Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst

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?
If you are looking for a fun YA vampire book, go get this one. Just looking at the cover and the blurb I knew I had to read this one and put it on my blog's wishlist. I was so not disappointed! The character of Pearl is such a delight. Of course she is almost made of snark, so you know I was loving it from the beginning. She loved irony in all ways, but is quite disappointed that none of the other vampires "get it" so, she must snark on her own. Yes, this is a vampire I could totally be friends with... well, sorta... LOL

Anyway, one day... uh night... when she is innocently snacking a pint from the ice cream counter boy she was rudely interrupted by a unicorn who refused to go off and poop rainbows or whatever unicorns who aren't supposed to exist do. Instead, the horny thing stabs her and then leaves. She heals and the next night no one believes that she ran into a unicorn. Most likely she just got some bad blood. Fortunately, the stabbing left her with a great gift. The sun! She can now be a daywalker. Unfortunately, the family doesn't like anything "weird" and she has started to develop an annoying conscience, even empathy. Not good when you are destined to be just another blood sucking fiend.

Oh what more can I say? Really not much or I'll be tempted to spoil the whole thing (oh the things I want to spill). I do give this book 4 1/2 stars. I feel it accomplished exactly what it set out to be... a fun YA vampire book full of wit, sarcasm, and an unexpected turn or two. I also hope there will be more adventures for Pearl. I'll be wanting those if it happens! In conclusion, you need to get this book if you want to have a bloody good time! Sorry, I just couldn't resist!! ;)
I received this book from the author and publisher and no compensation for my review was given.


  1. This does sounds like a fun one! I've been wanting to try something from this author---maybe I'll start with this one! Great review!

  2. I like the pic you posted below! This maiden doesn't look exactly thrilled that a unicorn wants to be so friendly...perhaps she thinks about all those boyfriends she could have had instead...

    I like heroines made of snark!

  3. LOL! Ok first that pic at the end, priceless ;)

    Snark equals fun

  4. Hahaha I love your puns. And that picture. I already wanted to read this after Missie's review, and now I want to even more! Great review Melissa, I'm glad you enjoyed it - I hope I do too! I just have to get it now...

  5. Couldn't get to it cause it expired, but I am so looking forward to reading it. LOL! Love the unicorn picture!

  6. I never knew unicorns were supposed to poop rainbows. Learn something new everyday;-)

    This book sounds like it's so much fun, it's going on my list immediately! I do love wit and sarcasm, so I think this is clearly the book for me. Awesome review Melissa!

  7. Oh you too ! I really need to read this one !!! I'm so glad you liked it ! I have it in my TBR pile. thanks for the review !!!

  8. I really want to read this. Thanks for the review.

  9. Nice review Melissa, it sure sounds like fun. You've made me curious about it.

  10. Gah!!! I've heard NOTHING but pure AWESOME about this book! I'm DYING to read it!!!

  11. Oh, another glowing review of this book. Between you and Missie, you're making me buy this I have to be forced! :)

  12. @Little Miss... Oh you will enjoy this one! Especially if you like YA.

    @Anachronist... She is SO made of snark!

    @Blodeuedd... *snicker* It so does!

    @Belle...I'm punny! :) You must get this! *hypnotic stare*

    @Jenny... Well, where do you think rainbows come from?? ;)

    @...Petty... Of course they do!

    @Melliane... Yes you needs to get to it!!

    @Rain.. I think you'll love it!

    @Aurian... It was tons of fun!

    @Ashley... It is awesomesauce. Don't die! Just read it!

    @Mel... *glows* Yes, you need it.

  13. Oooohhh! Now I think I need this one. :) I wasn't sure about it before, but I love the sounds of it and that unicorn. :D Love the idea. Thank you!!

  14. I so need to read this! I love a main character with a little attitude!

  15. Every review I've read seems to be in complete agreement. And I do like my heroines to be snarky, my unicorns to be horny, and... uh, yeah, this sounds like fun!

  16. Great review Melissa! I just won this book on a blog and I can't wait to read it! I've read so many positive reviews. Ok...That unicorn picture is hilarious! Lol!

  17. Blahahaha! I love that graphic! Poor Evan. He may not be able to poop rainbows, but he's still awesome!

    Yes, Pearl is pretty snarky. That is what I loved about her most.

    So happy you enjoyed this one as much as I did! I am really hoping for more too. And don't you think it's time you admit that you prefer blood suckers?! :[

  18. I believe I love this story <3 Great review :D

  19. OOOH! I got this book! It's already in my TBR pile! Your review makes me want to read it NOW! Hahaha

  20. @Melissa... Yessss! You needs it!! So, you like horny things eh??? LOL

    @J.J.... Oh I think you will like it if you like attitude!

    @Stephanie... ROFL!!

    @Ambers... READ it! :D

    @Missie... Yea, I remember... you like horny boys... ;D I'll NEVER admit it! You can't make me! :P

    @animewookie... I hope you get to read it!!

    @Melinda... SWEET! I hope you like it as much as I do!

  21. Sounds like such fun treat! Does the horny unicorn somehow become sexy?

  22. LOL---I love it!

    Sparkly Unicorn stabs Vampire---this is what happens when you enter the Twilight Zone :)

    This sounds like a lot of fun!

  23. I've been pretty in the fence about this one. I mean, unicorns? But after reading your review I am convinced! I will check this out ASAP!


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