I was so excited to be invited to be part of the Drain You Blog Tour and Giveaway, kicked off October 5 by Mundie Moms and Hobbitsies. I'm sure a lot of you remember that I loved this book. If you missed that post, never fear. Just keep reading.
by M. Beth Bloom
Published by HarperTeen
on July 24, 2012
Synopsis: Summer. The 90s. The rich, sun-bleached neighborhoods of the Los Angeles canyons. Enter Quinlan Lacey, a cool, bored, sarcastic, sexy 17-year old with a dull part-time video store job and a mild case of teen ennui. That is, until she meets the alluring, River Phoenix-esque James, and realizes the hills are alive with the undead. Inspired more by the early, dry L.A. short stories of Bret Easton Ellis than the current crop of serialized vampire fiction, the supernatural grunge romance, Drain You, narrates the headaches and heartbreaks Quinn undergoes in her quest to stay sane and cool and in love and alive.
Publisher's Weekly said:
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.
You can read the full PW review here.
What Did I Think? Here's an excerpt from my July 16, 2012 review.
Below, enter to win some fantastic themed prizes, including:
Bloom's first short story “Love And Other Catastrophes: A Mix Tape” was featured in Story Quarterly and selected by Dave Eggers for inclusion in The Best American Nonrequired Reading: 2003 (Houghton-Mifflin), which he curates annually. Bloom is the founder of underground dance label 100% Silk (profiled here in LA Weekly) AND the producer/lead singer of the band LA Vampires (written up in The Guardian as well as Pitchfork and Fader). Her next book will be published through HarperTeen.
Have you read this book since I told you I liked it? If not, here's your chance. I'll also be giving away an additional copy of Drain You as part of my I Love the 90s feature next week!