Bookish Delight #11: Slayer by Kiersten White

Bookish Delight of the Month (Bookish Delight for short) is a monthly feature in which I’ll spotlight the number one book I’m most anticipating at the beginning of the month it releases. This could be a book I don’t have yet, or have an ARC of already – even a book I’m already reading, because it doesn’t matter whether I have it or not, or have read it or not – this is just all about me spotlighting the book I’m most excited for in a given month.

So, without further adieu, let’s get started!


The book I’m most highly anticipating in January is… Slayer by Kiersten White! This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows me. I’m a HUGE fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer AND Kiersten White (though I read her debut trilogy before I was a blogger, so it’s not reviewed on here).

So yeah, this book has me PUMPED. I’ve been excited for it since it was first announced. I do have an ARC that an amazing friend acquired for me, but I definitely plan on buying it when it releases, as well!

Cover and synopsis time!!!

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.



So, what is your most anticipated book of January? Share it in the comments!

One thought on “Bookish Delight #11: Slayer by Kiersten White

  1. I’ve strangely already read most of my highly anticipateds for January (thank you ARCs) so I guess Wicked King by Holly Black is the most anticipated left. (Otherwise it would have been The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden, or Imprison the Sky by AC Gaughen, or A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer)
    But February is definitely Lady Smoke! I need it.

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