Slayer (Slayer, #1) by Kiersten White

Slayer (Slayer, #1)

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 violen...

Details Slayer (Slayer, #1)

TitleSlayer (Slayer, #1)
Release DateJan 8th, 2019
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Vampires, Urban Fantasy

Reviews Slayer (Slayer, #1)

  • Emily May
    He's bobbing his head in time to music playing from headphones, and there's a book in his hands. I peer at it.Nicholas Sparks. Doug really might be evil, then. So, huh, here's the thing: I don't think I actually expected this to be good. Yeah, yeah, I posted excited Buffy gifs, and I tweeted Kiersten White like the crazed fangirl I am. But this is Buffy you're messing with here. Buffy truly helped me survive at some of the darkest times of my lif...
  • شيماء ✨
    You know when you’ve had a bad day but then you read a book for three uninterrupted hours and absorb the personalities and problems of fictional characters and suddenly you’re doing much better? YEAH SAME.I loved this book but don’t ever talk to me about Buffy because I’ll either end up getting so over-excited I start knocking lamps over or I start sobbing hysterically! So, what’s this book about? Buffy Summers had torn the world in h...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    This book was everything I hoped for and more!! I’m so excited for the rest of the series!! The references to Buffy and Giles were so perfect and I love this new cast of characters! I’m so damn happy!! I hope all the Buffy fans enjoy this book! Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾MY BLOGMY AMAZON
  • Sana
    Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fuck this book. Fu...
  • Lola
    Read The Mortal Instruments instead. If you’ve read The Mortal Instruments, try Vampire Academy. If you’ve tried Vampire Academy, dive into Lady Helen. If you’ve dived into Lady Helen, plunge into The Stars Never Rise. If you’ve plunged into The Stars Never Rise, open Monsters of Verity. If you’ve opened Monsters of Verity, give the Grisha Verse a chance. If you’ve given the Grisha Verse a chance, lose yourself in Daughter of Smoke an...
  • Helena of Sparta ✰
    So, this time, we’re at the Watcher's Academy...I really tried to be objective, but come’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer!!! This was my childhood!!! Also, I’m really surprised by the lack of hype around this book, considering the amount of people on here, who grew up with Buffy, just as I did. I’ve never read a Kiersten White novel until now (I know, what’s wrong with me???), but if this book is anything to go on, I’m certain that ...
  • Heather
    I had really high hope for this because I love Buffy so insanely much but sadly I did not love this book.I felt like the plot and characters were sloppy. I did enjoy the humor of the book, it had the quick wit and satire the show had.Overall disappointed with this sadly.
  • Sylvie
    Slayerby Kiersten White4 out of 5 Stars!Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been one of my favorite t.v. series growing up (I know, it's not the most appropriate show for little girls, but regardless everything I continued watching it till the end). #Whoops!Because of my love towards the series and the movie, the minute I saw there will be a Buffy spin-off I was over the moon, even though I haven't read anything by the author at that time. Therefore thi...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Thank you Edelweiss and Simon Pulse for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest reviewActual Rating: ★★★.5 “Being chosen is easy. Making choices will break your heart.” When I found out this was going to be a think I squealed! I knew I had to add this to my TBR. And Simon and Schuster blessed me a few months ago with an ARC.I took a bit long to finish this book but there is no denying that I was really enjoying it. It reminded m...
  • Suzanne
    First off…the Doug reading Nicholas Sparks quote had me laughing! Artemis seriously annoyed me with her petty jealousy of Nina being the chosen one for a lot of this book. It was understandable though because of her fear of losing Nina with the histories of slayers. I feel like though Nina did question herself a bit, it was everyone else (besides Leo) that was preventing and holding her back from being the slayer she was meant to be. However, t...
  • Carrie
    Slayer by Kiersten White is the first book in the new young adult paranormal fantasy Slayer series. This series is a spin off and takes place in the same world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer after Buffy’s time when a new Slayer is chosen as she begins to come into her powers.Nina and Artemis are twin sisters that have grown up in the Watcher’s Academy and couldn’t be more different from one another. Artemis has always been the strong and domin...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Nostalgia can be a powerful emotion that makes it difficult to rationally and subjectively review a topic or book. So I forewarn you that as a teenager I was heavily influenced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer. By the time Buffy and Angel were done on television I was 21 and had heard the messages of Joss Whedon weekly through my formative years. TimelineI like the choice of time period in Slayer. We are told it happens 3 years after Season 8 ends. Th...
  • Chelsea
    Okay, so here's the deal:I way overhyped this book going into it and I was totally aware that I was doing it. I've been a diehard Buffy fan since I was about 10 years old, it's my OG fandom. So literally anything remotely having to do with this world is going to be overhyped in my mind. That being said I think this series has potential (heh...slayer puns), but this book was anticlimactic as an introduction to it. Things I disliked:-It was a tad i...
  • TheYALibrarian
    Rating 2 Stars*sigh* Oh lordy did I have high hopes for this one. I thought for sure White would actually deliver and stop going the predictable, romance-centered route like she always does. For did I want to love this book? FUCK YESWas I here for this book? FUCK YESDid it deliver? Not really.....The book did start out promising. I liked that we were starting off characters that were working to become watchers. I could already get a hint of thes...
  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing
    No. Just no.I am so disappointed with this book but I shouldn't be surprised as I didn't like Kiersten White's previous books. Buffy deserved better and so did the whole Buffy World.Anyways, Rant To Come soon.////Buddy reading this with SANA! We haven't BR together in probably over a year ?! So this should, as true Sunny/Sol fashion, be true Mess. We won't be on track so just ... wish us luck.
  • Hollis
    "First rule in the Slayer handbook? When in doubt, hit something."Okay, as a 'I-grew-up-with-Buffy The Vampire Slayer' fan, my hopes for SLAYER were.. a lot. And I was totally bracing myself for major disappointment. But ultimately what this spinoff/new series did was make me want to rewatch a series that meant a lot to me for so many years.. so I count that as a win.In a world remade again and again, where the rules keep changing, where a Chosen...
  • Sophie
    4,5 « I had a blast » stars! This is obviously a Buffy “fandom” or rather a “spin-off” series as Kiersten White told us. I have never watched Buffy *I know I know I have to hide in the box of shame now* but I can tell you that I enjoyed this story enormously! Kiersten White packed it with humor (rescuing Demons in unicorn and rainbow pajama), action (hellhounds chasing you and demons landing at your feet), mystery (who is the hunter?),...
  • Nicole
    I haven't watched Buffy the vampire slayer, at least not all of it. I picked up this book anyway. I was reading it with a friend of mine who loves Buffy but she couldn't even finish it. We have almost the exact same taste so I don't think that affected my experience. Maybe a bit to the world building but that's about it. As for why I don't recommend it:- it's childish- all the characters were so not memorable- bad twist at the end- no chemistry b...
  • Roobie
    ⭐2.5 stars⭐ A story. One where monsters were defeated and then the book ends.But monsters never respected endings in real life. They just kept coming and coming and coming. They never stopped needing to be defeated.
  • Christy
    Ok well that was fantastic. Full review to come