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Slayer Into every generation a Slayer is bornNina and her twin sister Artemis are far from normal It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy which is a bit different from your average boarding school Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle Instead she follows her instincts to heal carving out a place for herself as the school medicUntil the day Nina’s life changes foreverThanks to Buffy the famous and infamous Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer ever PeriodAs Nina hones her skills with her Watcher in training Leo there’s plenty to keep her occupied a monster fighting ring a demon who eats happiness a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreamsBut it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be nextOne thing is clear Being Chosen is easy Making choices is hard I had really high hope for this because I love Buffy so insanely much but sadly I did not love this bookI felt like the plot and characters were sloppy I did enjoy the humor of the book it had the uick wit and satire the show hadOverall disappointed with this sadly He's bobbing his head in time to music playing from headphones and there's a book in his hands I peer at itNicholas Sparks Doug really might be evil then So huh here's the thing I don't think I actually expected this to be good Yeah yeah I posted excited Buffy gifs and I tweeted Kiersten White like the crazed fangirl I am But this is Buffy you're messing with here Buffy truly helped me survive at some of the darkest times of my life I've watched it over and over and over again I've met the cast members I am someone who likes many things but how many things can I say I'm really a fan of Um like one or twoThis book was a huge deal for me and I expected that it just couldn't possibly ever sit comfortably up alongside my beloved Buffy But I have to say it Kiersten White did a really great jobI think Slayer is definitely a book for those already pretty well versed in the SlayerHellmouth mythos It is virtually impossible to explain so many years and seasons of backstory without info dumping throughout the whole book so White mostly opts to keep it vague but at the risk of making zero sense to newcomers to the Slayerverse I should also mention that this is set after certain events in the comic continuation too I wasn't sure I liked this at first because I've always been a little reluctant to view the comics as canon they're fun fanfic to me but that's all Still somehow I think it works well here We know it's a demonRight but it's wearing a fecking Coldplay shirt How evil can something wearing a Coldplay shirt be White is clearly a hardcore Buffy fan because she absolutely nailed the uirky humour I snorted out loud very attractively multiple times while reading The characters are adorable and the author has taken some steps towards correcting the overall lack of diversity in Buffy Cillian is British Nigerian and gay dating smart and nerdy Rhys The two of them bring so much warmth and laughter to this book Artemis and Honora also have a very sexy tension filled relationship I almost wish Artemis had been narratingThe actual narrator and newly appointed Slayer is Artemis's timid sister Athena or Nina Long lurking in her strong sister's shadow everyone is pretty shocked when Nina is the one chosen Now hellhounds are appearing left and right and Nina's worried her mother might be up to something demonic Occasionally the narrative is broken up by a mysterious hunter perspective too It's not all silliness though As true Buffy fans know lurking under the campy jokes are darker themes about choices and belonging As Nina comes to realize Being chosen is easy Making choices will break your heart And speaking of hearts breaking The choice was to save the world or to save you And I chose you sobsWith classic BtVS elements like family drama moral struggles pop culture references and demons aplenty this is a really enjoyable story Never has the end of the world been as fun as it is in the Slayerverse Of course the ending is suitably dramatic and concludes with a spectacular reveal that has me dying for the seuel Romance is suggested for the future but isn't a huge part of this bookA really pleasant surprise Now off to binge watch Buffy AgainBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube You know when you’ve had a bad day but then you read a book for three uninterrupted hours and absorb the personalities and problems of fictional characters and suddenly you’re doing much better YEAH SAMEI loved this book but don’t ever talk to me about Buffy because I’ll either end up getting so over excited I start knocking lamps over or I start sobbing hysterically So what’s this book about Buffy Summers had torn the world in half when she destroyed the Seed of Wonder that fed all magic on earth and the rip was a wound Buffy’s actions meant that no generation of Slayers will rise again and the powers of Watchers—those who guide the Slayers—have frayed to the point of breakingAfter years of tiptoeing through her life trying not to set off memories like land mines the last thing