Can’t Wait Wednesday – SLAYER by Kiersten White
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is SLAYER by Kiersten White. I’ve always had a thing for books that are set in boarding schools anyway, but couple the boarding school setting with the fact that this is also basically a Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off and I’m completely sold. It sounds amazing!!!
SLAYER by Kiersten White
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
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.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
It’s an interesting twist having a healer become a slayer. I’ll be watching for your review of htis one!
A demon who eats happiness? This sounds really good, Suzanne. I look forward to your thoughts on it and hope you enjoy it!
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I do love boarding school books, and how fun this is set in the Buffy universe. I hadn’t heard of this one!
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I’m really hoping it will be a fun read!
This is some throwback Urban Fantasy!
I never really got into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but this sounds very fun! Hope you enjoy it!
I’m SO excited for this too! I was lucky enough to get a copy at Comic Con so I hope to squeeze it into my schedule😁
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Oh yay! Can’t wait to see what you think of it!
This sounds great! And I love that it’s a Buffy spin-off. I’ll definitely have to check it out. Great review! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! If you try it, I hope you enjoy it!
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Buffy is my all time favorite show so i’m so exited for this book!
I think it’s going to be amazing!
Yes, I like boarding type school settings too. Bonus that it’s a Buffy spinoff! Awesome find.
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I’ve never seen Buffy, so I feel like I’d be missing something if I tried to read this. But it sounds interesting, and I hope you love it!
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How fun! I love the sound of this one. I am a huge Buffy fan. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
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Doesn’t it sound great?