Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Predators and Prey

This volume of BtVS season eight is for fans, not newcomers. It’s not really a book that pushes forward the drama of Twilight, the secret anti-Slayer group that’s trying to destroy every Slayer on the streets. This collection of comics serves as housekeeping, as well as character and world building asides. Perhaps channeling the modern […]

Thicker than Water by Carla Jablonski

Razorbill, February 16, 2006 ISBN: 1595140239 Available: New Seventeen year old Kia feels powerless. Her mother is dying of cancer and she is living with her father who is uninvolved with her life and often absent. Her friends have problems of their own and can’t provide the support she needs, and she is cutting herself […]

Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Time of Your Life

Despite the last three volumes having different writers they’ve all held deliciously true to the Buffy-verse while not letting the storyline becoming dull or repetitive. With this addition the story moves the focus back to Buffy and to the large story arc, Buffy vs the mysterious Twilight. Except it moves at this plot from a […]

Bloodline by Kate Cary

Razorbill, 2005 ISBN: 1595140123 Available: New and Used Set in World War I, Bloodline tells the tale of the descendants of the the characters from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The story follows John Shaw, a British soldier fighting under the mysterious Captain Quincy Harker. Sent home after he is wounded, Nursed back to health by the […]

Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate

Likely my favorite volume of Buffy so far, Book Three starts off with Buffy finding out about the major plot from the last volume, the lingering number of Slayers who have escaped her tutelage and have become something other than the first line of defense against evil. But before Buffy and the gang have time […]

High School Bites by Liza Conrad

Penguin Group, 2006 ISBN: 0451217527 Available: New In High School Bites, Liza Conrad breathes a little fresh air into the growing subgenre of “chick-lit with fangs.” The bones of the story aren’t original- teenage girl with friends slightly outside the norm discovers she’s a vampire slayer, and a master vampire, with unimaginative minions, is out […]

Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future for You

If Buffy, the petite pop-modern vampire slayer wasn’t enough for you this second volume from Joss Whedon’s “Season Eight” of Buffy brings tortured, anti-heroine slayer Faith back into play in a role even more suited to her than vampire and demon slaying. Part of the draw of the Buffy-verse is the balance of darkness and […]

Uninvited by Amanda Marrone

Uninvited by Amanda Marrone Simon Pulse, 2007 ISBN: 1416939784 Availabile: New Uninvited is a much darker story than the typical YA vampire fare. Jordan, a troubled teen, is being visited by her ex-boyfriend Michael, now a vampire, who waits outside her window every night begging her to invite him in. This isn’t a love story, […]

Review: Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee

Tanaquil was born in a fortress, to a powerful sorceress who rules the desert land. And it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. She’s a failure as a sorceress herself. Her mother’s magic leaks all over the castle making life one chaotic inconvenience. Speaking of which, she’s little more than an inconvenience herself, unable […]