He s bobbing his head in time to music playing from headphones and there s a book in his hands I peer at itNicholas Sparks Doug really might be evil then So huh here s the thing I don t think I actually expected this to be ood Yeah yeah I posted excited Buffy Filled By Five Alphas Waxing Crescent gifs and I tweeted Kiersten White like the crazed fangirl I am But this is Buffy you re messing with here Buffy truly helped me survive at some of the darkest times of my life I ve watched it over and over and over again I ve met the cast members I am someone who likes many things but how many things can I say I m really a fan of Um like one or twoThis book was a huge deal for me and I expected that it just couldn t possibly ever sit comfortably up alongside my beloved Buffy But I have to say it Kiersten White did a reallyreat jobI think Slayer is definitely a book for those already pretty well versed in the SlayerHellmouth mythos It is virtually impossible to explain so many years and seasons of backstory without info dumping throughout the whole book so White mostly opts to keep it vague but at the risk of making zero sense to newcomers to the Slayerverse I should also mention that this is set after certain events in the comic continuation too I wasn t sure I liked this at first because I ve always been a little reluctant to view the comics as canon they re fun fanfic to me but that s all Still somehow I think it works well here We know it s a demonRight but it s wearing a fecking Coldplay shirt How evil can something wearing a Coldplay shirt be White is clearly a hardcore Buffy fan because she absolutely nailed the uirky humour I snorted out loud very attractively multiple times while reading The characters are adorable and the author has taken some steps towards correcting the overall lack of diversity in Buffy Cillian is British Nigerian and ay dating smart and nerdy Rhys The two of them bring so much warmth and laughter to this book Artemis and Honora also have a very sexy tension filled relationship I almost wish Artemis had been narratingThe actual narrator and newly appointed Slayer is Artemis s timid sister Athena or Nina Long lurking in her strong sister s shadow everyone is pretty shocked when Nina is the one chosen Now hellhounds are appearing left and right and Nina s worried her mother might be up to something demonic Occasionally the narrative is broken up by a mysterious hunter perspective too It s not all silliness though As true Buffy fans know lurking under the campy jokes are darker themes about choices and belonging As Nina comes to realize Being chosen is easy Making choices will break your heart And speaking of hearts breaking The choice was to save the world or to save you And I chose you sobsWith classic BtVS elements like family drama moral struggles pop culture references and demons aplenty this is a really enjoyable story Never has the end of the world been as fun as it is in the Slayerverse Of course the
ending is suitably dramatic and concludes with a spectacular reveal that has me dying for the seuel is suitably dramatic and concludes with a spectacular reveal that has me dying for the seuel is suggested for the future but isn t a huge part of this bookA really pleasant surprise Now off to binge watch Buffy AgainBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube UPDATE 199 Kindle US 6219This book was everything I hoped for and I m so excited for the rest of the series The references to Buffy and Giles were so perfect and I love this new cast of characters I m so damn happy I hope all the Buffy fans enjoy this book Happy Reading Mel MY BLOGMY Read The Mortal Instruments instead If you ve read The Mortal Instruments try Vampire Academy If you ve tried Vampire Academy dive into Lady Helen If you ve dived into Lady Helen plunge into The Stars Never Rise If you ve plunged into The Stars Never Rise open Monsters of Verity If you ve opened Monsters of Verity ive the Grisha Verse a chance If you ve iven the Grisha Verse a chance lose yourself in Daughter of Smoke and Bone If you ve lost yourself in Daughter of Smoke and Bone I M OUT Just read this book and Bone If you ve lost yourself in Daughter of Smoke and Bone I M OUT Just read this book s FINE UGH you re such a bookworm You don t need meI have to say I had no doubt whatsoever I would enjoy this book After finishing The Conueror s Saga from this author I was ready to worship Kiersten White until the end of my days I was ready to crack any of her future stories open with a smile on my face And that s what I did But I did not have the impression that the author cared much about her own heroine She makes her say and do silly things She has strength in her but is so juvenile that her strength is easy to overlook Maybe this is because it takes place in Buffy s world so it s not 100% Kiersten White s creation Maybe if the author had written about vampire and demon slayers without making any link whatsoever to Buffy Maybe it would have felt authentic that way Maybe PerhapsBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin So this time we re at the Watcher s Academy I really tried to be objective but come onit s Buffy the Vampire Slayer This was my childhood Also I m really surprised by the lack of hype around this book considering the amount of people on here who rew up with Buffy just as I did I ve never read a Kiersten White novel until now I know what s wrong with me but if this book is anything to The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data Facts and Figures go on I m certain that I ll love the rest of her books tooI loved the premise here where emphasis was placed on the Watchers rather than the Slayers Nina was a very compelling and relatable protagonist who I uickly came to adore I m so hap. Into everyeneration a Slayer is bornNina and her twin sister Artemis are far from normal It’s hard to be when you The Laws of Human Nature: Robert Greene grow up at the Watcher’s Academy which is a bit different from your average boarding school Here teens are trained asuides for Slayers The Race of the Birkebeiners girlsifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of th.
