5 Sept 2020


Book Review / Drink Slay Love by 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 entrees.

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?


Published:     13th September 2011
Publisher:  Margaret K McElderry Books
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned



The last time I read this book was in 2016 and I was in the mood to read something with a sense of humour and something supernatural or like that.  I remembered that I really enjoyed reading this the first time around so I thought I would give it another go.

We follow Pearl who is a teenage vampire living with a vampire family that stills holds firm to traditional vampire values.  Pearl is still trying to figure out who she is.  One day she is staked by a unicorn and soon learns that she can now go out during the day.  That the sunlight does not hurt her.

I really enjoyed delving back into this story again.  For me, this story is so much fun especially following Pearl as she navigates the new world of being a vampire out in the day while the rest of her family can only come out in the night.  There are certainly a few twists and turns in this story too that will keep you on your toes!