Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Drink, Slay, LoveTitle: Drink.Slay.Love
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Rating: 3/5
SummaryPearl 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?
My Thoughts: Not my favorite Sarah Beth Durst book, but still a Durst book nonetheless, which automatically means it was good. Drink, Slay, Love was an interesting take on the vampire story. I liked how the vampires had all the classic features, but she still put her spin on them.  I did not enjoy how the book was written, the ending was predictable (one of my pet peeves), and is available in the summary above The cover however is brilliant! I actually downloaded the book off of Galley Grab because of the cover :). I expected this book to offer a new, original take on vampires, however I was not pleased. Overall, I would most likely not recommend it to anyone. (Harsh, I know, but I was not impressed!)

1 comment:

  1. This is a perfectly good book, but it just couldn't get my attention. It just didn't grab me and keep me hooked. It wasn't the story that was not good, but it was the author's writing style that I just couldn't relate to. Sometimes it seemed as if Durst was writing in first person, sometimes it seemed like third. Overall, this was a good book, but it didn't have that special quality for me that caught my attention and I could always put the book down.