Kiersten White ¾ 6 SummaryS book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck This BookYou know what I was ready to forgive the whiny bullshit fucking bratty and just plain OOF fucking characters in this book as How is it that one of the books you re most hyped about to read in a Holiday Babies Series given year suddenly becomes the book you never want to readI ve read a bunch of reviews both positive and negative Yeah the negative is winning out because of my love for the original Buffy I just don t want to mess with those warm and fuzzy memories I have of that tv show and perhaps reading a subpar book would do that I mean I ve almost forgotten about the whole ridiculousness of Dawn s arrival THE REVIEW IS POSTED AND SPOILER FREE I m so relieved right now that I can just sit down and review this book because I had been very busy with final examinations and assignment for the past few weeks phewokay let s the review begins My Opinion Time I have watched some of the episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and while I am not really a fan of BtVS I still like BtVS It s really fun to watch and funny even though I did not know much about Btvs I was still excited to read this book Moreover that cover sort of looked spookey and compelled me to read it So I was in reading slump when I read this book and let me tell you that I that I am sorateful to read this book and also to Ms White because this book totally SLAYED my reading slump However I cannot El infierno de Ian (Saga Security Ward n 6) give this book than 3 stars because while I amrateful the book saved me from reading slump the book was not amazing Like the kind of amazement that leaves you The Debt Millionaire: Most People Will Never Build Real Wealth; Now You Can Be One of the Few Who Do gaping andrins or clap your hands or hug the book But still it was pretty Resilient Management good though The Plot The plot was fun to read and this book was action packed which what I needed at that time when reading slump hit me The book was filled with adventures and they were pretty exhilarating to read So I didn t have time to be bored while reading it because I actually did not have the time to do it and the book simply did notive a chance of a boring moment Every moments in the book were interesting and made me curious and uestioning everything The pacing was slow and it did not rush anything It s like every moments took their own times in the book but they did not drag on though The pacing was just perfect and I had nothing to complain about it There were also some references of Buffy and some characters that I knew from BtVS and I honestly Newswriting for the Electronic Media Principles Examples and Applications Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication got so excited when I read those references because strangely it kinda felt nostalgic for me like they were old friends of mine even though I ve only watched some of the BtVS episodes and not all The Characters and The Romance You know I would totallyive this book 4 stars without batting an eye IF ONLY I could like the main character s So first of all Nina is the main character Even though I did not have any connection to her and I just felt like I was merely reading without feeling anything she was a sort of refreshing Character So It S Not So it s not she suddenly became kickass heroine Sometimes she was clueless and did not know what to do but it did not mean she was hopeless There were also times when she knew what to do So it s refreshing you know to read this kind of character The kind of character that also has vulnerability and also strength at the
same time BUT again I did not have any connection to her andtime BUT again I did not have any connection to her and did not really Painful Tears get me excited AND DON T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON LEO Thatuy was one dimensional character He lacked personalities and I don t know what else to say He bored me so much and he made me want to cry tears of boredom How could a character be this boring and just not memorable and I could not feel any spark of romance between Nina and him The romance was just bland and lack of intensity or some kind of bond that I could feel It s pretty sad because I was hoping that I would love their romance But thankfully there were characters that I liked They were Artemis and Honora Artemis was But thankfully there were characters that I liked They were Artemis and Honora Artemis was really a remarkable character but she s a منابت الريح good sister to her twin sister Nina and she loved Nina very much and I admit that Honora could irk me a bit because she could be pretty annoying but Honora s relationship with Artemis was so sweet and I could feel their feelings and love for each other There was a scene that made me so soft in the inside and made me sueal I wish I could see their interactions Basically I LOVED their relationship Oh and I also liked Rhys and Cillian They made me laugh and this couple made me smile several times because I was happy for them and the love for each other was palpable These characters made the book fun to read and made feel this warmth every time I read them If you haven t read this book I think you shouldive it a try because it s a pretty exciting book and if you re a fan of Buffy then I think you ll feel very nostalgic when you read it Thank you very much for reading this review and liking it I hope you all have an amazing day I am literally resentful with the fact that reading slump hits me while I m on holidays However this book sounds action packed and awesome Just like what I need at the moment Hopefully this book will SLAY my reading slump I had really high hope for this because I love Buffy so insanely much but sadly I did not love this bookI felt like the plot and characters were sloppy I did enjoy the humor of the book it had the uick wit and satire the show hadOverall disappointed with this sadly. S 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 