Saturday, December 29, 2018

Week 52 Review: Slayer

From Goodreads:
From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she's just beginning to understand.

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.

My Review:
This book was so great to read! I've seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but only once, and that was a few years back. I've also watched Angel, but this is the only non-tv show media that I've experienced. And yeah, it was so freaking good!

One thing that I love is that this isn't about Buffy, really. She has a few brief appearances, but this book is about Nina and the Watchers that are the only ones left. Of course, there's a prophecy about Nina and Artemis, but they don't know that at first.

Nina isn't valued by the older generation of Watchers. She's a healer, not a fighter, and Watchers are big on measured thinking, and then removing the threat. Not so much on healing. That she turns out to be a Slayer, yeah, that really rocks the boat!

That ending, oh! To know who was the bad guy, yeah, that was a big twist! But there was also the hidden threat, and we find out who it is, and wow, it's so shocking! I can't wait to see how things are going to play out!

Loved reading this book, and I'm really excited for the sequel!

Author: Kiersten White
Series: Slayer #1
Read: December 23rd, 2018
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her writing and it sounds so great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Expected Publication: January 8th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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