Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Review for Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst
Title: Drink, Slay, Love
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Synopsis: 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?
Verdict: Sarah Beth Durst is a genius!!! I loved this Drink, Slay, Love; the whole concept was unlike anything I've ever read! The main character- Pearl, was very easy to love. Even though she had done some bad stuff you were always able to forgive her at the end of the day. I also loved Evan, Bethany, and the unicorn!!! Yes, there really was a unicorn and I loved it! All the other characters in the book were also very likeable and they all felt like a motley crew with the vampire as their leader.
The vampires in the book were basically the "original" kind of vampire (no sparkles), they were set up in Families and were very scary, hard-core and blood-thirsty. Needless to say, I didn't like them very much, especially Jadrien! In the Families, you had your Mother and Father, who were the leader. And then the Mother and Father answered to the vampire King, who was pretty much evil personified.
Now, the unicorn-theory in the book was very original! I've never read anything like it! I can't really say anymore about it because I don't want to give away spoilers. Overall, this was a very good book that I think everyone will enjoy! And I really hope there is a sequel in the works! :))
An ARC was provided by Simon & Schuster for review.
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars