Wednesday, 25 March 2020

It's Wednesday!! American Demon & Slayer

Happy Wednesday you lovely bookish people!
I've found a new (to me) meme called Shelf Control and It merges beautifully with Can't Wait Wednesday! Celebrating the books already on my bookshelf alongside highlighting the books I'm looking forward to in the future!

It's been so long since we've been in the Hollows!
I loved Rachel, Trent and co so much and was gutted when the series ended so Harrison announcing more books was exciting but I'm not gonna lie, I'm nervous! What if the lovely ending gets ruined?! Guess we'll find out!


What happens after you’ve saved the world? Well, if you’re Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch-born demon, you quickly discover that something might have gone just a little bit wrong. That the very same acts you and your friends took to forge new powers may have released something bound by the old. With a rash of zombies, some strange new murders, and an exceedingly mysterious new demon in town, it will take everything Rachel has to counter this new threat to the world–and it may demand the sacrifice of what she holds most dear.

What are you waiting on this week?

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.

Bought it for myself in Waterstones last year but never got around to reading it.

I was a huge Buffy fan "back in the day" but have never revisited the world (comics etc) since the show ended. People seem to enjoy this one and it's almost time to get it off my bookshelf!


  1. I have actually seen both these books everywhere. People seemed mixed on Slayer, but I guess you would have to read those reviews, and take it from there. I do love the concept though, even if it's not necessarily something I would pick up

  2. Finding out that a favorite author is continuing a favorite series is like birthday and Christmas all rolled into one! :)

  3. I really like the idea for Shelf Control! I might do that next week. :) Slayer was an okay read for me. I only tried watching Buffy AFTER reading the book, and I have mixed feelings about the show as well. It reminds me of Charmed, which I was obsessed with, haha.

    I received a copy of American Demon, but I haven't read the other series! Do I need to before starting this one? Can I read them separately?

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

    1. It is/was a 13 book series... I honestly wouldn't even think of reading American Demon without all the back history. I assume there will be lots and lots of recap for new readers since there's been such a long break but... My mind boggles at how you could recap enough!
      The relationship dynamics between all the characters alone can't be easily condensed or summarised... I don't want to be a downer (obviously haven't read it so don't know for certain) but I'd be cautious.

  4. Ohh Slayer sounds like it would be fun. I loved Buffy.

  5. I won't be doing any kind of real life shelf control! This crisis means it's time to stuff my Kindle with more I did! Hopefully this week I can get a bit more reading done. I'm not worrying about TBR totals until the worst of the virus is over as it doesn't seem important right now.

  6. I am going to be posting my reviews of Slayer an Chosen soon, I will make sure to mark spoilery stuff so they don't ruin anything for you! I have not read the comics either, but I found it was not necessary. Either enough explanation was given, or a quick Google search got me up to date. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I think it was a really interesting avenue to go.

  7. I thought Slayer was a fun read. American Demon sounds really good too.