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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  6,183 ratings  ·  949 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, first of her name, mother of 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 night
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 unapo
Aug 22, 2011 rated it liked it
“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. Sunr
✨ Helena ✨
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was so much fun and UTTERLY RIDICULOUS. It was essentially an anti-Twilight as it made fun of all of the well-known vampire stereotypes.

I also thought that the inclusion of unicorns was a nice touch and made it even more over-the-top. Seriously, this book was SO FUNNY.

It was also refreshing to see the “villain” learn to appreciate their prey and come to understand them. Usually, in paranormal books, it’s told from the outsider’s perspective. But here, we see a vampire, who relishes in the
Chelsea ✨Arielle’s Nebular Ally and Team Acrux✨
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
Fafa's Book Corner
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner!

Beware spoilers ahead!

I remember how back in 2011 I saw this book circulating everywhere. That was around the time when vampires were still popular. A friend of mine had highly recommended another book by Durst, Vessel. Having read and enjoyed The Queen of Blood I decided to give Drink, Slay, Love a try. I am happy to say that I enjoyed it!

Pearl is 16, a vampire, and simply fabulous! She is apart of the Family (a biological coven), has an extremely attractiv
shady boots
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
Thanks to Dorothy, who got me this book as a gift!

It's raining outside and I have no intention of opening my Modern History textbook, so this seems like as good a time as any to review this book.

I read Drink Slay Love in one sitting. Now, I know that the cool kids say that vampire books are crap, but bear with me for a second. Personally, I really like the idea of vampires - I mean, bloodsucking human-like monsters who rule the night and feed on humans? Sign me up! - but I do tend to have a pro
Meredith Holley
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
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite
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
Tamora Pierce
Sep 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5/5 Stars

A story with lovable characters, humour, cuteness, vampires and unicorns. UNICORNSSSSSS. How can you say no to that?

Vampire girl gets stabbed by unicorn, yes a unicorn, I know, whaaaaatttttt? Which causes her to become a daywalker among other cool things. Later her family is delighted with this outcome, then they make her enrol in high school so she can make lot of human friends and lure them in to be slaughtered by hundreds of vampires for the vampire king’s feast but starts feel twin
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
I know what you're thinking after reading that synopsis, sparkly horned unicorns and vampires...um, right.

But let me tell you, this book was so much fun. So ridiculous and just plain and simply, a good time.

So the short and sweet of it? If you want to roll your eyes, have a good time, and escape for a few hours of smiles and laughter, pick up this book, you won't regret it.
Kat Kennedy
Oct 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a surprisingly good book.
Aug 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
*** 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 ev
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, very wrong.  Thank god, it turned out to be very, very right.  Drink, Slay, Love is one of t ...more
Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
Absolutely hilarious! If you're in the mood for something different, funny and full of twisted humor, this book is for you. ;) ...more
Cereja Cult
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
3.5 stars
"I am a blood sucking fiend" she said "I'm not supposed to be reassuring"'

Drink,Slay,Love is a refreshing book free from all usual YA and/or PNR cliches. It is equally funny, dark, and romantic and most importantly features unicorns.

It is set in modern-day Connecticut where vampires live unknown to humans. The vampires in this book aren't the usual 'I feel so bad about my bloodlust blahblahblah'. They are evil, monstrous and proud of themselves. The author depicted the va
“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 force
Sep 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: you-re-good

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
Sep 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires

When I first came across this book featuring vampires and were-unicorns, I thought: "what the hell, this should be fun", as fun as any parody can be.. and it has been for a while, with Pearl's witty voice and her slow transformation from the soul-less vampire to the 'humanized' one.
But when it got to the point of her choosing between her wanna-be-friends and her family, I didn't find it funny any more and any amount of wittiness was pointless.

I mean, yeah, she had a crappy family, as little
Irina Elena
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
Maggie ☘
So I just saw the movie for this and... 1. ahahaha but also mostly cringe 2. there were no unicorns! Here is a short trailer.

In all honesty, this is the kind of smidge ridiculous book that doesn't try to take itself too seriously and can make fun of itself perfectly. The book was light, and weird and above all hilarious. The MC, Pearl, was opinionated and sassy. The romance sugar sweet.

The movie follows the book pretty closely at first, except for the unicorn stuff (lmao), but it didn't somehow
Sheila Beaumont
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this hilarious vampire & unicorn fantasy. In this very entertaining tale, a 16-year-old girl vampire is stabbed by the horn of a sparkly unicorn stalker, then finds she can withstand sunlight, catches glimpses of her reflection in mirrors, and starts to see humans as real people deserving of compassion rather than as meals. It's a fun read, even for those who aren't usually into vampire fiction. I would have loved to see a sequel so I could find out what happens next ...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!


“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 f
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,
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Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of over twenty fantasy books for kids, teens, and adults, including Spark, Drink Slay Love, and The Queens of Renthia series. She won an ALA Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her child ...more

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