Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Pub. Date: September 13th 2011
Pages: 385 pages, hardcover
“I hope I haven't hurt your feelings,' he said.
'I don't have feelings, at least not the inconvenient ones.”
― Sarah Beth Durst, Drink, Slay, Love
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?
SO HIT OR MISS?
This book was a different experience for me. I rarely read supernatural or paranormal YA books, but after seeing all the great reviews I decided to try this book out. Overall I found this to be an good read.
It was dark but strangely I wasn't turned off from the book at all. Pearl is a very interesting character. After the whole unicorn incident, (which was very hilarious) she becomes the perfect vampire to help her family with their feast for the Vampire King.
But giving up your friends for the slaughter isn't so easy. Pearl gains a conscious; she doesn't want to betray her new friends and have them killed. She did fight with herself on that issue a lot, whether to do what she know is right or do what is best for her family.
I love the characters in this novel! Evan is one of those nice guys, the ones who always follows the rules and he's definitely O.C.D. I found his character enjoyable and when Pearl starts to crush its kind of cute.
Pearl is also an awesome character, she's sarcastic and snarky and written as a sexy strong willed Protagonist. Deep inside she is so sweet and her dynamics change, which I loved reading.