September 17, 2019

#BookReview: Slayer (Slayer #1) by Kiersten White


Synopsis: 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.


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About the Author: Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I DarkenNow I RiseBright We BurnThe 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 KierstenWhite.com and follow @KierstenWhite on Twitter.

Rating: 🌟🌟
My Review: I am a total fan of Buffy and I was really pumped to read this one which continues here story. But sadly I didn't get far in this one. I thought that the opening story really felt like it was a story that was already going. And a lot relied on the reader already knowing about Buffy and who she was.  I wished that this one would have started up sooner in this world. And given the reader more information about Buffy and her story.  I did really like Nina and this story but for me the snarkyness of the story just kind of took over.  It was just too much snark.  I love my snark but there are times that there is just way too much in this one. 




Go Into This One Knowing: Know Buffy before going in, Way too much snark! 








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