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Slayer
Slayer | Kiersten White
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.
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e.c.vitoria
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This was a bit disappointing. There was a lot of beating you over the head with information, including how much the main character hates Buffy. There was very little slaying and the writing didn't do it for me.

6/10 💫

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Areader2
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If your a fan of Buffy the vampire slayer, this ones for you ! Will definitely read the next in series

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Bookgirl
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#unpopularopinion here but I couldn‘t stick with this book. I could be wrong but this felt like a middle-grade book to me and it just didn‘t pull me in, despite being a Buffy fan. My library lumps all middle grade and YA fiction into a category they call “teen.” Middle grade and YA books are not at all the same in terms of maturity so I feel like this is misleading. Check out these library steps I screenshot from an Insta page though - love!! 😍

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e.c.vitoria
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UnabridgedPod
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As an enthusiastic Buffy fan, I opened White's novel with excitement and trepidation. I hoped that the book could recapture the Buffy magic but feared that nothing could. Both of my inclinations were right. Is this Buffy-the-series level? Not quite. But it's really great. Athena (Nina) and Artemis are twins born to Watcher parents. As they've grown, Artemis has been the chosen one, stronger both physically and mentally. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod Nina, on the other hand, is the healer, the medic, the one too weak to fight or to really be a part of the last generations of Watchers. Artemis has taken on the role as Nina's protector who is willing to sacrifice anything to keep her sister safe. All of that changes when it becomes clear that Nina isn't as weak as everyone had thought. ⬇️ 1mo
UnabridgedPod The process of discovery as Nina discovers who she really is--this is a fabulous origin story--is authentic, fast paced, and fraught with danger . . . and with plenty of awkwardness as Nina begins to establish her new identity. While this book has some great call backs to the Buffy television show, it would also work for newbies--can't wait for the second in the series! 1mo
wanderinglynn Great review. Stacked! 1mo
UnabridgedPod @wanderinglynn I hope you love it!! ❤️ 1mo
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veronicaeye
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"How evil can something wearing a Coldplay shirt be?"

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Eggbeater
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These kindle flash sales always get me. Like I need anymore books. But this one was already on my TBR because...BUFFY! I have always been a huge fan and I have to see what the author does with this.

@HOTPock3tt @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I saw on Goodreads that this was on your TBR too.

Areader2 😂I just bought it 2mo
HOTPock3tt Yassss!!! 🙌🏽 ♥️🎉 thanks for letting me know😃!! @Eggbeater (edited) 2mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Ooh, yes I wanna read this too! I don't read ebooks unfortunately but this is a good reminder to look for it at the library! 2mo
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veronicaeye
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"Of all the awful things demons do, keeping Latin alive when it deserves to be a dead language might be the worst." LOL!

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Kendrapedia
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Spoilers!

The teen angst and White's insightful writing are both on target. So is the depth of mother/daughter relationships as well as sister/sister and platonic besties.
I also L-O-V-E the gay Watcher, cheesy demon, and the looming destruction-of-the-world plot device. It all feels genuine to the show.
Didn't like: the protagonist (Athena "Nina") hates Buffy and blames her for her current situation and the end of the Watchers. 80% complete.

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TheRomantiCate
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At long last!! My #brightenupyourspring swap package arrived and it was absolutely worth waiting for!! My elf did not include a name, but I‘m so very thankful for all of my goodies!! The copy of Slayer is even signed!!

Thanks to @dlowe86 for organizing this swap!!
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TheEmpress
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I wasn‘t big on Buffy but that didn‘t stop me from enjoying this book. It was fun and the supporting characters were amazing. I‘m ready for the next book!

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TheEmpress
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BillBlume
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I‘m mixed about this book. I wanted to love it as a longtime Buffy fan, a writer of my own YA vampire hunter series, and a huge fan of White‘a novel The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. Some positives: White constructs an intricate plot that expands the Buffyverse and offers a LOT of insight into the mysterious Watchers. I also loved the chemistry between new slayer Nina and watcher Leo. Negatives will be in the comments. #BtVS

