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Drain You
by M. Beth Bloom

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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062036865
  • ISBN-10: 0062036866
  • Publisher: Harper Teen
  • Publish Date: July 2012
  • Page Count: 388
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-UP


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Paranormal
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Love & Romance
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Issues - Adolescence

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-06-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

Bloom debuts with a languid, stylish novel that reads like a love letter to cult vampire flicks like The Lost Boys, the work of Francesca Lia Block, and Southern California in the 1990s. The summer looms ahead for Quinn Lacey, 17-year-old slacker. She has a boring job at the video store, her co-worker has been crushing on her forever, and she’s losing her best friend Libby to creepy guys who dress like “classic Spader villain” in chinos and loafers. When Quinn meets sexy and enigmatic James Sheets, she learns that there’s more going on in town than she ever realized. Quinn works to rescue Libby and figure out her relationship with James while coping with the discovery that L.A. is crawling with vampires. The novel unfolds slowly—it’s like Quinn is sharing her story over Diet Cokes on the pool deck—as Bloom lets readers soak in details of muggy California nights. The choppy, disaffected narration is occasionally melodramatic but often funny. It’s a welcome change of pace from more conventional vampire books, and the post-grunge setting gives it strong adult crossover potential. Ages 14–up. (Aug.)

 
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