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, Fiction

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...
  • Chaima ✨ 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
    UPDATE: $1.99 Kindle US 6/2/19This 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 ...
  • Samantha
    1.5 stars. I guess?
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    THE REVIEW IS POSTED AND SPOILER-FREE I'm so relieved right now that I can just sit down and review this book because I had been very busy with final examinations and assignment for the past few weeks. *phew*okay, let's the review begins! My Opinion Time! I have watched some of the episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and while I am not really a fan of BtVS, I still like BtVS. It's really fun to watch and funny! even though I did not know much a...
  • 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...
  • Sophie (Blame Chocolate)
    Read the full review and more at Blame Chocolate.🧛 A big thank you to Simon & Schuster for the review copy. This has not influenced my opinion in any way. 🧛Slayer was a great read, I just wish I’d become truly engrossed in it from the very beginning and not just halfway through. I’m glad I pushed myself to give it a chance, otherwise I would have missed some epic content!The diversity was amazing, the dynamics were fantastic, the charac...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jessica
    Two problems with this. 1. I’m too old and 2. as a massive Buffy fan the constant Buffy-bashing really annoyed me. I get it, it was part of Nina’s character development to realize that Watchers maybe aren’t quite God’s gift to mankind and that Buffy is not the reckless and selfish idiot they all made her out to be BUT. It still pissed me off. Now about me being too old for this...I was just so exasperated with Nina and her little-girl min...
  • may ❀
    i just siiiiiiiiiigggghhhhhh didn't care much for this booki will mention that i never watched 'buffy the vampire slayer' as a kid, so i wasnt channeling any nostalgia soooo, maybe if you're a fan of the show things will turn out more positive?? here's to hopingfor me, there was something so irritating about the main character. right from the start, she keeps comparing herself to her sister and complaining about how different she is and whining a...
  • Vani
    ^Me, upon finding out that a NYT bestseller had essentially published Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan fiction.For the better part of my life I have been obsessed with Buffy. Like, obsessed. My pet's names are Buffy, Spike, and Giles. So needless to say I was ecstatic to even find out this existed. Idk how to even give this a coherent review, so here are some points I have decided to make:One thing that made me nervous about someone taking on anythin...
  • 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...
  • Noa ☾
    my friend : so did you like this book ? me, sitting in my BTVS shirt, putting down my kazoo after having played a beautiful rendition of the show's theme song : Slayer takes place at the Watchers Academy (people in charge of supervising and guiding a Slayer).We follow Nina, who after untimely events discovers she is the last Slayer. All her life, Nina has been prepared to become a medic, someone who fixes other, not someone who breaks them. Disc...
  • 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...
  • Mari
    Full review up now on episode 65 of Snark Squad Pod.This is not Buffy-verse story I wanted and as a story in general, it was deeply not for me. The pacing was bad, it was repetitive as heck, the main character was the least observant and suspicious, the story telegraphed everything our main character wasn't noticing, a big portion of the plot falls apart if someone (pretty much anyone) would just decide to use their words and I don't think this b...