Drink, Slay, Love

Durst, Sarah Beth

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Drink, Slay, Love
After sixteen-year-old vampire Pearl Sange is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn, she develops non-vampire-like traits that lead her to save her high school classmates from the Vampire King of New England.

Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1442423757
Characteristics: 386 p. ;,22 cm


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Dec 18, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Based on the description I was worried the book might fall flat but I was hopeful that it would not. I was so delighted that it did not. Durst puts a neat little twist on unicorns and vampires.

Oct 27, 2014
  • FindingJane rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A boy-meets-girl story with supernatural and fantasy elements thrown in, this book drew me in with its eye-catching cover, satirical title and a premise that makes it decidedly different from the typical vampire novel.

Pearl’s transformation from merciless, remorseless, fun-loving vampire into a conscience-ridden creature of the night is taken in subtle increments and filled with whip-smart dialogue, off-beat characters and adolescent angst to spare. Pearl doesn’t change into a sugary, sweet goody-two-shoes (that role is taken) nor is she entirely the mean girl with biting sarcastic remarks for every social misfit she meets. She occupies that nebulous space in between and has the surprisingly typical adolescent reaction: Should she try to fit in or stand out? Should she run with her new friends or stay with her family? Should she try what’s new and unfamiliar or stick with the dubious comfort of the tried-and-true formula?

Decisions, decisions. None of it is easy and the vampiric aspect of it just highlights the age-old story of teenage anxiety coupled with burgeoning maturity. Pearl’s story is very familiar and freakishly new and a corking good read.

Oct 21, 2014
  • sensitivemuse rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a joy to read! Pearl’s such a great character and she made the book entertaining. I loved her wit, it provided for the majority of the comedy parts in the plot. Her sarcasm and her attempt to try and fit into school life was absolutely hilarious.

The vampires in this book are well done as well. They’re bloodthirsty and ambitious. Just the way I like them! no sparkly ones here! The scheme to get Pearl into high school so she can lure the food to feed her fellow vampires was well done (plus Jadrien is quite the hottie!)

Although the plot was pretty good, there were parts that are predictable and cliched. However because of Pearl and her personality (which pretty much is the highlight of the book) it can be overlooked. You pretty much figure out who the unicorn is, and Pearl’s choice on who she decides to be with isn’t a bad choice (although, I’d rather prefer the bad guy, he was your stereotypical bad boy, but you couldn’t help but fall for him.)

Definitely recommended for YA lovers. Read it for Pearl! she’s one of the best protagonists you would ever find.

Jul 10, 2014
  • Booklover1235 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This books dialogue is what made it a book I this is a must read. The characters are one of a kind and puts a kind of twist of how you'll think of unicorns.

Dec 19, 2013
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Jul 26, 2013
  • Littlemissmeg7 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't think I'd enjoy this book as much as I did. I laughed at the concept of were-unicorns, but while reading the book definitely enjoyed it. However the ending did not blend as well as the rest of the book and it definitely made me reconsider what I was thinking about it. Other then the ending this book had a lot of spunk and was pretty interesting, good dialogue and a lot of unexpected twists.

Jun 17, 2013
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Like the spunk in the novel.

Jan 28, 2012
  • purplebrickroad rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This book was funny at times, and the twist on vampires was nicely done. However, the ending became a little ridiculous, not blending as nicely as the ideas earlier in the book. Even with the redeeming characters such as Evan, Pearl, and others, it was nothing too special.

Nov 12, 2011

Great book.......the description of the book makes it sound lame but i very much enjoyed this book. It's a must read!


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Jul 10, 2014
  • Booklover1235 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Booklover1235 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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Jul 10, 2014
  • Booklover1235 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

After pearl is stabbed in the heart by a unicorn 2 peculiar things happened. One is survived, and 2 that she can walk in the sun. As her parents prepare for hosting this years vampire ceremony for the king they dicide to use her power to lure prey to the feast. Although as the plan continues pearl tries to figure out who the mysterious unicorn is, what is happening to her, and will she survive a bigger threat, high school? To know more, keep reading


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Jul 10, 2014
  • Booklover1235 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Nothing really, just some battle sences


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Jul 10, 2014
  • Booklover1235 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"you smell of humans"

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