Nina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers against enemies old and new in this second novel in the New York Times bestselling series from Kiersten White, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Now that Nina has turned the Watcher’s Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she’s still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle—including her still-distant mother—Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they’re not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher’s Council member and Leo’s mom.
And while Nina is dealing with the darkness inside, there’s also a new threat on the outside, portended by an odd triangle symbol that seems to be popping up everywhere, in connection with Sean’s demon drug ring as well as someone a bit closer to home. Because one near-apocalypse just isn’t enough, right?
The darkness always finds you. And once again, it’s coming for the Slayer.
Title : Chosen
Author : Kiersten White
Series : Slayer (book two)
Format : eARC
Page Count : 368
Genre : YA fantasy
Publisher : SimonPulse
Release Date : January 7, 2020
Reviewer : Hollis
Rating : ★
Hollis’ 1 star review
So, listen. My experience with book one wasn’t awesome because the first 60% or so was frustrating af but I thought the ending was intense and interesting and as a result was looking forward to this sequel.
Except CHOSEN was a miserable reading experience without charm, sense, or any kind of joy.
I won’t drag this review out as I imagine, as per usual, I’m going to be an outlier but honestly? Other than name dropping and references, this resembled nothing of the Buffyverse I loved and deviated far from any potential from book one. Everything about this read, the plot, and the characters, was a chore.
I think it’s over, I believe this is a duology, not a series, and I’m not sad about it.
** I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. **