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Drink, Slay, Love

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  4,442 ratings  ·  767 reviews
Pearl 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 withs
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
Actual rating: 4.5 stars and a unicorn.
“Kind of funny when you think about it, us believing we had to protect a dude from you,” Tall said. “In a few weeks we can all grab a cheeseburger together and laugh about this. A hot chick like you couldn’t possibly be a vampire. Seriously, though, you might want to cut down on the black garb.”

“Not that you were in any way ‘asking for it,’” Tall said. “A woman can wear whatever she chooses without fear of being mistaken for a fiendish bloodsucking nightwa
**3.5 of 5 unicorns**

Pearl is a vampire. Her life has always flawlessly been perfectly normal—as far as normal can go for her—and, while she was enjoying her nightly snack, she saw a unicorn.


Pearl burst out laughing. ‘‘Seriously? A unicorn? Please.’’

Why yes, the Family—capital ‘F’ required—may have convinced her that it incontestably was an illusion, but the unicorn in question unmistakeably staked her, giving her the possibility to walk in the sun…and a feeling of humanity she n
Alienor ✘ French frowner ✘

Truth be told, not only Drink, Slay, Love is loads of fun, but it has way more depth than it appeared at first. Trust me, if I was able to enjoy it even though 1)I don't like vampires and 2)I'm bored by PNR more often than not lately, there's a good chance you will too. Let's take a look at what you have here, okay?

An alpha female vampire MC, who's at the top of the food chain and intends to stay there, even though she starts feeling - UGH - emotions (so annoying). I loved Pearl : she's unapol
“A brush with extinction does not excuse unladylike behaviour. You weren’t raised in a barn.”

Initial Final Page Thoughts.
Holy moly, I just finished a vampbook with a smile on my face. WHAT.

High Points.
Pearl. I was snickering here, there and everywhere with this book. Prom. Queen Molly Ringwald. Learning about American High School culture from John Hughes films… which I TOTALLY never did (Love you Duckie.) All you people are vampires… and your stories aren’t stale. Unicorns. Ice-cream. Sunris
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
Jul 07, 2015 Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ by: Alienor ✘ French frowner ✘
Hilarious, light-hearted, and a male lead that made me smile more than should be allowed....but the story itself was just too meh for me.

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Bahahah this^ This is way more entertaining :P
Stacia (the 2010 club)
3.5 stars. So Ms. Britnee and I picked this book as a buddy read. I wasn't sure what to expect from it. Even with the catchy premise, I figured this book was going to be just another run-of-the-mill vamp book. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised. I had a lot of fun reading Drink, Slay, Love.

You really can't go wrong with a book which has a girl getting stabbed by a unicorn in the very first chapter. As a bonus, the same girl ends up getting stalked by the unicorn, which was quite amusing to s
4.5 stars

In the heady days after I finished the Twilight series, I binged on anything and everything I could get that was vampire-related. I wanted to recapture that heart-racing, page-turning, delicious (and slightly delirous) craze that Edward Cullen had drawn me in to. I discovered the Vampire Academy series, which was awesome, and the Blue Bloods series, which was not. I raced through the Southern Vampire series. I dabbled with The Vampire Diaries. I reread Twilight. And I overdosed.

Once the
Gurl, I hate to be the one to tell ya, but your boyfriend is totally gay. Gay as the day is long. I know you’re new to this whole “humanity” thing, so I’ll give you a couple of pointers. Your guy might say “she walks like the night,” but when a dude calls you a lady of the night, it’s not usually a compliment. Also when a dude is (view spoiler), pretty clear signal of gay. So, when your bf is calling you a prostitute and IS a (view spoiler) ...more
This review is also available on my blog, Qwerty

How about I first show you the picture of how I feel about this book.

Yup, if unicorns can poop rainbows, I can figuratively vomit rainbows just because this book was unexpectedly awesome.

Btw, I'm proud to declare that I was the first person who read the copy from my local library!! I may have to purchase this book later so that I can highlight all the hilarious lines!

