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Drain You by M. Beth Bloom

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
    Every night I'd lie there in bed and look out at the hills behind our house, listening. I knew there'd be consequences.
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.

Goodreads Summary

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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  1. Lili said...:

    I was really interested in this book, but I think that I'm going to take a few steps back since you gave it such a low rating. That worries me a little! Thank you for sharing! Maybe it's the interesting writing style that made the book hard to get into...

  1. Unknown said...:

    I've read something like this a couple of weeks ago. Hated the heroine!

  1. TayteH said...:

    a '90s version of twilight? Wow, that bad huh? And lazy? Quinn doesn't sound like a good YA heroine. this book doesn't period. Thanks for the review.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I love vampire stories but this doesnt sound like one I want to read. Thanks for the review

  1. I was literally just about to start this book but now I think I will have to think about it! It doesn't sound like a book I will love but I might still give it a shot! I'm sorry that this book didn't work for you :( but great review!

  1. I appreciate your honest review. An unlikeable main character is really a hard hurtle to get past in a book, unless of course that's the point of the book, which obviously this isn't.

  1. Well, suffice it to say, the outlook for my reading experience with Drain You does not seem like it will end well. Most trusted reviewers have said not great things, including yourself in both categories. I think I have to read it though. I don't know why, but its an issue. If I see a book with mostly outstanding reviews I read. Understandable. See a book with TONS of not so hot reviews? Gotta check it out. Weird! THanks for your review, and for being honest!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Thanks for the review! I really do not like lazy, unmotivated characters. I'll put this one on the back burner.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Is there going to be a book 2?

  1. Susan T. said...:

    The blurb sounded really interesting but after reading your review I think I'll pass. I can't read a book where I hate the characters!