Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Slayer by Kiersten White

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


Slayer by Kiersten White
Expected publication: January 8th 2019 by Simon Pulse

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.


OH MY GOD YOU GUYS!! A BOOK SET IN THE WORLD OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER!!

I'm a HUGE Buffy fan (if that wasn't obvious yet) so I'm absolutely thrilled that one of my favorite authors is writing a book set into this world that I love so much. And on top of that the story actually sounds really amaaaaaazing. I can't wait to meet Nina, her twin sister Artemis and Nina's Watcher-in-training, Leo, just ahhhhh! Also, the cover is freaking badass! 2019 seems far away but it's already my most anticipated book of next year. And in the meantime I can just watch all seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the millionth time. 😏



33 comments:

  1. I haven’t read anything from Kiersten white is so long, but I did love her other two series. Great pick, this sounds really good too.

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    1. Have you read And I Darken? It's my favorite of hers.

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  2. Ahhhh yes, Kiersten White has circled back around to paranormal romance!! I loved her Paranormalcy series. And OMG a spin off from Buffy, that's awesome. Thanks for sharing this one!

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  3. Buffy is airing here -- second or third season, bc Spike just did the magic over Dru and she's back to her normal strength -- and I am remembering how much I loved this show! I am not sure what to make of her being the last slayer ever, but I hope this is a great read!!

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    1. I'm curious to see how the author will spin the whole being the last slayer ever, knowing how the tv series ended.

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  4. For real???? Because I'm also a HUGE Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, so you can totally get how thrilled I am, too!!!! Aaaand I'll have to make time for this <3 Thank you so much for sharing, Stephanie, you made my day! :D

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    1. Oh I'm so glad, Silvia! I knew this book was coming for a little while but I totally lost my shit when I saw the cover. I hope it'll be everything we want in a book set in this world!

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  5. Oooh! A Buffy the Vampire Slayer type of book! Awesome pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  6. I didn't know there was a new Buffyverse book coming out. Not sure I'll be reading it though as I didn't like the other book I tried by the author.

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    1. You should give her a shot. I didn't like the second Paranormalcy book but then I read And I Darken and it was amazeballs! So hopefully Slayer will be equally amazing. :D

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  7. WHAT???? A Buffy book?? OMG I'm so excited! I'm so glad I stopped by your blog, I don't know if I would ever have found out about this book. Can't wait! (I'm a huge Buffy fan as well, which you'll see if you visit my blog:-))

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    1. I'm glad you know about it now! I'm surprise by how many Buffy fans are commenting. I love it! :D

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  8. That cover is so freakin' cool. I've never seen buffy but the cover/synopsis of this one makes me want to start lol

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    1. YOU MUST WATCH IT BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME. SEROUSLY!

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  9. Okay as I only watched all seasons of Buffy and Angel in the last 6 years I am so excited for this. I love the concept but with how the final episode went I'm not sure how this works but I'm curious to dive in and see.

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    1. I'm guessing we don't have to associate it too much with the tv show since this is book fiction but I'm curious to see how all that is handled as well. I really feel like rewatching Buffy and Angel now though. :D

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  10. This one sounds really good. I have to go back to doing my CWW list. I have been so busy with school but gotta make the time! =)

    Mary

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  11. AMAZING pick, Steph!! Although I've never watched a Buffy episode (can you believe it?!), I know I would enjoy doing so! Kick-butt females are always something I will LOVE either watching on the TV, the silver screen, or reading about in a book!

    This novel has a fascinating spin on the Buffy story! I'm adding it to my GR shelves right away!!

    Thanks for sharing!! Thanks as well for commenting on my own CWW post!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. I have these beautiful dvd boxes of both Buffy and Angel so I really want to rewatch all seasons soon. It's an amazing tv series. Probably my #1 favorite (aside from Doctor Who)

      Xoxo

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  12. Great choice ~ hope you enjoy it a lot!

    Renee ~ My Wow

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  13. Wow set in the Buffy universe- that's kinda cool! Now I need to binge watch Buffy maybe. :) Cool cover too.

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    1. It's the perfect excute to watch Buffy, right? :P

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  14. Holy cow! I am super intrigued by this one. You had me at Buffy. Thanks for sharing this one. I am definitely going to have to add this. :)

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  15. This sounds so fun! I never really got into Buffy the tv series (although I do remember the movie!), but it's pretty cool that this is set in the same world!

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  16. Oh myyyyyyy *adds to GR TBR* THANK YOUUUUUUUUU

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  17. I'm incredibly excited about this book! Buffy is one of my absolute favourite shows! Great pick!

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  18. I just scheduled this one for a future CWW, so you'll be seeing it again. Great pick! :D

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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