I finished this book in one sitting but I was too sleepy afterwards to write the r
sunset shimmer
4.5 stars. That was a hell of a blast. Awesome story, awesome humor, colorful cast of characters, and fucking UNICORNS, man!

I am legit PISSED that there's no sequel, because the ending was really open-ended and practically begging for it to become a series. Almost to the point where it might've been planned to BE a series at first but the sequel(s) got canceled or something. That would be a real bummer, cause I would've loved a continuation of this. So many possibilities, unanswered questions a
Tamora Pierce
What a wild ride! Pearl is a vampire teenager in good standing preparing for her inauguration into the ranks of adult vampires. She has everything--a great wardrobe, a love of driving fast, and a very hot boyfriend. Then she is staked by a unicorn. Not only did she live, but she is changing--she's just not sure into what. Sent into the local high school to size up a vampire banquet, she discovers her former prey are people, good and bad (and funny). Caught between her old world and her new, she ...more
I wasn't sure what to expect going into this one. I mean, the cover is one of my hands-down favorites of the year, and the teaser synopsis that was released earlier this year is just brilliant (What happens when a vampire is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn's horn? She develops a very inconvenient conscience. Oops.) But it was the kind of idea that could have been very, very right or very, verywrong. Thank god, it turned out to be very, very right. Drink, Slay, Love is one of the most ...more
“You’ll never make it through life if you let
irrational fears freeze you all the time.”

Brief summary:

Pearl Sange is just an ordinary vampire who takes a sip of blood from humans here and there. One day, she was attacked by a unicorn and it's horn staked her ribs! Now, she finds herself being able to bathe in sunlight! But something more than that changed about her and she's finding out if it's a good thing or not..

The plot:

Ahhh this story was so unique and refreshing. The humor was not forced
*** Originally posted to: Bookish Blog

One word: WOW.
Never before have I read a vampire book that left me totally speechless. Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst is, hands down, one of the best (if not THE best) vampire novel I have ever read. And the best part is I wasn’t at all expecting it! It was one of the first five books I received from the wonderful people at Simon & Schuster Canada, and – I’m sorry to admit that – one that I was least excited for. As a matter of fact, I didn’t e
Kat Kennedy
This was a surprisingly good book.
E.V.Franzmnn E.V.Franzmnn
Reviewed on 03/23/2012

As I read this book I couldn’t stop thinking about the Addams family. The dark humor, the emotionless expressions and the simple disdain over the humans feelings in general.
The crazy uncle, the dark and scary dad, the mom that can rule the house with a steel voice, is all there, but with an extra evil souse on top.


The Plot – Think of all the things you know about vampire and unicorns. Think in all the stereotypes. Think of all the glitter and sparkly (not the vamp’s glitter

So you’re used to vampires trying to control the world, strolling around draining people dry and occasionally falling in love with moronic humans?
So you’re used to werewolves and all that?
You want something new?
Well, then that’s the book for you.
No more vampire drama; here the feel is like you’re inside an Adam Family environment. The vampires sleep through the day, wake up at night, steal cars when they feel like it, and make out.
Oh, and play chess for fifty years trying to beat themselves
VAMPIRES AND WERE-UNICORNS. Do I need to say anything else?

Let's start with basic info about why I shouldn't have liked this book:
1. It has vampires;
2. It has high school cliques;
3. It has a mean family.

Now let's see why I did like it – a freaking huge lot – in no particular order:
1. Pearl. She's hot, confident, sarcastic and generally badass.
2. The Family. Loved their cruelty, their hierarchy, their traditions, and the single members, Cousin Jeremiah, Daddy and the crazy Aunts in particular.