BillBlume Some negatives: Nina‘s mom withholds an absurd amount of info from Nina and Nina‘s twin sister Artemis. White tries to explain this near the end of the book, but I can‘t say the explanation worked for me. There‘s also a twist near the very end involving a “hunter” who is trying to kill Nina and Artemis to prevent an apocalypse. This thread does not pay off in this book, but it‘s clear it will later in the series. 4mo
BillBlume Given this is a licensed property, I do wonder how much creative control White had over all the elements of this book. Wouldn‘t shock me if some of the issues I had were beyond White‘s control. A last spoiler-related gripe below: 4mo
BillBlume My spoiler-type gripe: I loved the scenes with Leo acting as Nina‘s watcher. The idea of the watcher being the slayer‘s romantic interest was fresh and fun, but that‘s all tossed out the window when it‘s revealed he‘s really a demon. Instead of something different, we‘re handed a Buffy/Angel retread. Again, it wouldn‘t shock me if this plot thread was mandated and beyond White‘s control. 4mo
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LoverofLit
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This book was fun! It was very reminiscent of Buffy or Supernatural or the Shadowhunter universe. I really enjoyed Athena and Artemis and the whole cast of characters. The only thing was this book suffered from a lot of exposition in setting up the storyline, prophecy and whole cast; and was a little YA tropey but I still ATE IT UP! I'll definitely be reading the next one because I'm a buffy fanatic 🔪😍 Thanks again! @Johanna414

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve got to get this one soon! 4mo
jpmcwisemorgan If I understood the author correctly, this book is sanctioned Buffy-verse. I have it but I‘ve not read it yet. 4mo
TheLudicReader Did you hear the rumours of an Ats reunion/show/something? 4mo
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LoverofLit Let me know what you think when you read it! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 4mo
LoverofLit Yes I believe so @jpmcwisemorgan Though don't quote me on that! 4mo
LoverofLit I have not heard that @TheLudicReader But I would fangirl so hard if so! If you see any confirmation please let me know 😍 4mo
TheLudicReader DB said something about it on his Twitter, @LoverofLit . :-) 4mo
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Johanna414
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I stayed late at work yesterday so I could finish this before picking up the kids from daycare... I loved it! I felt like it hit the right blend of teen angst and humor with plenty of pop culture references for good measure. The mystery was a little predictable but that didn‘t take away from how much fun I had reading it. I want more!

Literaturenut Anything from the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is sure to peak my interest! 4mo
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Johanna414
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All the Buffy references and jokes in this book have made me so happy, but this one literally made me snort with laughter...

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LoverofLit
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Starting my #justabookswap book of a strong woman. Perfect for #womenshistorymonth and I found this sweet note inside from @Johanna414 💕 It looks like you did send it with a note but I was too silly to open the pages far enough to find it 😊 Thanks again for a great pick!

Johanna414 Haha that‘s a relief! I thought I had included something but figured I had just dropped it or had a mom brain moment... I‘m actually reading the same book right now and really enjoying it - I hope you do too! 4mo
LoverofLit @Johanna414 I feel ya on the mom brain 100% 😉 I just finished the prologue at the beginning and can already tell I'm gonna love it! 4mo
sammisho Kiersten White is my favorite new to me author from the past year! 4mo
LoverofLit @sammisho I just added the trilogy you read of hers on GR. So excited! 4mo
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Johanna414
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Another evening spent reading in the toddler‘s bed since he fell asleep in mine... at least I‘ve got good company while I read! This book makes me so happy 😁

LoverofLit I've been there so many nights! 4mo
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Bookscoffeeandmore
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This is how I‘m gonna spend my Friday night.

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Johanna414
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Tonight was date night- Tony and I tried a new restaurant in town and it was sooooo good! My brother showed up at the bar just as we were finishing dinner so we stayed for a couple drinks with him. After picking the kids up from my parents and getting them to bed, Tony was nice enough to fall asleep on the couch so I could start a new book 😂😂😂

CoverToCoverGirl Ha! 😊 5mo
kellyann28 Perfect 😂 5mo
TrishB Great night ❤️ 5mo
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Laughterhp
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Bailedbailed

So I‘m sure I‘ll get a lot of slack for this, but I‘m officially calling it quits for now.

I have a stack of books staring at me and I can‘t keep on books that I really don‘t want to read.

There‘s nothing wrong with this book if you love Buffy and you love YA. I do not love YA and this book is soooo YA! So I just can‘t. I‘m truly disappointed because I love the Buffy-verse.

