I steel myself and pretend like I’m not the kid crying on the balcony anymore. Because I’m not. I’m a Slayer
I have never been a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I did like some of Kiersten White’s works before, so I wanted to give it a go. But I am not impressed.
Book Review: Slayer by Kiersten White
Title & Author: Slayer by Kiersten White
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release date: January 8 2019
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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.
I give Slayer by Kiersten White two out of five hearts because I wasn’t very impressed by the story. I felt it was confusing and I did not care for the characters.
Nina was interchangeably used with Athena, which confused the heck out of me because I have never heard Nina being used for Athena (although it makes sense). She wasn’t very inspiring or anything special. She was mostly complaining about how she did not feel ready for being a Slayer.
The story was slow and it didn’t catch me at all. I wish it had gripped me more to save it. I had hoped that even though I didn’t like the characters the story would do it for me, since I had loved the Conquerer’s Saga, but I didn’t love it.
I don’t think I will read Chosen, the second book is this series.
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