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 think 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?
My Rating: 4/5
When I first borrowed this book from the Library, I had intentions of reading it instantly. After renewing it a record 27 times I finally decided to pick it up. I read the book cover to cover in one sitting.
The whole concept of a Vampire being staked by a Unicorn seemed a little strange at first, but I actually ended up really liking the whole concept.
I never really liked Pearl. She was confident and everything I would probably normally like in a female protagonist, but at times I thought she was a little too confident.
I liked the whole idea of how Pearl was caught between her life amongst the humans and her family's expectations for her as a vampire.
I normally cannot stand pop culture references at all, but the way they were used in this book were smart and so didn't bother me that much.