Drink Slay Love

Drink Slay Love

Book - 2011
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Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire ...fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil. That is until one night she encounters a unicorn and he stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops. Her family doesn't believe her (because obviously unicorns don't exist), but when Pearl reveals she can now withstand the sun, they are thrilled. She can be enrolled in high school, make friends and then lure these tasty snacks to her family! But Pearl's change is deeper than her family realise. She has started to experience a number of alarming symptoms including feeling sympathy for her meals - the humans. While struggling with balancing high school, her family and her new conscience, Pearl learns that the Vampire King has a seriously evil plot in store for the local humans - and that her good-looking new friend Evan is the were-unicorn that stabbed her through the heart. Pearl is now the lynchpin between the vampires and their hunters, but which side of her will win? The bloodsucker or her conscience?
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen and Unwin, 2011.
ISBN: 9781742379166
Characteristics: 386 p. ; 20 cm.


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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.

aavishkakumar 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.

Booklover1235 Jul 01, 2012

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.

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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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"you smell of humans"

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