Published: September 13th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Rating: 2 stars
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 thinks 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?
I went into this book thinking that it would be a really fun read. But sadly from what I read of it it just fell flat.
The plot. Now I will admit I only read about 110 pages but I think in that time something should have happened. Sure little things happened here and there but nothing big that really made me want to read more. I thought that the pacing of the book was slow and like I said before there was really nothing interesting enough for me to have to read any more of the book.
The characters. I thought that the characters in this book were really nothing special and i didn't think they were wriitten very well either.
Pearl. Now I have seen from other reviews (and really this is how all of these types of stories go) that she does change throughout the book and ultimately becomes a better person by the end of the book. But from what I was reading at the start of the book she just really was not relatable at all and her character was one of the main reasons I stopped reading, because I find it so I hard to read about characters that aren't relatable or from their POV.
Evan. I found him to be somewhat likable but he definitely didn't make up for all the things that i didn't like about this book and I will say that I did find his character to be annoying at times.
Overall this was a book that I didn't enjoy and it really just fell flat for me. But if I do eventually end up finishing this book I will update my review.