Drink, Slay, Love
I found Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst to be the perfect my-bus-is-stuck-in-traffic-why-oh-why-didn’t-I-just-walk-ebook book as it reads well on a phone.
Drink, Slay, Love is the story of Pearl. Pearl is a human born vampire. Then she sees a unicorn. As a result of the unicorn Pearl changes and suddenly the night-walker is able to venture into daylight. Her family (all vampires) think she is losing the plot (as if unicorns exist), but see the change in Pearl as an opportunity. They enrol her in school with a plan to open up new and previously untapped food sources (aka the other students) which all goes well … until … Pearl has to make a decision that will change her forever.
What I liked about Drink, Slay, Love was that it was fun and witty, and had some great popular culture references throughout.
It made me laugh out loud on the bus (slightly scaring the elderly gent sitting next to me) with things like this:
The unicorn stood between the dumpsters. At first she thought she was mistaken. Unicorns didn’t exist, which made his presence here unlikely at best. But there was no chance that he was simply an ordinary white house (which, she quickly realized, would have been an odd addition to the parking lot too). Despite the thick shadows by the dumpsters, he sparkled like a horse-shaped disco ball. His traditional spiral horn beamed like a toy light saber.
It appealed to the ‘chick lit’ lover (especially as a fan of alphabetizing):
Sorry to push, but you see, I have this Good Samaritan hero-complex issue. And, in the interest of full disclosure, a bit of OCD. But don’t worry – I only alphabetize my own books.
So I would recommend Drink, Slay, Love if you are looking for a book that is easy to read with hint of romance and likely to give you a laugh.