ARC received Simon Pulse and Netgalley for exchange of my honest opinion.
“Being chosen is easy. Making choices will break your heart.”
I have been so excited for this book ever since it was first announced that there would be a YA series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer coming out. I was blessed by Simon & Schuster. I have to admit that I have never seen the show in its entirety.
I found Slayer to be a quick and really fun story. I related to the characters and loved the relationships. This was a really good book, not great but it was a really fast read.
“The choice was to save the world– or to save you. And I chose you.”
Nina is our protagonist, she is a medic in a castle full of potential watchers, and the watcher council. Nina has always taken the back seat to the success of her twin sister Artemis, so when its discovered that Nina is a chosen one, well everyone was pretty shocked Nina included. Through the book she is constantly trying to prove herself. This book is more of Nina’s journey to finding herself, who she wants to be.
I really liked the bond between the sisters, how they looked out for each other. Artemis came off as a little jealous when Nina discovered she was the slayer however I was able to overlook that. Artemis is queer she has a crush on another female watcher, it was adorable seeing there interactions.
Some points of the book were predictable, but it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the book. I will read the future books, this one left off on a bit of a cliffhanger and I liked the book enough to keep reading. I recommend picking up this book if your looking for a quick quirky read that is full of fun Buffy humor.
“When all else ends, when hope perished alongside wonder, her darkness shall rise and all shall be devoured.”