocked she survived. They're even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl's family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the King's feast -- as the entrees.

The only problem? Pearl's starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends—especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache—to be slaughtered? Then again, she's definitely dead if she lets down her family. What's a sunlight-loving vamp to do?

3 comments:

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I read Ice by Sarah Beth Durst at the start of 2011 and it has been one of my favorites of 2011. I have no doubt she can add a little originality to the vampire idea. I can't wait to read this, even more after reading your review!

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

I've been curious about this one. I think I would enjoy it. The cover is really interesting. Great review!

Allison said...

glad to see a positive review! I've been intrigued by this one ever since seeing the cover and the words "unicorn horn" :)