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In Every Generation
In Every Generation | Kendare Blake
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"Follow the next generation of Scoobies and Slayers who must defeat a powerful new evil"--
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Bookfan1414
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I have never experienced a battle of severe nostalgia and outrage at the same time…. Why did I read this book? It only came out in January. I am a glutton for punishment….. 15/10 ⭐️

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Finally finally finally! Starting immediately! ❣️

DinoMom I need to get this one !!! 2mo
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ripley_reads
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🧛🏻‍♂️ 🗡

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monalyisha
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Mehso-so

As a *MASSIVE* Buffy fan (I was once the treasurer of an “I Love David Boreanaz” Fan Club; I role-played as Queen C in Buffy chat rooms; later, I wrote my letter of intent to get into grad school *ABOUT* Buffy), I was obviously going to be disappointed by this book. And I was. 😅🙈 More spoiler-laden details in the comments…but suffice it to say that if you‘re going to write a BtVS book, you have to stick to the vampire lore created for the show.

Alfoster So cool you were such a Buffy fan!😝❤️ 3mo
monalyisha 1/4: Here‘s my biggest gripe: too much “Daywalker” bullshit. Spike can exist in the daylight (within boundaries) with a simple spell; the Countess can soak up the sun due to her strict virgin diet. If there are two loopholes (three counting the Ring of Amara), it stands to reason that there could be more — & that Buffy & Angel‘s relationship could have been vastly different. I‘m *very* upset about this. (edited) 3mo
monalyisha 2/4: Also, the way Spike‘s character was represented rubbed me entirely the wrong way. I know he‘s got a soul & blah blah blah…but “Uncle Spike”??? Really?! The familiar adult characters didn‘t feel independent enough. Their voices felt…adequately consistent…but they needed more agency, not just a pedestrian effort to establish them as grown-ups/responsible parental figures. (edited) 3mo
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monalyisha 3/4: Finally: I‘m not sure how I feel about Frankie‘s conception. I want to hate it. I think I kind of do? A gay Immaculate Conception? The Spirit of the First Slayer is her Other Mom? I know Willow invited the spirit to possess her but it still feels like a lack of consent. And speaking of LGBTQ issues, I think to be a modern update to the story, there needed to be better & more representation. (edited) 3mo
monalyisha 4/4: I‘ve always felt a bit like Willow‘s story walked the line of bi-erasure & I genuinely never liked Tara‘s character (though she could be strong, she was often portrayed as a pouty victim)…but Willow being gay was SUCH a big deal, in terms of representation, culture-wise. None of the new Scoobies show any inclination toward diversity, in terms of love & gender. One positive, I guess: I‘m inspired to watch a documentary about Bathory. 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 3mo
monalyisha Note: I recognize that this is not a good review. Far too much passion & not nearly enough finesse. But I‘m basically 13 again (within these pages, & upon reflection when considering them after the fact). Please don‘t expect too much of me. 3mo
Dragon Have to agree with you about Tara - was Anya in the book ? I always enjoyed her character and her inexplicable fear of rabbits 🐇. 3mo
monalyisha @Dragon Tara was my least favorite character. It may have been how she was written, or the way Amber Benson inhabited her role. Part of it might have been because, as a nerdy teen dating a boy in a band, I loved Oz. Maybe I was bitter. Hard to know for sure. Anya wasn‘t in the book! Just Willow, Oz, & Spike. Xander‘s in it, but it‘s just his voice via phone calls. Dawn & Giles are mentioned; they could be in future books. Vi (Felicia Day), too. (edited) 3mo
monalyisha @Dragon Buffy & Faith are mentioned, too, but they (along with Vi, whose niece is one of the new Scoobies) are purported to have died as the result of a bomb explosion (which happens in the first few pages & is in the synopsis). Much doubt is cast upon this fact - but it‘s unclear as to who is left alive. 3mo
Laughterhp I don‘t have any intention to read this, but I loved buffy. This vampire lore seems like she was reading The Vampire Diaries. They can go out in the sun if wearing a ring or something that has magic imbued in it. 3mo
monalyisha @Laughterhp Right. That‘s what the Ring of Amara was in the original show but I‘m sure you recall that it was destroyed. In this, Willow‘s able to cast a spell to allow Spike to be out in the daytime w/in boundaries (so he can be her daughter‘s new Watcher & the School Librarian???). The villain, “The Countess” (Elizabeth Bathory,) is basically invincible (including being able to sunbathe at her leisure) due to her strict diet of virgin blood. 🙄 3mo
Dragon Thanks @monalyisha sounds like a lot of main characters are “killed” off before the book starts 🤔🐉 3mo
monalyisha @Dragon Potentially! 3mo
Dragon 👍😂💚🐉 3mo
LeeRHarry Oh no, well that really is disappointing 😐 3mo
TheKidUpstairs I keep seeing this one at the store, but have been too afraid of disappointment to pick it up. I instinctively distrust anything trying to play around in the Buffyverse. I did enjoy this one though: 3mo
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs I‘ve missed out on more new Buffy content than I knew! I‘ll admit, though, that I‘ve never read the comics. Maybe I should just go back and do that? 3mo
braddsibbersen No book or comic can quite capture the tone of his shows for some reason. 3mo
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monalyisha
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Much as I‘m inclined to complain about a lot of things in this book (as super-fans are wont to do when something new appears in their fandom), I wont be complaining about this chapter heading. It‘s perfect.