dreamsBut it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested because someone she loves might be nextOne thing is clear Being Chosen is easy Making choices is ha. Py that this novel included so many references from BTVS and ATS as well as the iconic Buffy styled humourIt s 4am now thoughso I ll finish this review a bit later D RTC 15 stars I Daemon guess You know when you ve had a bad day but then you read a book for three uninterrupted hours and absorb the personalities and problems of fictional characters and suddenly you re doing much better YEAH SAMEI loved this book but don t ever talk to me about Buffy because I ll either end upetting so over excited I start knocking lamps over or I start sobbing hysterically So what s this book about Buffy Summers had torn the world in half when she destroyed the Seed of Wonder that fed all magic on earth and the rip was a wound Buffy s actions meant that no Jerusalem: A Cookbook generation of Slayers will rise again and the powers of Watchers those whouide the Slayers have frayed to the point of breakingAfter years of tiptoeing through her life trying not to set off memories like land mines the last thing Athena needed is to find out that she s the last Slayer Chosen right before the magic vanished forever Athena comes from a Tents in the Wilderness generation of Watchers her father was assigned to Buffy and her twin sister Artemis was the only oneiven proper training to become one Athena was the castle s medic with a mother she suspected hated her and a sister who bore the burden of Athena s pain in addition to her own Being a Slayer needed someone far daring than her It needed the thunder and the avalanche the war cry and the whirlwind and the fire Neither of these things Athena thinks she has But Athena soon finds herself W. Edwards Deming: Critical Evaluations In Business And Management (Critical Evaluations in Business and Management) glad for it everyone was the foreground of the painting that was Athena s life and she was always the background But not anyBut being a Slayer comes with hard choices and now everything Athena would do she would do alone and with blood on her hands And maybe Athena doesn t blame Buffy for almost ending the world after all Being chosen is easy Making choices will break your heart I m a huge fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer so it was alreadyuaranteed that I would certainly love the world in which this book is set but I also know how spin off series usually work affording only fleeting limpses of the characters to whom my loyalty is pledged using the curious twinning of familiarity to lure me into the trap of the new But reading Slayer was like revisiting a favorite story from childhood and realizing that while the details were the same the entire meaning had changed I absolutely loved itWhite takes a familiar world and builds upon it readers will hear echoes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer while recognizing the imagination that has wrought old material into something entirely fresh Her world is intoxicating imbued with an unrelenting sense of peril that kept me riveted through every chapter the jittery tension only slightly tampered with the characters sharp laugh out loud observations And when the final tiles of the story are set in place and at last the picture shows whole White closes the story raising uestions than answers leaving you hoping she has another entry up her clever sleevesThe bulk of this book is about Athena her failures and successes her loneliness and fears and frustrations they all bud and blossom
into a compelling adventure White is most successful at delineating Athena s internal conflict as she to balance betweena compelling adventure White is most at delineating Athena s internal conflict as she struggles to balance between instinct to heal and fix bodies and her actual calling being a Slayer Athena has always tried to make herself smaller to fit neatly into the ordered lines of expectation She smaller to fit neatly into the ordered lines of expectation She finally settling into her role of medic before her life was uprooted and Athena now fears that if she d so much as think of herself as a Slayer she d et pinned to everything she d been trying to Fires of winter get away from Being a Slayer might have freed her from the cage her mother has crafted for her and allowed her to embrace her full strength and the potential her mother had so forcefully repressed for many long years but it has also put a permanent tarnish on her relationship with her sister Artemis who is embittered by her sudden irrelevance in Athena s life and considers her being a Slayer an us that spat on everything she d done to keep Athena safeAthena s journey of discovering the discrete entity that is herself apart from environment expectations and the watchful eyes of everyone else is one of my favorite parts about this bookIt s honestly only in surfacing from the story that I can cast a critical eye backwards and say this part floundered this part went on too long The story begins a bit slowly and it takes a while to disentangle exactly who or what the focal points of the plot are supposed to be But once it s up and running it s entirely riveting There s also a comfortable and realistic diversity among the characters I just wish they were alliven their own sets of longings and fears and impact the trajectory of the story instead of being set aside in favor of escalating the plotWith that being said Slayer definitely leaves the stall door wide open for improvement in further installments and I m looking forward to it The choice was to save the world or to save you And I chose you BLOG TWITTER INSTAGRAM TUMBLR Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck this book Fuck thi. E 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 medicUntil the day Nina’s life changes foreverThanks 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 PeriodAs Nina hone.