Slayer by Kiersten White is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe book! Yup that’s all I need to say, right? Okay, okay… So this is a novelization set within the world of Buffy, after events that went down in Sunnydale, and follows the graphic novel timelines. Slayer introduces us to Nina, who has been raised in the world of Watchers, until she finds herself as the next chosen one. I happen to be one of those Buffy fans who is still in love with all the things and I am so excited for this new world expansion. I am sure that even if you aren’t obsessive over the fandom, that you too will be able to get behind this book, as books are smart like that and don’t want to limit their audiences. So either way, I highly recommend adding Slayer to your TBR for the January 8th, 2019 release!
From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a brand-new 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.