Drain You by M. Beth Bloom
Posted by Krystal Larson at 11:35 PM Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Actions meant reactions. Sunrises meant sunsets. My fear was too permanent, lasting longer than eyeliner, something I wore every day and didn't wash off.
Quinlan Lacey's life is a red carpet of weird fashions, hip bands, random parties, and chilling by the pool with her on-and-off BFF Libby. There's also her boring job (minimum wage), a crushed-out coworker (way too interested), her summer plans (nada), and her parents (totally clueless). Then one night she meets gorgeous James, and Quinn's whole world turns crazy, Technicolor, 3-D, fireworks, whatever.
But with good comes bad and unfortunately, Quinn's new romance brings with it some majorly evil baggage. Now, to make things right, she has to do a lot of things wrong (breaking and entering, kidnapping, lying, you name it).
There's normal, and then there's paranormal, and neither are Quinlan's cup of Diet Coke. Staying sane, cool, in love, and alive isn't so easy breezy.
Before I say anything else about this novel, I must say that I cannot stand Quinn. If she was a real person, I would love to slap her. She is unmotivated, lazy, and unpleasant. Quinn has almost no redeeming qualities. I really didn’t like this book. Drain You seems like a book people will either love or hate. You can guess which side I am on.
To summarize the book, I could just tell you to imagine a 90’s version of Twilight. The plot is nearly identical at times. Quinn sleeps all day, drinks tons of diet soda, parties, and instantly falls in love with a greasy looking vampire. Quinn is a pain and her vampire boyfriend is just kind of gross...
M. Beth Bloom did have an interesting writing style, I didn’t love it, but it was definitely different. Maybe I will like other books she writes. For now though, I think I will shelve Drain You, permanently.
2 1/2 Stars
*Reviewed by Kristin*
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