Drink, Slay, Love

Drink, Slay, Love

Book - 2011
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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, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781442423732
Branch Call Number: YA DUR
Characteristics: 386 p. ;,22 cm


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Jun 29, 2018

After reading about 25 pages in, I decided not to continue because almost all of the characters had the same impossibly clever and quirky voice. I need characters in the books I read to sound like different people, or else I can't be as immersed in the story.

VaughanPLSarahN Feb 07, 2017

I really enjoyed this story of a teenage vampire being changed forever by unicorn attack - which is impossible because everyone knows unicorns don't exist.
The fast paced, light plot takes its ridiculous premise and sees it through with wholehearted glee, delightful snark, and a generous helping of pop culture references that are proof positive Twlight has made an indelible place for itself.

LoganLib_Aavishka Feb 03, 2016

It was a bit slow in the beginning but got better. Pretty awesome story. It was a bit predictable, like who the unicorn was but it was still good and the characters were well written.

love224 Jan 25, 2016

does not sound very fun to read

Cynthia_N Dec 18, 2014

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.

FindingJane Oct 27, 2014

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

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.

Dec 19, 2013


Littlemissmeg7 Jul 26, 2013

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

Like the spunk in the novel.

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Booklover1235 Jul 01, 2012

Booklover1235 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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Booklover1235 Jul 01, 2012

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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Other: Nothing really, just some battle sences


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Booklover1235 Jul 01, 2012

"you smell of humans"

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