Friday, April 10, 2020

Friday Memes: Slayer by Kiersten White

Happy Friday everybody!
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They, of all people, should have known better than to be in a cemetery as the sun set and night claimed the world.
Friday 56:
I was sad and jealous and ... excited. Because I would have Artemis all to myself. I wouldn't have to share her with her books and training. She'd still have work to do as they determined where to place her, but it wasn't the same as being in full Watcher training.
This week I am spotlighting Slayer by Kiersten White. I was a big fan of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television program and thought this story sounded interesting. Here's the description from Amazon:
From bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first novel in a 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.


  1. Sounds like a good one. I have this on my GR list! I added you to the linky. Happy Easter weekend, stay safe!

  2. Interested to hear what you thought of this. I loved/love Buffy, but I found this book only mediocre.

  3. I had a lot of White fans in my library before I retired but I never took the time to read any of her books. Hope you are staying safely away from the nasty virus. My Friday Quotes

  4. I will give this book a try, because I am a big fan of Buffy. Thank you for sharing it :)

    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

  5. This was a fun continuation. Happy reading!


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