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review 2019-01-03 13:58
Review: Slayer (Slayer #1) by Kiersten White
Slayer - Kiersten White

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

*I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 

 

As a big Buffy fan I was super excited to be able to read this ARC. And having it finished, I must say that it is a must read for any Buffy fan out there.

Even people not knowing about Buffy will enjoy this book, it gives you enough background to know what is going on.

This book throws you right back into the Buffy Universe and starts off a few months where Buffy ended.

We meet Nina, who is a future watcher or should be, but after the events in Buffy those are slim and everything changed.

It is clear early on that Nina is a not a fan of Buffy and dislikes anything and everything about her. While we never really “meet” Buffy in person we hear plenty of her from Nina.

Nina is a super complex who has too many things against her without being the choses one, But once it is clear that she also is a Slayer, and not just any Slayer but the last Slayer. things get even harder for her.

After her father’s death things are complicated between her and her mom and its only getting worse.  The only one she can rely on is her twin sister…… but nothing is ever so easy.

It is clear, early on that everyone is keeping secrets from each other but soon things starting to unravel and it is only a matter of time before everything and everyone will be exposed.

 Of course Nina is right in the middle of everything and must deal with it. But she soon doesn’t know who to trust. To make matters worse she must accept that she might be becoming the very thing she hates… a Slayer .

I really enjoyed this book. The book started out at a slower pace and is a bit of a slow burn but well worth it. The last 25% are just jam-packed with action and plot twists you didn’t see coming. The whole book is fun and has some pretty funny moments, it had a bit of a Vampire Academy feeling to it as well. 

The end had me super excited for the next book. I can’t wait to see what is in store and how it all will work out.

I rate it 4 ★ but just because it was a bit on the slower side in the beginning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will be available January 8th, 2019

 

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review 2013-11-23 00:00
Quotable Slayer (Buffy The Vampire Slayer Series)
Quotable Slayer (Buffy The Vampire Slayer Series) - Just excellent. Full of quotes and laughs.
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review 2012-11-10 00:00
Demon Royale - Jill Cooper Having enjoyed the first book Dream Slayer, I was excited to jump back into the story. I was curious as to how the real world and the dream world were affected y the events at the end of Dream Slayer, and how things were going to work out for Natalie. This jumped right back into the action and adventure. I still found myself slightly disoriented and confused at first while gong from the real to dream worlds, but settled back in after a few chapters. Natalie keeps having fainting spells and is not well, so it's hard for her to do what she needs to protect everyone. She's also worried about her dream alter ego, The Slayer since when things happen to one of them, it happens to the other. (Like getting an injury or curse) Now the lines between real and dream are starting to blur and the situation is getting intense. Natalie can feel what The Slayer does and somehow they are more connected than ever. Some one is out to get Natalie and she needs to figure out who and why before the town is taken over by evil. I found her to be a bit on the dramatic side sometimes and also whiny and easy to want to give up, but with the help of her friends she does find the strength to do what she needs to. Tristan is still the great and understanding friend he's always been, but I love seeing the really sweet and protective side to him too. Even though Natalie is a powerful Paladin, he still feels the need to protect her. As for Michelle, she's still selfish and totally self-centered, but she really cares about Natalie and it shows. Marcus, who annoys me to no end surprises me with some very insightful and touching advice for Natalie.Demon Royale was filled with more danger, more action, and more romance than the first book. Now that more secrets have been revealed, I am really looking forward to where the story will go from here. With how the real and dream worlds seem to be getting more and more blurred together, I only hope that my confusion will be kept to a minimum. Overall, this was a wonder follow-up to Dream Slayer.
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review 2012-10-25 00:00
Demon Royale (The Dreamer Slayer Series, #2)
Demon Royale - Jill Cooper Natalie can't catch a break. There is always something happening in her little town. She not only has to deal with vampires, but she also has to find out who's murdering people in the most gruesome way. In Dream Slayer, Natalie and her "alter" faced pretty much the same problem. The actions happened in both dimensions. With Demon Royale, the slayer and Natalie are facing two different problems. The characters are the same, but there are different obstacles. The only characters I really connected with were Natalie and Michelle. Natalie begins to doubt everything about her, and goes through a range of emotions. Michelle proves that she's not completely selfish, and actually cares about her friends. I didn't care for Tristan's attitude. He was a downer, and not like his normal self. There are a ton of mind games at work in the sequel. You learn a few things that may change your opinion of some characters. Most of all, you're left with these questions: who is Sammy, and what is Damien's angle????
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review 2012-07-12 00:00
First Kill (The Slayer Chronicles Series #1)
First Kill - Heather Brewer In Heather Brewer's Vladimir Todd books, we were introduced to the vampire slayer (and sometime friend of vampire Vlad) Joss Macmillan. In this first book of a new series, First Kill, Brewer tells Joss' story: his complete history, including how he was chosen to become a slayer and how he was trained.The book begins with motivation: Joss' younger sister was killed by a vampire, and when his uncle Abraham is told to train Joss, he doesn't seem happy with the Slayer Society. He believes Joss has too much empathy. Still, he tells Joss to begin to ready himself for training when he turns 18. At 13, however, Joss is summoned to begin his training early, because the Slayer Society has need of new slayers and he is the next oldest in line. He faces a harsh summer at the hands of his uncle and the rest of his uncle's group, but he is determined to avenge his sister's death and prove his worth to his uncle.When I first finished First Kill, I initially rated the book one star lower than the final five-star rating I gave it. Why the bump? Because I realized that not only did the book stay with me for days, but that Brewer had managed to make me -- someone who has read the Vlad Todd Chronicles in their entirety -- root for the other side. She makes Joss such a believable character and gives him such depth that you find yourself rooting against the same vampires you already know and love from her previous series set in the same world.I first brought this ARC home from Comic-Con last year for my daughter, who is one of Vlad's biggest fans, and she read it and re-read it for weeks, to the point where I asked if she was ever going to stop reading it. She kept saying "You don't understand. It messes with your head." Now that I've read it, I completely understand. Brewer manages, with one book, to divide loyalties of even the most avid Vlad Todd fan. And that is amazing.
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