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Slayer Review

Happy Monday Fellow Readers!

Ever since Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on TV, I fell in love with the show. I watched every single season, and even cried when it ended. So, when I came across this book, I knew I had to read it. Slayer by Kiersten White, picks up at the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and follows one girls journey as she finds out she is the last slayer ever.

The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:

“Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina 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 medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks 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. Period.

As 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 dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.”

What happens when everyone expects your twin sister to be the chosen one, and all of a sudden it becomes known that the other twin with no training is the chosen one? This is the exact situation that Nina finds herself in, and she is not happy about it. All she wants to do is use her medical knowledge to help people. She doesn’t want to kill anyone even if that person is a demon. But when the watcher’s council tells her she has to start training, she decides that maybe she can use her new found powers to solve problems with words instead of instant death. Can Nina handle her new role in the demon fight or will she lose everything that’s important to her, including her life?

This book had me mesmerized from the very first chapter. Kiersten’s uncanny way of continuing the legend of Buffy the Vampire slayer, will have fans of the show flocking to the shelves to get this amazing book. You won’t be disappointed with this newest addition to the Buffy universe, and it will even make you want to go back and watch the seasons over again. You get to go on Nina’s journey as she struggles with accepting her new responsibilities, and coming to terms with why Buffy did what she did. This book will leave you wanting more, and your in luck because this is the start of a series! I can’t wait to see where Nina’s journey goes next, and I bet once you read this you won’t want to wait either!

Go slay your daemons with words my slayers!


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