Athena needed is to find out that she’s the last Slayer Chosen right before the magic vanished forever Athena comes from a generation of Watchers her father was assigned to Buffy and her twin sister Artemis was the only one given proper training to become one Athena was the castle’s medic with a mother she suspected hated her and a sister who bore the burden of Athena’s pain in addition to her own Being a Slayer needed someone far daring than her It needed the thunder and the avalanche the war cry and the whirlwind and the fire Neither of these things Athena thinks she has But Athena soon finds herself glad for it everyone was the foreground of the painting that was Athena’s life and she was always the background But not anyBut being a Slayer comes with hard choices and now everything Athena would do she would do alone and with blood on her hands And maybe Athena doesn’t blame Buffy for almost ending the world after all Being chosen is easy Making choices will break your heart I’m a huge fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer so it was already guaranteed that I would certainly love the world in which this book is set but I also know how spin off series usually work affording only fleeting glimpses of the characters to whom my loyalty is pledged using the curious twinning of familiarity to lure me into the trap of the new But reading Slayer was like revisiting a favorite story from childhood and realizing that while the details were the same the entire meaning had changed I absolutely loved itWhite takes a familiar world and builds upon it readers will hear echoes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer while recognizing the imagination that has wrought old material into something entirely fresh Her world is intoxicating imbued with an unrelenting sense of peril that kept me riveted through every chapter—the jittery tension only slightly tampered with the characters’ sharp laugh out loud observations And when the final tiles of the story are set in place and at last the picture shows whole White closes the story raising uestions than answers leaving you hoping she has another entry up her clever sleevesThe bulk of this book is about Athena her failures and successes her loneliness and fears and frustrations—they all bud and blossom into a compelling adventure White is most successful at delineating Athena’s internal conflict as she struggles to balance between her instinct to heal and fix bodies and her actual calling—being a Slayer Athena has always tried to make herself smaller to fit neatly into the ordered lines of expectation She was finally settling into her role of medic before her life was uprooted and Athena now fears that if she’d so much as think of herself as a Slayer she’d get pinned to everything she’d been trying to get away from Being a Slayer might have freed her from the cage her mother has crafted for her and allowed her to embrace her full strength and the potential her mother had so forcefully repressed for many long years but it has also put a permanent tarnish on her relationship with her sister Artemis who is embittered by her sudden irrelevance in Athena’s life and considers her being a Slayer an “us” that spat on everything she’d done to keep Athena safeAthena’s journey of discovering the discrete entity that is herself apart from environment expectations and the watchful eyes of everyone else is one of my favorite parts about this bookIt's honestly only in surfacing from the story that I can cast a critical eye backwards and say this part floundered this part went on too long The story begins a bit slowly and it takes a while to disentangle exactly who or what the focal points of the plot are supposed to be But once it's up and running it's entirely riveting There’s also a comfortable and realistic diversity among the characters I just wish they were all given their own sets of longings and fears and impact the trajectory of the story instead of being set aside in favor of escalating the plotWith that being said Slayer definitely leaves the stall door wide open for improvement in further installments and I’m looking forward to it “The choice was to save the world—or to save you And I chose you” BLOG | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | TUMBLR UPDATE 199 Kindle US 6219This book was everything I hoped for and I’m so excited for the rest of the series The references to Buffy and Giles were so perfect and I love this new cast of characters I’m so damn happy I hope all the Buffy fans enjoy this book Happy Reading Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 MY BLOGMY

  • Hardcover
  • 404 pages
  • Slayer
  • Kiersten White
  • English
  • 02 September 2016
  • 9781534404953

About the Author: Kiersten White

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers including And I Darken Now I Rise Bright We Burn The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein and Slayer She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego where she perpetually lurks in the shadows Visit Kiersten online at KierstenWhitecom and follow KierstenWhite on Twitter


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