Happy March friends! This month marks the beginning of Spring, but it feels like never ending winter right now. I actually just came back from a weekend in Minnesota where there was more snow than I think I've seen in my whole life, but it was kind of beautiful and lovely. It was also so. damn. cold. Like just walking from the car to the restaurant made my legs hurt. One thing is clear that while I can make it through a Missouri winter, I am in no way adequately prepared for a Minnesota winter.
Jen and I were shopping a few weeks ago when we saw this book in Target and knew immediately and book that takes place in the Buffyverse is a book for us. Slayer by Kiersten White is set in the world of Joss Whedon's Buffy but is a completely new story. I'm so excited to dive in to a world I love so much with a completely new story.
What's it about?
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.