A very funny and entertaining read! I felt it was a little immature and predictable, but I couldn't help but enjoy it.
I loved the main character's personality and sense of humor.
This is in no way a "dark" vampire book. It almost reminded me of a vampire rom-com or disney channel movie or something! haha
You definitely have to go in with an open mind, but I really liked it!
I wouldn't say go run out and buy it now, but if it sounds interesting to you and you can get it as a library book or a
Oh, I loved this book so much! Pearl is so wonderfully . . . not human. So used to the manipulations and compete emotionlessness of her own family. And the blending of vampire and unicorn mythology? Genius. A very fun read, made even more delightful by Durst's excellent storytelling and wonderful writing.
4.5 stars

Let me tell you this: In the past I've read so many paranormal romances featuring "vampires" that it seems I've finally reached my limit! I am talking about favourite series, still on going series, that all of a sudden I just stopped reading. After a while they all seem the same.

That is... unless you give me something new. Which Sarah Beth Durst most definitely does.

The author picks up on the "traditional" clichés that abound on today's YA market, and completely de-constructs them, on
Kristin (Beneath Shining Stars, I Read)
Getting staked by a unicorn was not in Pearl's plans. All she wanted was a predawn snack and instead, she got a unicorn horn through her chest. But that's not the end for Pearl; if anything, it's the beginning. As a result, Pearl can walk about during the day and just in time for the King of New England's Fealty Ceremony which means that she's tasked with selecting the food for the feast. But the real kicker? She's developed a conscience and vampires do not care about their food's feelings... al ...more
4.5 stars. That was bloodsuckingly awesome. And hilarious. And turns all the YA vampire tropes on their heads, or at least outright make fun of them. Who needs Twilight when you can decorate your fang-themed prom with Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse AND Breaking Dawn memorabilia? No one!


I was surprised with how much I actually enjoyed this one! Fun, witty, light, a different kind of YA that I've not met so far. Looking forward to the next book.
rin kim
Jul 18, 2015 rin kim rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: eng
“Do you believe in vampires? Not the sparkly variety.”

I am trying to find hilarious book like Demons at Deadnight or Unspoken. I'm trying desperately. I need something really funny w/ interesting plot and awesome characters. So when I found this one I was like 'Oh', then I read a premise and was like 'OH', then I scrolled to reviews and was like 'OH!' (I don't usually read reviews before reading a book, but I needed to). So-o, I picked this book.

Was it funny? Yep, it was. This book has my fav
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
*Review to come*
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

DRINK SLAY LOVE is ridiculously fun. I expected the ridiculous part based on the description (vampire slaying unicorns!), but I was I was not prepared for the witty, sly, and smart characters, dialog, and story.

I think I’ve been hoodwinked. How did I miss the fact that unicorns are the perfect vampire hunters? Think about it. What kills vampires? Stakes through the heart. What do unicorns have? Giant stakes growing out of their heads. Of course now I’m
I absolutely loved this book, reading other reviews I wasn't sure if it would be my cup of tea but i'm glad I gave it a chance. Drink, Slay, Love was refreshing to read and was free from all the usual paranormal YA cliches, it was equal parts funny, dark and romantic.
Pearl is our heroine - I use the word heroine loosely as she's pretty evil for a large part of the book. Pearl is a 16 year old vampire who is violent, a little crazy and cares nothing for humans - that's until she's stabbed by a u
◕ ◡ ◕  Arooj
Officially the funniest vampire novel I have ever read. Oh yeah, and unicorns. An unexpected combination, but it worked!

As soon as I read the words "Vampire" and "Unicorns" together, I just knew that I had to read this book no matter what. I mean, where else have you read a story that involved both of these creatures? Drink, Slay, Love was a hi-freakin'-larious story about what happens when a bad, bad vampire gets staked by a sparkly unicorn. The result? One very guilty vampire.

This book is defi
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Sarah Beth Durst is the author of nine fantasy novels for children, teens, and adults, including Conjured, Vessel, and Ice. Her most recent YA novel, Chasing Power, came out in October 2014 from Bloomsbury, and her most recent book for adults, The Lost, came out in June 2014 from Harlequin/Mira. She was awarded the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature and has been a finalist for ...more
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