Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst
Released: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 400 pages
Author Site: Sarah Beth Durst
Pearl is your typical sixteen-year-old vampire—until the night a unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops. Now she’s experiencing a number of alarming symptoms: noticing her own reflection, feeling sympathy for a human victim, and being able to withstand the sun. Pearl’s immunity to sunlight thrills her family, who enroll her in high school so she can lure home tasty friends. Pearl quickly discovers that high school is very similar to vampire culture with its rigid rules, clear social hierarchy, and a might-makes-right attitude. But having a conscience makes it hard to cope with an evil plot the Vampire King has in store for the local humans. Will Pearl overcome her bloodsucking instincts in favor of her newly acquired conscience?
Probably like so many others I began this story thinking it would turn out to be the typical vampire read..yada yada yada but boy it was so great to be wrong! This is one of the most humerous, unique, and refreshing vampire books I have read in a good while! Pearl is hard not to like even when she is being bad and as mentioned above in the synopsis she basically begins as a typical vampire but is speared by a unicorn which changed her life and made her able to walk in daylight and begin attending human school which she so totally thought unfair. She felt humans were below her and only served as snacks literally but then as she continues to evolve even more she starts to feel differently. There were so many parts that I just out in out whooped in laughter especially the place where she compares having to go to school with humans (her food) being like sending a human to school in a chicken coop (for chicken nuggets). You'll just have to read it to understand what I'm saying but its just Pearl's quirky attitude that really made the book so funny and enjoyable.