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Review: Drink, Slay, Love

Drink, Slay, Love - Sarah Beth Durst

This was a nice refreshing read after some heavier stuff this summer. Clearly defined good and evil and highschool drama complete with makeover scenes aren't usually my thing. But I was told to expect that from the cover description, and it met expectations wonderfully.


By no means an epic read, but this book does that oh-so-rare feat in actually being exactly what it is advertised as. Fun, light, fast.


And, light, I cannot emphasize that word enough. LIGHT.


Unicorn stabs vampire, vampire goes out in sunlight, vampire's family enrolls her in high school in order to expand their feeding options. Fish out of water highschool drama ensues. If that doesn't sound like fun to you, go ahead and give this one a pass.


If you need answers to questions like: How is a vampire baby even a thing? How does she age? When does she stop aging? give this one a pass. There are passing mentions confirming most of the standard vampire lore (crosses, holy water, fire) but aside from saying it's "rare," there isn't any info on how a vampire could be born and grow up to be a teenager. 


If someone calling a unicorn "Mr. Sparkly and Pointy" makes you smile a bit, maybe check this one out.