Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst

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Vampire romance takes a snarky turn in this humorous novel from Sarah Beth Durst.

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 withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl’s family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the King’s feast—as the entrées.
     The only problem? Pearl’s starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends—especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache—to be slaughtered? Then again, she’s definitely dead if she lets down her family. What’s a sunlight-loving vamp to do?

About Sarah Beth Durst

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Sarah Beth Durst is the author of young adult novels Conjured, Vessel, Drink Slay Love, Enchanted Ivy, and Ice, as well as middle grade novels Into the Wild and Out of the Wild. She has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times, for Vessel, Ice, and Into the Wild. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband and children. The Lost, The Missing, and The Found are Sarah's first novels for adults. Visit her at sarahbethdurst.com.
Published September 13, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 402 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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With the King of New England coming to initiate new members of the local clans into vampire aristocracy, Pearl’s family has been chosen to provide the feast.

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Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst is probably one of her best works, but they are all so wonderfully conceived and written that it's almost impossible to pick the very best book.

Sep 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Drink, Slay, Love

Alice Marvels

Pearl has promised her Family the lives of all the prom-goers for the King’s ceremony, but behind their backs, she conspires with her human friends and the unicorn family to trick the King into drinking her unicorn-tainted blood, and spreading it around when everyone drinks his blood as is the Fe...

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New York Public Library

Durst stays true to traditional vampire mythology (Pearl does not sparkle) while also adding her own unique spin to these familiar mythical monsters.

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