"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I am super excited for Slayer by Kiersten White! It is set in the same world as Buffy the Vampire Slayer but with an entirely new cast of characters. I was too young to watch Buffy when it came out, but I remember catching glimpses of it when my parents would watch it. I'm kinda excited to be coming to this novel without any preconceived notions from that world though. I will be able to read it as a fresh story by an amazing author. That said, I'm also excited to read a book set in a world with a relatively known mythology. Similar to books with Greek or Roman mythology as a background, there is a general knowledge around Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The description of Slayer is also super fascinating. For one thing, the main character's sister is named Artemis! I am really excited to get immersed in a paranormal world and just devour this book!
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.
Release: January 8, 2019