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monalyisha
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It‘s all happening…⚰️

Let the nostalgia commence!

booksellerofyourdiscontent I love the picture, but that iconic “B” makes it perfect! 3mo
LeeRHarry Yes! 👏 3mo
monalyisha @LeeRHarry Thanks again for the heads-up! 3mo
LeeRHarry @monalyisha you‘re welcome ☺️ really hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
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I've been a HUGE Buffy fan since the show premiered. It's obvious that Blake knows her Buffy - the details, the backstory, even the personalities of the characters - are all spot on. It did take me a while to get into - for the most part, the book deals with a new, younger generation of characters - but the plot was just like an episode of the show. The author did a great job bringing a new cast of characters to life.

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ShyBookOwl
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Omg. Yes. It's witty, fun, and bursting at the seams with nostalgia, while also doing a great job at being it's own thing. I ❤ what they did with Spike, and I ❤❤ that the new slayer is Willow's daughter. Could it have been more diverse? Definitely! Will ppl be divided on the Willow/Oz storyline? Probably. Did I miss Buffy? Not really. It's a new Scooby gang, all connected to the OG show, and I think it works really well. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book 8 of 2022

KathyWheeler I loved Fray! I‘m going to check this book out; it sounds like fun. 5mo
ShyBookOwl @KathyWheeler Fray was great! I loved how the scythe got worked into s7 of the show too! 5mo
KathyWheeler @ShyBookOwl I loved that so much! 5mo
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persephone1408
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Well, since its too early to find fanart for the book...I chose a picture of the actress who plays the slayer Vi on the Buffy tv show. Ya know...cause I can. Have you ever cried at the beginning of a book??? Well I did with this one! It sure was nice to have old characters back. Plus new characters whom ya just cant help but fall in love with. I give this book 4.5/5🍪 I cant wait for the next one!

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persephone1408
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#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl
"Sunnydale High. It has been rebuilt so many times that it was known among the students as The Thing That Wouldn't Die".

ShyBookOwl I finished this one this morning !! ❤🧄 5mo
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persephone1408
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Thanks for the tag @DarkMina
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1) I would easily be friends with Nikolai Lantsov because he's always having adventures and he's super fun!
2) I would probably have serious conflict with Mavon Calore because he's an annoying little bitch. (Just saying)
3) Today I'm grateful for the tagged book that I'm reading, cause its so good!
If you haven't played, consider yourself tagged!

DarkMina You‘re welcome! 5mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 👍🏼🤩🙏🏻 5mo
ShyBookOwl I'm grateful for this book too! Just finished this morning and already itching for the next installment!! 5mo
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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
In Every Generation | Kendare Blake

This book is so busy! I feel like they're trying to fit in too much for the first book. But I continue one! It's funny and everything like the show it's just very busy.

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ShyBookOwl
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Yeah I did. 😏

Outlier The big bad is always coming... they don't stop 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Outlier Too true 😅 4mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Stages of me realizing this exists:

1. 😳
2. 😯
3. 😲
4. ... There goes my weekend.

FantasyChick I completely forgot this was coming out 😱 Looks like I'm ordering at least one new book today! 5mo
ShyBookOwl @FantasyChick @CallMeIshmael Right?! I'm 100 pages in and hooked. It's so much fun. 5mo
Tera66 Right?! 5mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Sunnydale High. #firstlinefridays

OK, I cheated a little and posted the first sentence of ch 1, instead of the prologue. But c'mon, every Buffy fan can appreciate the impact of starting chapter 1 of this continuation with just, "Sunnydale High." I couldn't resist! ⚰?

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Meshell1313
In Every Generation | Kendare Blake
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I am a Kendra‘s Blake fan so when this new book came out I immediately grabbed it. I had no idea it was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer book! There is obviously a lot of Buffy canon I have no knowledge of and this book tries to catch you up on everything you might have missed….which is A LOT. I found all of those stories distracting. This one is about Buffy and Willow‘s children…the next generation of vampire slayers. I think I should rewatch TV show!

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TheReadingRaccoon
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In Every Generation by Kendare Blake is a young adult contemporary fantasy novel and continuation of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A catastrophe at a Slayer meeting has forced a new one to rise and despite her pedigree she is not prepared to save the world. This was a fun and nostalgic read for Buffy fans old and new. I‘m curious to hear the backstory of the missing Slayers and what will happen next for Frankie and the gang.