Book review: Slayer by Kiersten White

Slayer (Slayer, #1)Slayer

(Slayer #1)  by Kiersten White(Goodreads Author)

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 membInto 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:

Ok, I must have been living under a rock or something. Because I had NO IDEA that this book was going to be a thing. I mean, I probably saw it on Netgalley at some point in November or December, but I didn’t put two and two together when I was scrolling through the request portion to say… Slayer…. Buffy the Vampire Slayer? This is going to take place in the Buffy universe?!?!?!?!?!

I remember when Buffy was airing on tv. It was one of my favorite shows growing up, but I still never saw the last season. I know, how could I never see the last season? I kind of know what happened in the end, but I need to actually watch it because internet spoilers aren’t the same as actually watching it. The last thing I remember about the show was Riley and Dawn. And that musical episode they had. I still sort of remember the songs from that episode because it occasionally plays in the back of my mind at random times like how random songs get stuck in your head.

Anyway, this is supposed to be a review. Yeah.

Sha from Book Princess Reviews had reviewed this on her blog she shares with Mandy and from there I knew I just had to read this book. I also just had to buy the Buffy series to get into the fandom again.  I also broke my book buying ban for this book, but I bought the ebook so that is better than spending more on the hardback.  I’ve been good since then.

Slayer is perfect for those that are new to the Buffy universe. I’m one of the ones that’s kind of in the middle since I couldn’t finish the last season, but I wasn’t lost in this book.

White does a good job of kind of explaining what happened without giving too much away though it was a bit slow around the first 30 percent for me because of that. It started picking up more later and kind of met expectations later on.

I liked the sister bond in the book and the whole prophecy plot that I don’t want to go into too much detail about. I liked the parts where Nina comes to terms with things and how things turned after that. I don’t want to give away too much.

Basically this book is a five star read and I think old and new fans of the Buffy fandom will like this book. It was well written.  The cover is pretty cool too.


Thanks for reading! What do you think? Have you read this book yet? Feel free to drop a comment! 

 

8 thoughts on “Book review: Slayer by Kiersten White”

  1. I am so glad you enjoyed the book, and you need to finish the series! Season 7 isn’t the best but I liked the way it ended for the most part. I am still scared to read the book because I, uh, am obsessed with the show and grew up watching it. I literally know all episodes by heart and rewatch it a couple times a year…

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