Thursday, September 22, 2011

Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst

Book Summer (Via Goodreads): 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 entrées.
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?

Book Trailer:

Book Review:
I first found out about Drink, Slay, Love when I read a review of it over at Tina's Book Reviews. I wasn't a fan of Durst's Ice (my review found here) so I was a litttttle skeptical to pick up Drink, Slay, Love. However, the premise sounded interesting, and Tina's review sounded promising, so I picked up a copy for myself. The two stories are like night and day. What Ice lacks, Drink, Slay, Love more than makes up for. The characters are fully developed, intriguing, funny, and engaging. The main character, Pearl, is a kick-ass witty heroine who you can't help but root for, even in her most evil of moments. This book reminded me of a cross between Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires and Kiersten White's Paranormalcy. There are colorful characters, hilarious one-liners, mystery, action, and a touch of romance. Really, everything I've come to love about YA paranormal romance, without being too cliche or over the top. Just a really good story that I couldn't stop reading. For more info, check out Durst's website here.

Favorite Quote:
"As the sun sank into the horizon, Pearl trudged home without seeing a single sparkly hoofprint or rainbowed poop pile. It wasn't as if she expected UNICORN WUZ HERE graffiti...Okay, yes, that would have been nice." (p. 145)

 Cover Art Commentary:
I'll admit, the title is a little wonky, but I love, love, love the cover of this book! It caught my eye immediately.  The colors are great, and it gives you a "taste" of what's to come! :P



  1. This sounds like such fun!

    I wish it was an audio. Something tells me the fun one liners would be great with a cool teen voice doing the audio.

  2. Oooh I have been looking forward to this! I haven't gotten a copy yet but I'm hoping the library will come through. :) Glad to hear you liked it!

  3. It sounds really good. And I can picture Pearl being a little like Evie.

  4. @Juju
    It really was a fun read! :)

    Ooooh! I can't wait to read what you think about it! :)

    She is quite similar to Evie! :)

  5. YAY!! So glad you loved it! Sarah is one of my fav ya authors...:)

    I love your new review layout- they are nice and to the point.

    and ps- thanks for the shout out..

  6. Wow, this book seem pretty good! I've always thought it looked funny, and great charactersis always a plus! :)¨

    Great review!