I think this is a more it‘s not you, it‘s me moment. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Princess-Kingofkings There are so many good and great books to read that I don't think you need to apologize. Based on your comments, if it were the only book available to you to read, you would read, enjoy, and recommend it. Move on with no guilt. (edited) 5mo
Laughterhp @Princess-Kingofkings Thanks. Your comment really made me feel better! Moving on with no guilt sounds like a great idea! 😊 5mo
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Hooked_on_books
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I just loved the show and have never read anything from the Buffyverse, so I was a bit wary going into this book, but I just loved it. White captures the essence of the show while extending beyond it with perfect balance. I can‘t wait for the next book.

#dogsofLitsy #Bindi

TopDemon Bindi looks like a Chocolate Lab in that lighting. 5mo
Hooked_on_books @TopDemon She gets that comment a lot. Full body she‘s definitely Dane. We met a full grown lab the other day and she towered over the dog. At 9 months old. 😳 5mo
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Laughterhp
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The struggle is real with this book..

I want to love it so much and really enjoy, but I am struggling through. I just have not been into YA recently. And I hate that this is a YA book, but I love the universe and want to love this book.

I can‘t get sucked in and have to stop because of all the angst and frustration. I‘m almost at the halfway point of the book.

Has anyone read this yet? Should I try and struggle through?

LibrarianRyan I have it, but haven‘t started it yet because I fear what you are going through. But a few other Litens really liked it. 5mo
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saheffernan
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As someone who grew up watching and loving Buffy, the spin off Angel, I'm very tied to the Buffyverse. Slayer kept the Buffy humor which is so it's own brand and it was on point so that contributes to the higher rating. I feel the last 1/4 of the book really picked up. The first half of the story kind of leaves Buffy as the villian that did not sit well with me. I believe the writting was great and the Buffyverse was left in all it's glory.

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Violetsunrise84
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The story was pretty good! I want *spoiler* to return in a future story. I hope I get my wish. The hole left in my heart by Buffy‘s cancellation has been healed. I like Nina‘s story. She reminds of Buffy to an extent, but she‘s even cool in my opinion. #slayer #kierstenwhite

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Violetsunrise84
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I do not like Nina‘s mom at all. Not at all. #keirstenwhite #slayer

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Gaylagal2 Hilarious!🤣🤙 5mo
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Kamisha
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YA‘LL, I had so much fun reading this! I was definitely a kid who grew up on Buffy and still love the show with all my being, so needless to say I was terrified this would disappoint me. But you can honestly tell that White is a huge fan and respects the Buffyverse and it shines through. Definitely read this if you‘re looking for a nostalgic read about a new slayer in this beloved world!

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Plus it‘s #setinIreland! #booked2019

BookishMarginalia Yes! It was so fun! 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yea! I‘m so happy to see another great review...I want to read it, but I was afraid it would disappoint! 5mo
Kamisha @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I felt the same way and I was honestly surprised at how much I enjoyed it! It‘s definitely YA so there‘s still a lot of teen angst, but it‘s just so nostalgically fun. They even name drop quite a few of the original characters! 5mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Yeah! I'm a big #BtVS fan too and am so glad to hear this! 5mo
Cinfhen Check out this review @LibrarianRyan 5mo
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Lylah
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Today‘s haul. Maybe I was in a demon-slaying mood?

Itchyfeetreader 😂😂😂😂 5mo
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Shay
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Return to the Slayerverse!

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Cinfhen
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Woohoo 🎉🎉🎉More #SurpriseBookMail from the awesome @LibrarianRyan It‘s the #giveaway that KEEPS on giving 💝💝💝 This is another book that Ryan selected for me.... I hope I‘m not the one to ruin its 100% rating on Litsy 😜My daughter watched Buffy so maybe she‘ll enjoy this book. I‘m going to give it a try... you never know🤷‍♀️Thanks so MUCH for your extreme generosity @LibrarianRyan #LittensAreTheBest

LibrarianRyan You are welcome. I promise all the rest are your picks. I‘m looking forward to this but also not looking forward to it. Big Buffy fan. 5mo
Cinfhen The feedback seems overwhelming positive @LibrarianRyan 5mo
LibrarianRyan @Cinfhen I purposely haven‘t looked. I do know I was one of the few people who didn‘t care for Dark Descent if Elizabeth Frankenstein which was the authors last book. 5mo
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
AJBowers Surprise book mail is the best!! 5mo
diovival The Buffyverse 😍 5mo
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