Author: Kiersten White
Page Count: 416 pages
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Genre: Young Adult // YA Fantasy
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: January 8, 2019
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
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.
Reading Slayer was such a fun experience! I was transported back to Buffy’s world and didn’t want to leave. White did an excellent job of bringing back the old while simultaneously mixing in the new.
If you’re a fan of Buffy this is a MUST read. And if you’re sitting there going “what, who is Buffy?” please kindly turn to your Netflix account and begin your binge watch. You definitely have enough time to watch it all before Slayer comes out in January.
I don’t want to say too much because nobody wants to be spoiled by anything Buffy related so I’m just going to say this: Hellmouths, Slayers, Watchers, monsters, vampires, love interests, etc are all waiting for you! I read this book in a day and freaking loved every minute of it. I also liked White’s take on “special girl with powers”. It’s not your typical trope and that’s the best thing about this book.
Okay now stop reading my review and go meet Buffy and the gang or join me in your re-watch!
**Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review and SimonTeen for approving it!**