GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

It is December and it is traditional to start looking back over the year and thinking about what you accomplished, or in this case didn’t. For the next few weeks, I will be looking at and talking about books that were published in 2022 that I never got around to reading. I will also look at why it ended up on my list and possibly consider taking it off. I will probably choose the ones that I am keeping for this weekly post.

This week’s pick is by a favorite author, but I have hesitated picking up because it is a book about a fandom that I haven’t been all that interested in. Still I love the author’s writing so I am not willing to take it off the list yet!

In Every Generation by Kendare Blake

Publication Date: January 4, 2022

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Get ready for a whole new story within the world of Buffy!

The first in an all-new series by New York Times best-selling author Kendare Blake continues the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer featuring the next generation of Scoobies and Slayers who must defeat a powerful new evil.

Even though I watched and enjoyed the original 1992 movie, I never felt compelled to continue with any of the other movies, tv shows or books. In fact, I’m kind of not a big fan of this whole genre of books based on old movies or tv shows, being revamped for modern audiences by fairly well known authors. But that said, this one does sound interesting and I really do like Kendare’s work plus she is a local author, and I always like to support those authors who live in my state. So this one is staying on the list for now, and I might even pick it up soon because the second book is coming out in January.

Have you read this book? What do you think about revamping old stories? Let me know in the comments.

2 comments

  1. I loved Buffy (the TV series, no the movie -ugh!) when I was a teenager (20+ years ago *cough*). I rewatched a lot of it not so long ago when it was on Netflix (I think) and could still really enjoy – the nostalgia feels were real! I don’t think I would read this, because I have such fond memories of the series. It may be better going into it without too much attachment to the old characters.

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