A new Slayer for a new generation...
Frankie Rosenberg is passionate about the environment, a sophomore at New Sunnydale High School, and the daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history. Her mom, Willow, is slowly teaching her magic on the condition that she use it to better the world. But Frankie’s happily quiet life is upended when new girl Hailey shows up with news that the annual Slayer convention has been the target of an attack, and all the Slayers—including Buffy, Faith, and Hailey’s older sister Vi—might be dead. That means it’s time for this generation’s Slayer to be born.
But being the first ever Slayer-Witch means learning how to wield a stake while trying to control her budding powers. With the help of Hailey, a werewolf named Jake, and a hot but nerdy sage demon, Frankie must become the Slayer, prevent the Hellmouth from opening again, and find out what happened to her Aunt Buffy, before she’s next.
I was very late to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer party and only watched the TV series last year in 2021. Better late than never, right?
I'm kind of mad no one told me how good it was ages ago. But obviously I loved it.
So when I became aware of this book, it was an instant purchase!
I was a little nervous that it would lose the tone and essence of the show, but it held up surprisingly well. Of course it was a bit different, but it felt familiar all at the same time.
Just like with the TV series, I got completely sucked into the book and didn't want to put it down until it was over. I won't put any spoilers in this review. But, I will say that it has all of the vampire and slayer goodness we've come to know and love.
Plus there was a hint of Elizabeth Bathory, and I'm a sucker for anything Bathory related.
If you want to return to Sunnydale, this book is an extremely fun vehicle to do so.