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Slayer by Kiersten White (59)

  • Kindle: 2594 KB
  • Print: 417 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (January 8, 2019)
  • ASIN: B07GNTRPV5




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.


Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I DarkenNow I RiseBright We BurnThe Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Slayer. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. Visit Kiersten online at KierstenWhite.com and follow @KierstenWhite on Twitter.


REVIEW:
I've wanted to read this book for the longest time, and to get a chance to read it free, even better! Thanks, Kindle!
Being a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and knowing she is sort-of part of the book, I still went into this with a clear and open mind. Glad I did too, it wasn't exactly like Buffy but in a good way. It was original.
So, Nina, or Athena, is the last slayer. She didn't exactly know it though, so this is a coming-of-slayer story. It works, and I really enjoyed reading about it. There's some great characters, like Cillian and Artemis. There's action and adventure at every turn. Plus there's a dash of romance and drama to mix it all up.
Something for everyone!
I definitely look forward to more from this author.


4/5



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