Durst, Sarah Beth Drink Slay Love Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2011. 386 pages $17.99 Content: Language: PG (4 swears); Sexual Content: G; Violence: PG-13.
Pearl is a vampire who is getting ready to commit to the area vampire king, and her family is in charge of the ceremonies. The biggest concern for the party is where to get the humans so they can drink their blood. After Pearl is stabbed by a unicorn horn, which gives her a conscience as well as the ability to stay in the sunlight, her family puts her in charge of befriending the local high school students to lure them to the party. Pearl soon realizes that after spending time with the humans, she actually likes some of them. She has to come up with a way to please the vampire king and her vampire family, while at the same time saving her friends. With this plan, she also is trying to spread the human feelings she got from the unicorn stabbing through sharing her blood with her family.
I loved the story until page 300 when I found out that the male hero is a unicorn vampire slayer. I can believe a lot of paranormal explanations, but a sexy unicorn is just too unbelievable.
MS, HS-OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.