Vampire Hunter or Unicorn?

Drink Slay Love

Hello readers, and welcome back! This week we’re going to be talking about Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst, because everyone needs their vampire fix.

Pearl is your average sixteen-year-old vampire. She sleeps during the day and terrorizes unsuspecting humans at night. Everything is going great until one night when Pearl gets attacked by a unicorn. But everyone knows unicorns don’t exist.

Pearl’s family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter and tell her she is lucky to be alive. The biggest surprise comes when it’s discovered that Pearl can now withstand the sunlight without bursting into flame. Soon after this surprise comes out, the king of the New England Coven announces that he has chosen Pearl’s family to host the feast. This means the family needs to find a food supply, and a lot of it.

So Pearl is heading to high school, where she is befriended by two goody-goody humans. This shouldn’t be a problem except happily-evil Pearl is starting to feel twinges of a conscience. Pearl is supposed to deliver her high school “friends” up to feed the king’s appetite, but how can she do that? Pearl is starting to care about these new friends.

Pearl has to make a choice — betray her new friends and let them die or be killed for betraying her family? What is a sunlight-loving vampire to do? Sarah Beth Durst takes us on a wild ride in this book. Vampires and unicorns battle it out in Drink Slay Love.

That’s all for this week, check back next week for another book review. Happy reading, everyone!

— Sabrina Parr, Poetry Editor